NO RAZA is one of those bands that I discovered this year. We already had the idea of going back to write the magazine, and I didn't think twice to interview them. This is an act that everyone should check out. They originated in Colombia, but some members live in the United States. Juan Guillermo Cano (guitar and vocal) leads us through the band's depths.
At the moment, you guys are working from Florida, United States, but the band is originally from Colombia. Was the migration voluntary or involuntary? What factors conspired to leave the native country and settle here in the USA?
"…Well, our "headquarters" if you can call it here in Florida, USA.
About the migration, only one of us has done it, and it was voluntary at the moment there are 2 of us in the USA, and the other two live in Colombia…"
How many original members moved with you? Was it challenging to start over, or was the transition to re-start No RAZA easy?
"…Well, I was the only one who moved. My bass player Mike was born in the USA, so he lived here already, the drummer Jairo and main guitarist Camilo live in Colombia, so whenever we have to play, they either come here, or we go there it all depends where the show is taking place…"
Where in Florida do you live in? How do you see the local scene in terms of the audience, promoters, press? Did you ever have to perform for beer in Florida?
"…I live in Jensen Beach Fl, I see that the scene here is growing and Florida has always been a great place when it comes to Metal, lots of great bands have been founded here in South Florida, (Obituary, Overkill )...and the list goes on. About promoters and places to play, there are tons. We hope these "weird days" are over so we can tour again and can't wait. Play for beer??? Yes, I think at one point, we all have done it.
Was Masacre a reference to imitate or overcome within the Colombian scene? Were there any prearranged goals from the beginning? READ MORE...
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