Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Our story begins in the Mexican southeast year 2005, when I (Renan) met Javier (a young guitarist with a missing finger), I started writing songs with him, and it didn’t take too long before our first interest became recording a full length album, but because of plenty of problems we ended up recording only an EP instead of a whole album. Some of the problems I’m mentioning are: our city getting 3 times flooded in the past 5 years, a car accident of our guitarist, the lost of our recordings at an unethical studio, and of course that epidemic flue that stroked in 2009… in fact we cancelled our first opportunity of giving a show outside our country because of that flue.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
People tend to say we play Melodic Death Metal. Our main influences are Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth, At the Gates, Iced Earth.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Well, they just should, otherwise how could they listen to our subliminal messages hidden in there? Haha
Nah, I’m joking, I think they should give us a listen, they might like our music.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We recorded 2 demos but were not for sale, it isn’t until now that our public will be able to buy some of our merchandise, cause we are actually promoting our first EP, "The Sun will Never Rise”.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Hell yes. Judging in how long it took us to record this EP, I can say that we are more of a live band. In fact, because of the lack of financial support, most Mexican bands are pretty much forced to stay as live bands. I’ve met many good bands that gave plenty of shows and disbanded without recording a thing… a real shame.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
I would like them to know that it’s not just that we want more ears to listen to our music, back in the "myspace days” we had many people from other countries asking us where they could buy our cds. It ain’t until now that we can actually offer something (our EP), but even now it seems tough to put the EP in their hands, shipping to other countries is expensive, not to mention shipping overseas. Therefore, we are interested in any kind of distribution from labels. Other than that, I can say that we always put an extra effort in our songs to make sure metalheads will find them interesting… and I think we have been doing a pretty good job. We are proud of our songs and people give us good feedback.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Our plans at the moment are for the recording of a full length album and trying to get financial support for it (*wink wink* labels). In the meantime we are giving live shows, writing new songs and promoting our EP.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can order our EP in our website http://www.hellsingmx.com, also our music is available for listening there and in our facebook http://www.facebook.com/mxhellsing