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PAGE 34 ROCKNATION ISSUE 24 Hello Xtasy and welcome to Rocknation. How long has the band been together and how did you form the band? Hi everybody!! Xtasy was born as a studio project between Silvia and me (Jorge) some years ago. We started to work in several songs and we recorded the first album both together playing all the instruments and some guest on drums. After our first album was recorded, we decided to create the band. That means that we´ve been on the scene for about 3 years. Congrats to your new release “Second Chance”. Please name some of the tracks and the story behind them. Thank you! Well, we tried not to focus just in love theme lyrics during the writing so we let our inspiration fly, opened up all of our senses and saw that there were so many themes we would like to express about. That is how lyrics and song came up. “Children of war” (Fallen angels), personal growth (One in a million), addictions (Under the gun), mistreatment (Open your eyes), the hardness of the exile (Broken heart), Rock n´ Roll (Speed of light), etc... are some of the themes we have talked about in this album. Silvia is the one who write most of the lyrics in the band. If you had to tell someone what your music sounded like, what bands would you mention? Well, this is a difficult question because we have so much different influences, but I think the fans of Eclipse, H.E.A.T., Gotthard, Whitesnake and Bon Jovi will love our music. Your previous debut album release was “Revolution” in 2014. How do you compare it to your new release, what has changed? First of all, now we are a real and complete band and for that reason in this album “Second chance” all the members we have worked as a team. We have all been involved in all of the songs. In addition, with this new album we wanted to enhance the sound of the guitars, give them more presence on the songs and leave the keyboards just a bit more on the background. We also worked on faster tempos to give more energy and punch to the songs. We are really happy with the result. What bands have you appeared with in concert? With our first album Revolution we did a long Tour with 25 shows all over Spain and we had the chance to play as support band for many bands like Dare, Helix, Tigertailz, Crazy Lixx or Spanish legends Barón Rojo. Three of the best Gigs were as special guest of Eclipse in a Tour called Hard Rock Attack, where the Swedish band Toxic Rose opened the shows and it was a blast!. We also did 2 acoustic shows this year as guest of Erik Grönwall and Dave Dalone of H.E.A.T. Amazing musicians and really nice guys. What plans do you have for 2017? Touring as much as possible in 2017 and 2018. We have done a 7 Date Tour in Spain as headliners and we have some more shows in Spain after the summer. We are also working on a European tour next year and we would love to have the chance to play in Japan. During the summer we also want to start working in new songs as well, but there will be not a new album until 2019. Thank you for taking time for this interview any last words to the fans? Thank you once again for your support and a big hug to all our fans in Japan. I hope that we can see us in your country as soon as possible. See you !!