Thursday, May 19, 2011

Nick lizard back with a ticket to the dark side of rock

"When you're playing music you're alive, and when you're alive, evolve." Antonio Arias, Nick Lizard soul, explains the keys to his new album, zone of conflict. The eleventh album Lizard Nick is, despite these developments, "a return to the roots" of the band. Oil, electrical and trio formats, as they played when they formed in Granada in the early nineties.

We are not capable of repeating Gone are ambitious works such as Val del Omar, with whom he honored the filmmaker Granada José Val del Omar, or Omega, with which shelled, with Enrique Morente Lorca's poems to the rhythm of such different styles as flamenco, rock, thrash metal and industrial music.

A revolution that put on everyone's lips. "We are not able to repeat ourselves," said leader Nick Lizard, which has explored concepts such unique songs as "astronomical poetry", which combines literary interest with concern for the stars, always taking any style to secure his shot, from punk to metal, from rock to flamenco, electronic pop.

And always keeping intact the essence of a single band of its kind. Antonio Arias had a close friendship with Enrique Morente, who recorded Omega. Today the singer recalls with nostalgia: "It was a great friend and a very special artist. A guru. His loss was a devastating blow. He taught us to believe in the life of the music, because he always spoke of life.

And with his death also died of the life of our music. "

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