Hi! Give a brief history of CEMICAN, music style, and the members.
Hi. Cemican began in 2008. The objective is to mix ancient sounds with the energy of metal music. Also add lyrics with histories and topics from ancient México.
Cemican are integrated by Tecuhtli vocals/guitar, Tlipoca drums, Ocelotl Bass, Mazatecpatl instrumentalist, Yei-tochtli didgeridoo/instrumentalist and Xaman-ek rituals/Nahuatl language.
Give in more detail, some information about your coming album?
We just finalize the recording of our new album, it will be very powerful with ancient sounds. Additional it contains lyrics in Nahuatl language, was a hard teamwork, but it will be a hit, we are very happy with the results and we hope everybody likes it!
CEMICAN has signed with M-Theory Audio, tell more about that?
M-Theory Audio was our best choice for sales and distribution channels worldwide, so this way our culture can be recognized around the world. We already have teamwork with the label and they are giving us a home, we are so happy to work with them, especially because we have a lot of fans in USA and Europe
What is the difference between your latest and the very first records?
The first album was recorded by Tecuhtli and Tiploca only, the sound was with a low quality, but is part of the beginning of the band. Now all the band members participate, everyone had ideas to include in the album and we have also engaged an awesome team in recording, mixing, and producing.
What inspires CEMICAN music and lyric writing? What does CEMICAN lyrics talk about?
Our lyrics talk about our daily life and the histories of our culture, since the Aztec culture (Mexicas) and other characters like Tlaltecuhtli, Mictlantecuhtli, Xipetotec, Quetzalcoatl, and many more in the ancient Aztec culture.
Do you play live often? Do you like abroad gigs?
We love to play live local and abroad gigs. During the last year we played in local concerts in theaters with bands like Tiamat, Korpiklaani, Fintroll and also we have very successful local presentations at Hell and Heaven Metal Fest and Force Fest. In international festival’s in Wacken Open Air 2018, Download Festival Paris, Cernunnos Pagan Fest, Wacken Winter Nights. In a few months we will arrive to Hellfest in France and HönerFest in Germany.
We are planning also our tour in USA.
How often does the band practice and work on new material?
Usually Cemican practice two or three times per week, but the last weeks we have been working hard on the new album, but already the recording part is over. Now we enter to the mix and master to make it sound awesome.
How did the band come up with the name CEMICAN and tell what does it means for you?
CEMICAN means a duality life and death in ancient Nahuatll language, the name CEMICAN means for us the power of the duality as a lifestyle. In the ancient culture of Mexico the life and death is treated like something of the everyday life. And we want to impress that everydayness to our music, lyrics and performance.
What does the band plan on doing in near time?
Cemican in the coming months will launch our new album and do a tour in Mexico and other countries. We want what the music of Cemican will be heard in every corner of the world.
Any message to Sick and Destroy readers?
Cemican is pleased to have the world listening our music. With our songs you will be transported across time to an ancient world of Mexican culture with the power of metal. “We all are warriors!!”