With the premiere of the new album the Babalon The Working just across the corner, I deliver to you this exclusive interview with a number of of Babalon’s members. Hold studying to know extra!
As first query I would really like to ask you to introduce your self to the readers of All Punked Up.
Hi to everybody, I’m Diego Panizo, drummer of Babalon.
Hi everybody, I’m Martin Rodriguez, lead guitar in Babalon.
Hey guys, I’m Nicolas Turró, rhythm guitar in Babalon.
Babalon is, these days, a band that has been a couple of years within the music business and listening to all your works, because the beginning, you’ve been going by way of some modifications, such as the sound, for instance, so can you all tell us somewhat concerning the largest modifications that the band has been via?
Diego Panizo: I feel the primary one we suffered was the necessity to change our band’s identify from Crowleywood to Babalon due to some authorized stuff, and that’s additionally once we determined to take our music to a new degree on the lookout for our own id. We share influences within the band but the actual challenge was the power to create one thing recent and unique on this document. We’re so proud of the outcome and hope you guys do too!
Martin Rodriguez: I feel some of the necessary modifications we had to undergo was the fact that we grew as a unit. We turned excellent buddies and additionally understand one another very properly. In order that translates to the process of writing music as properly. We already know where a specific track goes to on rehearsals while jamming. And I additionally assume over these final years there has been some individual progress that displays quite a bit into what we’ve got now achieved musically.
Nicolas Turró: For my part, there have been several modifications. We used to have a strong exhausting rock sound, merging great issues of our rock culture however then we decided to move to a extra cutting-edge sound. Regardless of of our change of identify, we grew up as professionals and band members, mixing our heads and gaining extra id. You’ll undoubtedly discover out what I’m speaking about in case you push play on our model new album.
How do you describe Babalon to the people who have not listened to you guys, but?
Diego Panizo: We might describe ourselves just like the band we wish to see again, these bands that used to take care not only about their music, but in addition which means on their lyrics, image, and a significance for the listener, we attempt to create pieces that depart you something.
Martin Rodriguez: I might say we are a mixture of uncooked arduous and various rock from the last many years that we used to love. Robust riffs, straight to your face lyrics and catchy melodies that may make you bang your head to while driving the bus. Nevertheless we’ve additionally been experimenting a bit with some synths and orchestral preparations for this album that kind of full the sound we are aiming to obtain. I additionally assume we’re a band that I might take pleasure in seeing reside (and I’ll by no means find a way to I feel… until they hearth me).
Nicolas Turró: Babalon is what’s in your head but musically talking. You will surf in a sea of psychological course of and phrases which might be floating round. Perhaps you might have something to say or consider and you simply can’t for some cause. There we’re. We kinda take the shot for you and spit what we received inside. You will expertise some killer riffs and wild voices coming from all over the place. You will leap around with some bumpy drums and a decent bass. Final but not least, solos are created particularly to chill the bones.
Argentina isn’t a simple place when it comes to reside of/achieve from art and music, but appears you all are dealing with it and rising properly regardless of that reality, the query is: What have been the most important challenges that this business, on this specific country, has put in entrance of you?
Diego Panizo: Doing music in English in a Spanish market just isn’t really easy, so your market is lowered, plus Rock n’ Roll music is just not on prime like it was used to be many years in the past. I feel the actual rock n’ roll migrated to Europe now. They’re ahead when it comes to planning, touring and respect to musicians in contrast to right here, so the primary problem was all the time to make your self a place in a rustic (Argentina) the place this sort of music just isn’t so in style and there’s lots to be discovered by producers and individuals within the music biz too.
Martin Rodriguez: Precisely, there’s not an enormous market here for bands that want to sound the best way we intend to. We purpose to create at the least slightly scene where we will play and tour within the nation, but the primary distribution focus is the world. That is why we write in English and have all of our music on-line to stream and watch.
Nicolas Turró: Because the beginning of the band, we knew that Argentina can be a troublesome scene to blow-up. In a Spanish market, we’re a number of steps down on this superb stairway referred to as music. We truly want to distribute our music around the globe; in fact our launching spot is our country. We hope we will reach Europe. There’s a huge various hard-rock crowd there and they will take pleasure in it as a lot as we do.
So along the years you’ve been concerned in the Argentina’s music business, particularly the genre that the band is concentrated, what kind of influence or what this business have taught to all of you, in any case this time being concerned on it?
Diego Panizo: I consider there are more alternatives now with all the social media and totally different providers involved that provides the opportunity to bands to reach out new markets. It’s true most bands play extra in style music genres and their lyrics are in Spanish, nevertheless there’s a huge starvation of worldwide bands. Argentina was all the time a very cosmopolitan nation with totally different cultures properly acquired, so I feel individuals, in the long run likes your work if it was executed with quality slightly more if it’s in English or Spanish or whatever your music style is.
Martin Rodriguez: I feel it has taught me that there are numerous gifted musicians within the scene, with a number of great ideas or great bands, however I consider there’s some lacking of perspective when it comes to where all of us need to take this music scene to. Proper now there’s a good scene for Indie bands, or another music genres. Heavy metallic was traditionally very robust as properly in the underground. But onerous rock isn’t that common. After a while being concerned with all of this what you normally see is that music promoters usually are not notably excited about creating a scene anymore. That belongs to the past. Only a few attempt and have little success. Tribute or cover bands are a thing now that drives some more consideration from individuals, so it is onerous for producers to make their bets and help new bands.
Nicolas Turró: When it comes to style, regardless of which nation you reside in, it’s a wrestle. It’s all the time a wrestle. You come from nowhere and say “Hello, this is Babalon. Dig it!” You’ll have some impression, good or dangerous. So to me, you’ve gotten to be there 24/7 spreading the word, your music, exploding your social networks. These days in the event you don’t “abuse” your Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, you’re misplaced. Our world turns round social networking. All you know, all you discover, all you dislike (also), is there, in the massive cloud of social media. So in Argentina, in case you are writing music in English (especially onerous rock / various rock) social media is your greatest ally.
There’s something that you simply really feel the band could possibly be distinguished from the remainder of the bands of the same style as Babalon? From sound, lyrical which means and even something characteristic in the best way you all gown.
Diego Panizo: We provide a singular supply when it comes to the mixture between music/lyrics/picture/show, we depart a message for the individuals to dig deeper, we like to play with secret teachings, experiences anybody lived from time to time and not so many bands talk about them, not because it’s forbidden, however it could possibly be associated to lack of information in some features of what life is. We offer all that, and then individuals can find yourself with the interpretation that better suits them. You gained’t get a literal thing from us.
Martin Rodriguez: That’s an excellent query, because one would need to assume that you’ve one thing that’s distinctive and the truth of issues is that the majority of what we like to do has already been completed in some kind of method prior to now. But the unicity here lies in having the ability to get all those things from the bands we love put all of them in a blender and come with something totally different that has by no means been seen before. You possibly can all the time find parallels between our music and some other issues as a result of there are apparent influences, but the mere proven fact that it’s five different totally different individuals doing it, merely makes it new. And in addition like Diego stated, we would like to do something else lyrically. Like having things to say in a means which may seem cryptic but for those who dig deeper it is all there, you simply have to look intently. And I don’t assume many bands within the underground take that street these days, most of them favor to sit again and take pleasure in just enjoying rock n roll. We would like to go a bit further with that I feel.
Nicolas Turró: I feel we will hook you with our “musical image”. It’s like an enormous pile of every part we’ve got in widespread and gathered via our lives seeing other bands. You see, some consecrated bands are unique because of their sound or ways or just as a result of they put in music a sound that was not played by anyone before. We type of merge all that stuff. We will present you extremely emotional lyrics, robust and thriller riffs, stay pictures that comply with the track, robust impression in our look on-stage, full character of every member in the course of the show and additionally, crucial factor of all, a robust bond by way of the members. I would like to spotlight that. That bond makes us unique.
The place the inspiration when it comes to composing came from? Many musicians all the time talk about “Life experiences” however isn’t the identical for everybody, especially those behind the devices, in fact. So, are you able to tell me somewhat, each one in every of you, the place the inspiration comes from for you?
Diego Panizo: Life experiences are the most typical subjects nevertheless it depends how you present them, we want to embrace them in a more poetic approach relatively than literal or direct. Our lyrics also talk about religious progress, riot towards dogmas, issues that touch your nerves and make you wanna do something to alter the established order.
Martin Rodriguez: I might say normally we are inspired by issues that happen on the planet principally, not just personal experiences. However at occasions some concepts of what’s going on on the market on the earth might be linked to private experiences. It is troublesome anyway to actually perceive where inspiration comes from. Typically it comes within the form of observing the issues that have an effect on you. However I all the time appreciated that idea that songs just discover their means to existence.
Nicolas Turró: Ha! One among my favorites. Properly, this is very private. I feel life and dying issues when it comes to composing or making a new lyric. Why? As a result of all that occurs between life and dying have to be advised. Must inspire us all. We will talk about love, hate, struggle, unhappiness, happiness, fortune, lust, madness, destruction…nicely, psychology as we know it. A terrific part of that is given from self-experience, but as soon as you’re within the zone, you’ve the power of CREATE a narrative, to inform one thing new, to uncover a new means of feeling. Am I clear? You possibly can write about, I dunno, from a single meal you had ´until the worst event you had in life and merge it and have a hell of a track.
The previous week you all have been the protagonists of the premiere of the music video for “Magick Night”. This is not the primary music video the band released, but a stream in a bar is a singular event, so can you describe how every one among you experienced this moment? From the recording course of until the day of the premiere. I mean, something like recording a music video is not any straightforward work, in fact, the way it was for all of you?
Diego Panizo: The whole strategy of transmitting that concept in our heads to a reality was unique, it’s one among our final songs we composed before heading to the studio, we nailed it completely and the chemistry was brutal, everyone knew what the upcoming part was with out even talking to one another. We additionally had a good time capturing the video since we might capture the occult and sexual essence of the track all through imagery and the end result was great.
Martin Rodriguez: Properly, the brief reply is…. it is troublesome to consider. The process of writing, recording an album and getting it out to the public can solely be described as pure magic. It is no coincidence the first monitor and video has the word “Magick” in it. It’s alchemy. But the thing that struck me probably the most was the fact that we considered the original concept for the video one afternoon with Diego at my place, whereas we have been truly meeting for something else, and ideas simply started to movement. In lower than a month we had already contacted Malena Luchetti for the video (who we tried to work with up to now nevertheless it just didn’t happen, it was not the time), and after a couple of conferences we had a lot of individuals working in constructing these units and filming every little thing for our video and it was fairly superb to see that. So many people working to make your concept a reality that may final endlessly. We knew they have been going to do a fantastic job. And they did.
Nicolas Turró: Ok, robust one. It was unimaginable. For starters, mixing up all of the ideas and provide you with a huge show of what we take into consideration Magick Night time and see the end in less than a month was big. From the very starting, it was a tough course of. Numerous ideas flying in our heads, a lot of scenes erased plenty of considering. Nicely, the moment we gathered with Malena (our director) and put on a paper all we had, something magical occurred. We have been so bonded, so keen, so on the spot. She put all of the items collectively and ta dah, Magick Night time. The recording process was awesome and very, very exhausting. Took 16 hours for the entire thing to be completed however we did it with all our power and joy. You’ll be able to see the end result! Then, concerning the premiere, it was a nice gesture from all those who took half on this video, not solely the extras, however the director herself and all her workforce. Households have been there too and they had a great time. It was an evening to keep in mind.
Concerning the upcoming album, the followers know virtually nothing about what it’s coming, right? Would you like to reveal just a little bit for the followers? What is the identify? When will it’s launched? Do the followers ought to anticipate a unique sound and/or type?
Diego Panizo: We just like the secrecy and mystery, we expect revealing all isn’t a very good move, there’s a nice nervousness floating around we’d like to maintain. I can let you know it’ll be referred to as ‘The Working’ and it’s going to blow your mind, we put our hearts there and it’s something you’ll love.
Martin Rodriguez: I can’t say anything or Diego will punch me in the face.
Nicolas Turró: (robot voice) This can be a message from Babalon. You are not approved to access this info. Wait till Might 1st, haha, sorry woman.
As quantity 10, the last question, I all the time like to ask to the band, in this alternative, when you’ve got some recommendation for the followers or the individuals on the market studying this interview. For these ones who are starting to play devices or learning one thing music associated:
Diego Panizo: For the followers: THANK YOU with capitals for all of your help and I’m really excited concerning the reactions of our album, I hope you adore it like we liked it doing it. For somebody starting to play an instrument: Do what you’re keen on, persist, don’t pay attention to anybody who needs to convey you down, haters gonna hate, struggle for what you want, ultimately you’ll get it.
Martin Rodriguez: I really like the people who help us. And that love is trustworthy because not solely they are approving of what we do, but in addition it exhibits that they like the same issues we like, so it is type of discovering individuals with your personal interests. And if you need to play an instrument, just do it, never surrender regardless of how exhausting you assume it’s. It’s going to get simpler, and there isn’t any extra satisfying experience in life than attaining something you thought was very troublesome to obtain. That goes for every part.
Nicolas Turró: As a member of Babalon and as Nicolas, I say this, by no means give up. By no means step away from what you want or dream. I started at this band having a great time enjoying covers and stuff with out lyrics and then… things occurred. You will notice what we did. We are the band who will talk for your self. Categorical what you might have in the deepest of your body. We wanna show you that this is not lifeless. Should you began enjoying any instrument, don’t depart it. Keep close, cause it’s the one factor that may reproduce your emotions and that has no worth in any respect. Thanks Cami for this opportunity to open our souls to everybody.