Alexandros Mantas







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

Escape from this life. I wouldn't be alive without it.

What is your music dream?

Bring the music of Residuos Mentales to as many people as possible.

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

Peace and justice.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Impossible to pick one!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Camel, Kansas, Rush, Judas Priest, King Diamond, Savatage, Verbal Delirium, Scorpions, Ciccada, Coroner, Atheist, King Crimson, Levellers, Vinnie Moore, Shadow Gallery

What inspires you to make music?

The mood and the need to do something creative

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

No, no message at all, it's feelings mostly I would like to share

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


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

We have access to technology and the potential to share our music, but very hard to make a living out of it.

What do you think of Drooble?

An excellent plug for sharing music and passion!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People seem to have lost interest in music. People aren't apt to loose theimselves in music by listening to an album. They seem to need music only when they go out to have a drink and even then they don't seem to listen to the music. On a side note, my progress in music frustrates me!

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

Of course I do, attending gigs and buying the stuff from the bands I like, plus telling everyone I know about them.

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

Dedication, business-minded, a lot of cash available and a good dose of luck.

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

Verbal Delirium, Ciccada, Mother Turtle, Methexis, Master Key