THE SMALL HOURS
BAND MEMBERS / INSTRUMENTS
Vocals: António Costa
Guitar: Rafael Marujo
Guitar: Sílvio Leão
Bass: João Santos
Drums: Sérgio Barbosa
GENRE: Thrash/Groove Metal
RECORD LABEL: Independent
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
HOW DO YOUR FANS DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC?
Our “fans” like our mixed music style and support us to keep going and improve even more!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO AND WHY?
We only have one music recorded named Immortal, which is described above, in the links!
WHAT’S YOUR CRAZIEST FAN STORY?
Drunk people spilling beer and falling down in the mosh pit, on our first concert!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT WITH YOUR FANS?
“Thrash metal dinners”!!!
IF YOU COULD PICK ANY MUSIC FESTIVAL TO PERFORM AT (IN THE WORLD), WHAT MUSIC FESTIVAL WOULD YOU PICK AND WHY?
Vagos Metal Fest, VOA, Resurrection Fest, Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring, Rock In Rio Brasil, Passeio Maritimo de Algés...and others!
WHAT BANDS INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC?
Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Guns & Roses, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Fear Factory…but none of them directly influence us, just some mixed influences from one another!
WHAT BRAND INSTRUMENTS DO YOU USE?
Guitars: Custom Flying V and Gibson Les Paul
Drums: Pearl drums with Remo heads and Sabian and Paiste cymbals
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CONCERT MEMORY?
We only had one concert, but we got a lot moshing and free beer.
Overall it was very memorable.
HOW DID YOUR BAND FORM? AND HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC YOU WERE GOING TO PLAY?
The guitar players Marujo and Sílvio, and the drummer Sérgio, started the project and began playing covers, and when they met the bassist João, they started to compose music by their influences, then we met the vocalist António, and we had a whole another perspective in structured songs, and everything came together!
HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED A CAREER IN MUSIC OR WAS IT UNEXPECTED?
We think it was a natural process, we always liked music and the interests of everyone came together, but we don’t call it a career yet. Let’s see what the future beholds.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BAND SOUND IN THE FUTURE, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIMILAR SOUND OR ARE YOU GOING TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION?
We will always try to give our best attempts to make improvements, rehearsal after rehearsal.
We really don’t have a very well defined style…
WHAT PERSONAL ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WANTING TO PURSUE THIS CAREER?
Not everything looks what it seems in this “lifestyle”…
There are a lot of helpful people but there’s also a lot of “stomps”!
…and basically try hard to reach our dreams and work harder to get better results.
AS WE ARE PROMOTING YOUR BAND, IS THERE ANYTHING COMING UP LIKE ALBUM LAUNCHES OR TOUR DATES YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PROMOTE ON OUR SITE FOR YOU?
We are planning in record another single this year, but for now the future is uncertain!
There’s our single Immortal recorded last year, which is on YouTube:
Thank you for the opportunity of this interview and for sharing our band!