-Interview- Mador Maero (1/8/16)

Sacramento metalcore band Mador Maero talks about their upcoming EP, their live show and more.


From: Sacramento, CA
Sounds like: Metalcore

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Mador Maero” and is there any meaning behind it?

We were all previously in other bands and projects that didn't work out, mainly due to creative and self differences. Clayton thought of the name after being inspired by latin phrases and words. The phrase "Mador Maero" means either to sorrow or to grieve. The hidden meaning behind Mador Maero is the past that keeps coming back to haunt you.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your upcoming EP?

We want our listeners to feel impacted with a sense of nostalgia . Its ok to face your demons and the emotions while looking to the better side of why things have happened. Now on the musical side we want our listeners to take in the different genres we mix together to create our sound.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

You can definitely expect high energy, lots of stage presence, crowd interaction and actual live playing.

4. What's your favorite track to play live?

Individually it's different for all of us, mostly due to our different playing styles and what we do, stage presence wise. Zack's favorite is "IL Blud" while Clayton's is "Omens".

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Miss May I, Bring Me The Horizon, and Northlane.

6. Any crazy show stories?

For Mador Maero, none yet. In prior bands, yes tons lol.

7. What’s your take on the current state of metalcore?

Even though our genre isn't the elitist compared to others, people who normally don't listen to this genre are starting to accept it and give it a chance. While doing so they're branching into other metal genres. It's constantly evolving and losing foundation.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in California both locally and state wide?

A lot of bands have broken up and new ones are sprouting up, so the scene has been pretty quiet up until very recently. Local shows have pretty good outcomes depending on the venue. State wide there are lots of tours going on so you see pretty much everyone in the metal scene.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

It's here to stay regardless if you think it will stop. People will always find a way to download music for free and when they do word of mouth will travel with it. If you can afford it then by all means support the artist. But we're pretty sure every musician would rather have people listen to their music than not at all.

10. What’s next for Mador Maero?

We plan on releasing an EP and working on a new album. But with new music comes lots of shows and tours so expect us to be playing and writing non-stop.

11. Any shoutouts?

All of our friends and family, and all the haters that say we cant do it.