Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Napalm Storm is a thrash metal band formed in Pedrola (Zaragoza, Spain) in July 2010 by the guitarists Michal Kacprzak and Fernando Tovar, and drummer Alejandro Duarte. Initially the project was called Napalm. Later, Carlos Tello recorded the vocals and joined the band as their vocalist and bassist.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
There’s not a clear influence in our music. Each one of us has been into different genres of music, which we think that give us a huge amount of ideas when we are composing new songs. Although our first album is clearly influenced by old school thrash metal, there are few sections showing some variations that we hope to develop in our upcoming songs to create an own sound.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Maybe it’s not us who should be recommending our own music, but, we think it’s full of vibrant riffs that they will enjoy for sure if they like this kind of music. We also encourage people to stay tuned for new releases, which we think are going to surprise them.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have released 1 album(Harmless Cruelty, 2014) and 2 demos (Objective to Kill, 2012; Solemn Oath, 2016). The overall reception has been highly satisfying. We have received several great reviews from worldwide media, and we are so proud for it, although we don’t relax and we always think we can do it even better.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes, of course we do. We think live shows are the best way to show our music to people and it gives us the opportunity to feel the crowd being part of it. It’s great. We have toured several cities in Spain and even abroad. Last year we’ve been focused on the songwriting process for an upcoming album, and although we are on it yet, we are trying to book as many dates as we can for this year to show our latest work.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We think we work hard, we have set high goals as a band, and we always try to do our best in every single thing we do. Anyway, this is all about music, so it is our best argument for them to be interested.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We hope to finish the new songs for an upcoming album, which hopefully will be recorded late this year or early 2018, and we are focused on rehearsing those new songs to present them live, so we are trying to book several dates this year for touring.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
We have profiles in the main social networks such as Youtube, Bandcamp, Spotify… Besides, you can purchase our digital album on iTunes or Amazon, or get your physical copy on our official website:
We also have a profile on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/napalmgroup/ …and Instagram: @napalmstorm