Marco A. Gil-Maligno

In this interview with Marco A. Gil bassist of the Mexican heavy stoner metal band Maligno at Club Fest in Belgrade on October 30th, I was talking about how and when was the band formed, about the meaning of the band’s name and what inspired him and the band to create music, the difference between their first album ”Maligno” and ”Mundo Ciego”, thoughts about their Balkan tour, and what Marco think’s about the Mexican metal scene, more exclusive info here, enjoy it:

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Maligno is going to held a concert in Belgrade at Club Fest on October 30th!

Mexican doom stoner metal band  Maligno is going to heal a concert in Belgrade at Club Fest on October 30th! This great band to rock your ass off as part of their European tour 2017.

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About the band:

Maligno was born in Monterrey Mexico in 2005 by 5 musicians with a long standing career in Mexican and international scenes, with the solely desire to take back the very roots of heavy music. They recorded their first self-titled album “Maligno” (2006, Iguana & Asenath records) which gives them recognition in Mexico and receiving general praise with national and international press because of their outstanding work.

Soon after Maligno takes part in Mexico’s most important metal festivals alongside bands such as: UDO, Blind Guardian, Cathedral, Mago De Oz, Deicide, and Obituary, which led to be selected to support the Mexican leg of hard rock legends GUNS N ROSES, getting outstanding reviews for their live shows as well. In 2008 the band releases its second album ” Universevil” (Iguana & Asenath records) recorded and mixed by the band again and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, High On Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan) which was selected on the 2008 top 10 albums by a Latin artist list by Rolling Stone magazine Latin America and on several best albums of that same year alongside mainstream artists.

They won the best independent metal album by the Indie-O Music awards (which recognizes the best in independent music in Mexico) and invited to perform live in the awards ceremony as well been invited to play at the 2009 Vive Latino festival in Mexico city which is the most important music festival in Latin America and sharing the stage in different festivals with bands as : Testament, Voivod, Children of Bodom, Atheist, Samael, Whiplash, Death Angel, Fear Factory, Amorphis, Uli John Roth, etc. Recently the band has been invited to support Metallica on their Mexican leg of the Death Magnetic 2010 tour along with Mastodon and supporting Iron Maiden in Mexico for the ”Final Frontier tour ”2011.

In 2011 Maligno released third album “The Funeral Domine” that puts the band in the international spot, features very special collaborators as Alex Scholnik from Testament, and the mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela, this time the album was mixed by American producer and engineer Billy Anderson(The Melvins, Neurosis, Cathedral)in L.A. and again mastered by the great Alan Douches in N.Y. Maligno are srtonger than ever playin in the most important festivals in Mexico such the ”Maquinaria Fest” 2012 sharing the stage with Mastodon, Marliyn Manson and Slayer.The band its right now in the begining of a 30 dates tour in the U.S.A. for 2013 , Maligno its stronger than ever and ready for start the process for their fourth album for 2014.

Until the concert,check out the full stream of their album ”The Funeral Domine” here, enjoy it:




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Photo byGermán García Photography

Band members:

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.

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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.

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Photo by: Darío Baez Cortés




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My name is Vladimir Cincović. This blog was created out of love for music.Support the magazine and blog Demon Reports, We need your support.

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