: interview with Gandolfo Ferro
by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo ___
organized by Opera and Salvo Russo
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR A SINGER
Opera are an important band for the melodic metal Sicilian
scene...can you present the band to all our readers?
of all good evening .
Opera is a Progressive metal band since 2002
Unfortunately we had a lot of troubles throughout the year because
of many line up changes.
Since 2006 we are four and i believe this is the better line up
ever for the band.
days we have finally
finished to compose our first album and we are very enthusiastic.
new work is the first official one for you...are you looking for a label
or will it be only a demo ?
we are searching for a label.
We would like to publish the complete album in order to let people
listen all our emotions.
It is also
the same thought of our artistic producer which did a great
work according to sounds and execution of each musician of the band…it
is our strong intention to have the best possible sound for
our stuff doing the mixing and mastering
in a great Italian studio which I
can’t say the name at the moment.
your artistic producer?
believe one of the greatest
singers in Europe,
a Friend, a Brother, and a really Great Musician
"amazing" Roberto Tiranti (singer of Labyrinth)
talk about the demo ...in my opinion it sounds very progressive but I
notice many influences in your music....not only prog-met...
agree with you. Every song is the result of many influences,
every one of us have brought to the band is personal influences.
For example Luca( Drum) and me
are grown up with the 80's metal masters such as Iron Maiden,
Testament, Metallica, Helloween
Peppe (Bass) loves more
such as Nevermore, Death and the extreme metal scene,
on the other hand Gaetano (Guitar)
is a a son of Gun's and Roses
naturally all this influences gave life to The Opera Sound
without any mind restrictions
Since August 2007 we started a project which brought us to create a show entirely dedicated to one of the most important band in history of music : QUEEN. This choice has giving us a lot of satisfactions. It is really funny to see fathers and sons to jump singing together " I W aNT TO BREa K FREE"
Opera an important band for the hope of Sicily...but I think it's very
now to play for shows, the interests for prog-metal...what does give to
you the power to go on?
is true! In Sicily is very
difficult to play for shows…and it is even more difficult if you play
your songs…especially heavy metal songs…
Personally I find the power to go on thanks to the true love for the
music… To be on stage is amazing!!! I love too much this work to give
up!!! Personally I can say that I quite never give up!
What do you think
about the power-metal scene with particular attention Italian bands?
It is difficult to deal with Power metal scene…Nowadays I quite
don’t know the Italian and European power metal scene…but I don’t
like the things that I listen…I can say that in the second part of ’90
the level in Italy was almost high!!! By my side a lot of great bands born and gave life to immortals masterpieces!!!
There was a new born of Classical and Power metal… But suddenly something happens…and slowly the things changed!
Nowadays there is a sort of crisis of the power metal genre… Less ideas and a
lot of useless bands
with nothing new to say.
The same thing is for the Italian scene… I listen only few bands like
Labyrinth, DGM, Rhapsody of Fire, Vision Divine, bands
who play a high quality music with great ideas!
melody is the essence of music...I think that Italian bands gets a very
particular charm in this sense...is it true?
there are less musicians
in the world with the same sensibility, elegance and sense of melody like
Italians!!! Absolutely I agree with you!!!
you explain to our readers your projects, and when
(you think) will you be out with
the complete work?
full length will be published and probably the end of 2008…there
will be something more… we want to give to you a great work…the best
that we can! After the album surely we will play as much as possible!!!
Where can we listen
to the previews of the new songs?
clean and brilliant
vocals are the result of years of passion and study, what can you advice
to all beginners singer?
of all thank you for your words!!! I can say one important thing: STUDY
AND TAKE CARE !!! STUDY AND TAKE CARE !!! STUDY AND TAKE!!!
study is really the most important thing for a singer! To take care of
your instrument is with correct technical
according to your vocal qualities will let you sing a long in your life!
Don’t search your voice in other singers… search inside your
soul… in your sensations and emotions… There you will find the singer
that will be!!!
What’s your musical
dream as artist and The Opera member?
special !!! I would have the opportunity to play my music in front of a
lot of people…
as much as possible!!! To give emotions to people!!! This is my dream!!!
Three adjectives to
describe your new demo?
, Strong, Technical.
the game of the tower...you're on a high tower with 3 bands...two of them
must be pushed down...only the third one will be saved....
QUEENSRYCHE DREAM THEATER METALLICA
Oh Baby!!! It’s difficult… i have to sacrifice to monsters in every case… so i choose to save the band of one of the Greatest Singer EVER!!!
Thank you, Salvo!
by Salvo Russo
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