Templo Dos Martyrs

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TEMPLO DOS MARTYRS was formed in 2014. It began just like many other bands begin (a Jam among friends). Nuno Evaristo on guitar and vocals, Rick "Kado", drums, and Miguel "Guéu", on vocals. The plan wasn't to form a band, but rather to try to write a few songs in the Portuguese language. And see where that would lead us. Early on, Portuguese lyrics seemed to gain a new meaning and special importance for any of the 3 members, since we had never written any music in the Portuguese language. Surely not INDIE, SHOEGAZE or SOFT ROCK music. Much less in Portuguese. Which is a very hard language to sing and compose with... more so when it comes to guitar driven music. All members of T.D.M. come from a METAL and THRASH METAL background. Musically speaking! Weird! no doubt. But gradually the songs were being written and the band was gaining form. It was as if we had played this kind of music for years. Which is not the case as mentioned before. Our compositions are by no means structured with specific formulas or musical styles in mind. It's all very organic and spontaneous. We like to keep everything simple. Although there are many layers of sounds in our music!

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

Music is art, and like art... it enriches you.

What is your music dream?

We just want to play music. There aren't any dreams. It's all as real as it goes when you get in a room or on a stage with your mates.

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

No one can change the world. You can only do your things the best way you can...

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Beatles - Something

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Sonic Youth, The Beatles, The Kills, Radiohead, Oasis, Swans,, Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Strokes, The Doors, Slowdive, The Black Keys, Ride, Queens Of The Stone Age, Placebo, Pixies and so on....

What inspires you to make music?

Music...

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

Just really hope to inspire others, just like the music of others inspire me...

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

I feel myself.

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

Musicians these days are mostly digital, which is good in a way and bad in others ways. However i personally don't care about what others do with their music. I care about the music i create.

What do you think of Drooble?

Not sure, just starting

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Nothing frustaste me at all. Being a musician is a great gift. You should treasure it.

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

100%. well in any way i can...

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

As i said before. i know what i do with my music. What other bands or musician do is their thing. Their problem.

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

I don't know what bands you or anyone knows, but i can mention a few like: The Pineapple Thief, Pale Saints, Nick Leng, My Morning Jacket, Jesu, Hum ...