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[LA BODEGA]QUARANTINE TALK:DIONNY TABBAREZ

WELCOME TO La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK, WHERE WE’VE HELD VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST’S & GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VIA ZOOM, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVEN PLAIN OLD PHONE CONVERSATIONS.

WELCOME TO THE 31st EDITION OF La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK.
THE ARTIST WE HAVE TODAY IS DIONNY TABBAREZ
YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR CONVERSATION DOWN BELOW



SO. What is your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?
DT. Dionny Tabbarez, born in the Dominican Republic. I Started singing in church, my grandmother took me as a very young boy and I started to sing with the church choir.



SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
DT. Life is a major part of my inspiration, the experience of it, the moments that come and go, so I try to capture it all through my songs.

SO. How would you describe your sound?
DT. My sound is as gentle as an ocean wave on a clear blue sky, I’m also influenced by all types of music, hip hop, classical, Latin & rock.

SO. What is your creative process like?
DT. The songs come to me in various melodies, out of nowhere, I will hear a melody and start humming, I usually record it on my phone, before I used to carry a small tape recorder and then would proceed to work on the words later. otherwise, I would lose that melody and would never come back.

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
DT. That’s a tough one, so many? Kenney Chesney, would love a duet with Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Allen, Eric Church & Luke Combs.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
DT. Just to give me the opportunity to make my music, to listen to it and hopefully I can win them over as fans and to join me on this beautiful musical journey.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
DT. I’m a great cook, super handy and my wife says I give great massages.

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
DT. I will probably be doing what I do now, being a great husband and father to my two beautiful girls, working in Logistics and living life to the fullest, none of that changes, music is a compliment to my already beautiful life, it’s the icing on the cake.

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
DT. As far as artist Dolly Parton, she has done it all, great singer songwriter business savvy. A wonderful giver to charity and helping others and what a career, still going strong, a true legend. People I admire have to be my mother and my beautiful wife, my mother being a single mom, raising two boys in a foreign country working sometimes even on weekends to provide a better life for me.  My wife for supporting my dreams and being my best friend and for helping to raise our wonderful girls, without her none of this would be possible, she’s my rock.

The best advice I got was from my mother. She would always tell me as a young child, you were not born to be a seed, you are always growing.

When asked What is the best advice you’ve been given?



SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
DT. I would not change a thing, I feel that the industry is at a good place, independent artists like myself can create and share our music more than ever. The music industry is at a good place and it will continue to adapt to the times.

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself next year?
DT. Next for me is to continue to putting music out, working on my next single and hoping to have the LP done within a year or so,  I’m really excited about the future and can’t wait to share all my music.



SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 
DT. My Landing page is the following https://linktr.ee/DionnyTabbarez you will see all my other socials there.
Instagram: @dionnytabbarez
FACEBOOK @dionnytabbarez
Spotify Artist: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2VFS34cqroCtmmJSE4SvuF




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Country Star Naomi Judd Dies at 76

On Saturday April 30th 2022 Country star Naomi Judd passed away at the age of 76 years old.

Daughter Wynona broke the news on Twitter saying she had died from a mental illness further reports will be coming.

Naomi and her daughter Wynona were to be inducted into the country music hall of fame on Sunday.

She is survived by her 2 daughters Wynona Judd and actress Ashley Judd as this report is being broadcasted details are still sketchy if they will be continuing with the induction ceremony for the music duo The Judds or postpone it.

Naomi also did bit of acting who has appeared in several Hallmark movies.

Naomi’s hits include love can build a bridge: grandpa tell me about the good ol days.


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[LA BODEGA] QUARANTINE TALK: PENTESILEA ROAD

WELCOME TO La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK, WHERE WE’VE HELD VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST’S & GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VIA ZOOM, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVEN PLAIN OLD PHONE CONVERSATIONS.

WELCOME TO THE 30th EDITION OF La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK.
THE ARTIST WE HAVE TODAY IS PENTESILEAROAD
YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR CONVERSATION DOWN BELOW




SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the
entertainment industry?
P. Hi all, this is Vito from Pentesilea Road. Thanks for hosting the conversation!
We’re actually all from Italy, if we exclude the guest musicians who played on the album.
About the third question I can only speak for myself and state that I have never been
interested in the “entertainment industry”; music is an artistic expression, in my opinion,
and art is placed orthogonal the serialization of the industry.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
P. Well, anything about the world around is a good source of inspiration: books, movies,
news…even a nice walk in the park. From musical perspective, I am an instinctive
composer…I let the music take the lead and I rarely plan in advance what I would like the
music to sound like. Probably this is the reason for the album is a mix of different styles…

SO. How would you describe your sound?
P. It’s indeed a fusion of different styles: I like to put together complex structures, close to
more naïve, yet musical, solutions. I used to describe our sound like post-progressive, as
originally there were some post-rock inserts in the album, although in the final version they
gradually almost disappeared…I’d probably will have to update the definition ��




SO. What is your creative process like?
P. As said earlier, I am completely instinctive in the composition phase. I do not always start
from the guitar part…sometimes I build a bass line first, some other time piano or keys, even
drums. In some cases, I do define the structure of the song first, in other case I build a song
on top of a riff and so on. This is just to say, that I do not follow any precise process and I am
comfortable with this approach. The only exception is about the lyrics: while vocal melody is
also part of the music build process, I always write the lyrics at the end. This is necessary for
me to give a sense of logical continuity to the whole thing. Working a project so lyrically
complex starting from the actual lyrics…well, I would find it even more complex frankly.

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
P. Actually, we are very happy with current setup. We are working on the new album and it’s
progressing really well!


SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
P. If you like our music please keep an eye to our Facebook page, we will publish all the news
about the band’s next steps over there. We really appreciate support from our listeners and
that’s especially needed for independent bands like ours!

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
P. Ah, I like to make pizza, the proper way! Not sure whether I do have talent, but it’s actually
pretty good!

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
P. Probably exactly what I am doing now. I am professional in the field of technology and I’m happy
with it…

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
P. Well, it should be pretty clear I am a big Fates Warning fan. I do have deep respect for Jim
Matheos, and I do consider him one of my main influences. However, there’s plenty of good
people around…from Riverside to Steven Wilson, from Opeth to Neal Morse…Pain of
Salvation, Leprous… I mean, I am coming from classic Heavy Metal, but in the last 2 decades
I have been mostly attracted by musicians who can really do something “new”, as well as
musically great. Of course, I am only sticking to the musical domain, with my reply.

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
P. I would say “if you got something good, don’t wait for other people”. I have been waiting for
many years to find some band mates to get this album done. At the end it only worked
when I got on top of everything and decided to do all on my own; the rest of the band came
at recording stage. And they came to stay. I’m really happy about it, but it could have been
done a few years back….

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
P. You just said that: the “industry” part. The idea of subordinating the artistic mean, to something
systematically organized, serialized, streamlined in order to optimize sales, in my opinion is
suffocating the artistic potentiality of so many musicians. The situation gets worse when labels are
involved: at the end of the day the sales process might be often in radical conflict with the domain of
the muses.

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
P. With the rest of the band, we are actually busy writing the new album. This time we will
have a band approach and I’m sure it will be interesting. There’s already quite a lot on the
table, but it will take some time for the second release. We will also like to get ready for
some live shows, when the scene will fully resume. Let’s wait and see…

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 
P. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp…however the most active pages
are by far our Facebook page and the Bandcamp. I would suggest to follow us on Facebook,
Bandcamp and Spotify, mainly, and of course we will appreciate deeply your support!



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King ZG, Latin HipHop Icon Drops New Single “Hard Knock”

latin rapper hiphop icon King ZG aka zulu gremlin album cover for new song Hard Knock

Hip-Hop’s Renaissance man Zulu Gremlin aka King ZG debuts his new single “Hard Knock”. The hard knocking self-produced beat and lyrics tell the story of a hard knock b-boy from the school of hard knocks.

King ZG shares his appreciation for hip-hop culture and its 4 main elements: rhyming, breakdancing, graffiti writing, and DJing. He purposely kept the song short with only 2 verses and without melodic sing-song style; just real hip-hop bars over a Hard Knocking beat.

A world-traveling, award winning champion breakdancer and advocate/ambassador for Breakdancing in the Olympics, Zulu Gremlin releases music under the moniker “King ZG”. A member of the Zulu Nation, he devotes his time to teaching and training dancers all across the world. He is the head judge in many countries for Hip-Hop International. He lectures on hip-hop culture and history across the country at universities, schools, and organizations and has had some of his artifacts on loan in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Smithsonian. He continues to teach in Los Angeles when he’s not developing new TV programs, scoring films, and producing new music.

“Hard Knock” by King ZG is available digitally worldwide via VIP Records/Empire.

Check it out and click here to stream/download on your favorite platform – https://zg.fanlink.to/HardKnock

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[LA BODEGA] QUARANTINE TALK: ELKAPATH

WELCOME TO La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK, WHERE WE’VE HELD VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST’S & GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VIA ZOOM, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVEN PLAIN OLD PHONE CONVERSATIONS.

WELCOME TO THE 29th EDITION OF La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK.
THE ARTIST WE HAVE TODAY IS ELKAPATH
YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR CONVERSATION DOWN BELOW

SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the
entertainment industry?
E. We are called Elkapath, our names are:
Carla Elkapath
AJ Marios
Trevor England
Chris Horwood-Jones
2.Who and/or what inspires you to create?
We do get a lot of different inspirations. We are 4 people with 4 completely different
backgrounds, Carla who is the main lyricist/songwriter gets her inspiration from bands like the
Prodigy, Korn and the list goes on.

SO. How would you describe your sound?
E. Unique in many ways, We might have a label over our head as a gothic/industrial band but we
truly believe that in the album you can hear everything in a very dark mix, we believe this album
have something to say to pure classic metalheads, to Nu metalheads, black and the list can go
on, we didn’t let that label limit us.
At the end of the day we made an album that we are happy to play on repeat in the car while we
are traveling everywhere

SO. What is your creative process like?
E. Carla she is the main writer, we love her way of work… she once said “guys I need a break from
social media, don’t worry, I will be back in 10 days…” 10 days later she came back with the next
album!
The way she writing is in a simple electro dark theme, with midi guitars and drums, she makes a
song as it is in her head, then Trevor add his bass over the original, I do the guitaring Chris does
his drums and boom, the pure magic done, all it left from the original I the keyboard!
The hardest bit to that is to stick to the original idea which we always aim to

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
E. The list is massive, one of the artist we would love to collaborate is actually Bob Katsionis!
He is the man behind the production of the album and he is one of the most creative musicians
we have ever met!


SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
E. We wish we could meet each and every one of them, shake their hand and thank them!
Without them we wouldn’t ever be here and their support is the most appreciated!

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
E. We are far far away from making a living out of it, we are all have our jobs and some of us have
families and kids.
We all have our day jobs but our ultimate goal is to be able to make a living out of music one
day.

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
E. The list is massive!!
Mario’s favorite guitarist always been Randy Rhoads, but most of all he admires Steve Harris,
his leadership and his figure is second to none!
Apart from music one of our favorite artist is Salvador Dali! How can you not love and admire
such a persona?

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
E. They say that life’s a carousel
Spinning fast, you’ve got to ride it well
The world is full of kings and queens
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
it’s heaven and hell
how can this not be a value of life

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
E. I would love the industry to be a lot more open to it’s newer member

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
E. Every year we have the same wish… a massive stage in a festival, day time and Elkapath to hit
the stage!
That’s our dream and that is where we would like to see our self’s in the next year but first of all,
work work work…sucks

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
E. Elkapath on the most social media and that is more or less a direct contact to the band!




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[LA BODEGA] QUARANTINE TALK: PROJECT RENEGADE

WELCOME TO La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK, WHERE WE’VE HELD VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST’S & GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VIA ZOOM, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVEN PLAIN OLD PHONE CONVERSATIONS.

WELCOME TO THE 28th EDITION OF La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK.
THE ARTIST WE HAVE TODAY IS PROJECT RENEGADE
YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR CONVERSATION DOWN BELOW

SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the
entertainment industry?
PR. We are Project Renegade and we are from Athens Greece. My name is Ody and I play drums,
Marianna is on vocals, Philip on guitar and Jay is on bass. Our love for music has always been
our main focus in life in general and that’s why we were all in bands since we were
teenagers. Also, the camaraderie and friendship you create with your bandmates is
something unique and something I think we always searched for. You know, sharing your
passion with other people and striving for something to achieve together is not very easy to
find in life.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
PR. We get inspired by real life events and real life people, we don’t do myths and folklore
because for us speaking truth to power and trying to help change this world for the better –
like every other person does when he wakes up and goes to work to feed his family and
survive in general – is personally a more raw and powerful message than any storytelling
form of art can be.

SO. How would you describe your sound?
PR. It’s a big pallet of different colors, sounds and messages that come together and unite as
one to become this ball of sensory attack that we call Project Renegade. It’s controlled
chaos, it’s open minded…I think honest and real is the two words that best describe it.


SO. What is your creative process like?
PR. Usually I start with drums bass and guitar, you know get the “metal” part of the music down.
Then Marianna and me do the programming and then Marianna does the orchestras and the
Vocals/Lyrics. Creatively we have hobbies that inspire us to do music like reading, traveling,
conversing…being open to all the stimuli that life brings upon you is how we begin to think
about music, we are becoming open vessels and we try to be very sensitive when we get in
that state of mind because we want to express what we want to express with 100%
honesty…It’s not a fun process most of the time but it makes great art which in our opinion is
always bigger than us!

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
PR. I’d like to see us collaborating with a lot of artists that we admire and we think are unique in
what they do. I’d say right now top of the list in no particular order are Jonathan Davis,
Maria Brink, Scarlxrd, Ghostmane, Amy Lee, Devin Townsend, Howard Jones and Mike
Patton to name a few.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
PR. Never stop trying to achieve the things you dream of. What we need right now is people who
are aware and in touch with themselves, their beliefs…People who are well educated are not
easily gullible by a systematic brainwash and a continuous propaganda that’s been going on
in the social media and in the entertainment industry for years. If you think that you should
be in whatever level you think it’s appropriate for you never stop trying to reach that level,
even the sheer trial makes you better and helps the ones around you too. So don’t ever
downplay yourself and be nice and help one another. These are difficult times and we need
each other whether you like to admit it or not.


SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
PR. I have a vast array of different voices that I turn into characters and I get super weird and
make them have dialogues with each other when I’m bored or when I do computer work.
Marianna is a great impressionist, especially of other singers, her Britney Spears and Celine
Dion are amazing!



SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
PR. I’d probably do my other job which is a special education teacher!

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
PR. Probably early 90’s and 00’s metal music is the common answer for all of us, bands like Limp
Bizkit, Korn, Slipknot, Lacuna Coil were so different than what was going on at the time. I
think we all gravitated towards that new sound that was going on at the time. But we also
love Icepeak, In this moment, Hacktivist, Architects, Halestorm, Ghostmane, Travis Scott,
Behemoth, Blink 182…We’re a little bit crazy when it comes to musical influences.
We admire people that carved their own path and laid their own mark on the industry. We
can relate to that… it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play as long as it’s good and
unique!

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
PR. “Fuck ‘em all” by my sister!



SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
PR. I’d stop illegal downloading and yes I would stop mp3s and music being on the internet in
general. There is magic into printing a CD or a vinyl and buying the whole package and
spending time with it. You create a relationship with it and as opportunistic as that may
sound when you buy a package of any sorts you value and appreciate it more…Yeah man
fuck digital, digital sucks! And it’s making people devalue music because they take it for
granted!

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
PR. We’ve got some plans that we can’t announce yet but if all goes well – especially in these
strange times – I’d like to see us out on the road supporting our new and previous record
whilst playing to as many people as possible.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 
PR. All social media platforms and whoever wants to drop a line be damn sure we are
going to answer, Facebook Instagram Twitter…..We are on all of them and we can’t wait to
hear from you!
https://www.facebook.com/prenband
https://www.instagram.com/projectrenegadeofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5zHAKWh35oPsbHANEbI3w
https://twitter.com/Proj_Renegade
https://projectrenegade.bandcamp.com



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[LA BODEGA] QUARANTINE TALK: GRANDE FOX

WELCOME TO La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK, WHERE WE’VE HELD VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST’S & GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VIA ZOOM, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVEN PLAIN OLD PHONE CONVERSATIONS.

WELCOME TO THE 27th EDITION OF La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK.
THE ARTIST WE HAVE TODAY IS GRANDE FOX
YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR CONVERSATION DOWN BELOW

SO. What are your Names ?
Where are you from and what first got you interested in the entertainment
industry ?
GF. At vocals is Berzamanis Nicolas, guitars Zao Lefteris, bass George Chaikas and our drummer is Jim
Lucas. We are all from Greece except Zao who is from Cyprus.
The good thing about us all is that we share the same interests in entertainment industry. We all have a
huge passion for music and we are people without whom we can not live. But what perhaps sets us apart
from a wide range of bands and musicians is perhaps the fact that in our minds our vision for what we
want to do in this space is clear. From the beginning we had a clear vision for the creation of the shape
and what we want and seek to achieve.

SO. Who and / or what inspires you to create ?
GF. We have been inspired from time to time by artists of international recognition, but of course also from
situations that concern either domestic or international issues and humanity in general or even the
environment, the universe and how it works. The sources of inspiration are endless and never specific and
can range from the smallest to the largest. From joy, from tragedies, from anger, from indignation, from
spiritual awakening, from sources of knowledge, from historical events and generally from various issues
that may touch us.

SO. How would you describe your sound ?
GF. Our sound can be characterized as Psychedelic Heavy Stoner Rock from most people with many other
influences from the rock scene in it that come and go from track to track.

SO. What is your creative process like ?
GF. In this we dο not follow specific paths and methods or rituals. We are liberated from all this , first of all to
express ourselves and to bring to the surface the authenticity that springs from within us. If this does not
happen, it is not possible for us to proceed with any creation and we generally don’t like that there are
various artists that do so for the sake of fame and money. We do not belong to this portion of people. We
are free in the way we move musically having of course found the bases on which we always step to
create but that does not mean that we limit ourselves. When something good comes out we just bring it to
the measure of the band’s identity. Sometimes a melody emerges and sometimes the lyrics first. And the
opposite. But it all always starts when one of us has something essential to say and bring to the surface.
There is all the substance and as soon as this arises we all work on this material to sculpt it and bring it to
the level it deserves.

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with ?
GF. As from our country we would love to collaborate with artists like Planet of Zeus, 1000Mods, Vic,
Narcosis, Dendrites. As from abroad we would like to collaborate with bands like Kyuss, My Sleeping
Karma, Truck Fighters, Clutch, Godsmack and Trully many many others!

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters ?
GF. We always carried the message of unity and brotherhood. Respect for the diversity of the individual. We
have stood against racism and fascism and at every opportunity we fight to overthrow such ideologies and
perceptions and we urge everyone to strive for the same goals. Against all forms of violence, whether
verbal or physical.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about ?
GF. It would be very easy to start telling you what we are good at and what our talents are. But we are not
people who like to talk and brag. We will share something else instead of some talent. We will share the
meaning of consciousness and empathy as these are two of the most necessary qualities that a person must
learn to use in order to change his destructiveness, his hostile attitude towards others and the planet. In a
human society as divided and confused as the one we are experiencing, each of us needs to know who he
is, where he stands and what he is doing to improve things.

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music ?
GF. Probably we were professionally involved in sports as we love them and believe that it is necessary in
shaping the character of a person but also necessary for his mental and physical health and why not do it
if there is opportunities to make money from it.

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why ?
GF. The following artists are key points in our lives as they were in a way a support for us during the
transition from childhood to adulthood due to poor living conditions and many difficult situations that we
experienced growing up. As we have said before, we were never children of the rich, we grew up in slums
with few goods and we wandered the streets all day. We have seen and experienced the pain, the
poverty, the violence and the financial difficulties, the tense conditions in our families and music has
always been a support and a way out for us…
So here are some of most favorite : Red Hot Chili Peppers , Nirvana , Guns n Roses, Metallica, Tool ,
Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Parkway Drive, Pink Floyd and many others.

SO. What is the best advice you‘ve been given ?
GF. To “ Be Water ”. Not to be trapped in a certain mindset. To be able to adapt to certain situations , to grow
and to change. It’s about not being rigid and stubborn about your beliefs, practices, understanding, and
instead, about being open-minded and able to change and adapt to the circumstances we are put into.

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be ?
GF. Oh we would love to see labels that understand our situations and what we’ve been through. After all, this
is the main reason why we can not collaborate until today with any company to publish our music and we
continue as independent record artists.

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year ?
GF. We dream of the moment when we will go on stage more often to appear live and get close to the world.
We have missed him and surely this will be a priority for us when things go better with our covid 19 in
our country. The situation remains difficult for both the bands and the festival organizers. To understand
better, we have not yet been able to close a series of appearances aimed at promoting our new Lp album
Empty Nest which seems to be going very well online but we are definitely thirsty to play our new music
live!

SO. What is your social media ? How can people get in contact with you ?
GF. Official website :
https://grandefox.gr/
Official Bandcamp page :
https://grandefox.bandcamp.com/
Facebook :https://el-gr.facebook.com/outofnesta/
Instagram :https://www.instagram.com/grande_fox_official/?hl=el

People in general can send us a simple message at our facebook page , we always respond !
For finding our Merchandise you can place your orders at our official Bandcamp page !
For Booking gigs you can contact either us or our partner’s managing office Angels Pr

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[La Bodega]Quarantine Talk: Hard Disk Drive

WELCOME TO La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK, WHERE WE’VE HELD VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST’S & GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VIA ZOOM, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVEN PLAIN OLD PHONE CONVERSATIONS.

WELCOME TO THE 26th EDITION OF La Bodega QUARANTINE TALK.
THE ARTIST WE HAVE TODAY IS HARD DISK DRIVE
YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR CONVERSATION DOWN BELOW

SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the
entertainment industry?
HDD. Hard Disk Drive are:
Dinos Fil. – Vocals/Guitars
Thanos K. – Drums
Paris Ch. – Guitars
Dinos & Thanos are from a small town in the Greek countryside while Paris is from
Athens.
All three of us are huge heavy metal fans from a very young age, therefore playing music
and forming a band came as a natural transition to express our creative needs.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
HDD. Our debut album is called “Immortal Nightmares”, showing that we draw inspiration
from everyday battles, worries and everything related.
Sometimes all different feelings are filtered through fictional perspective, since fantasy
is often a gateway to channel out everyday hardships.

SO. How would you describe your sound?
HDD. Let’s sum it up in 3 words: heavy, melodic, dark! We like to pursue an old – school aesthetic,
however filtered through a more modern sound, combining all our different influences.

SO. What is your creative process like?
HDD. We basically get together in a room and we jam through ideas each of us has.
Most of the times music comes first and then we match whatever fits from Dinos’ lyric
depository.
Once we have a basic idea of the song, we record it in a demo format in our home studio
and continue from there.

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
HDD. Quite frankly with each and everyone of our idols, haha !
Also, the Greek scene is very strong and it would be interested if we could collaborate
with an artist of a different musical background.

On our upcoming album we’ve collaborated with George Halliwell of Fortis Ventus who
brought in a more atmospheric tone to our sound. Thus, it would be very interesting to
incorporate orchestral parts and even darker colors, similar to the style of Septicflesh,
Chaostar or Dead Can Dance.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
HDD. We hope our upcoming album will be worth the wait, be sure to check it out in all digital
platforms on October 4th !
Also a big thank you for all the support throughout the years !

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
HDD. One thing that probably separates us is the capability to write music that combines old-
school aesthetics with a more modern approach. We have been told that the music
rings a bell from classic albums yet still sounding fresh and intriguing to a new listener.
8.What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
All of us have everyday jobs. This is what pays for everything, including our passion for
music. On the other hand this is also what sometimes holds us back from taking risks
that would probably take us further as band.

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
HDD. The music of Hard Disk Drive derives from the combination of mainly two genres; the classic
heavy metal origins we all grew up with and remain at the top of our playlists (bands like Iron
Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Accept) combined with gothic metal influences,
such as Paradise Lost, Poisonblack and Charon.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Over the years we’ve listened some good and some terrible advice.
As simple as it may sound the best one has been to never give up and always believe in
ourselves.

When Asked “What is the best advice you’ve been given?


SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
HDD. We certainly are not a band to know enough about the industry.
However we would encourage small bands to pursue a more DIY path, since our little
experience has proved that the more business and third parties are involved, the less
fun you have being in a band.
Of course, business is mandatory to take the next step but things seem to change over
the years for the better.

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
HDD. Hopefully the pandemic will come to an end once and for all and we can get back to
playing live shows.
Until then we hope our new material reaches a new audience so we can visit more
places for a gig!

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 
HDD. You can reach us through the following links:
https://www.facebook.com/HardDiskDrive
https://www.instagram.com/harddiskdrive_band/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0KC2WwIGsp409EIQ4Lq8BW?si=RwFORa5HRl-rxgWJg99rnQ
https://www.youtube.com/user/HardDiskDrive1

You can also find our merch on bandcamp:
https://harddiskdrive.bandcamp.com/

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[La Bodega] The Mark Williams Releases Seductive Tribute to Hispanic Women with “Latina Girl”

With over 30 Million streams under his belt, Mister R&B The Mark Williams releases his new single “Latina Girl” on MasterSellers Music. The single is a playful, sexy homage to the strength and beauty of Latin women.

Latina women are Smart, Sassy, and Beautiful and I thought a sweet love song dedicated to them was needed and sung in English,” he says.

With experience in media, performing, as well as managing and producing live events for a Who’s Who of talent, including El Debarge, Parliament, Salt n Pepa, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame act the Dells, and over 100 Gold & Platinum artists, The Mark Williams is a true Jack of All Trades. 

Mark is currently working on EDM and Reggaeton remixes of “Latina GIrl” to be released soon.
For more information visit his official website https://themarkwms.com.
And listen to “Latina Girl” by The Mark Williams on your favorite platform here: https://themarkwms.fanlink.to/LatinaGirl

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Eminem Most Certified Artist For Singles In RIAA History

EMINEM has reached the top of the RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA’s list of most rewarded musicians for singles, adding 73.5 million new Gold & Platinum Program certifications, these additions bring EMINEM’s total to 227.5 million certifications (166 million for singles, 61.5 million for albums), including a combined six RIAA Diamond awards, the newest being for “Curtain Call: The Hits,” his third Diamond album.

RIAA Chairman/CEO MITCH GLAZIER said, “These awards recognize EMINEM’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last twenty years. With the announcement, EMINEM becomes the top certified singles artist in our program’s history and adds a rare third Diamond Album to his many creative accomplishments. Congratulations to EMINEM and his entire label team who have set the bar higher than ever!”

INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M Vice Chairman STEVE BERMAN said, “INTERSCOPE joins AFTERMATH in congratulating MARSHALL, PAUL, and the entire SHADY team on this remarkable achievement. It has been an honor to be part of one of the greatest journeys in the history of recorded music. The most beautiful part of this is it feels like the journey has just begun.”

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