Band of the Day: Aeraco

Want to hear “Foxy Lady” like never before? Aeraco will have you suitably covered.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Spidey: We are from the craziest and possibly the most dangerous city ever…Chicago, Illinois.

How did you meet?

The drummer (Misfit) and I met at a Catholic grade school because he heard from a friend that I played guitar. He invited me and our friend to his house to jam and as weird and cheesy as this seems, once we jammed, we knew we had something special. Misfit and I started a band but we needed a bass player and obviously a singer. Misfit found Ace through a family friend and we just clicked. Ace is not only a phenomenal guitarist and singer, he is also a great businessman that knows how to get stuff done. All that we needed was a bass player. We went through a few bass players until we found Beast. He can make anything sound great. He is a sound wizard. And the rest is history.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We, the drummer and me, it has been about more than ten years. With Ace and Beast, I would say around 4 or 5 years.

Before you get sick of being asked…where does the band name come from?

Aeraco wasn’t the original band name. It was actually Metalus Cinder. When the drummer and I started the band, we changed it to Mosaic but that ended up being taken by another band. We were having a hard time trying to think of a band name, so Misfit and Ace were brainstorming and looking up names on the internet. They stumbled upon a Greek name called Aeraco. I don’t know the meaning of the name, but we all love the name. It’s simple and short, so we stuck with it.

What are your influences?

I have many influences, but my main influence is Dimebag Darrell.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Our music is catchy, simple, and has a lot of variety. We have a song for everybody. Well, I would also say it’s our chemistry and how we handle things.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Anything really, we write what we feel in the moment.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

It’s pretty much a party every time we play live. I lost count of how many shows we have played, but I would say maybe 100 or more.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

We don’t have that many crazy live show stories but, the wildest thing I’ve seen at a show was when Steel Panther played. Let’s just say they let a lot of women on stage and things happen. Let’s just say that.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

I play ESP guitars with a Marshall cab and a Randall thrasher.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

As of right now, we have a new cover song out called, “Foxy Lady” by Hendrix. We are extremely proud of how the cover song sounds.

What are your plans for 2018?

New music, more opportunities, more tours, and slowly taking over the world.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

One of the bands would definitely be Achillies. They are a local band we played with in Chicago. They are very heavy and very catchy. Check them out! The second band or just the person himself is Mark Tremonti. He is one of my idols and also his music works well with us. It would be perfect!

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