We recently had the opportunity to talk to a bunch of artists from the Stencil label. Our next chat was with High Moonlight, who looks to be having a very good year so far! Read on below…
How is 2019 treating you so far?
I’m pretty optimistic for this year about music. I am very busy spreading High Moonlight. I’m happy to see things really starting to get off the ground. We have received great reviews regarding our EP and we are negotiating for participation in another official collection as well as the launch of our songs on the biggest digital platforms later this year. And we still have in view some important festivals that we hope to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves, both here in Brazil and in other countries.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
Not yet. But not because I have nothing to launch, quite the contrary. It happens that at the end of last year I released our EP and I’m still divulging everything that was recorded there.
But I already have some other songs ready to be released and I will do it this year. I just understand that I should wait a little longer to do this, but nothing prevents me from playing these new songs live.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
Yes. As I said, in addition to the release of our recent EP, I have some other songs already ready and I intend to play them live for now. Also I have other compositions that are already done and makes a conclusion. That means we’ll probably be releasing something new this year, either in an official format or as an EP.
What you can expect from our songs is what you can measure in our first EP: Beautiful melodies, weight in the right measure, creative and exciting riffs and lots of good music to listen to!
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
For now we have no tour planned – we have some pre-scheduled shows but we are looking forward to invitations from promoters and festivals so we can advertise and present our music wherever it may be.
As I said, this year is very promising in relation to High Moonlight.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Dio. That was the main trinity.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
I always get the classics, the precursors of heavy sound. I have heard a lot of Accept’s Blood of the Nation and Stalingrad, Dio’s Strangers Highway and the first album by Star One called Space Metal. Highly recommended without fear.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
Because the one who understands heavy music knows that a great song needs three basic things to become a classic: 1 – Creative riffs, 2 – Interesting and striking solos, 3 – beautiful melodies. All this you will find when listening to HML. So, you can listen to our songs without fear and go to some of our shows without regret!
Any last words for the fans?
I hope to see you soon at our gigs and to see you having a lot of fun. The heavy music has a lot of firewood to burn yet and we are here to increase that fire even more!