Colombia's Death Metal pioneers MASACRE are among the latest additions to Fernandes artist family, here's a special interview with lead guitarist, Jorge Londoño.
Which Fernandes guitars do you own and what do you like about them?
I have a Vortex Elite JP. I truly like its construction, wood type, perfect finish, parts quality, bridge, tuners, pickups, Sustainer and its comfortability. Its a guitar with great features and an agressive and stylized design and shape, its certainly a stupendous instrument!
In which ways has the Sustainer benefited your playing?
This innovation its a plus that you don't find in other guitars, controling feedback and the support it provides for intros and "noise" song endings is genius. it really relates to my music.
Masacre's future plans?
We are recording between June and July our new album entitled "Brutal Agression" which should be out in October/November, also we were recently invited to Rock al Parque in Bogota, which is one of the biggest festivals in Latin America, joining Cannibal Corpse, Havok, Symphony X, Internal Suffering and many more. After that we will play at other festivals such as Mamut Fest y more to be confirmed, then we will concentrate on album release and touring, which will be accompanied by one or more videos.
Besides playing in the band, which other musical activities do you perform?
Masacre takes a great deal of my time, but in normal days I am also a guitar teacher in my hometown, Medellin. I counsel young rock bands as well, with the purpose of sharing my knowledge and experience with those who start in this road. I've been part of the selecting jury at several local rock festivals and when I am available and things work out, I join some of my friends and put together tribute bands to play at local clubs, paying homage to those bands that inspired us since childhood, such as Black Sabbath, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, and others.