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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

1945 say heavy metal is not for sale!


Formed in the spring of 2016 (Salamanca/ Spain), Nineteen forty-five is the result of the union of 5 experienced musicians from other bands (K-OS, Evil Rise, Sarah Evil..) They wield an eclectic, vigorous mix of metal styles, full of strength and speed.

The band released their new album "Heavy Metal Is Not For Sale" in December 2021 (Independent release on CD and digital) and prove that metal is indeed alive and well and NOT for sale!

11 songs are on the album including a cover of Motorhead's "Ace of Spades" and each song is a satisfying slab of traditional heavy metal.
The five piece consists of :

 Sarah García: tonsils
- Javier Rubio: bass
- Gorka RC: shredder
- Diego González: shredder
- Jose Angel koko: hits things for a living

We talked to vocalist Gorka RC in January 2022 about the album and their metal.....

Tell us about 1945. When did you form?
1945 is the result of some musicians friends that we played in other local bands (Salamanca-Spain)  that have already disappeared and who wanted to champion HEAVY METAL spirit  with pride and honour.
It happened in 2016 and 5 years later with have recorded our first full album.

Where you in bands before?
Koko, Javier and i were playing for almost 15 years in K- ØS, known thash metal band in Spain. 
Sara was playing in EVIL RISE, and Diego has his own personal project MACRÓFAGO.
We are all veterans.

How would you describe your music?
We play an eclectic and vigorous mix of Heavy Metal styles. We are an open mind band, regarding what we play.

ACT 1 was your first EP? Released in 2018?
Yes you are right. It was our first recording assault as 1945

Your new album is being released called “Heavy Metal Is not for sale?” ?
Yes it is so. Just fresh out of the oven and in full promotion of the same.

The title of the album is a serious and clear statement of intent. HEAVY METAL IS NOT FOR SALE , and we're here to shout it out loud.

What happened between the EP and this new record?
Well, the best thing is to have had a first experience with the public and our songs, to be able to play in addition to Spain in the United Kingdom and to gain strength to continue making music.
The worst, it took almost 2 years to finish the album due to the pandemic.

How does it differ?
There is a natural evolution in our musical ideas and compositions, in addition to a creative maturity.

How did production and recording go?
We are lucky to have our own recording studio and two technicians in the band (javi y Diego), in addition to my experience as a producer, so everything has been self-produced. slowly but surely.

10. Any live dates planned?
We say goodbye to the year (2021) with a concert that says goodbye to our previous singer (sarah) and welcoming the new one (Sheyla)
It was an informal concert playing between friends.
On February 18 we presented the album at home (Salamanca) and we are confirmed for the ZLIVE fest next june, playing with such important bands as Blind Guardian, Lacuna Coil , Korpiklaani, Moonspell , Beast in Black  etc…
The rest is pending of covid pandemic evolution.

"To end, thanks for your time and your support. We hope to see you from stage very soon.
Stay Hard – Stay Metal"


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