Photo by: Germán García Photography
Rythm Gtr. & Vocals: Luis F. Oropeza
Drums: Johnny Chavez
Bass Guitar: Alberto Morales G.
Lead Guitar & Saxophone: César A. Gallegos
Percussion: Emmanuel Ferrón
Hometown: Mexico City
Genre: Latin Metal / Death/Thrash Metal / Progressive / Fusion / Metal
1.How the band started?
Acrania started in 2007, when guitarits and vocal Luis Oropeza, drumer J.C. Chavez, Bass player Alberto Morales and Guitarrist Felix Carreón tried to play something different and begin to mix death metal with some latin jazz style. They record “In Peaceful Chaos” E.P. and begin they search to a new musical genre that they call “latin metal”.
2.Which band is your role model?
Wow, I don’t know if I can narrow it down to just 1 band. All my favorites have unique qualities that I try and make into my own. I love their music of course, but their personal endeavors as a band influences me as well. I’ll just name a few: Overkill for their unending drive of always delivering the music. Metallica for their tenacity of being at the top of the Metal food chain. Testament for their perseverance.
3.What do you think about today’s metal scene?
The Metal scene on the global scale is bigger than ever! The number of sub genres of Metal is insane and there seems to be more and more popping up each year. I find that totally awesome and inspiring. The fact that there are that many Metalheads out there playing music is just a beautiful thing.
4.How would you describe in one sentence your work?
Death metal mixed with energy and latin flavour.
5.Why did you decide to play this musical direction?
When Acrania began to play we were thinking how could we play different from the other bands, and we undertood that we had to mix our reallity with our music, and our reallity is full of latin rhythms, salsa, son, latin jazz etc so we decide to mix this with death metal.
6.Where would you most like to play a concert?
Finland, to see the reaction of finnish people listening death metal with trumpets and saxofon.
7.Do you think that the metal festivals are enough visited?
Well, at least in Europe we think they are.
8.What are you listening to the most right now?
New Obscura album, we love it.
9.What would you say to your fans?
We invite them to stay in touch and be pendient throw our facebook “acraniaofficial” to listen our new stuff and videos.
10.What are your plans for the future?
We are planning an European tour.
Photo by: Darío Baez Cortés
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