Silent Saga Interview 17/08/20
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
SS:We go all the way back to 2002, when we started playing in Brazil under the name of Amazon. After we relocated to Hamburg, Daniel and Carsten joined the band in 2017. They had been playing in the local scene for decades and were the perfect fit to the band's music and style. We are now working on our second full length album under the current brand, and the 4th since we started in 2002. Back in Brazil, we had the chance to play with some of the greatest metal names in the country, like Shaman and Dr. Sin, and also as a support act for some of the world's biggest FFM bands, like Nightwish and Epica.
We listen to a range of bands from 80s glam to symphonic and extreme metal, so it's hard to pinpoint. I think that personally I have been very influenced by the early years of Nightwish and by Angra. Andre Matos is definitely a musician I look up to, together with Arjen Lucassen.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
SS:We write about real, relevant experiences that we lived or we have seen someone go through, and that makes us question the way we think, or that we like to believe we would react to the situation. This takes the most different shapes and forms in our lyrics. Sometimes it becomes a battle, sometimes a star, and sometimes, very literally a description of the situation. We try to deliver the feelings of the situation we're describing with the song progressions, harmonies and melodies.
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
SS:I really like Immortal and Suicide Note. They are very intense.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2020
SS:Stay home. As much as we miss being in contact with other bands and the audience, anything other than staying home right now is plain stupid.
MM: What can we expect from Silent Saga live
SS:The intensity of Symphonic Metal, the energy of thrash and traditional/power/melodic metal and the spontaneity of a band who is really there enjoying being on stage. :)
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
SS:The thrill of being on stage, the loud audiences, the fun we have are always the best parts. The worst is dealing with unplanned stuff, delays, and carrying shitloads of equipment around.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
SS:For me personally: Amaranthe, Beast in Black and Gamma Ray :)
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
SS:Nightwish 2002, Century Child tour, in São Paulo. They were IMHO at their prime back then.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
SS:Keeping a steady pace with the band, even when life happens and we have to figure out how we're gonna keep moving forward.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
SS:Iron Maiden's Powerslave and Amaranthe's Amaranthe. Great albums from start to end, and game changers in the metal landscape.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
SS:I actually can't. I have been playing since I was a kid, and the first time I played live must have been some event organized by the music school when I was around 6. Hard to remember.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
SS:More than I can remember as I used to buy a magazine that came with one every month, but for sure: Maiden, Ozzy, Megadeth, Nightwish, Death, Stratovarius, Helloween, Sepultura among at least a couple dozen more...
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
SS:Tough question. Maybe Robert Plant. Maybe Angus Young. Maybe Ritchie Blackmore. But also maybe Steve Harris. In my opinion, definitely Harris. :)
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
SS:Finishing the production of our EPs and the album that will follow.
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
SS:We have done some, but I still have my plans to cover some 80s songs. I really enjoy making metal versions of pop and rock songs, so you can expect something in this direction coming up.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
SS:We are awesome! What's not to like about a female fronted metal band, with symphonic and melodic elements, thrash metal guts and an old school vibe? Also, have you checked out our artwork? I'm sure everyone looks great in our T-Shirts!
MM: Four words to describe (band Name)
SS:Metal on the edge!
MM:Final Words for your fans and our readers
SS:Check us out on Facebook (@silentsagamusic), YouTube (@silentsaga) and on our website: silentsaga.com - don't forget to subscribe to our Newsletter to stay up to speed with our latest news and to get a free MP3 download!