Congratulations to the voted Best Band of Season 6…… SUBLIMINAL CODE!
For this interview, I was able to speak with founding members and twins, Raúl José Padrón and Raúl Padrón Junior. When asked how it felt to be voted Best Band the brothers had this to say, “It feels great to win this award and makes us feel motivated to keep working hard.”
The Padrón brothers got started in the music world at the age of 14. “We founded a power metal band that worked for a couple of years then it fell apart. So we started to play with some metal bands until one day we decided not to waste time anymore and get started to do what we really wanted to…”
Subliminal Code was born in May 2009, It was just a hobby, a single project of Padrón Junior. “I just wanted to make that kinda music that I really love and that I grew up with, then it got more serious and we needed to add new members…Gino, the 3rd member of Subliminal Code, is a very good and an old friend.”
The members of Subliminal Code are very proud of themselves and how far they have come, stating that, “everything that we have done with Subliminal Code is our greatest band achievement!”
Currently Subliminal Code is working on a full album which sadly has been delayed by some problems. But the boys are looking forward to having the album ready as soon as possible.
Before the interview came to an end Raúl José Padrón and Raúl Padrón Junior had a few final words for everyone. “We want to give thanks to all who supported us and a special thanks to Mr. Juan Manuel Alcantara and Horror Addicts for this important achievement. Also don’t forget to visit our Reverbnation and Myspace where our Soldier of Hell ep (sic) is currently available… Additionally fans can contact us through our Facebook page.”
For more information about Subliminal Code please check out these sites:
October 29th / Zombie Pirate Night / Toronto Canada / Live in Agincourt, come dressed as a zombie pirate and you could win some money, The club will be decorated for Halloween and there will be live music. For more information go to: theagincourt.com
October 30th / Terra Mota Halloween Fest / Caracas / Live music from goth bands: Subliminal Code, Psyborg Corp, Symbiotic Faith, AngerIn, Noctanbulath and many more. For more information go to: www.reverbnation.com/subliminalcode
November 5th / The Steam Punk Party of Misfortune / Venus Texas / This is the first annual cut, run and thrust Steam punk costume party. Also included is a burlesque show, a freak show, live music and a firework display. For more information go to: cutthrustandrun.net.
November 19th / Spooky Overnight Ghost Hunt/ Castle Menzies Perthshire Scottland / Join Lanshire Hauntings and a team of 6 mediums as they spend the night in a haunted castle. You will get the chance to try the investigation equipment and chat with professional investigators. For more information go to: lanshirehauntings.co.uk.
November 26th – 27th/ Paper Asylum / Erie Pennsylvania / This is a collectors convention sponsored by Monsters Among Us who specializes in finding out of print horror magazines and comics. At the show you’ll be able to find horror related comics, books, movie posters and old magazines such as Famous Monsters, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Eerie Magazine and many more. For more information go to paperasylum.com.
November 25th – 27th / Darkover Con / Timonium Maryland / While this is primarily a science fiction and fantasy convention, there is going to be some horror related programming including a panal discussion on vampires in literature and why we are so fascinated by them and there will also be a day dedicated to steam punk which includes a costume and art show. For more information go to: darkovercon.org
December 3rd – 4th / Twilight Convention / Dallas Texas / Actors appearing at this convention include: Chaske Spencer and Charlie Bewley. There will also be a Volturi Vampire Ball and a Twilight parody done by the Hillywood Show. For more information go to : http://www.twilightconvention.com/cal/twilight_dallas.htm
Our band this week is Subliminal Code, an EBM band from Venezuela. Since they are on the road, we were unable to interview them in time for this episode. However, here’s what I’ve been able to dig up on our boys from Maturín.
The group was founded in 2010 by Raul Junior Padron, who works keyboards and sequencers. His brother Raul Jose Padron joined later in the year as vocalist. In February of 2011, they were joined by bassist Carlos Marcano.
Raul Junior was influenced by many genres but claims EBM, industrial, metal, synthpop, and Goth as the band’s pedigree.
Their first EP which was released in 2011, Soldier of Hell, has come a long way since their original demo. It is from this new album that our featured song, “Sin of Pleasure” is from. The lyrics of the song are in Spanish, but a quick translation shows that the song, as the title suggests, is about giving in to the sins of the flesh.
I really enjoyed the song, but I would say that they earn their self-described genre of “Harsh EBM” by the singing, which is definitely dark, menacing, and mysterious. I would add that the band’s music is a fresh take on the EBM genre that I normally hear predominately from Europe or here in the States.