EMQ’s with TERRORFORM
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with San Antonio, Texas based Groove/Thrash Metal band, Terrorform. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist, Case Rodriguez, for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Case Rodriguez. Guitar/vocals. We’ve officially been around for over 3 years with this current line-up, originally, it’d been our singer Leo and I…and then our good friend Zach filled in on drums and then my nephews ended up taking the throne for Guitar and Bass when the time came…and we’ve been golden ever since.
Sick bunch here, man! I love these guys man, they’re such great musicians.
How did you come up with your band name?
At first, we were using a project name “Zero To Death” when it came time to debut live Terrorform became the name. Terrorform had been shot around once or twice and in the end that’s what we became.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We originate from the American Midwest, The Texas Gulf Coast. Our scene is beautiful, you can catch a variety of heavy hitting metal and rock bands where we come from. We have the Gulf-Coast-Thrash and it’s coming together strongly. Last GCT show we played the energy was real, the pit was live, guitars were smashed and everything was alright. Texas metal and rock is great man!
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
We have just released our brand new single ‘Intruder’ through PACgroove Records. Check it out on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes.
‘Intruder’ (Official Visualiser)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Hard to say, we have A LOT of influences going on.
Personally, Death and Megadeth have always peaked in my influence. I also love Jazz!
What first got you into music?
I was born and raised in the metal and rock family. It wasn’t until this one time I was 9 years old, my sister and I switched bedrooms and she’d left a “KISS Greatest Hits” in my new room, I put it in the Batman-Stereo and within 5 seconds my entire life was changed by a simple bass line.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
I wish we could get Dani Rabin from, fusion-jazz-rock band, Marbin to play a solo on one of our groovier songs. Lol, that’d be something else.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
The “Hell and Heaven” fest in Mexico sounds like a damn good time.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Somebody else’s guitar pick! Im guessing it was more of thank you token, for them to give it to me. I have it in my wallet for when I have to one day battle the Beelzebub in a rock-off!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay tuned is all! We’ve got a lot around the corner…lots of new music! Fast. Heavy. Tricky. Groovy. Shredding!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Well, there’s a lot of people I wish I could bring back, music wise, It’s between Dime and Hendrix. I can’t imagine witnessing something so surreal.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The art of it. It actually takes magic to bring music to life…especially live. Sometimes I wonder if music collaboration and composing is a rare phenomenon in the universe. Whatever it is we eventually figured it out and are here because of it.
Only thing I hate, is not being able to be even more of a musician than I already am.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Streaming, they can at least give us a penny per stream and not 1/3 of a penny. There should be better reception for these types of things. Without music there’s no streaming platforms. I’m sure there is way to make those ends meet just a little more than they BARELY already do.
Buy your favourite bands CD’s, Merch and vinyl!
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Adolescents – Self titled “Blue Album”. KILLER ALBUM front to back!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Everything has its pros and cons. Vinyl is magic.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
We’ve played A LOT of really memorable shows small or large. I’d have to say it was back in 2018 when we first started and opened for DOYLE (Misfits guitarist). Because of another bands error we ended up being direct support.
At the start of our set, it was like “Who are you guys?” and towards the end of our set the crowd’s reaction was immense and overwhelming.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I wish and still want to pursue being a Voice-Over Artist for animated productions, cartoons and anime.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
My band and best bud/crewman Lol.
What’s next for the band?
New EP coming real soon! All that follows with a new release. Music videos, new artwork merch etc. We want to come to your town! Hook us up with your local fastest and grooviest and we’ll show up to throw down!
We are working ahead planning an even further releases. Might be just a single, another EP or Full length. Time will tell on that one.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Listen to our music on iTunes and good streaming services.
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Why not both? Hahaha. You could say the same for Terrorform.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all our followers and listeners. I can’t say that enough…in due time I hope you’ll dig what we’ve planned to further release. I hope to see the entire world someday.
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