Eminence Interview anglais
Eminence (Anglais) (Par
Interview with Jairo Guedz (Bass) :
1. First of all, can you tell us more about Eminence and the story of
the band ?
We started at 1995 and since then we had played a lot in Brazil and Latin
America and also in Europe. Eminence recorded it’s first single in 1997 and
the debut album Chaotic System came out in 1998. The second and last album Humanology
was recorded in Texas/US under production of the English known producer Neil
Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nevermore, Judas Priest, Queen, David Bowie, Deicide,
2. when I heard the guitar riffs of Humanology, I can't help me thinking
about Fear Factory. Is that one of your influences?
Yes...sure. We couldn’t do anything powerfully and put all the aggression
we need to without comparing Eminence with such good bands like Fear Factory,
Machine Head, Slayer...etc...
3. Brasilian, and South American, metal scene is quite stronger now. What
is it like to evolve within that scene, close to famous bands like Angra ?
We always work as a professional band...the Brazilian market is not so good
or easy. We had to create our own ways to reach a successful path for EMINENCE.
Angra, Sepultura and some other bands did the same. We are very proud to be
like this and to be seeing as a very powerful and professional band by the Brazilian
4. We all see Brazil as a religious country but how is it really ? Do
you feel inspired by religion, in whatever way ?
Yes...this is a very religious country but without any kind of extremists
or radicals...in EMINENCE we have 3 different kinds of religions...Alan and
Wallace have their own though, Andre has another one and I have my own too...we
do not take inspiration by that...this is not the kind of matter we would like
to put in our lyrics...but sometimes, people "use" God in a very strange
way or use Him to get something else totally different from religion...that's
when I accept to put this motherfuckers in my lyrics...and I will do that someday.
5. In my opinion, Eminence is a trash/electro/death metal band. But how
would you define the music you play ?
Metal...sickness and aggressive. Maybe a mix between hard core and trash/death
6. What do we have to understand by the art-work illustrating the front
of the album jacket ?
A human being...just that. The only difference is that you can not say where
is his soul, or if he is using a make up, or even if he is a robot..."he"
is plugged by cables and wires, attached on something he can not get free...and
this "prison" is changing him every second, transforming, creating
another human being diferent from the first one...
7. Do you know anything of French metal scene ? If yes, which band do
you like or hate ?
No I don't...but I know Serge Gainsbourg...is it right...???
8. I let you the final word to tell us whatever you want.
Thanx everyone for giving attention to the Eminence’s music. We would like
to play alive for you guys someday...hope to see you there. Believe in your
hearts and keep metal alive.
Thanks to Jairo for the time spent on this interview
Interview par Ronan