METAL IS THE BEST. FUCK THE REST!
Ettore, Bjorn and Claudio! Great CD, I am really digging the sound
it is really killer. The website rocks too, all the effort pays
off. The interaction on the background is clever.
So, how has the reception been so far on the new disk? Is
the feedback been what you were hoping for or has it exceeded your
pretty good I guess, I’m not sure about sales but the feedback
has been good so far so I can’t complain about it… Well, to be
honest I wouldn’t complain anyway coz I never have any kind of
expectation towards our records, I’m simply glad that we can
finish and deliver it to the fans, but when the record hits the
stores I’m already thinkin’ about the next one so I couldn’t
care less really…
Who are your influences – old and new, whether they be
band, books, movies individuals or nature, etc.
Iron Maiden, WASP, Slayer, Megadeth and so on … 80’s metal is
the best, fuck the rest! Speakin’ about books and movies, bein’
a horror freak I’m interested in almost anything dealin’ about
monsters, demons, blood, gore and so on, and this probably
influences me in a way or another… all the dark aspects of the
human nature are a big influence for us all as well.
What is life on the road like, and is there any difference
in your fan base through out the changes in the lineup.
bein’ this band still a studio-project is pretty hard to answer
to this question…
How about the use of MySpace, is there more freedom in what
is done as well as fan interaction than on websites. I have
noticed that more bands are going with that format.
well MySpace is a pretty useful tool, u can have a lot of exposure
even if u’re only a studio band and people can interact with u
and listen to your songs before buyin’ the album… the only
problem is that most of the time it runs damn slow and it’s
filled with bugs that make u lose your patience after a few
minutes of navigation…
What led you to work with Samantha Abbatangelo for this new
album, was there any deep meaning behind the picture or that it
worked with the overall theme?
she worked on the artwork of the previous record and we thought
that she could help us with the new one as well. We simply
explained her the overall atmosphere of the record and the main
themes of the new songs and she did the whole artwork tryin’ to
focus on the dark twisted mood of the lyrics. We are very
satisfied of the final result ‘coz it turned out to be really
dark and it fits perfectly with the new direction of our music.
Where do you envision the band in 5 years, or 10? Will you
be more involved on line or continuing in a similar direction that
you are in now.
I don’t really have a clue about that… hope we’re still
alive and breathing first of all! Ahahah… honestly I don’t
know, we could quit the band from a moment to another or go on for
other 20 years… time will tell, we take it day by day, right now
we’re workin’ on some new stuff, still far from bein’
complete anyway… things are goin’ smooth but slow, but
there’s no need to rush at all.
If you all were not metal gods what career would each of
you concentrate on.
metal gods?!?! I don’t really think we’re even close to that
status ahahah… I still concentrate on the same old stuff, hookin’
up naughty girls, drinkin’ my ass off with my friends, havin’
fun, makin’ enemies etc. etc… while Ettore loves to play and
produce bands 24/7 as usual, so we’re still the same people as
always and to be honest we don’t feel the need to change at all.
What led Ettore to produce the Cd's , necessity or a
creative outlet for the band. I mean to be involved from the
earliest thoughts of a song to the final mix. Sometimes a Record
Co. can really alter a bands image and sound.
record companies always try to alter something, doesn’t matter
if its your music or your image, they always try to fuck things up
for their own sake… and this is the shittiest part of the whole
music biz! Anyway, yeah, after all we can consider this band as
Ettore’s solo project so it’s pretty obvious that he is
involved in almost anything dealing about the band.
NASCAR or Formula I, Ha Ha I had to ask I live in West
eheheh sorry but I couldn’t care less about this kinda stuff…
What did you think of the World Cup, did you get to watch
any of it?
and I couldn’t care less about the World Cup as well…
As seen on your site you have returned to working with
Alessandro Vanara, what is the differences with working with him
than Goran Finnberg?
we worked with Alessandro since the first record, for Mind Tricks
we tried to experiment a little and went to Fredman Studios for
the mixing but even there was still Ettore with
Alessandro to work on the songs and after that process Alessandro
mastered it here in Italy on his own, so we can say that things
never really changed for us under this point of view…
What do you think is the biggest improvement that the band
has accomplished over the years?
Music wise I can say that the new songs sound better than the old
ones and also the lyrics are far better, so there has simply been
a natural improvement regarding all the aspects of our music
Ok, I am out of questions, is there anything that I have
overlooked that you would like to add?
I wanna fuck with Jessica Alba and cum over her slutty face ahahah
This one is tradition for first timers. This game is: the
Tower. There are 3 band on a tower (Hypothetically) and you must
kick down two. I guess the last one is for Pay Per View, no one
ever says. The bands that you must choose from are: Opera IX,
Byzantine and Finntroll.
I like Finntroll so I guess I’m gonna kick down the other two.
I would like to thank you for you
time and the opportunity to do this interview! I hope that
Disarmonia Mundi is on tour the next time I am in Italy or at the
hope so… Take care, see ya