How has the response on your albums been so far?
Bands that don't follow
the trend will always sell few copies. We don't use make up, breath fire, and
everything anymore. This "new" Black Metal "rain" is a
shame for the ancient ones. I laugh at, when I hear some of these goth or
dark bands calling their soft music of Metal. I don't believe them !! But,
the time is my friend. Soon the true Metal worshipers will be tired of them
and support the true Metal bands like Mystifier and many others bands that
can not show their work because the trendy labels only want to release bands
ala Scandinavia (aaaargh!!). But, we have had a good response from all our
albums. If we released something in 1994, we would have played in Europe.
Insolit (an european promoter who promoted Fuck Christ Tour) invited us to
tour in that year. But we had problems with line up, so we couldn`t play
I must ask you about the change of style, why the
tenor voice ? Weren't you afraid of to lose your fans?
Well, it will be a shame for a band like us to support the trend. I
formed Mystifier to combat the trend in underground. If our fans were
thinking we will support this Black Metal "fever" from Scandinavia,
they were wrong. We changed our style to sound original. I know that we
always sound original, but I couldn't do the same thing that many bands were
doing. Many of those bands are stupids (satanic christians !!). If you listen
to our first album "Wicca", it doesn't sound like that,
"Goetia" too and "The World is so good.." too. I don't
fear to play in a concert for 50 people. If any Mystifier fan, turn his back
to us and surrender to the trend, I will claim to the mighty earth drink
their blood!! We don't need to put a gorgeous girl to play keyboard and sing
our songs with her soft voice to sold out our albums (You see ?). Money isn't
all in life for me.
What happened to all the members ? You have only
one left ?
The main problem with them was: women !! Brazilian women hate Metal
music and those wimps left the band to marry. None of the new members don't
have girlfriends and I hope they never have them. I have a girlfriend, but
she lives her life and I mine. There are many young bitches here, but those
What do you think about the scene in Brazil now?
Any bands you recommend?
Almost all brazilian bands sound like Scandinavian bands, then they
can die. But you can try check fine ancient bands like Embalmed Souls, Head
Hunter, Impurith, and Malkuth. They are 100% brazilian underground supporters
!! In the 80's, brazilian scene had fuckin' Metal bands like Vulcano,
Exoulser, Aamon Hammer, Mutilator, Necrofago, Apostasia, Necrovomit and many
others. I have some interviews in my hands in which Euronymous said he like
all of them. They were 100% Metal, not softrockgayaidsgothdarkambientshitcore
Now I want to ask you a different question. Have
you had any problems because of you being black and playing this kind of
Years ago, I had problems with some skinhead groups in Brazil. They
said that they were european descends and they want "clean" Brazil.
Only I faced them in the Metal scene. They were thinking I was a
"white" boy (white means stupid here), weak, drugged, long-hair, so
called headbanger (sorry, but it means fool here). When many of them met me,
they run from me. The punks also tried to kill me. In that time, I was a body
builder and only walked with my gun (it was an automatic Taurus 48 - You see
?). Only around five times I shot with it to save my skin. The problem is
that now I am conscious and I don't want spend all my life with a gun in my
hands. For my luck, many of them were killed or married. In Brazil, many
black teenagers or children are aggressive. They hate white people here. It
is a pity that a person be judged for your color. Many stupids judge other
for the color. They aren't racists, they are fools. If the society tell them
to eat grass - they do, to wear petticoat - they do, (aahaaa..). I don't
worry with them. I can live without them.
Are you satisfied with Osmose productions then?
Are you still signed? Don't you think they have signed to many new retro
thrash metal bands? Have any other labels shown interest in you?