Questions Out of Society new EP Questions,brazilian hardcore band based in São Paulo, just release 2 brandnew songs from the upcoming ep „Out of Society”! Recorded and produced by Fernando Sanches in El Rocha Studios, São Paulo, Brasil, in June 2013, featuring Andrew Kline (Strife) and Nick Jett (Terror) that joined them on the track „We are not alone.” Seven Eight Life Recording will put out this 7″ for our upcoming European/Russian Tour in july/august 2013. And finally, to summarize a bit the concept of the new album, some of the members talk about what is to be out of society: „For me Questions always represented it,above all,a personal satisfaction. A channel to express our ideas, vent frustrations,enhance the values which we believe is important in life. But with each passing year the harsh reality imposes itself: a hardcore band in Brazil is not an economically viable thing,it´s quite the opposite,everything seems to conspire against. But there is the will and determination speak louder and find more and more strength to fight. Since we live in a place where our art (and many others) is not properly recognized,the easiest thing would be to give up,give it all up and embrace a normal life within the standards that most of society expects of us. Get a ‘good’ job,living to accumulate money and goods,consume more and more,face the mediocrity, sameness. We are not born for this. If this is the plan of life that society has to offer,we feel out of it. We did not come into this world to be just another cog in the wheel,but rather try to build our way and find our space. Prove ourselves that a better life is possible without stepping on anyone. Strengthen the hardcore in Brazil … yes,sounds utopian,but it still makes sense for us. ” (Pablo Menna) „How big is our freedom?
Since kid i’d always felt a „dirty,rotten and imbecile” by the eyes of society,either with my lifestyle I lead or charges imposed by them to make „our world” better. So when I was sure that my life would not be easy and would have to prove to myself and my family, i’d would be able to live outside the system and not follow everything I was imposed. Over time I got to know other people with the same ideas,both in music and in the attitudes of the day by day and find that the hardcore was our life,a lifestyle and not a fashion, time flies, but few survive it. Questions besides being my family is a tool to say no to society and the do it yourself is the answer! Question,think and believe,even the society is above you,we who determine our fate.” (Eduardo Sasaki) Freedom http://questionshc.bandcamp.com About Questions
Admired by the Cavalera brothers (Iggor wore their shirt in many Sepultura concerts and recorded one song in their second album, Max carry their sticker on his ”Brazilian flag” guitar), among lots of others accomplishments, Questions is today one of the best Hardcore bands that ever came out of South America”. Rodrigo Carneiro, journalist at Showlivre.
They started in February 2000, São Paulo, Brasil, moved by the feeling of mixing the energy and intensity of hardcore music and the strength and aggressiveness of metal music. The name stands a critic vision towards life: questioning, don’t accept anything passively. Their lyrics express a positive, constructive way to endure the difficulties of living in a third world country.Since their first demo-tape named “We Shall Overcome”, released in June 2000, the band established themselves as one of the most powerful bands ever formed in Brazil. Their show is energetic and passionate, keeping alive the spirit of old school Hardcore bands.In this 13 years journey, the band kept pushing the boundaries of underground music in Brazil, recording 4 CDs, doing countless videos, including a documentary about the São Paulo Hardcore Scene and playing shows all over the country, not only in clubs but also as a guest of large fetivals like Gas Fest (SP), Grito do Rock (Cuiabá), Dosol (Natal), Mundo (João Pessoa) and made three big tours in Europe, where they played more than 70 gigs in 20 countries, including Russia, Greece, Germany, Poland, Turkey, etc ….The latest two releaeses “RISE UP” and “LIFE IS A FIGHT” were released by SEVEN EIGHT LIFE RECORDINGS (http://www.seveneightlife.com/), the biggest sxe/vegan/hardcore in Latin America.
Questions is always playng shows in Brazil, and right now they are planing South American and European tours.
Another current projects: documentary made by the band on the three European tours, some episodes are available at http://www.youtube.com/user/questionstv
Production and editing of a DVD focused on the last few years of the band, called “Rise Up Days”. Since the process of composing songs on the album “Rise Up” until it’s release and tour in Europe, through the celebration of 10 years with the participation of Iggor Cavalera, launching the first shape, shows in Brazil and more. Material captured in various formats, from Full HD cameras to super 8 and 16mm.
News songs will be recorded and released before the next European Tour.
Some bands they shared the stage with: Sepultura, Agnostic Front, Strife, Sick of it All, Madball, Shelter, Caliban, Terror, Born From Pain, Most Precious Blood, Ratos de Porão and many more.