Hey Fartheads! Dig this. Every month this year I will randomly choose a Farthead of the Month. I have some truly awesome, dedicated, and awesome readers and I consider you all friends. Anyways, every month I am going to randomly choose a Farthead of the Month and if chosen, you will do a 12 question Q&A that will be featured as a post on the blog! This is your way to get semi-famous or at least give you the ability to brag that you’re on a shitty metal blog!
Making the honor roll this month is none other than my boy Wenceslao! Wenceslao is one of my most dedicated readers and comes to us straight outta Medllin! How bad ass is that? The Brainfart has international appeal motherfuckers. Anyways, Wenceslao is a really cool guy and has been a very vocal supporter of The Great Southern Brainfart for some time now. It just seemed like an obvious choice to have Wenceslao as our May Farthead of the Month so without further adieu, kick back and get to know your Farthead of the Month of Man, Wenceslao!
What’s your name and what the hell do you do with your life?
I’m Wenceslao Guerra, and I’m a fancy-pants Telecomm Engineer and music aficionado from Medellín, Colombia. I promise I’m cool though!
How did you discover the Great Southern Brainfart?
I’m constantly digging for new music, so I read a lot of blogs. I found your interview with Tiger from Kadavar and started following the blog religiously.
What’s your favorite thing about the Great Southern Brainfart?
Man, I just love how supportive you are. That’s something everyone needs, I like the fact that you’re not afraid to say things the way you mean them. Living in a city where everyone tells you how much they love your band even though they don’t, I really appreciate there’s still people like you who are willing to let us know how much we suck.
How did you first get into heavy metal?
Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath on tape when I was 9 years old. That was scary as shyte, but I was totally hooked to the eerie vibe of it, then I kept digging tapes, trading and all that. NWOBHM Style!
What are your Top 5 metal bands?
This one is tough; it might be like this for this month only:
- Tygers of Pang Tang
- Vanderbuyst (Split up)
What is currently your favorite metal album?
From Beyond – Enforcer (Special mention to Vanderbuyst’s Flying Dutchmen)
What is the least metal thing about you?
I cry with most movies, even if there’s nothing that sad to cry about.
If you could have dinner with any metal musician alive or dead, who would it be, what would you talk about, and what would you have?
Michael Schenker. He’s had a huge impact on my playing and his tenure with UFO is probably my favorite guitar in rock and roll moment ever. His vibrato, his melodic ideas, his songwriting and his flair; that’s my jam! We’d probably talk about that, and of course, I’d love to know what the hell happened to him, because he looks like shit now. I’d have proper Italian pasta and some homebrewed beer!
What is one metal album that everybody should own?
Ugh, this is tough. I think Tank’s Filth Hounds of Hades was a very defining album for me. It blends Rock and Roll with Heavy Metal perfectly and if you love both (like I do), that’d be a perfect addition to your collection.
What is your favorite metal t-shirt and why?
I have a cool Kadavar one with a great poster from one of their shows in Hamburg, Germany. It was a gift from a friend who was there. Fucking love it!
In your opinion, who is the worst metal band out there?
Way too many to say, but I’d say the whole Baby Metal craze is just weird. I also dislike probably all of the Metalcore/Deathcore stuff, I’m very old fashioned in that respect.
Finally, what does being selected as Farthead of the Month mean to you?
It’s a great honor, mostly because you’re such a fucking cool guy and we have similar taste in the whole Metal/Rock and Roll thing. Let’s toast for many more years of blowing wind and getting hate from shitty over sensitive bands!