15 years of Queens of Steel: Pol (Branca Studio)
-We Queens of Steel have been annoying people for 15 years now. During these years a lot of albums have been released. What albums do you specially remember or are your favourites of these last 15 years? Those you have pretty much worn.
Bfff… Too many! Impossible to mention. We have been through an actual music “revolution” during these last 15 years: MASTODON, GHOST, the comeback of the biggest Doom Metal bands and the hype of the genre with it’s consequences, good and band. Revival in pretty mucha all styles: heavy, thrash, death, hardcore, synth… These have been amazing years for people who love music.
–Even some new bands have born. Which ones are your favourites?
The same… Too many to mention
-And the split up you regret the most?
In Solitude, Morbus Chron, Beastmilk… And Pilgrim and Devil’s Blood due to the passing of Selim and The Wizard.
-All of us tend to attend gigs, festivals… During 15 years we’ve spent a lot of time in airports, trains, cars. What is the show or festival you recall with special affection?
Without any doubt Festival del Castell de Guadalest, the Metalways in Gernika, the Days of Doom in Barcelona…
-They are a lot of years if you think about it. Which would be your most memorable moment(s)? A milestone or achievement, on a personal and/or musical level.
This is a no brainer, going from amateur to professional with Branca Studio along with Marta.
-Everything evolves (involutes sometimes) with time, so does the Metal «community». What do you believe has been the biggest change the Metal scene has experience or is experiencing during this time? For the better or for the worse. Because if we stop and think about it, not even Spotify existed 15 years ago!
Without any doubt, starting to be aware of a lot of things that were normalized back in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 00’sand that they aren’t anymore. And that’s good, even though a lot of people don’t like it.
-Looking to the future, what would be the best possible scenario for you if you think about the next 15 years?
For me? To be happy whatever may come, as I’ve been these years. And as you mentioned Spotify, which I use a lot (with the contradictions it may spawn on me), that they find an option that offers the same service for the users but with fair benefits for the artists.