Against Tolerance are a progressive metal band from Brazil who's driving force is acceptance for minorities. We caught up with them for a short but sweet interview.                                                                                                 

What to you think of the metal scene in Brazil?                                                                                                             Brazil is one special country when it comes to metal bands. We have huge bands doing an awesome job worldwide, but we also have small and unknown bands doing things that are impressive. The scene is getting bigger and bigger, specially when it comes to singing in Portuguese. We think that the future for Brazilian bands is very promising, as long as everyone keeps working seriously, and thinking that no band can make it alone. We have to work together, and help one another to make it happen!

What has been your biggest influences?
Each member of Against Tolerance has his own influences, but in general you can say we are influenced by Mastodon, Nofx, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater and Radiohead. We try to use different elements in our music, so it becomes unique.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Have you found it hard to get your music out there?
Well, nothing comes easy. We have learned that through the years and we know that we are gonna face a lot of obstacles to achieve our goals. But things are getting better in Brazil, the world is watching us (due to the big sport events in the next years) and the band are doing an awesome job. So we rely on our friends and fans to show our music to the maximum number of people possible!
                                                                                                                                                                           Can you explain the band name?
 We think that tolerance is no way to fight for the minorities. If you really want to make it happen for those people, acceptance is the answer. Tolerance is what you give to drunk people who are being annoying, or children that do not stop crying. Mistreating others is not an option, and that must not be tolerated. We are Against Tolerance. For acceptance.


For more information and free downloads check out the Against Tolerance website