boys!!! Edenshade…can you present the band to all our readers?
we formed in 1998, and after two demo cds in 2003 we published our debut
album “Ceramic Placebo for a Faint Heart” that was very well welcomed
by the press and the fans… After that we had a change in line up, losing
our former keyboard player Matteo,
who was replaced by my brother Massimiliano. With him we composed
and recorded our new album “the LESSON betrayed” and the rest is
album is a pure masterpiece that shows the maturity of the band both for
ideas and sound, can you explain in few steps how this album is burn?
First of all
thank you! With “Ceramic…” our main influences, melodic death metal
and progressive, were more audible. When we started thinking about
“Lesson…” all we had in mind was that we wanted to free our
When our debut came out we were a melodic death metal band with
progressive influences, and our efforts, when creating the music for
“Lesson…”, have been focused in developing our personal style and
becoming a modern metal band which had, in its influences, both death
metal and progressive metal, but with its own style and personal touch!
What we wanted was to create something that was truly emotional and
touching, something unique that could give the listener the emotional
tension necessary to fully understand and follow the story behind the
concept of “the Lesson
an intense work of guitar riffs…it’s just a riff machine!!! From nu-metal
to death…Is the guitar riff to give the first input in order to make the
compose we always start from guitars, it’s true! We define the basic
structure and the main ideas that will form the song, then we arrange
drums and bass and only in the end keyboards and vocals; these two are
often completed during the recording sessions, when you can have the right
idea of which sound will fit the most with the part, for example.
Just to give you an idea, in “Lesson...” the majority of the vocal
parts have been composed in studio: we took our time to experiment, record
alternative versions and so on…
course an important element is the melody…There’s a very melodic
approach in your style…is it true?
our music is entirely based upon melody! We like to insert in our songs
intricate parts and rhythmic patterns but the main role is always reserved
to melody! A good song isn’t a good song without an emotional melody and
a catchy chorus!
my review I compared Edenshade to…Slipknot, Novembre, Korn, Dream
Theater, Dark Tranquillity …What do you think about these bands?...In
your opinion what is the aspect
in which you find Edenshade similar to each of them?
You just named my favourite bands! As you said in
your review, I think that in our music you can find some aspect of the
music of everyone of the bands you mentioned!
In “Lesson…” you can find the rage and modernity of Slipknot, the
melodic riffing of Dark Tranquillity, the sick atmospheres created by Korn,
the melancholy typical of Novembre’s music and the technical and
progressive approach of early Dream Theater.
Kingdom Music has found many good bands…Which are your favourite ones
among My Kingdom production?
We are very proud of being part of the My Kingdom
Music family! MKM is slowly becoming a cult label, always proposing
quality bands and music… I like very much our friends Klimt 1918, and
the new works of Room with a View and En Declin.
did you get in touch with MKM?
When Atrheia (our first label) closed, I sent a 4
tracks pre-production demo to Francesco telling him that we were searching
for a new deal. At that moment he could not assure me anything, but he
truly liked our music and we agreed to keep in touch in the next months to
see if something could be arranged to work together. In the meantime when
recorded the album in my studio and when I told Francesco that we had the
full album ready he wanted it for his label!
are the main differences in your opinion between “Ceramic Placebo for a
Faint Heart” and the new album?
I like very
much our first album, it contains many great songs and melodies, but I
think that “Lesson…” is better in every aspect: more personal,
mature and free from external influences… extremely aggressive when it
needs to be so, extremely melodic and touching in the other moments.
”Lesson…” shows the great progression we made as musicians and
composers during these years and has the power to be incredibly
complicated and at the same time owns catchy beautiful melodies that keep
the listener attention alive. I think it’s a very well balanced album,
being weird and raw and the same time so precise. I don’t know if you
noticed it, but I’m very proud of our work, eheh!
question about the lyrics….How much important are them in your
music…and what are the main meanings of them?
always fundamental in our music!
betrayed” is a concept album, telling the story of a man caught in an
extreme situation that makes him choose to “close his eyes” and ignore
his moral patterns to free himself from what he thought was menacing his
This man, during the songs of the album, struggles to find a way to
forgive himself for his guilt and find out in the end that no one can
forgive you but yourself and that he’s got to live with his guilt,
forever scarred for his sin.
final question is the game of the tower! The final question is the Game of
the Tower…You’re on a high tower, and with you there are 3 bands…you
have to push down two of them, saving the third one…
you there are:
Oh my god, I
don’t know! Well… first of all, I’d say Slipknot, I like ‘em but
surely they’re not fundamental for me! Then I think I’d say Depeche
Mode, I truly love DM, but, also if I don’t like too much their last to
albums, Dark Tranquillity’s influence in my musical growth is too big to
So here we are! I save Dark Tranquillity!
you for the interview!