How did you first learn about Metal-Rules.com?
Searching the web for a good Metal page that supports new talents and
informs about metal bands worldwide.
Are you a regular visitor to the Metal-Rules.com webzine?
Yes. It's included in our bookmarks.
How important is Metal-Rules.com or the Internet in general for
getting your music out?
The web is an endless resource for music. Anything you want is only a
click away; info, albums, new bands, old bands, tour dates, etc. The web
is, by far, the best resource for music fans. Metal-rules.com is a
In your experience, either as a reader or as a band, what has
Metal-Rules.com meant to you?
As a band, Metal-Rules gave us the opportunity to be part of our very
first compilation which will allow our music to be heard across the
world. We never thought such a thing would happen so easily. That's the
reason why Metal-Rules means so much for the band.
you think webzines like Metal-Rules.com are, or maybe someday could,
replace traditional published magazines?
Indeed, it's hard to spend your money on an expensive magazine while
you can read and get a lot more in the web. Internet will replace a lot
of things in the future.
Can you please list the members of the band and what they each
Christopher "Chaz" Thomson - lead singer;
Javier Bassino - lead guitar & backing vocals;
Carlos Otto - rhythm guitar & backing vocals;
J.P. Lewin - bass guitar;
Diego Bombardiere - Drums.
How long has the band been together and what goals would you like
to achieve in the coming years with the band?
We have been together for over a year and a half, and the main goal
has always been to have a good time playing and show the people what
rock n' roll is. We try to make the best show out of our live
performances, we make the crowd sing, shout, have a good time and try to
make them feel what we feel up there. The other goals include the usual;
recording as many albums as possible, travel around the world playing
live and get as many chicks and drinks we can (he he).
your opinion, what style of metal would you say best describes what you
80's Glam-metal is a very accurate description, though we don't like
to categorize our music so strictly.
Who have been some of your main influences?
Bands like Guns n' Roses, Skid Row, Poison, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper,
Ozzy, Journey, Europe, etc. and much heavier bands have always been an
influence too; Megadeth, Iron Maiden etc. They are too many to list them
Is your band currently signed to a record label?
Not yet, but we are looking for a record label to publish our music.
Meanwhile we are doing everything by ourselves.
Have you contributed work to other compilation CDs?
Nope, this is the first time.
Where did they hear about this compilation?
On the Metal-Rules.com web page.
Why did you choose this compilation to get your music to potential
'Cause it gathered bands from all over the world including different
styles of rock which means that there's bound to be a taste for
Besides your song, what is the best feature of the Metal-Rules
compilation and why?
Jag Panzer and having Mark Briody master the CD.
Why did you choose this particular song for the compilation?
Because it's a song which will reach even the more heavier listeners.
Where did you record the song & who wrote it and produced
Chains 'n' Cellars was written by Chaz Thomson, Carlos Otto &
J.P.Lewin. The song was recorded, mixed and engineered at J.B. Studios,
Santiago, Chile, by Javier Bassino our lead guitar player, and he's only
17 years old! The song was produced by °Fahrenheit and the recording
took place January 2002.
you say that your song on this compilation representative of all your
Yes and no. Our creative work varies a lot. We can play a song on one
acoustic guitar or blow your mind away with a song like 'Chains 'n'
What is your song on this compilation about and what was the
inspiration behind it?
Pure rock n' roll; the need to have a good time. Dream about the
perfect woman being your slave for a night.
What about this song made you select it for this compilation?
That we had only two songs recorded at that time! (laugh!). Well,
it's a song we like very much, it speaks for itself. Besides, thousands
of people have heard it already, and all we've heard back was "it
kind of expectations do you have towards this particular compilation?
What do you hope to gain by being featured?
We wish to gain people's interest in a Chilean Hard Rock Band. Being
heard worldwide is what every band looks forward to.
Are you hoping this might help you in some way gain the kind of
exposure that may lead to a label picking you up?
By all means!
As you know, most of the bands on this compilation are not
extremely well known. Do you think a compilation CD with a group of
mostly underground bands is a great way to help get your music noticed?
The bands on the CD may not be well known, but they are all full of
expectations and willing to become as famous as possible.
do you think of compilation CD's overall?
It's a good idea to reach the general public who are not that fanatic
of specific groups, or are open to listen to new and different groups.
What kinds of things should a compilation feature in order to make
it worth purchasing and what makes a compilation worthwhile?
Good music, a nice production. The idea of the metal-rules
compilation featuring a world wide known bands, is great plus that
indeed will help the promotion of the CD and less known groups.
If you had a chance to put together this type of compilation, what
would be some of the unsigned bands you'd like to feature?
From Chile we recommend 'THE SHRINK', they really kick ass! Visit
their web page www.theshrinkband.com.
Would you be interested in sacrificing another song for
"Metal-Rules.com - Vol. II" if the opportunity presented
Indeed. We hope to keep our doors open and strengthen the bonds with
Where can people order your other recorded material?
On our web page, www.fahrenheitonline.net,
or mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your band's upcoming battle plans?
To be as well known as possible, having people know about our existence.
Also to put Chile on the hard rock map.
Do you have any live dates coming up that you'd like to list here?
For the moment we are only playing here in Chile, so we'll have to
wait for a kind promoter to invite us elsewhere.