EMQ’s with ECHOTHEFALLEN
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Aberdeenshire, Scotland based Gothic Metal band Echothefallen. Huge thanks to vocalist Simona Tremaroli, for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
My name is Simona Tremaroli and I’m the singer of the gothic metal band Echothefallen.
Echothefallen was formed in 2015 in Fraserburgh by Adam Balina and Pedro Arsenio after their former death metal band Murderous Instinct split up.
With Echothefallen they wanted to create darker, melancholic but powerful music and after few months and several line-up changes Wojciech Zapotocki, Mark Cross and myself joined the band and started to work on new material.
How did you come up with your band name?
The name was created by the band previous singer Stuart Leel. The name relates to the echo of the ones dying in battle for freedom.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are based in the north east of Scotland, the Rock scene is quite active over this area but the Metal scene not so much. There are great metal bands in Scotland like Saor, Nassau, Rend Them Asunder to name a few, there are often great gigs to see in the greater cities like Glasgow or Edinburgh, however, Aberdeen or the Aberdeenshire tend to be forgotten unfortunately…
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
We released an EP “Sangreloca” prior to releasing our debut album “From Lust To Love And Passion” in June 2019. We also had the opportunity to shoot a video of ‘Dysfunctional’ which was a load of fun to get it done.
We are currently working on new material and we should record a new release soon.
Who have been your greatest influences?
We don’t usually like to name bands to get compared with and it really depends on the band member, some of us are fans of the 90’s Doom Metal bands; others are great fans of the more extreme Death Metal / Grind Core scene.
What first got you into music?
When I was 9yo I fell in love with Madonna, my muse and my inspiration.
That’s why I decided to be a singer even if I play heavier music, haha.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Personally, I’d say Alcest, on behalf of the band I’d say, very likely, Insomnium.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Wacken or Hellfest because they are the top metal festivals.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
At the moment nothing in particular to be honest, our fans mainly offer us drinks haha.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
What we always say: Stay metal, stay dark!!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Freddie Mercury! What a talented man he was.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
We love creating music and expressing ourselves through our tunes. On the other hand, we hate all that stupid competition among bands, there is no need for that stuff, it only creates bad vibes between the bands. Music is art, not a battle.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Definitely all the Internet bullshit and how many fake likes you have, we are all numbers, all barcodes and this is really sad and frustrating. What has the world become…?
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Tragic Idol” by Paradise Lost.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Personally, I prefer CD’s, good quality first.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
All our gigs are great fun, but we really enjoyed playing with Alia Tempora in Inverness.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
We’d all be pornstars for sure hahaha.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
I’d personally invite Nick Holmes, Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh, Aaron Stainthorpe and Neige.
What’s next for the band?
These are uncertain times; we have no idea when we will be able to practice again but we are currently working on new tunes and we’d like to record our second album sooner rather than later.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We mainly use our Facebook page, YouTube, our own website, Spotify and Instagram.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Call them what you want, they’re ace!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you for giving us the chance to make this interview!
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