Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?
Yeah we wanted a name representing something difficult to define because that’s what we are. You know this phenomenon is something huge but mostly unknown. For sure it conveys awe and terrifying feelings but at the same time it must seem so abstract and distant for those living nose down, the ones lost into little terrestrial things. All that empty space between it and us… Even a relaxing feeling I guess.
Hurricane, Saturn. Destruction and tranquillity; a hell of a noise and a cosmic silence: two opposite feelings united in a single really existing event.
Perfect duality, perfect name.
About the band’s story and members there is much less to say: we are just Maydx, Dakm, Rastaban, Marakk and Antares, five faceless figures on an impossible mission. We started the band in 2020 and took two years of Covid in the face. We dropped an album and some singles in the meantime, but you know, without live exhibitions a rock band is like a car without the engine.
Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
Yes we are. We all come from the same area, a beautiful region full of shining nothing right in the middle of nowhere.
Dakm Rastaban and I have been together since the dawn of time.
We dug up for others lost souls like us willing to adventure and share this voyage beyond the boundaries of physics.
Our music vision, what we propose is not for everyone, we are aware. Doing that starting from zero, from nowhere, without any support makes Hurricane On Saturn more similar to a kind of a one way trip than typically playing in a rock band. Hurricane On Saturn is something different. We know no one will ever come back after experiencing it.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
Man, I’m not gonna tell you. I never tell. You know why? Because there’s no point in being specific on this. The outcome would be only a long boring list of common names nobody will ever read to the end.
If you really wanna play, let’s play another game instead. People first listen to our music and then tell us which and how many influences they recognize in our music.
That looks much more fun, doesn’t it?
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
In the place where we come from, other plans are not an option. Other plans are your only reality.
Even creating a solid and durable band with some kind of inside chemistry is on the verge of a miracle. Thinking to become a musician means dreaming much bigger than what everyday life can offer. Of course when I say musician I don’t mean playing in some local karaoke cover band.
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
Mainly Hurricane on Saturn stuff. Believe it or not we make our music mainly for ourselves. To have something decent to listen to when we drive down the motorway. Not kidding.
Do you sing in the shower?
Now who told you I get showers.
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?
It’s been a couple years very intense in certain ways, with that COVID shit and everything. You know for a newcomer band it has been very stressing somehow we went at a crazy speed and released shitton of material.
Now I think we wanna slow down a little, and take some time to look back and see what we have accomplished so far and where we are.
So no plans for 2023 yet. I mean we would have an ocean of new cool ideas but no finalising and releasing schedule.
Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
Yep, our second album “φnx” is dropping this November and several singles from it have been published already. I warmly suggest everybody not to miss it.
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
I won’t focus on the place rather than the audience.
I choose any venue everywhere as long as it’s full with people eager to see us.
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
Only one? Not realistic if you think you have some culture. Simply too many of them from too many different genres to list.
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
As I said I love a lot of albums and songs but not a single one of them is a guilty pleasure. Why should it even be?
I can switch from techno to rap, from metal to classical music, even to pop regional music. When something is well made and most importantly inspirational why would anyone be ashamed of it
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
I really don’t know…Hurricane On Saturn for sure. Luckily this is not my job.
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
Damn, it should have been something like…And Justice for All from Metallica. Yeah maybe it’s still inside some closet.
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
Yo Dust Devils have proven worthy and faithful companions, true and only allies we can count on. From our side we’ll do our best to never let you down. This voyage together is forever.
Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!
here you go
We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?
No, I think we are good this way. Thank you very much for your space!
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