Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?
1945: HEAVY METAL (with capital letters) adding that we are a very eclectic band and we listen to all styles of the genre
PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.
1945: The group was formed 5 years ago in Salamanca (Spain) and we all come from playing with other wellknown bands in our city (K-ØS, EVIL RISE…)
All the members are fans of the genre in general and this time we bet on English because we think it would open up other borders for us, as it has been.
PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?
1945: Each song deals with different themes. We do not focus on a particular theme. There are songs like “Heavy Metal is not for sale”, which is a hymn of resistance and honor to the genre, we talk about hate and love in “No Love” or about loneliness in “Our home”
PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?
1945: LIFE itself gives me many stimuli to compose. Every day so many things happen around us that we just have to interpret and transmit them
PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?
1945: Being able to release our album in Europe, USA, Latin America and Japan. It is a pride to get our music so far.
PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?
1945: The promotional part we rely on our press media (metaldevastation) and our international distro. For our part, we take care of social media and interviews. We are very close and open with our fans.
PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?
1945: We are currently looking for an agency (hey guys, we’re free 😉 We’ve played at several festivals and we’re closing the agenda for 2023. This year we say goodbye presenting the album in London on October 30 (The Cart and horses – The birth place of Iron Maiden )
PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?
1945: Like any instrument, you have to know how to use it and adapt it to the times. I’m not a big fan of this medium, but if you’re not in them, it doesn’t exist
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
1945: I am fan of Metallica since I was a child and my favorite album is “…and justice for all”
ONE is one of the most intense songs I’ve ever heard. a masterpiece www.
PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?
1945: I’d like to go back in time when you bought a record and listened to it until you wore it out. Now it’s too easy to listen to a new album and that makes you not pay too much attention to the work behind it.
PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?
1945: we are currently working on the new songs for the next album that we will record in 2023
PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?
1945: You can Follow the band at these links:
Thanks for your time and all the best
Stay Hard / Stay Metal