Q1 For the record, who's answering the interview?
Iím NoŽl and Iím the lead & rhythm guitar on the Spanish thrash metal band Abductum.
Q2 What is your band's name? How did you come up with that name?
Abductum, Öwe wanted to focus on a particular theme related with hidden and arcane mysteries which science and conventional archeology refuses to recognize, then one day I been thinking about extraterrestrial, abductions and historical references in this regard, and I proposed Abductum, this latin name gives the band concept a close relationship with the ancient times where there are many references to this topic.
Q3 So who's in the band and what instruments do you each play?
Ok we are are four members from Granada (Spain), line-up is just my brother Javier Puente (vocal), Francisco Molero (Kiski) (bass player), Mario Jimťnez (Drums) and me NoŽl Puente (on the guitars).
Q4 How would you describe your sound. What makes you unique?
I think there is so many new bands that considerate themselves like real old school thrash but they are crossing the further door in this sense, I mean we are not playing the music supposed to be offered, and of course we are not looking to modernize our personal sound because our songs flow under clear 80ís thrash and heavy metal influences, in our music you can find speed riffs and so heavy melodies and at the same time cool sound and honest feeling.
Q5 What bands have influenced each of you?
Each member in the band has his own background so there are all many kinds of bands and styles that have influenced us, I think classic bands like Saxon, Maiden, Priest, Venom, Mercyful FateÖ thrash over the world like Coroner, Overkill, Testament, Annihilator, Kreator, Slayer, Exodus, Sabbat, Turbo, Onslaught, Death Angel,Ö I donít know, so many of them. Maybe others no so renowned like DBC, Holy Terror, SanctuaryÖ
Q6 How experienced are you on the stage, a virgin or whore?
Hmm, until now we played in some few shows and local metal festival because Abductumís history is relatively short but now the band is working in a good way to be on stage everywhere just promoting our new album for sure. Anyway each one in the band have a great live experience because we played in many others band before.
Q7 How would you describe your shows?
Thereís always a ton of energy though, great felling and honest sound and attitude.
Q8 Tell us about your favorite show and why?
Itís hard to say, the debut first show we did was really amazing, but I remember the time we been on stage beside Violator, the crowd response was really amazing, more than expectedÖ
Q9 Tell us about your worst show and why?
Well, I donít remember a really bad show, at present time I have good memories of all live concerts, but I guess that each one of them have a lot of positives and negatives details, I mean few things sometimes you canít control, but we always try to keep professional attitude in front of possible problems like this.
Q10 Tell Us About Your Dream Show, who you'd like to play with and where?
We can think of several bands we'd love to play with, of course itís so important to play beside big bands and big festivals but sometimes itís not the matter, the priority Abductum wish is just to play anywhere to let people know about our music, if itís a big metalheadís place in which we can expand and increase our recognitionÖthen great!
Q11 Do you have a street team and how can you join?
No at the moment, you can check out the information of the band at www.facebook.com/abductummetal or official band website www.abductum.com
Q12 Do you have a record label and if not are you looking for one?
At present we donít have it, we produced this album by ourself, maybe there is any interesting option in the future, if this is the case weíll consider it for sure.
Q13 What are your plans for the future, in a year, 5 years?
Just to growing up like musicians and see the fans growing up everywhere, we would like to look back in the future and see that all work we did was for something great. I love to see some band was getting bigger from really hard early days, and thatís the way Abductum want to follow.
Q14 Finally, do have any words on what Arm The Pit means to you?
I knew about this website, and I think is amazing there is places like this, itís a big support specially to the bands which started now their way.
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