Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Raving Season Interview

Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?

We are a gothic doom band born in Rome in 2005. We have self-released an EP, "The brightness of my disaster" and last August My Kingdom Music has produced our first album, “Amnio”.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?

Our sound is a mixture of two kinds in particular, doom and gothic, but because each of us is influenced by personal taste, I think that our music cannot easily fit into a classic doom-gothic. The most obvious musical influences are  death and prog metal, and by the composition of “Amnio” we have tried to create a direct and complex sound at the same time, on a trip that lasts nine songs. Finally, a particular aspect of our sound is the use two female voices.

3. I have noticed that the band uses 2 vocalists, how do you feel this adds to the power of the music?

Having two singers is a way of exploring the two souls of our music, which is an image of our personalities. Good and evil, light and shadow, often are confused in the fog of life. Have an introspective look that distinguishes the two parts I think it is important on a personal level and is a great tool for making art. A voice is delicate and ethereal spirit, the other is violence, anger and despair, and together make an extreme and precise picture of the feelings that we want to convey with our songs.

4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

The lyrics are all autobiographical. They often talk about negative experiences that despite having left a wound have taught us something about life and about ourselves. Telling about these experiences in our music means to look into the eyes of the darkest part of life and then cover it with light and turn it into something positive and that binds us to each other. In particular, some topics are the loss of someone or something and the ghosts that continue to bring in the heart after all.

5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

The season we speak about is a new season of mind and heart in which freely express any pain, sadness, anger and hatred, turning them into something positive, and day after day reveal secrets and hidden feelings. The "raving" of the season is this: singing, growling and playing what in life can not even be whispered.

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance/

Two live in particular I will never forget:at  the Olden Live Club (Lonato) alongside the Esoteric and at Jailbreak (Rome), along with a few bands of the Italian gothic scene. Although some years have passed I remember perfectly the participation of the public and the thrill of playing for the first time alongside bands that we like very much. During our performance we seek above all to recreate the feelings that have allowed us to write the songs. Playing is a stage of the creative process, which allows us to donate to the public every time a part of ourself, a part that born and dies in the time of a concert.

7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We are organizing concerts in Italy, but we have not yet confirmed the dates.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of gothic, doom and death metal?

We are very pleased with the feedback that we have had since the ep  “The brightness of my disaster” which has allowed us to not only touch the hearts of the doom-gothic lovers. We have a group of fans who follow us and I would like to thank, and I hope they are pleasantly surprised by "Amnio". What interests us most is not a large number of listeners but the passion with which we are listened. When I see some people live after live or following us on social networks after years I think we are on the right path, because we were able to create something that is deeply understood and that will not be forgotten.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

We will surely find new ways to turn our sound into something unique for the next “Season”. Regarding my voice surely I will create something very different from Amnio. I’m always looking for new influences both technical and emotional.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Each of us has a specific background that has influenced their role within the group. But there are some doom bands that have definitely influenced everyone, like My Dying Bride, Katatonia and Swallow the sun. Among the bands that I personally listen to every day there are also Forgotten Tomb, Type o Negative and some classic gothic bands, but I listen to any group of any style that contains a voice that excites me and from which I can learn something. Recently we also listen to many bands from the post metal and rock scene.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Graphic arts, from painting to architecture, literature and cinema.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

I would just like to thank all the fans who follow us for a long time, the new ones, the staff of all the webzine for the great reviews and of course Francesco Palumbo of My Kingdom Music for the great professionalism and for his trust in us.

No comments:

Post a Comment