Alan Ponce








What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is everything to me, it's my way of life, I find music in the most minimalistic sound of the everyday life and it's something beautiful. It gives me a irreplaceable joy than everything else in life.

What is your music dream?

To work as a musician, to travel around the world expressing myself to people who want to hear me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Education, pure and simple...If we teach our kids values of work, respect, harmony between us and our planet, the world will be a better place.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

A lot: Raining Blood, Symphony of Destruction, Hammer Smashed Face, San Sebastian, Nemo, just to name a few

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Again...a lot: Adagio, Symphony X, Cannibal Corpse, Metallica, Megadeth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Bishop of Hexen, Turmion Kätilöt, Victor Wooten and Caravan Palace are some.

What inspires you to make music?

Hard to say, inspiration comes when you least expect it, sometimes I write songs when I'm frustrated, when I'm happy, or just walking around the city.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I would have to write a book about this. But mostly I want to inspire people to never give up never stop following their dreams.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Overjoyed, better than anything else

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Musicians are getting more important in everyday life, not just there's more jobs as musicians as ever before, it's so easy to discover new music and learn new methods of recording and creating music that we're surpassing our limits everyday

What do you think of Drooble?

Heh...It's cool

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being able to play with a band for a long time, irresponsible bandmates or just obnoxious "I-play-better-than-you" guys. And I had a lot of those in my life

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Always, I always go to underground shows and buy their records, use their T-Shirts etc.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I don't feel qualified enough to respond this, because I never had a large audience to begin with.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Chthonic, Hermética, Almafuerte, Malón, Horcas, Magnox, Cabral, O'Connor, Turmion Kätilöt