High Moonlight Gives Us the Detail of Music and Much More!

Heavy metallers Brazilians HIGH MOONLIGHT give us quite the detail of their coming together, musical style of approach, new music that is in the works, with a lot whole more.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The band High Moonlight began its work in the late 90's. From the beginning it had a first name that was Evil Side for next Elves of boots. The sound was more sturdy in a heavy blues than a metal itself, but soon they would begin to develop more precise and objective ideas.

If at the beginning the idea was to play cover songs from bands such as Sabbath, Dio, Purple and others, the move now is also to focus on songs of their own.

As with almost every band at the beginning of their journey, it was never easy to maintain a solid formation at the beginning, so the hardest thing was to have members committed to serious, focused work.

With Robert Guima on guitar and always in charge of the band, along with bassist Edson Mad and other guest musicians, the band continued rehearsing and playing in small bars for a while. Several members of the band have integrated or contributed in some way with the band over the years, it is worth mentioning the name of the drummer Ricardo Rodrigues.

In 2016 comes the opportunity of a first official recording in the compilation Rodie Metal-volume 8 (Brazilian Heavy Metal bands). In this period, bassist and friend Edson Mad had to leave the band for personal reasons, Robert, the founder, mentor and tireless member, went ahead with High Moonlight and the song chosen to be part of this collection was "Inovaya".

After this period with the band counting on only one fixed member in its formation, Robert decides to focus on new compositions for the band launching (in form of EP) several sounds like "Meteors explode", "Storm", Dark Knight. .. and can be checked on the SoundCloud platform.

Currently the HML underwent reformulation and counts on Robert Guima and Samyr Morguer on guitars, Joabe Nascimento on drums, Felipe on bass and Ifen Magistrum on vocals
The band will be participating in a new official collection (later this year) in addition to having their songs released on the biggest digital platforms like: Spotify, Deezer, ITunes, Google Play, Tidal, Napster, Music.Amazon, Amazon and other more than 40 platforms , some of them international.
As described in the song that bears the band's own name: "Legends Never Die" (High Moonlight).

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

I have always enjoyed mystical, magical, supernatural and related things. That was precisely what I wanted to address in my lyrics. And the moon is a very mystical symbol, both for wizards, enchanted beings, wolves and Lycans, so I chose it as the name of my band and added the word "High" to magnify it even more. High Moonlight is a tribute to this historical and mysterious symbol that is the moon and all the mystical beings that exist or existed and are part of our history.

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, High Moonlight, are a Brazilian band and the music scene here is very expressive when it comes to heavy music. Although it does not seem and the mainstream media does not care, Brazilians are passionate about rock and heavy metal in general and not just for football as many imagine, in fact many praise from South America have this passion for heavy music.... We are still unknown to the outside world, but in underground, in our scene we are already well known. There is a Brazilian band called "Dark Avenger" It is worth checking the sound of the guys, especially their first album.

4. How would you describe your style?

High Moonlight is a Brazilian heavy metal band with influence on Rainbow, Dio, Uriah Heep, Judas Priest, Sabbath and Accept, but with unique personality and characteristics that make it an original and odd band without looking like a copy of the bands cited above. Only after they have heard will they be able to understand what I am talking about.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far we have released an EP in demo format, but with a good production that gives us an idea of our musical proposal, our sound. There were seven handpicked songs, one in Portuguese and the other in English. They are currently on the SoundCloud platform, who want to check out just search for the name of the band (High Moonlight) along with the name of one of our songs (High Moonlight Arcturians) for example, and there enters the page of the band and check all the others. It is worth checking before the release of our first official album.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes, not just one but several other songs, that we will compose another album.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

At the moment we are rehearsing our songs a lot to go out to concerts, not only in our country but in other places as well. That's what we want most (to play in other countries).

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Record an official album, spread it as much as possible and win the world playing, not to be famous, this does not make my head, but out playing around and meeting other musical projects, people and different cultures ... Anyway, have fun doing which I like and amuse other people.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

For now in SoundCloud you can listen to the EP in full, but whoever wants to get in touch with me, my Instagram is robhighmoonlight or if someone wants to acquire the album in physical format (demo version) contact via email (highmoonlight12@gmail.com) that we combine and I send the CD. On Facebook you have the band page too (High Moonlight band) and on You Tube: High Moonlight Official band.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That Rock will never let your flame go out. Whatever you hear, wherever you are, there will always be someone with something interesting and fun to show through the good old Rock n Roll !!! As Ronnie James Dio sang: "Long Live Rock in Roll, yeah !!!"

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