Latin metal mixers, Acrania, have come a long way, the Mexico City based act, has released several albums, and an EP, playing live shows of course, and plans on continuing what they have always done, as far as music is concerned. The band themselves in fact took some time to discuss the music scene of where they are from, to what they have released as of lately, to what the future holds.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Well, we started out in 2006. We realized we were all big fans of afro-cuban music, metal and jazz so we decided to try and mix all of that into none crazy thing we've been developing over the years until we achieved this thing we call "Latin Metal".
2. What's the origin of the band's name?
Coming from the same idea of mixing different genres into one we learned of this disease that makes kids be born without cranium and we thought that was the best way to name our band since we didn't want to have any boundaries on what we do.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
We're hailing from Mexico City, there's a huge scene over here, sadly it's not recognized at all. There's tons of great bands! Voltax, Split Heaven, Hacavitz, Survival, Arkhe just to name a few.
4. How would you describe your style?
I always say that if there's this genre called "Latin Jazz" (because of the mix of afro-cuban rhythms and traditional jazz harmony why can't we be "Latin Metal"?
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
We have an EP and three studio albums. Here's a small quote I took from a review of our latest album made by Angry Metal Guy that answers this question better than I ever could.
"Acrania's Fearless has the intensity and intelligence of Death and Cynic, the rhythmic tomfoolery of Meshuggah, the adventurousness of The Mars Volta, incisive lyrics of Gaza or Gojira, and heaps of Latin flavor that I grew up playing in so many school jazz bands. ItÕs so fresh it makes Genghis Tron look like Bloodbath and so fun it makes Revocation look like the National Society of Accountants."
6. Do you have any new music in the works?
Not right now.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
We're right in the middle of a Natioinal (Mexico) Tour!
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
We're trying to get our music to as many people as we possibly can.
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
www.acrania.net (Here you can find all of our social network).
acraiaofficial.bandcamp.com (And here you can get all the music we've released).
10. What is it you'd like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
A smooth, creative blend of musical genres.