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CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW WITH VIRTUAL SYMMETRY
CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW WITH VIRTUAL SYMMETRY
Can you give us a run down of the writing process for the band
Sure! The songwriting process always begins with an individual improvisation (a bass line, a vocal melody, a keyboard/guitar harmonic cycle or an epic theme), presented to the whole band, or a full-band jam. The best ideas get refined and arranged for all the instruments, including vocals, in the most natural and spontaneous way for every member. When we're satisfied by the result we get to writing the lyrics, meticulously working on any possible arrangement improvement. Only when everything suits to the goals we wanted to reach, we head to the recording studio.
who came up with the name?
Our name was an early idea of our guitarist and founder Valerio, it stands for that balance which stands out of the physical part of life, a more mental, emotional and if you wish spiritual balance in the life of each and everyone of you. And we aim for reaching that concept through our music, too, in our stylistic contrasts.
social media: positive or negative for your band?
We received a lot of very positive ratings, reviews and comments from every social network, blog, web zine or forum, way over what we expected to receive. We are always astonished by all the nice comments we get about our music and this gives us the energy we need to do even better with our future creations!
Who are your influences?
We have very different influences if taken as single musicians, which go from Steve Vai, to Jordan Rudess, to Jaco Pastorius and more. As a band I'd say our main influences are Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Seventh Wonder and Yes.
strangest thing that has ever happened at a gig, onstage or off?
This is something that really impressed us too, get ready: it was our first live ever as a full band, in June 2015, we played 35 minutes of music off Message from Eternity discovering only once we stopped playing that our drummer cut a finger with one of the cymbals and had been bleeding over the kit since the very beginning of the show! We all figured it out at the end, when all lights were turned back on. Crazy.
something in your collective cd collections that people might not expect
Let's see... I personally have Deadmau5 and Daft Punk in my cd collection, as well as debut albums of all kinds of recently born Italian bands and movie soundtracks collections. I know the other members have Italian pop rock artists releases, like Pooh for example. We have such a vast musical taste that everything may be unexpected from a band like ours!
. Making new music for sure! And, well, playing our music live and sharing our music with anyone who may like it!
one band you would like to tour with
We already supported Dream Theater for a few dates of their 30th anniversary and repeating that experience once more would really excite us!
Any subject matter you would not write about
Mh... this is tough, as in our genre there are no real limitations in the subject matter of the lyrics. For what concerns our band and our style I feel that mythology and negative thoughts like isolation, desperation and death itself, wouldn't really fit our music and the messages we wish to send out.
anything you would like to say to fans
We're getting closer and closer to the release date of our new album X-GATE and to our future live dates, be sure not to miss them as they will be very stunning experiences!
thank you for taking the time to do this interview
Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it!
CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With FRANKIE BANALI Of QUIET RIOT
QUIET RIOT was not the first band that got me into heavy metal. I was already well entrenched in the power and the glory of bands like Sabbath, Saxon, and Dio. But for an impressionable youth the constant nagging from the "cool" kids at school about how lame metal was became very bothersome. Cliched white sneaker wearing future lawyers were constantly picking on me and my metal head friends. QUIET RIOT one day came on the radio and changed all that. Like an asteroid hitting the dinosaurs they wiped away all the so called un coolness about metal and made it mainstream. Suddenly all the jocks were "banging" their heads to songs like "Metal Health", And "slick Black Cadillac". So years later after the heavy smoke has cleared I got the chance to speak with one of the key architects of QUIET RIOT, Mr. Frankie Banali. They are about to release ROAD RAGE on Frontiers Records and it so…
New England Metal & Hardcore Festival feat. Sabaton
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Sabaton was formed back in 1999 in Falun, Sweden when the members of a band called "Aeon" reformed and rearmed for the upcoming first recording in Moon Music Studio. The founding members of Aeon: Rikard, Pär and Daniel Mullback had joined forces with Oskar and Joakim earlier during the year which had seen a few line-up changes and the guys decided on a fresh start and changed the name of the band to Sabaton. These are the same guys you see on stage today.
As a young proto-metalhead living in the hard streets of Riverside, Rhode Island we would all gather at whoever had the latest vinyl release and rock out for hours. Discussing techniques, listening to lyrics, guitar solos. The best albums offered up energy at its purest form. It transmitted from the vinyl grooves right into our little teenage brains. You could literally feel what the band or artist was trying to convey.
Metallica's latest release, Hardwired to self destruct offers up a modern day version of that same energy and spirit from days gone by. It is a powerful statement from a band that many had written off. One song...Now were all dead...that is the only song you need to listen to. But there are many, many more. This is grade a material from a group of artists who managed to capture their energy and channel it through this disc. This is real, this is power, this is the definition of a classic metal album.
Another great sign of a good, solid album is that you can list…