This Saturday, IFEMA Pavilion 1 hosts the first edition of Escena Rock, a new festival that wants to boost the visibility of national heavy metal and hard rock artists. The poster will feature Howitzer, Wildebeest, Saurom, Leo Jimenez, Dark Moor and Lèpoka, but the peak of the night will occur when Warcry takes the stage to give his last concert. «Until further notice», points out his singer Víctor García, who has lived a real roller coaster of emotions since the group announced this indefinite stop. “We weren’t expecting such a strong reaction from the fans,” he says. «It’s beautiful, because it makes you see that the public loves you and is going to miss you. We are very excited”.
Garcia says that Warcry has been a group “hopefully, because we liked everyone since we started there in 2002. They have given us so much love, so many gifts … and I, who are very little mythomaniac, calls me a lot Attention”. Garcia has lived dozens of affectionate anecdotes with his followers, but one of the most brutal has occurred these days. «A Mexican fan has written to us, telling us that he is taking out his passport just to come to this farewell concert in Madrid. He has moved heaven and earth to come to say goodbye to us, and when you see those things, they make you very excited ».
The Dantesque Interview
However, in Warcry’s history not all have been beautiful anecdotes. One of them was the unforgettable (by dantesca) radio interview made by the rock journalist Mariano García, in 2009. Before the stupefaction of the musicians, the announcer unfolded a string of insults and contempt for Warcry, which also left the entire audience. They dealt with the situation with elegance and understanding (it is evident that Garcia was completely drunk at the time of the interview), and to this day, they even remember the incident with love. «At the time we were stunned, we didn’t know what to say. The situation became tense, and more tense, until the interview became a delirium. We were going to promote a performance at La Cover de Leganés, which was a very important concert for us. But then we laugh a lot, they are things that happen ». .