Thank you Chris, I call it Christian Power Metal, a style not very well known here in the U.S. but very popular in South America, let me come again: South America and also Europe
What does success mean to you? Is it high sales or is it enough if you can save 1 person by making them a Christian?
If a person can find a personal relationship with Christ for one of my songs that is more than enough! Just that my songs are just a message, a voice in the desert, as John The Baptist, The One who saves and gives eternal life comes to whoever accept that message, that voice.
What inspires you? Motivates you to stay strong in your faith? Encourages you to keep your ministry going?
There is way too many Metal Christian Bands in any kid of Metal but too few regarding Power Metal, I'm really sorry if I offend some fellow musicians but you can't be a Church musician and play honest Power Metal if ain't your call, The people can smell true metal, so do I. Bottom Line: If I don't do it, nobody will.
Who were your influences musically? Who do you consider as an influence now?
Iron Maiden has been my main musical influence since 1982, the Germans Helloween and Gamma Ray, The brazilians Angra. Nowadays there's not many to lead but I keep in mind Rob Rock and the awesome argentinian band Boanerges and also Logos.
What were your goals starting out? What are they now?
Nothing has changed, to share The true freedom only found in Christ with my people, the head bangers and metal heads worldwide, has been and always will be my only goal.
When did you become a Christian? How did it happen? Did you grow up in a Christian household?
I gave my life to Christ when I was around 7 in a Baptist Church in Uruguay, but the militar government made my parents move all the time from one city to another for fear of torture or even death so took me many years learning to live in the streets on my own to get back on the track in 1997. What I mean by" live in the streets" means my own rules, not that I was homeless.
What struggles did you have? What struggles do you have now?
As I said: to grow up in a right wing ( nazi ) millitar government, to start, no civil liberties at all, physical abuse since I was 4 years old, to know what is to be in a 4 x 3 cell being 14 years old just to fill the night quote of the local police, then after 1997 to face the abuse of "pentecostal apostols" in Southamerica, Since 2002 to realize that the mexican Church here in the U.S. was going and in fact did rejected my ministry due to my long hair and my tattoes and yes, for not being mexican and not wearing a suit and a necktie leaded to the end of my marriage when my wife went back to Uruguay with our three kids in 2007 and I stayed here alone since then, but no matter what and by the grace of God My first EP Battle Anthems came to light in January 2013, so yeah, whatever it takes.
What advice can you give to help others either in life or in ministry?
in life: Surrender all to Christ now, do not waste a second, Submit to him all you are NOW
In ministry: do not abuse of your God given authority, you will be accountable, Serve God in his fear because He gave his life for his sheep, not you, He did. Careful.
What is your favorite Bible verse? What does it mean to you?
Luke 9;23 Is not easy to follow Christ. But there's is true life only in him. There's not cheap Gospel, you will not become rich, forget about that!
What is your favorite place to play? Is it a Church or somewhere else?
Both, is just different, to lead The Church to the presence of God in praise it's a unique honor.
To play "somewhere else" is to share my sweet Jesus with my people, my Metal brothers and sisters. I can't chose one over the other one.
What else would you like to say about your music or any ministries that you are involved with?
About my music: It's real, every song was made from my heart and I am a metal head myself.
I am a member of The Downey First Christian Church in California and I'm very grateful to be able to help in the worship band once in a while and also at the food bank when possible. They are my family and I love everyone at DFCC