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A chat with 1945

Formed in 2016 in Salamanca, Spain, 1945 delivers classic Heavy Metal in every sense. Gritty female vocals are married with perfectly fuzzed-out guitars and an airtight rhythm section. The traditional influences are clear, yet they have a sound all their own. If their first offering, “Act I,” is any indication, then “Heavy Metal Is Not For Sale” (available in May) will surely give you the ass kicking you deserve.

Recently, Metal Digest had the chance to ask them a few questions. We wish them all the best.


First things first. Congratulations on your upcoming album “Heavy Metal Is Not For Sale.” The band has an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. How does this work exactly? How has this experience been for you?

We wanted to give our followers the opportunity to have some exclusive rewards and make a pre-order of our new album. It really is an advance purchase of exclusive material.
At this moment, It is hard and difficult to sell physical records.  That is our true experience.

The new album is out in May. What can we expect to hear? How does it differ from “Act I?”

Well, our new album is actually a continuation of Act 1. It’s a compliment. We could name it Act2, but we wanted to round out the result and vindicate the old good times of heavy metal with respect to shitty music and new current trends. Heavy metal is not for sale is the result.

I like your classic, no-frills approach. Quite often, that is what is needed from a Metal band. Who would you cite as your primary influences?  Any influences that might surprise us?

Within the band, we all like Metal in general, without disregarding any trend: Classic Metal, Thrash, Death, Hard rock … that means that we do not put ourselves barriers regarding our songs.

Our style is influenced by everything and nothing at the same time.

Of course, we really like bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Dio, Black Sabbath, Accept, Megadeth, Exodus, Warlock & Doro + one million bands … and that is reflected in our music.

What is the origin of the band’s name? I have found several historical items and even learned a thing or two. Is this a reference to Francisco Franco or D-Day or am I completely off base?

Nothing to do with all that.
 1945 was a fantastic year:  WW II ended, UN was created and the most importantly, that year LEMMY Kilmister was born.

I would have liked to taste a good wine from that year 😉

“Black Rose” from the album “Act I” is a beautifully orchestrated ballad. Lighters in the air, folks! What is the story behind this song? Please tell me you play an extended version during concerts.

“Black rose” is a sad reminder of gender violence. It is difficult to understand in these times that we still have battered women every day. A  tribute to all of them.

The basis is very simple, lyric speaking, but we wanted to enjoy composing an old-style ballad, with a rabid and powerful ending.

In live makes the hair stand on end.

“Ace of Spades,” your tribute to Lemmy Kilmister can be found and downloaded on Bandcamp. Definitely worth checking out. His influence on your sound is evident, but who in your personal life has shaped who are as a musician?

None of us have family ascendants related to music. We are all self taught (unfortunately).

Our values and influences are in all those characters who have contributed so much to Rock and Heavy Metal in general: Lemmy, Ronny J Dio, Ozzy, Van Halen … the list would be endless.

What are your immediate plans after the new album release? When this Covid madness is over and shows are allowed, what can we expect from 1945?
We want our music to reach the maximum possible number of people. That is the most important.

We are an emerging band, with a lot of work ahead of us and a great desire to play live.

Our next step is to find a record label and distributor to help us make all of this a reality.

We thank you for your time and wish you all the best. Any parting words for our readers?

We are 1945 and we have come to stay. Give us the opportunity to listen and enjoy our heavy Metal. Visit our social media and get to know us.

It would be a dream to be able to play around the world when we get back to normal times.
Thanks, everyone for your time, especially your magazine METAL DIGEST.

Stay Hard * Stay Metal

Sarah García: vocals

Javier Rubio: Bass

Gorka RC: Guitar

Diego Gonzalez: Guitars (new)

– Jose Angel (Koko): Drums

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