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ROSSOMETILE : interview with
organized by Rossometile, My Kingdom Music and Salvo Russo
The truth is not always what we read at
Hy!!! It's a great pleasure to make this interview with you...can you
present the band for our readers?
was born in May 1996. In 1997 the first demo including 8 tracks came out.
During the years between 1998 and 2000 we changed several members to have
a definitive line up before the recordings of the second demo. It was
released at the end of 2000 and includes 4 tracks. In July 2004 came out
the self-produced album "Ultimaria", containing 8 tracks song.
The album get impressive reviews for its originality and great technical
January 2008 a new singer, Angela Grassi joined the band and in October we
recorded the album "Terrenica", including 10 tracks of
Progressive Rock. In the same month Nicola Potenza joined us as bass
player. In January 2009 we signed a contract with the label "My
Kingdom Music" for the release of "Terrenica" came out on
May 4th, 2009.
is your second work...but
it’s not easy to find your first one...after having
listened to the this great new one
i got interest in the first work "Ultimaria" too...can
you tell us more
was our first effort in creating a professional album. Even if it’s a
self-production it’s a very important album for us because it represents
the real birth of our style. In fact by "Ultimaria" we have
become aware of having a style and we understand our direction. It was an
album that had great reviews and that although there has led to record
deal, has led to the first contact between us and label My Kingdom Music
which has started to keep an eye on. "Ultimaria" is less heavy than
"Terrenica" and perhaps more experimental.
Rossometile are able to mix
rock, gothic, pop, dark with an unique style...what is the secret?
think that this feature come from to the several different musical tastes
of members of the band: Nicola (bass) mostly listen to rock; the style of
Angela (voice) and her preferences fall within the pop-rock, Rino (drums
and percussion) prefers progressive and I (Rosario: guitar and
programming) I have my roots in metal. Obviously we can influence so that
our different musical tastes, that instead to determine divisions among us
produce an interesting fusion of ideas in the process of composition, are responsible in a sense of our different style.
You come from
Italian region Campania...the
same land of a band called "The
Presence" that I’ve
as influence in just a couple of songs in which you show an incredible
ability to mix gothic and progressive rock style....do you know them? And
what do you think about
the Italian underground scene?
I don’t know them but because of your question I have heard them and I like
their sound. I agree with the fact that there are similarities regarding
the progressive atmosphere of some of our songs. Naturally we are proud and
this push us to continue along this path. I think it’s important to
listen to new things because this helps us to open our mind. I think that the
Italian underground scene is very alive and full of talent; there
are many bands that have embarked on a path to define their own style and
it always produces very interesting results.
You get a good technique …but I notice your
remarkable ability to find great
in very elaborate parts….is there an “Italian”
melodic soul in your influences?
for compliment. Yes, certainly there’s a melodic soul in our influences resulting
in part from our cultural roots reasoned to the land where we live, and in
part by the melodic influences of some members of the band.
What do you think about bands like Lacuna Coil or
Evanescence....a different modern approach to play melodic metal…
a great fan of 80s metal but I like all the metal and contaminations that
came after also! Besides the music of my band is affected by
contamination! I like the melodic metal tendency even more than other things
and I 'm listening with great pleasure to Evanescence and to Lacuna Coil
In your opinion, could
Italian language be a problem to be appreciated
singing in English allows a greater acceptance of products in the world,
but we try to pay particular attention to the text because lyrics are an
important part of the song and the choice of singing in Italian is mandatory
for us because it is only in Italian that we can develop a sense of our
texts. So the choice of Italian for an album such "Terrenica" distributed
mainly abroad, can be inconvenient, but we consider the language a
fundamental characteristic of our style and we don’t change our mind.
Ok...let's talk about the
that let's remind of old civilizations
too ...also the big pyramid...what
can you tell us about the lyrics?....Moreover I’d like to know about
“Novembre”….in my opinion one of the best Italian ballads
inspiration for the text passes directly through music! It’s the
instrumental parts to suggest what should treat the text. In the drafting
of a text the intention is to travel the words in the same direction of
the music. "La Grande Piramide" and "L’Uomo della
Preistoria" are historical/scientific songs with a strong progressive
presence that we have composed as a result of specific readings. “La
Grande Piramide” speaks about the "mystery" of the three
pyramids of Giza (Chefren, Cheops and Micerino) and the Sphinx on the fact
that they are a faithful reproduction of the sky as it was in 10,450 BC.
Official Science says that man has begun to erect the first buildings of
stone only 5000 years ago, but the existence of complex at Giza leaves
assumed that it was built about 12,000 years ago! Furthermore the internal
and external measures of the Great Pyramid (that of Cheops) show that it
is the scale reproduction of the planet Earth. What is the truth? What
were the techniques, the mathematical and astronomical instruments and
equipment used to erect the complex at Giza? And if were not men to
build it? The truth is not always what we read at school!
speaks about life as seen through the eyes of a child in an autumn evening,
attracted by the beauty of a thunderstorm. The world seen as a continual
discovery. The ability to be enthusiastic for the little things. The
mother takes him to sleep but he would say something that probably does
not remember tomorrow because a child has no worries. Falls asleep happy
because he knows that tomorrow will be seven years and will be grown up.
thanks for your compliment on "Novembre"! It is a compliment that I’ll
Let’s talk about live …in your web-site there are some
dates…what can you tell us about your recent live performances….are
you satisfied about the public response?
our concert we have our service audio/lighting which
makes us independent
both in the organization of that date and in the technical management of
live! We work as a real team where everyone took care of one part of the
program. Today we are able to move with all the material and suggest a
completely autonomous. We also have with us an audio technician who
accompanies us throughout the tour. The public response so far is not bad.
However we know that we’re an emerging band only and actually we cannot
Rossometile and My Kingdom Music…how did you get in touch with Francesco
Palumbo was already concerned us at the time of the first album titled “Ultimaria”,
in fact by “My Kingdom Music” he cared promotion. As soon as we
finished to make "Terrenica" we gave him a copy of the recording and
expressed his interest for the album. In a few months he proposed to us
the signing of the contract with his label. We are very pleased to be signed
under My Kingdom Music because it is a very serious label and we are honored
to have dealings with Francesco because he’s a very trustworthy and
and usual question for gryphonmetal….you’re on a big high tower and
with you there are 3 bands…you have to push down two of them…saving
the third one….with you there are:
The Gathering PFM Katatonia
are 3 great bands but I save PFM.
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