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Black Wolf Gypsies: “Simplicity Of Lifestyle”

Black Wolf Gypsies: “Simplicity Of Lifestyle”


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Time management may be a challenge for some musicians, yet still committed to their personal lives; but not with the rock band called Black Wolf Gypsies. “Simplicity of lifestyle,” Black Wolf Gypsies said when we asked them in an interview about the way they balance their music career and personal duties.

Black Wolf Gypsies is composed of Mike Twain (guitar and vocals), Bryan Pernis (bass and vocals), and Jun Divinagracia (drums). The trio met back in the days when they were still representing their own bands, namely House of Ravens and Timog. “Both bands shared similar (but not exact) type of music, philosophies, humor and ethics… and everyone were just very good drinking buddies,” they reported. It was in 2009 when they had decided to form their OWN band, when House of Ravens and Timog disbanded at the same event they were in. That was when Mike, Bryan, and Jun realized that they are “best served” as a trio.

“Regarding the band’s name, the ‘BLACK’ came from the band “The Black Crowes” a common favorite of the 3 guys,” the threesome explained in discussing the roots of their band name. “The ‘WOLF’ came from the book “Song of Ice and Fire’s” the Dire Wolf, pet of the book’s main protagonists, and the “GYPSIES” just sounded very hippie.” 3 years after were formed, Black Wolf Gypsies released an independent album, “Good Morning Paranoia.”

When it comes to their style, Black Wolf Gypsies describes their music as classic and blue rock. “Sometimes there will be a hint of southern or punk, influenced by Gun n Roses, Slash’s Snake Pit, The Black Crowes, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.” However, when it comes to the band’s theme, it always varies. “Anything under the sun,” Black Wolf Gypsies answered when we ask them about it. “Laundryman –About relationship oppression, Biyahe – Friendship and hypocrisy , Messin’Round – about infatuation, Alak na – about alcoholism, Lover – about addiction, Rancor – About Hubris, etc.”

The trio also admitted that the main reasons why they are pursuing their career more are simply “personal happiness” and “legacy.” “We all want to be SLASH,” the guys also interjected. For them, OPM is not dead, but rather, “struggling, injured and depressed.” They also tip that if there are people who are planning to form their own band, being honest to their selves is important. “Rehearse, Reflect, develop taste, repeat and be honest to yourself. A true Rakista is someone who writes their own songs fearlessly.”

Be updated with Black Wolff Gypsies by following them on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/blackwolfgypsiesmusic?fref=ts. You can also request and/or vote for their songs on Rakista Radio by just searching "Black Wolf Gypsies" or the title of the song/s under "Playlist and Requests."


By: iel –Rakista Team
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