Hi to all! Aggression seems to be consisted of members who really love
thrash metal and really adopt it. I personally see a resemblance between your
vocal's sound and Paul Baloff's (Exodus). So, in your music, one can see the
effects of new generation of thrash metal. How do you define your interactions?
Oscar Reka: Hi and thank you all for your support!! Well, this is a bit
complicated..., we all listen to thrash metal, new and old, this no matters if
the spirit is the same, but we play with all metal influences we have, this
includes thrash and every style of metal, death, groove, progressive... and we
work very hard trying to do an exiting mix of all in an personal thrash style.
Your members have been together since the band's foundation. How do you
manage that while a lot of bands are experiencing member changing frequently? Do
you think that you are close enough in terms of friendship?
My answer is absolutely yes, but our bassplayer Sergio Soto have left the
band the last month, not for problems of friendship, is his decision, but we
have something in mind: before musicians and a band, first we are very good
friends, we have to, we are playing and spending a lots of time together so we
have to meet all people involved in the band to do things well done.
What bands the members of the band admire?
I (Oscar Reka) admire all good guitarists out there, thrash or not, Joe
Satriani, Gary Holt, Jeff Loomis, Steve vai, Aleix Laiho... Pol is a die hard
fan of Nevermore and Kiko Loureiro, and Sergio admires the blast off drumers out
there like George Kollias, the band The Faceless...
How did your agreement with Xtreem Music develop? Can you give some
information about that? Will you continue to work with them?
The contact had place after a gig weve done with the Death metal Spanish
band Avulsed, the singer (Dave Rotten) come to us after the gig and tell us that
when we have something recorder we can send him a copy and he will return us a
contract. That was a very good notice! and yes we will edit our second album
with them (terms of contract) and so on...we will see...
The cover of Moshpirit is a meaningful one, I think it gives a message to the
society, to the rich, to the government and metalheads from different
perspectives. I like it very much and we know that it was done by Ed Repka. What
can you say about it?
Im totally agree with you, that is what it has supposed to be, we are very
grateful to Ed, he has done a very good cover.
What subjects Aggression talks about in their lyrics?
War, corruption, politics, justice,,, We talk about everything that enrages
us, this world sucks, and we talk about that trying to do a hope message "Don´t
like the world, and you can´t change it so...destroy it"
How are the concerts going? Is there any tour?
From the release of Moshpirit till the ending of this year, weve been
touring through all Spain, and now we are working hard to do a European tour
soon, but its very early to confirm anything. Keep watching our news!
Moshpirit is a very good album, lots of critics and fans of extreme metal
really praised it. It must be very proud of you. Do you think any changing in
this genre or will you continue with it?
Sure the spirit will remain, but the new songs we are preparing will be more
technic, and faster...and full of rage. We have found our own style in doing
What can you say about Oscar's playing in a pagan black metal band? Is there
any genre that your members engage in personally?
No, all members of Aggression are focused on Aggression, I had to leave Lux
Divina because Aggression requires 100%. I was very busy with Aggression to keep
working with Lux Divina.
Xtreem Music is a company that pays importance to local bands. Will we see
you frequently in international tours? Does David support you in this term? It
was announced that you would be playing in Play It Loud in Italy on 30th October,
how did they contact you, is this the first time you play in an international
For the first question I say: I hope so!!, for the second, I think that
David is very busy with Xtreem Music and Avulsed to worry about Aggression dates.
This is not his business at all.
We played a gig in Barcelona with National Suicide, from Italy, and their label
contact us to play in that festival and so on!! This is not the first time we
play outside of Spain, but we are very exited with that, because we will meet
and share stage with bands like Mekong Delta, Destruction, Agent Steel, Diamond
The news on your official myspace are generally published in Spanish. I think
you usually pay attention to Spanish metal market, what are the reactions
towards it from abroad?
I think awesome is the word, we never think that people in Russia or Germany
or Thailand or Turkey will listen to our music but... thanks of the internet,
people from all around the world send us mails describing how they love our
material, and that´s a think that astonishes us.
What studio did you use for album, and what equipments did you have to create
We used a basement converted into studio, full of cockroaches!!! was in the
Ax studio, based in the center of Barcelona, and we used an Engl Powerball for
but all the merit of the sound is from the young masterer Erik Monsonis,
did a really good work!
A typical question of us.. Did you experince anything silly during your
concerts? For example your tour bus was broke down, one threw you a beer can on
the stage etc?
Yes!! obviously every gig is an experience full of silly moments!!, in a gig
with the Japan band Sabbat, a photographer unplugged my amphead when I was
starting a song, another day with the stage diving maniacs on stage they break
some guitar pedals, on an other gig Sergio throwed some drum cymbals out during
playing, we made a knot with our jacks... and so on!! but we laugh plenty
Spain has very good bands, we know that. Do you have any friends from other
Spanish bands? Or any name you would like to recommend us?
Absolutely!!! Angelus Apatrida, Redimoni, Wormed, Crysys, Hybrid, Rancor,
Decapitated Christ and Legen Beltza are some bands with very good Stuff and some
of they friends of us.
Lastly, I would like to ask a question out of music. I don't know whether you
are engaged in it or not, The World Cup is being played currently and Spain lost
its first match. Will they manage to reach the final? If you watch the matches,
what can you say about vuvuzella. Horrifying, isn't it?
We all like football, but we are not really interested in it, I don´t mind if
Spain win or loose, but watching the matches of the world cup It´s turning a
weird situation with all this vuvuzellas bothering all match long...it´s really
Thanks for your answers! Is there anything you want to say to Extreminal or
thrash metal fans? Please feel free to do so.
Yeah! Thanks for your support!!
Keep watching Aggressions myspace for news:
Thank you to Nuklear Terrorist who is helping for questions.