EMQ’s With ARMAGELION
Hello everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with USA Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal project, Armagelion. Huge thanks to him for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about your history?
I am ARMAGELION, the Divine Beast. I play Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal.
It began in Los Angeles, California two years ago, even though the idea of the character came up 10 years ago. I wanted to find the perfect combination between a larger than life character and pure Hard Rock with reminiscence about the 80’s sound but with my own style.
Armagelion and his mythology come from the fascination for Sci-Fi, comic books and larger than life characters. Armagelion is the character I never saw, the entity I become when I’m on stage.
How did you come up with your name?
I wanted to create a memorable and powerful name, but without using any existing word. So I combined mythology and biblical words to create my own.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I am from Los Angeles, California. The scene there is great. Plenty of spaces for new artists. However, throughout the country there should be more space for new acts.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
My latest release is called ‘Lie to Me’. It’s very powerful and dramatic. This song is about holding on to a love that doesn’t exist any longer, and you prefer to hear lies than facing that it’s over. ‘Lie to Me’ is available on every streaming service and You can find its lyric video on my YouTube channel.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Definitely Bon Jovi, KISS and Mötley Crüe.
What first got you into music?
The sound and performance of the great Hard Rock bands of the 80’s. Powerful drums, high-pitched vocals, catchy melodies.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I am open to collaborate with any artist who shares my vision of great music and a great show. But definitely playing with legends like KISS, Alice Cooper or Ozzy Osborne would be a dream come true.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I would love to line-up in Download Fest. It would be perfect for my style. If I could travel back in time, Monsters of Rock would be a dream. And why not dream big? One day I would love an Armagelion Fest.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
It’s not weird, but incredible! A fan from Mexico made an Armagelion custom action figure. I felt very grateful and flattered. I will never forget that gift.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Simply thanks. You are a vital part of this and nothing would be possible without you. The best is yet to come, children of Armagelion!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Wow, tough question. There are so many legends that have passed away that I would like to bring back… I don’t want to miss anyone, but it would definitely be Prince, Ronnie James Dio and Freddie Mercury.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I love creating songs that connect with people. That they listen to one of my songs and feel identified. I love that they see Armagelion and love the mystery and mysticism.
I hate assholes who take advantage of artists and their dreams. And I hate that nowadays anyone calls themselves “producer”, “singer” or “musician”. Social media confuses people and makes them think that they are something they’re not.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
It would make talent really matter. There are clowns who have zero talent and bam! they are “stars” overnight. But at the end of the day they are disposable.
True artists are timeless and it’s their art what makes them stars. Not social media.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
There are many, and I could talk for hours analysing them. But if I had to pick just one, I’d say Bon Jovi’s “New Jersey” – it’s sound, it’s production, it’s tracks, wow!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Good question. I understand that the industry evolves and music must be more accessible. That’s why there are downloads. But for me, nothing compares to having the album on vinyl. The artwork of an album is essential to understand it. It is a complement. Yes, downloads are good and accessible, but nothing like appreciating the artwork and details of the album.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
I enjoy every gig because there are always different sensations. It’s unpredictable. Armagelion rituals are wild and always amazing.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I honestly can’t imagine doing anything other than singing. It is my air and food. It’s what I live for.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Another interesting question… Ozzy Osborne, Mötley Crüe (they count as one), Alice Cooper, Adam Lambert and Johnny Depp.
That party would not end well…
What’s next for the band?
Armagelion’s universe is expanding and his word is spreading. I have a new single to come, which is already done as the next preview to the upcoming album. The upcoming single is sensual and energetic. It’s called ‘Playing with Fire. Also, I’m planning to hit the road this year. Stay tuned.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Here you have my links:
Jaffa Cakes! Is it a cake or a biscuit?
A Cake definitely!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you for having me, stay tuned and follow my social media accounts for more!
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