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Interview: Burn The Ocean

Interview about Burn The Ocean, Italian Alternative/Hard Rock band.

By Carla Morton

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Hello, how things are going?
Fabio: I’m finally fine!! Recording and releasing this album has been a hell of a ride for us, but finally we made it. Now it’s time to hit some stages and get on the road again. We are finally ready to go outside and promote our new creature!

When was Burn The Ocean formed?
Fabio: BTO was formed in 2014 as a result of my personal attempt to get back to life 2Novembre, the previous band of Emanuele, Davide and Valentina. The band was amazing, they used to play a powerful and very personal alternative rock. We are from the same hometown (Genova) and as a fan I tried to follow them because I really loved their style. They decided to quit their activity and that was simply unacceptable to me because they were an awesome trio, so I pushed the guys to change their name and start something new. To my surprise they accepted with the only condition of having me in the new band. Playing with them is something I really wanted to do because I spent more than 15 years playing exclusively metal and I really wanted to try something new and different… so here we are.

You have released this year the album under the name of “Come Clean”, tell me about it.
Fabio: ”Come Clean” is our first attempt to create something which really could reflect our musical identity. It’s the result of our first year of activity. The key to understand what we are trying to do here is considering that there are two distinct souls in this band : the first is the heritage from 2Novembre, which is currently 3/4 of the band and the second one is bringing in the game my experience in metal music, so it’s basically all about merging two different point of view into one solid reality. The album was produced by me in my Blackwave studio and that gave us the advantage to take our time to do it and experimenting a lot both sonically and in terms of songwriting. Come Clean was released on November 2 by Sliptrick Records.

 Do you have other releases?
Fabio: Not for Burn The Ocean, but if you want to truly understand where we come from, maybe you should take a listen to our previous bands which are 2Novembre, Nerve and Ritual Of Rebirth.

What are Burn The Ocean’s influences?
Emanuele: It’s hard to say it precisely, on our paths as artists we all came in contact with different bands and genres. For sure, the strongest influence that we share comes from the Northern American westcoast scenes, from Canada to Los Angeles, obviously passing through Seattle. Someone had his baptism with punk rock, someone else with heavy metal, but in the end we’ve all started loving the Pacific music, as it reached our ears. I think we’re all entangled in it, but we try to be very creative and fresh by playing whatever we like and not setting any limits or boundaries to it. That’s why you should not expect a particular genre from Come Clean, it’s simply something representing ourselves, our taste and musical identity in the most transparent way we could.

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Interview: Ashes To Ashes

Interview about Ashes To Ashes with Wuky, the guitar player of the band.

By Carla Morton

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Hi Wuky, how are you? 
I’m fine, thank you.

Tell me when Ashes To ashes was formed?
ATA was formed in 2010.

You have released in 2013 the album ”Borderline”. Tell me about it.
It’s been an awesome experience. We recorded the album at Westfall Rec. Company in NY where Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte made a really good job, producing it. The sound of Borderline was just the first mix our music influences. A young but strong product. We have found now a peculiar and coherent sound. Borderline has been our way to get our own style. You’ll listen it in our outcoming album “Urania”.

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Interview: Hellraiser

Interview with Rik Perugini, drummer of the Italian Speed/Heavy metal band, Hellraiser.

By Carla Morton

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Hi Rick, how things are going?
Hi Carla, first of all thank you for this interview, we appreciate it. Things are going very well. Always rushing between work and commitments of the band. We never stop!

Tell me when Hellraiser was formed.
Hellraiser was created by our guitarist,Michele Brozzi with a different line up from the current one and proposed a vast repertoire of covers of the greatest artists of Havy metal. After various line-up changes,more or less in 2010 we had a lot of ideas and the desire to create our music, so we decided to work to release an album.

Last year you have released the debut album under the name of “Revenge of The Phoenix”, tell me about it.
Well, this album is a mix of all our influences. You can find songs lauding the new wave of British heavy metal, power with prog and thrash. We had very many ideas and many riffs work on. It was tough but surely everybody can see the result. Not having any kind of contact with music professionals we mutually decided self-produce the album. Immediately after the release party we had an incredible calendar of gigs. Within three months we have done something like 20 concerts gaining appreciations and increasingly positive notes about the album. Sequentially to the album we came in contact with Sliptrick records it proved immediately very concerned about what “Revenge of the Phoenix” is. After several contacts and feedback with them we entered into collaboration. For us it was a small achievement but definitely just the beginning of a new path.

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NoN- ”Sacra Massa” album review (By Carla Morton)

To make a little intro about the band, NoN is an Italian Rock Wave band and last year they have released the debut album under the name of Sacra Massa.
The album has 6 tracks, all the songs are in Italian and to start saying a few things about this album, only nice things I have to say.
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