INTERVIEW WITH JUAN GARCIA:
GUITARIST OF EVILDEAD AND AGENT STEEL
Interview and live pictures by Arto Lehtinen
Back in the 80′s albums such as UNSTOPPABLE FORCE, SKEPTICS APOCALYPSE, ANNIHILATION OF CIVILIZATION were effectively spun on the record players of several thrash metal fans. Those albums belonged to the raging thrash metal era when thrash metal was unique and intense. The gigs were pure mayhem and chaos. Juan Garcia of Agent Steel and Evildead, and of course Abattoir, has been in the metal scene and seen the furious metal years in the 80′s, the low times in the 90′s, and the resurrection of metal. Agent Steel were a unique band with vocalist John Cyriis with the traditional classic metal style. After Bruce Hall’s departure from Agent Steel, Cyriis returned to the band. Besides Agent Steel, Juan Garcia is also involved in the reunited thrash metal patrol Evildead. The five piece recently published a new song and are doing more and more gigs. I had a pleasant task to talk Juan Garcia about both bands and how he views metal nowadays.