Interview with Simone Iron, vocalist of the Italian heavy metal band, Lady Reaper.
Hi Simone, how are things going?
The only way things can go between three university students, a high school student and a conservatory student – splendid. Jokes aside, we’re very hyped and ready to launch ourselves beyond Italy’s boundaries.
Tell me when Lady Reaper was born.
Just like every other group, Lady Reaper was born between school desks. The project came to life once Simone (vocals) and Berardo (drums) had met, when they were only 17 years old… Oh, wait – they might have been younger still! The current lineup has been such for about a year now – the last one to become a part of the band was Federico (Red), and we have to admit we find ourselves quite happy with him, you should see how good he is on the stage.
This year you debuted with the album “Drink My Soul”. Tell me about it.
Our first album is technically called “Lady Reaper”, but many call it “Drink My Soul” as a result of the words written on the artwork. Lady Reaper/Drink my soul is a lightning shard (NdT: o solo shard? scheggia nel senso di pezzetto/frammento, o nel senso di velocità? Fate vobis) of about 29 minutes, on which we’ve poured out our very first songs and our very first musical experiences.We’ve taken Rick Rubin’s quote very seriously “Less is more”. We recorded in record time (pun intended) an album which is both simple and enjoyable; our priority as a debut album was to have people listen to it, to make it stick inside people’s minds. As you may have guessed from the artwork, we’ve created a simple, yet effective creature: both enjoyable for its listening simplicity, and played WELL! 100% 80s Heavy Metal.
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