EMQ’s with STEALTH
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Corridonia, Italy based Industrial/Nu-Metal band, Stealth. Huge thanks to guitarist, Lorenzo Pimpini, 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?
Hi Folks, my name is Lorenzo and I’m the guitar player of STEALTH. The band was founded in 1997 after the meeting between me, Ivan (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Daniele (Bass player). We started as a Metallica tribute band, but we immediately started producing our own music after some months.
How did you come up with your band name?
I’ve chosen that moniker! One of the reason was the name born from STEALTH fighter plane in 1997 during the war in Middle East. We liked this name ’cause that plane was struggled and incisive like our metal sound!
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We come from Italy, more precisely from a little city in the centre east of the country called Corridonia. The Rock/Metal scene here was (and actually is) very poor with few venues to play. This is the reason why we played a lot abroad.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
“Live For Your Faith” is our latest live album released on 31st December 2020. Together with the original album and the remix one is a special concept trilogy: Live from London and other foreign places, ‘disco-metal music’ remix album “Fight For Your Fate” released in 2018 and original album “Fight For Your Faith” released in 2014. Now we are working on a new single with 2 songs that we will release shortly.
‘Perpetual War’ (Official Video)
‘Inner Land’ (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
I think that the power of STEALTH arrived from different influences between us. I like prog metal and epic cinematic sound; Ivan likes industrial and nu-metal while Daniele is into prog metal and hard rock/old school stuff.
What first got you into music?
When I was 8 years old my mother brought me playing piano. I remember I learned fractional time (4/4, 6/8…) with my music teacher before learning that to school. It was amazing!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I really don’t know. I think that every band is special ’cause every band speaks its own language. This is the power of music!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I think that WACKEN OPEN AIR would be perfect for the style of music we play with STEALTH.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Actually, was a gift…I did. It was an autograph on the tits of a wonderful girl! So maybe I gave her a weird gift…
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
We love you and I hope we’ll start to play live again and that we’ll hug together as soon as possible.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Randy Rhoads on guitar, Cliff Burton on bass, Vinnie Paul on drums and Ronnie James Dio on vocals. What an amazing band that could be!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
We love creating something that lasts over time, something that creates an emotion. I don’t know if we can, but we try and we play, first of all, for us.
I hate the poor consideration of musicians in general.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
The reality music show. Now your fame lasts as long as a song. There is no longer the desire to search for bands that last over time!
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Dream Theater’s “Awake”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Everything is cool! The most important thing is to pay even a little for these music ‘devices’ otherwise the music will die.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
It was 11 years ago in Kiev, Ukraine at Route 66 pub. It’s been an unforgettable show.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Luckily, I am also a cardiologist!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
It will be great to invite for a dinner party the other guys that played with us in the past and creating just for a night a great STEALTH band with 4 drummers and 3 guitar players!
What’s next for the band?
We are working on new material. We are gonna to release a new single with 2 new brand songs next spring.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We mostly use our official website www.stealthattack.it but we are also on all the other social media like Facebook, Instagram, You Tube…
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I don’t know, I think it’s a cake cause the name sounds like it…???
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Stay connected with us and I send a big hug to everyone out there. We’ll see you quickly!
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