|kind: Us Power Metal
publication year: 2005
|One of Sixx
Vikk Real - vocals
Jeska Real - backing vocals
Cadena - guitar
John Rodriguez - guitar
Rey Gone - bass
George Arellino - drums
|This imposing directly lands from Saint Antonio aircraft carriers ready to
uncouple its imposing bombs and to mietere a number of victims thanks to a truly encomiabili attitude and to one compositivo
style. In fact for this its first official record escape the One of Sixx, used this strange and the ambiguous one monicker
from ours, have truly decided to make the things in great, car producing itself a fantastic one ep of debut that, in duoi
the twenty minuteren of duration, ribadisce once again that the ferment within the rinata scene metal American, stā carrying
more and more to the new birth and interesting ready musical truths truly to all also promulgare the verbo of the true metal
in the earth of the uncle Tom. One new musical truth, but only in part, also eprchč to read with attention the official biography
of five texani in order to become account that, also this time, we do not have to that to make with of the unprovided ones,
also why between the row of the band we find groups to you manipulates of optimal making musicians head to optimal screamer
the Vikk Real, already member of the huge Fiarro and the Byfist, than in all these years it has been struck to tight teeth
in order to ahead carry the own values and the own musical ideas succeeding, who more who less, to survive than music, that
same music that gushes out vital and full of sudden start from it furrows of this splendid ep. To accompany our Vikk for this
its new musical plan, we find in fact the bassista Rey Gone and the chitarrista John Rodriguez, anch' they previously in the
Byfist, the band from which some members of the Reverend of the Wayne mourning came, the optimal chitarrista Dave Cadena and
quoted drummer George Arellino, while to the backing vocals the formosa moglie of our Vikk finds its just position, Jeska
Real. To pure musical level the One of Sixx many beloveds to a sure one power metal of stamp US move prettamente on sonorous
territories style, compact and dynamic in the structure, with an architectonic inelaiatura carrying of sure effect, thanks
to repentini sconfinamenti in field heavy/prog and from the amazing visions thrash that they make dgli One of Sixx just the
provisions for a journey between band of the bore of Leviathan, Hitt Man, Heir Apparent and Lethal naturally. A delicate one
melodia of hawaiana music, indeed strange like intro, us door to cospetto of openig track "the Simple Pleasure" a true soccer
on the teeth rendered still more penetrating thanks to wall of sound a a lot imposing that ago of this power track a typical
example of metal old style, copy is to ritmico level that solistico, thanks to rifferama a rich imposing of perfect interlaces
chitarristici, interlaces that they make of contaminations speed/thrash on the following "Cry of the banshee" devout person
more and more cutting and rich spirit and body to the cause of metal the American the Helstar/Liege Lord, yield still more
perfect from vocalizes of a Vikk Real never tames. The third trace of this ep, that more perhaps succeeded of the lottery
is for intensity that for espressivitā, is the amazing "Prelude to madness" a brano that inborn door with if those references
towards proto tharsh of school bay an area that mirabilmente melt to those progressive contaminations that make of this brano
just the provisions for a journey between the Fates more powerful and introspettivi Warning, and rinati the Heathen of capolavoro
"the Breakin the silence", while to close this optimally succolento appetizer, thinks the power to us tout court about "Niteryder"
that still calls in cause the phantom of metal the Us style, intriso of strong contaminations dark, of Metal Church, Nightcrawler
and Hexx (who if it remembers them these? NbBeppe). Saying that the band has been recently chosen from the German magazine
Metal Crusade in order to appear on the compilation to enclosed it, does not remain me that to send back you to the situated
one of the band where you will be able to listen to some extract of this splendid job, always in the hope that someone notices
naturally of they... |
One of Sixx: the new way of the Us old style!!!
... when I am about myself to write of the lyric ones, beginning to before feel sliding
of music, and after beginning to pull on a little thoughts...
|One of Sixx, you mark the name of this band also why between some month you will feel some
to riaprlare in entusiastici tones much of ours that ve we have them proposals like demo of the month on these pages. A band
relatively little known from ours you leave, but that in nations like the Germany, they can already count on a hard hoof of
gets passionate to you, thanks above all to a ep indeed sensational in which they meet partiture of power metal old style,
and openings mainly tied to progressive metal of extraction an American, the all leaked through one personal member from these
six boys optimally guide to you from the gruff Vikk Real, vocalist with a past in band of absolute thickness like Byfist and
the Fiarro. You read this interview carefully and I recommend myself, gone to visit their situated one, of it is worth truly
the pain, I swear!!!!
Hello Vikk and welcome on the pages of Defenders of Steel, in the first
place thanks for your availability, I would begin with the classic question of ritom you want to introduce your One of Sixx
leaving just from the genesis of yours moniker therefore particular?
First of all, large "hello" to all
those that are faithful to the metal. As far as the name of ours band, initially I had conceived it like the name of a song,
but more I repeated it, plus I felt it appropriated for our group. Therefore I said to Dave that One Of Sixx was the name,
and was accepted endured without protests, indeed. The thing that appealed to than this name more to me, was that it did not
reveal to nobody the kind of music from we dealt. You know, when you feel Slayer, you tasks endured to the thrash metal, if
you feel Poison, images features of glam, but One Of Sixx does not say null.
The history of ours band instead is begun
in the ' 93, after the issolution of the Byfist. In that period we had four ready songs hardly, and us they seemed po' little
in how much we did not want to be pleased of a demo. We began to pull on something of interesting, however in that period
our kind began to become underground, therefore we have left po' a taken one. In the 2000 the Byfist has gathered, and I have
had the opportunity to newly meet with John and mo the better friend than always, Rey to me Gone, anch' they in first linens
up of the Byfist. After the response positive you from public and critic under the name One Of Sixx, I have decided to resume
with we the drummer Gorge Arellano (are successful to embed it while it was in the Fiarro) and my moglie Jeska Real, anch'
it in the Fiarro, with the task to play keyboards and of backing vocals. The rest, creed that you know it.
who is the currently been involved musicians in the band and that experiences have maurato in other formations of your area?
Currently, the members deli One of Sixx are:
Vikk Real (main voice): former singer of the
Byfist and the Fiarro, also has participated to side project with the bassista Don Van Stavern of the Riot (a this last today
in the Pitbull Daycare);
Jeska Real (keyboards, secondary voice): it has sung in passed in the Fiarro, it
has created a its personal plan (GyngerRoot), and has collaborated with the Byfist;
Dave Cadena (guitar):
it has played with the SlingSlot Alley, Genacide, Malaki, and has collaborated to other small plans;
Rodriguez (guitar): it has played in the Zero smaller The Hero, Byfist and other plans;
Rey Gone (low):
fin' hour has played also with the Trubadour, Talisphere, Fiarro and Byfist;
Gorge Arellano (battery): in
passed also with Intrickacie, Talasphere and Fiarro
That what is hidden really behind to a title it therefore strange
For how much it concerns the title it U.D.Cide (has the same one pronounces English of "you decides",
that is "you decides" ndr), means in practical what it says. It is like if we proposed to our listeners this question: "Here
our music. It appeals to to you or not? Six you to decide ". We prefer that our critics are ours fans us, to the fine ones
are they makes to understand if six you on the just road or not.
Ok Vikk, duqnue after all these years passes
to you professare the verbo of the true metal, than what tasks to have carried of yours passages experiences to the inside
of this your new adventure?
After more than fifteen years, creed to have matured one sure experience. Before
the time that I have played in the Byfist was in far away 1989. In that period I throwed to low head under the reflectors
of the scene American without to think next to null, but however I was a child. Hour I know all the problematic ones of business
of the field, and with all my experience I can help to guide the One Of Sixx towards the best. However, they are not the only
expert person and with a little years on the road. Practically all the members have already accumulated of the not indifferent
experience, and also they add to the band very.
You know one what, for being only a demo, your new job sound
dannatamente heavy, for this I would want to ask to you, who has taken care itself of the production of the four brani? For
a band relativamnete young as your task is the top, to you he appeals to like sound, or to the contrary cambieresti something?
The production has managed it a our great friend, Steve Wilbanks. It manages its professional study to Saint
Marcus, Texas, in the same city where our chitarrista Dave Cadena lives. Steve has covered to us of much esteem, and being
also he a great musician we knew that it would have made a job huge. The only thing that I would want to change in the disc
is the battery. We have used the battery of the study, and that one played po' "a sand bank". In any case, creed that the
entire disc has come recorded perfectly like we wanted.
A question that it always appeals to to me to porgere
to the musicians, tasks that to the day today the use of the technology in a recording study is more a positive factor or
Beh, depends, at least for me. The technology has made steps from giant, and hour you can increase
your musical acquaintances in way the much widest one. However, it appeals to old sound the crude one to me, that it comes
given off when one person sound with the own spirit.
To level of songwriting as one typical song of yours
is born band? There is someone that has the honor or the burden of giving the start begin them, or everyone of you brings
the own ideas then and the amalgamated ones in an only sonorous context?
Creed that functions in both ways.
Some times John or Dave begin to pull outside of the riff, while I try to sing something that passes me for the mind. We begin
therefore to take themselves in turn, to make irony, and then "BAMM!", we have one new song. Once found a base structure,
we go everyone to house its and we see again the day after, showing as we believe can come arranged the piece. And therefore,
as I make, we put ourselves to the job with the new piece like a hymn that it strikes to us in head for approximately one
week. We train ourselves to house, and in the meantime I and John make of the copies on cassette to pass to the other members,
so as to to render them aware of our progresses. We continue therefore finchč are not all of agreement and we try all together.
It is amusing, because often the songs change completely direction before showing their definitive aspect.
my book review I have compared your sound to power metal a US style, with progressive infuences, tasks that have picked in
the sign? How would describe you yours sound?
We repeat to the persons the same thing who you have as soon
as said, and that is that the One Of Sixx plays classic metal with a new border! When we pull on a song, we make so that our
infuences are reflected in our music. Our infuences, exactly, space from the Queensryche, Iron Maiden, Savatage, King Diamond,
Helloween, Fates Warning, and obviously the omnipotent Judas Priest!
ones get passionate you of music heavy rock rabbrividiscono when they read the term groove, but the same music of the One
of Sixx is a lot groove even if to contempo also the much melodica, the result of the perfect synthesis of these two elements,
therefore it would appeal to to know to me
if when you write your brani, you hold always account of this equilibrium or
At the moment we play what he comes give to us within, and creed that people appreciate us for this:
we bring back them to the times in which the metal he dominated with force without R-nessun.problema! We do not stop ourselves
to think on our limits or on our finances, we make only that that we will feel ourselves. Currently, we have one song with
a rhythm groove called "Where Kings Lye"!. It is the preferred piece of Rey, and becomes much aggressive one towards the end.
What you can tell of your witnesses in particolar way of that legacy to "Prelude to madness" one to us of
my preferred brani?
When I am about myself to write of the lyric ones, beginning to before feel sliding
of music, and after beginning to pull on a little thoughts. When a title begins to introduce itself it in my mind, beginning
to write the witnesses thinking next to this. It appeals to a lot to me to write of all the way of the life, all that that
comes from far lands, medieval myths, legends or hidden truths of the life.
As an example "Prelude To Madness" speaks
about the inner fight of a man to the taken ones with of the tragic memories of infancy, and the hard truth of being rejected
from the society, conscious that the only healthy place that it knows is its house.
You know, we are thinking to shoot
a video for this song, are trying actors and acclimatization. When we will have ended, I will make to know you and I will
pass one copy to you. First one is not this our videoclip. We have already a video of "Simple Pleasures", recorded and editato
from Mark Crutsinger and our Rey Gone. You would have to see it, is one figata!
Which kind of reaction has
triggered the escape of your last hard work from study and qauke country has been demonstrated more receptive in your comparisons?
Fin' hour the response has been extraordinary! And they are still growing while we speak. We have received
optimal book reviews in majority from the Low Germany, Slovenia, Countries, Austria, Brasi them, Chile, Sweden, United Kingdom,
Greece and obviously Italy. We are ended also on the palimpsest of some radio, and the DJ have said to us that our pieces
go enough well. Creed that the Germany is the greater nation that has given the response to us, but for this we must ringraziare
Martin Brandt in order to have itself put in number 5 of February of the magazine Heavy Order Was: enormous thanks to he we
have obtained response. But I hope that soon all Europe answers in the same way, and that it even can allow than to make some
us tour. To never say never.
I know that you have planned the recordings of a new album, you can anticipate
something to us in merit?
We hope to catch up the study to the July end in order to record a full lenght,
I know that all expect more from ours band, therefore a new disc is in working. "U.D.Dide" will be our first album to being
rilasciato to world-wide level. The songs space from the simple pleasures of the life ("Simple Pleasures") to the mythical
one urlo of the salvatore of the world of "NiteRyder" in order to save the human race from the evil. For hour, the songs are
ready, and have found people ready to invest, but we must still estimate the better offer. The new songs we have only shown
to them in center live, and seem to have been a lot appreciated. Creed that the evolution of our style will be endured obvious,
is always ours trademark, but the entire one band has acquired one new artistic mentality.
From that I have
read on your situated one, it seems me to understand that the dimension live for you has one sure importance, true? It hopes
to leave in tour this summer?
We are preparing two shows in particular. We appreciate the hard job
that all put in the own ones bands, as we make, holding but of eye all the problematic ones of budget.
Here in the United
States, it is the much most difficult one for the metal that in every other angle of the world. This is a nation dominated
from the trends, if it does not seem like the large new band of the year, common people does not calculate to you neanche.
You must fight hard in order points out you. Fortunately, the One Of Sixx is leaving the own traces. For hour we are between
band the more rinominate ones in Texas, and this is only the beginning. Also we have received compliments from James Rivera
(we have made an opening concert the Helstar), Jason McMaster di Dangerous Toys (we have made from shoulder also for personal
its band, the Broken Teeth), and have received compliments also from many societies of production. To this point, me it is
lawful to think that we are going in the just route.
Hey brother, I put the hands ahead, I know already
your answer, as you have never decided to make the singer and not to dedicate you to some musical instrument?
say the true one, it has been an incident. I have not never thought about being able to sing, and I wanted to play the bottom
in the band of my friends of the advanced ones, but that role already was occupied. They were to the search of a singer, and
after to have tried two determined persons to try anch' I to us. The first song that I tried to sing was "Breaking The Chains"
of the Dokken. The drummer said me openly that my performance made to cagare, but 6 months after I found myself to my first
concert in the Byfist. I have only continued to make practice and practical. When I introduced myself for the audition in
the Byfist, they asked to me which song I wanted to try, and I answered "Take Hold Of The Flame" of the Queensryche. All remained
of pebble in front of my performance, have been huge. (ps you know it that memory just how many years I did not have to the
What of Internet tasks, tasks is better the provisions for a journey in order to propose one band still
little known like yours?
For the moment, the One Of Sixx has been on Internet solo from August 2004. Creed
that Internet is huge, gives a fastest way to you to promote yours band. It employs least in order to introduce to us your
name to people. Before you could employ 10 or 13 years in the cases it gets worse, we we are introduced in little months.
He is incredible! It has been possible to realize our dream, without the net creed that ce we would not have never made it
in therefore little time. They are indeed pleasing to Internet.
Now you allow me one small consideration
to which the several of we of the situated one we hold not little, therefore, in the case band as yours the press of a cd
had to be financed completely, sure personal satisfactions, therefore like the gain, would be greater of those obtained with
the company for a major that, to the contrary, it would nearly expose to one greater gratification to you of insignificant
public and critic but to gain or, what of tasks of this manageriale antite annosa?
Creed that if work hard,
you can go alone with private yours label. The main thing in which it is comfortable to have the support of a major is that
you do not have preoccuparti nearly of null: it is the label that ago all for you and exits the moneies, but you must repay
it before seeing the first gain. I see the major as a bank of lend to you. The thing that but we find indefensible is that,
being under the control of a major, it must be submitted to all and seeing own music cripple. I would be curious to see what
would make these record houses for a band like the One Of Sixx, much more or less I have understood that we to us with our
forces will have to see it always. A lot, if ce they have made it the Linkin Park, ce it can make anyone works hard.
all, I want followups wide me of fans, but I want to make it with my hard job without to sell me to one major, and also to
even earn in order to organize a tour enough world-wide.
As you see the scene classic metal world-wide of
the last years, which are yours band preferred of the new course and which those with which six grown.. and if it is not too
much, com' it is today the situation for a band of your capacity in the USA, does not have to be much easy, true one?
As I have said before, in the U.S.A. it is much difficult one. Many bands notes in Europe enter in the States
and nobody seems to know them.
Preferred independent mine bands are: Thy Majesty, Ancestral, WolfBlitzer, Vesperian Sorrow,
Magistral, OutWorld, Test of Fairies, and MindCrime. Preferred mine major bands instead are: Iron Maiden, Helloween, Judas
Priest, Grim Reaper, Malice, King Diamond, Metal Church and Fates Warning
You feel Vikk, before the aim I would
want that you remembered great master David lamented Wayne vocalist of the Metal Church affectionately, vā you?
Wayne has been large a my friend. In fact, the first times in which I played in the Byfist, David came from any angle of the
Califirnia was found in order makes me from coach, explaining to me as I would have had to involve to me from the alive one.
First times were mine on a stage. Before the time that I saw was 1989, to the Sunken Gardens Theatre here in Saint Antonio,
Texas. After we are becomes friends, and we participated to you with to the festivities often. I will always remember what
it has made for me. Sure it will lack to me, and second me it will be always a icona in the world of the true one heavy metal.
Nobody never will succeed in pareggiare with its only voice!!!
Ok, we are truly to the end, I leave the
word you you conclude this interview in the way that you think more opportune....
We, One Of Sixx, want simply
to show our appreciation to the fans of all the world for your impagabile support. You are that you have given band to the
power to carry the torch of the metal! We hope a day to arrive to make concerts in Europe, and to succeed to meet our admirers
of person. Thanks also to you, Beppe, and to all the staff of the Defenders of Steel, and all the Italian metallari!
have cure, and you remember yourselves: YOU MAINTAIN the FAITH and CONTINUED TO MAKE HEAVY METAL!!!
One of Sixx
Vikk Real - vocals
Jeska Real - backing vocals
Dave Cadena - guitar
John Rodriguez - guitar
Rey Gone - bass
||interview by: Beppe Diana
| ONE OF SIXX|
U.D.CIDE (19:09 min.)
OWN PRODUCTION/US IMPORT
|Oh, you read this criticism of a Underground production? Beautifully, because that means it that
their interest in the underground have and in your purchase decisions after the defaults of the industry directs you and probably
also no more support toward all this cloned volume has. If like that should be, then must set the name One OF Sixx completely
above now for it after on your purchase list. One OF Sixx, stands for absolutely goettliche, typical US power Metal volume
from San Antonio from the Lone star State Texas. Strong power Drumming, geile Leads and a front man with a high, strong and
melodischen voice. Six persons (like many also otherwise?) educates these 2002 created troop, whose influences over Queensryche
and Iron Maiden up to Judas praised rich and thus rather the classical melodisch progressive rail pursue. And exactly the
same also the result sounds. Time lot fetzig, melodisch, progressively, aggressively and without compromises. Underground
Fetischisten would be allowed to do parts of the crew perhaps already admit to be. So Fronter and power tube Vikk material
could, when Apache sucked. Native American, already with volume the Fiarro and Byfist on itself makes attentive and has with
latter also of them, of David Wayne (Metal Church/Reverend) produced, brought EP in. Also some the other members in Byfist,
Fiarro, Talisphere, zero The Hero or other Combos experiences could collect. Also on board still the Texaner George Arellano
(Drums) is, John Rodriguez on Guitar and Rey of gone as bassist as well as the Cheyenne Indian Dave Cadena to the second six
Saitigen. In addition Vikks beautiful wife is listed in the LINE UP as Backgroundsaengerin with the native Philipina Jeska.
However I do not hear its voice on the four TRACKS of the CD-R at all. Either it was at present the photographs not yet involved
or however it functioned nevertheless more than eyecatcher, which I did not believe however. Songs to emphasize falls me heavily,
but the Opener "simple Pleasures" strikes you immediately from the socks, while "Cry OF The Banshees" orders over geile of
reef and Leads and the solo you almost splits the head. Nevertheless "NiteRyder" is with its phaenomenalen melody and Vikks
ingenious singing lines for me the highlight demos. There are departures for the dull/musty oh tiger year demo production,
which unfortunately costs One OF Sixx a whole point. Buy! Immediately! http://oneofsixx.tripod.com |
HP: Shit drauf, the
music is simple geil. Thus we do without the point departure because of the dull/musty sound! (you know now!)
|9/10 - SBr |