Tuesday, 7 February 2012

CULTURA TRES - The Sleeping Shaman interview

"South American sludge/doom band Cultura Tres have been getting significant praise from webzines and metal rags across the globe for their unique musical concoction of Sepultura, Alice in Chains, Sabbath and the Mars Volta. In September they will be bringing their unique Venezuelan flavoured racket to the UK for the first time in four years to promote their powerful new record El Mal Del Bien which the Shaman recently called their breakthrough album. We spoke to the band about their native Venezuela, their DIY approach to making music and artistic integrity. Oh, and throwing bibles into the ocean. Welcome to the world of Cultura Tres.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions. Firstly, what is the significance of your name? What does Cultura Tres mean?

“Cultura Tres” literally means “Culture Three” in English, however in Spanish the name suggests “Third Culture”. We feel that it’s a way to refer to the culture of the third world, and it feels really good to carry this name, coming from the part of the world that we come from....."

Read the rest of the interview HERE