Two-piece progressive metal band hailing from Spain, Halogram are tearing it up with strong riffs and cinematic FX.
How would you describe your music?
It is a mixture of several styles, the result of our musical influences, which is summarized in catchy melodies with a heavy background.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
Halogram is formed by Daniel Mourihno (Bass) and myself, Javier Iglesias (guitar). We met playing at a festival back in 1997 in Galicia/Spain. We were playing in different bands at that time and coincidentally 3 years later we ended up working together, as professional musicians in the same band, touring all around Spain for 2 years. After that period Daniel moved to London but we maintained contact and it was in 2017 when we decided to start working on this project.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Angra, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Machine Head, Lamb of god, , Plini, Architects, Periphery, Polyphia, etc…
What inspires you?
I get inspired in any moment or situation … Of course the mood in which you find yourself at that moment affects the inspiration but regardless of that I always have the best ideas in my bed, between the time that I am awake and I fall sleep.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
I write in any place were I have the guitar with me…but mostly I do it in the Studio.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
With Halogram we don’t have gigging plans at the moment but when that opportunity arises, with our new single Obsolete Future, I think it will be very fun to play live. It is now one of my favourites.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
We would love to tour with any of the following bands: Periphery, Plini, Intervals, Polyphia or Animals as leaders… It would be a banging tour!!!
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
I think that today, being able to live from your own music is very, very complicated. Being a good musician, or making good music is not enough, especially with all the talented competition there is online. The big people who move the threads will never bet on you if you’re not profitable… on the other hand social media platforms are really good to be able to reach corners that were impossible years ago … so I think they are a perfect tool to create demand and make yourself known in the industry.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
There are many crazy stories that I could tell you … one of the funny ones was: after a gig we made a bet between the band members, and the person who lost was left in the middle of the highway …not having other option than to find his own way to get home. Luckily that person wasn’t me!
What are your future plans?
Our main plan is to continue working on this project, writing new songs and in between find new ways to grow our community/fan base.