fascinated by Rammstein.
November-7…I know you very well, and it’s a pleasure
to have this interview! Let’s talk about the band…3
years are gone since the last masterpiece called “Season
3”…what has happened in these years?
Actually we released “Season 3” in February 2011
so it’s been 2 years since then... Don’t go too fast! ;-)
Well, after the album we focused on the promotion and of course on
touring. In 2011 we focused on Switzerland and in 2012 we hit the
road for Europe. We also open for big stars like Within
Temptation, Marilyn Manson, Paradise Lost, Sabaton. The
international media showed a lot of appreciation for “Season
3”: we received a lot of great feedback from different countries
and we were even nominated in the category “best Album of the
Year” by Metalstorm in the USA.
November-7 are a very awesome project that begun in 2005…Can you
tell us about the evolution of the band?
We did not have a
specific plan when we first got together in 2005. We only knew
that we wanted to find a stage where to perform our first songs
and we also wanted to produce a record. We recorded two EPs.
Little by little we realized that the band had a good potential so
we decided to release a live CD+DVD set. So when we finally
recorded our album some years later, we had much clearer ideas
about what we wanted and how we wanted it. So we knocked on Stefan
Gluamann’s door (Rammstein, Within Temptation, Zeromancer, etc.)
and he accepted to mix songs. We called the album “Season 3”
and we released it in 2011
through Daily Rock Records. That’s really when it all started…
the big stages, the crazy crowd, the supporting acts for important
music is a mixture in the twist and turns of modern metal…How
could you define it?
Let’s see… What about November metal? Dark and
still hopeful, merciless and straight to the point, always focused
on the future, on what can be done next.
metal has become very diversified …I can affirm that your latest
album represent a classic example of what modern metal is nowdays;
your musical approach is different from the
most famous goth alternative female …isn’t it?
(Sirenia, Tristania, Delain)
Well, I’m glad that it sounds different but it’s just the logical
result of us loving different types of music. So probably when we
compose all these different influences show up. Personally I like
goth, I like electro-metal, I also like some pop stuff... And my
favorite singers are Chris Cornell and Frank Sinatra so I guess
this is quite schizophrenic not to sound different J
forward to the next album….I really appreciate the idea to give
to all fans and not… a free dvd…downloadable from your
site…who had this awesome idea?....Moreover I notice the
possibility (for the fans) to donate a token price…..It
represent something innovative! Moreover..what can you tell us
about MFV 2012 experience?
We knew that our performance at the MFVF 2012 would
be filmed and when we saw the images we decided we HAD to do
something with them because they were simply too beautiful! And as
that was the last gig of our European Tour we decided we would
keep its memory alive in a live CD + DVD. And as all these
incredible things happened to us thanks to our fans, we also
decided to make the video available for free on our website.
It’s our thank you to the fans, for the support and love
they’ve showed us until now.
you talk about the main influences of the band?
I already mentioned mine… I can add that Stephane
is an ultimate fan of Kiss, Sieg is so eclectic that it would be
impossible for me to put a name on what he likes, Matt is a rocker
and Machine Man is a hard core and grindcore fan.
much is important to elaborate interesting lyrics? In my opinion
new generation really appreciate inspiring lyrics…
I like to write a lot and every time I listen to a song I’m very
focused on the lyrics. Sometimes it’s interesting just to listen
to a story and some other times I like lyrics that are more
mysterious, full of images and weird suggestions. I think you can
find both in November-7
the main composer of the band?
we do is Stephane composes the music and I compose the lyrics.
Then we bring the track to the band and we adapt as needed.
are the most interesting modern metal
bands in the actual musical scene?
One band, that I have not mentioned yet and that we
all adore, comes to my mind: Rammstein. I’m totally fascinated
by their show, their sarcasm, their sense of humor and of course
their riffs, their style. It’s like watching a theatre
performance, except that you stand and headband for 2 hours…
about your favorite singers?...Your
vocal style is incredibly original!
Thank you! I mentioned my two idols, Chris and
Frankie. As to female singers, I love Cristina Scabbia and even if
it’s a completely different style, Adele’s voice gives me the
talk about production & arrangements….This is a very aspect
to be considered for all the bands…Can you talk about the
“Behind the scenes” of the band….?
Mainly Stephane does all this work. He’s very patient and has a strong
attention to details so he can spend hours, days looking for a
particular sound… But of course we all bring in our ideas which
is very healthy and enriching because sometimes if you’ve worked
too hard on something you end you losing focus and someone else
might in a coupe of minutes come up with a great idea.
talk about the future…a new album is scheduled at the end of the
year…what can you tell us about it?
Oh! I’m very excited about this new record… I
think the tracks are more mature in terms of arrangements, lyrics
and vocals. We have already played some of the new songs at the
MFVF 2012 so people can discover them already looking at the video
or getting the live CD. We will release 2 songs before the album,
just to tease a bit the curiosity of our fans and the media. We
have already received the first 2 mixes and they are really
amazing… We are working with Stefan Glaumann again and I really
think that we have found our perfect match in terms of mixing…
When he touches our songs there’s always a very special chemical
reaction going on… it’s like magic! Anyway, we still have some
work to do and we plan to finish the recordings in the next
months. We’ll keep everyone posted via our websites and
about imminent or scheduled live shows?
We’re working on different dates and venues and as soon as things will
get clearer we’ll inform everyone. But I can already say that
we’ve just been confirmed for a big festival in 2014… We’ll
be able to announce it soon! So keep checking our facebook posts
and the news on our web page J
the last question is about the game of the tower…you’re on a
very high tower…three bands are with you…you have to push down
two of them…saving the third one…with you there are:
THIS MOMENT NIGHTWISH
That’s a very mean question!! I love the three of
them and they are so different from one another that it’s really
not fair what you’re asking me to do! But ok, I’ll play the
game and I’ll save Lacuna Coil because we’ve played with them
and they are Italian like me J