EMQ’s with STENCH OF PROFIT

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EMQ’s with STENCH OF PROFIT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Italian Grindcore band Stench Of Profit! Huge thanks to Vocalist Maurizio 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 I am Maurizio, singer of Stench of Profit. The band was born in 2014 from my and Lorenza’s mind. The band is a side project, (we both have other bands we play with) with the intention to vent rage and insults within the music.

At the beginning it was just the two of us then Giovanni the drummer joined us. In 2015 we released a demo called “21 ways to say fuck” and a song for the “Crash Mandolino 2.0” which is an Italian grind bands compilation. In 2017 we released the split “New Doomsday Orchestration” and now the “Human Discount” EP, released under Lethal Scissor Records.

How did you come up with your band name?

We wanted a name that contained our revulsion for society also because with our lyrics we attack the human being. This got crossed over with the song title of which Lorenza and I are very close to.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Italy. I am not sure I can answer this. Here in Italy is difficult to make music that is not commercial and trendy. Lately I’ve seen a bit of movement within the death metal, black metal and doom scene.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

The “Human Discount” EP which was released under Lethal Scissor Records.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Personally as a singer I could tell you Frank Mullen, Kevin Sharp, Matry Way. These are the voices that shaped my vocal technique although I’ve always tried to have my own imprint without copying anyone’s style and evolving in time. Talking about Stench of Profit I could probably say Terrorizer, Brutal Truth, Regurgitate and Maruta, but it’s quite limiting as I like the whole extreme metal music scene.

What first got you into music?

Bloody hell, I am 40 years old, who could remember? 😀

Probably listening to records from Iron Maiden, Metallica, AC/DC and Sepultura when I was a kid!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Talking about Stench of Profit, a split or a live with Maruta would be fucking cool.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

The Neurotic festival, but sadly it doesn’t exist anymore. It was a great festival according to my taste, I used to run from one stage to the other not to miss a band. Now I would probably say the Death Feast.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Why? Have I got fans???

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Again, have I got fans?

I would probably tell them to be themselves and to stay away from those virtual characters hiding behind PC keyboards that the modern society has created.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Layne Stanley!!!! Fucking hell I love his voice. But I’d be curious to hear what Cuck Schuldiner would have written

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Music for me is emotivity and this is why I said being able to express my true self, the hidden one that doesn’t come out during everyday life.

And on the technical side constantly challenging myself.

I am allowing myself to tell you two things I hate. The first one is being conscious that one day I’ll have to stop doing this, the other one are fake made up things, and there are a lot of those even if it doesn’t look like.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Copy and paste music formulas? This could be a very big topic

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Very difficult question, I listen and have listened to a huge amount of records.
Continuing with the Stench of Profit point of view, “Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses” from Brutal Truth, one of the best Grind records of all time!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads

Vinyl

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

With SoP we played at the Death Over Venice festival, we performed all our set list without breaks, it has been a no rest set for us and audience.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Another very difficult question! I’ve got many passions, I wonder in which one I would have got caught. In the end everything takes is own time I guess.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Only famous people? Because in this moment I would love to have dinner with my in laws! With them good food and good laughs are always guaranteed.

What’s next for the band?

Our main goal now is to finish the full length which is due to be recorded soon and then we’ll see.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

YouTube and Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/stenchofprofit/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3hE5XTHcID2IOjsDyR9UQ

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Cakes!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you very much to you, thanks also to Lethal Scissor Records and everyone who helps and supports us.

Follow us on Facebook.

Stay Brutal.

 

Stench Of Profit

 

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EMQ’s with ENIO NICOLINI AND THE OTRON

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EMQ’s with ENIO NICOLINI AND THE OTRON

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Italian Metal band Enio Nicolini And The Otron! Huge thanks to Enio Nicolini 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?

We are “Enio Nicolini And The Otron”; this is Enio Nicolini’s project, who is also bass player in The Black and Unreal Terror. The project is done with bass, drums, vocals and electronic treatments (Cybermetal) and deals with a sci-fi theme in a futuristic world.

How did you come up with your band name?

OTRON is a name that means “multiple thinking minds” ready to defend space for the domination of algorithms.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Italy; the Metal scene is very active

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

My latest Album from “Enio Nicolini And The Otron” is “CYBERSTORM” released on 5th April 2019 via Buil2Kill Records.

Who have been your greatest influences?

The hard and Heavy music of the 70’s and 80’s years has influenced me strongly, and when I was young Jimi Hendrix was my favourite, his music has positively amazed me!

What first got you into music?

In the 70’s I played with a cover band manipulating the songs of Grand Funk Railroad.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

It would be my honour if I could collaborate with the great Dave Lombardo.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Hellfest and Wacken! They are very important festivals that give musicians the opportunity to play in presence of some 40000 fans and more.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

It was my portrait hand drawn with a pencil by a fan who visited me at home.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

“I love you and I always need your support”.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

It would be Jimi Hendrix.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Music gives me the possibility to express my emotions; I hate the business that is around doing music.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

If I could I get the music industry give more attention and more chance to be creative in music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

My all-time favourite album is: “DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH” by Judas Priest.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Best is Vinyl because it gives a realistic sound.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Metal Magic Festival in Denmark in 2013!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I would be an actor or writer.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, Dave Lombardo, Nicko McBrain and Brian May.

What’s next for the band?

We are working on another album and many live concerts.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

The band Facebook page and all digital supports!
https://www.facebook.com/enionicoliniandtheotron.official/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4kc6RychVyfJkuKaBK9DAQ

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sure they are a cake because is beautiful, made with passion, good tasting for a long time.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I thank you for your hospitality and Keep on Metal!

 

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EMQ’s with REATZIONE

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EMQ’s with REATZIONE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Sardinian Groove-Core Metal band Reatzione! Huge thanks to vocalist Mex 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, I’m Mex and I am the lead vocalist of the band.

Reatzione as a band was born in 2012 in Sassari, Sardinia. Our music is based around influences that go from progressive to grind (laugh). The current line-up is the following: Mex – Voice, A-lex – Guitar, Bobbore – Bass & Mauro – Drums.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s the Sardinian translation for the English word ‘Reaction’. There’s no particular reasons for the choice, it’s just sounded right.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are Sardinian (Italy), the scene has gone through a lot of ups and down and currently we are witnessing a timid rise of interest towards the genre, after a period of general lack of interest.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our latest (first official) release is “Sopravvissuti” a studio album published by Dark Hammer Legion/Volcano Record, on 30th May 2019 anticipated by two singles “Inferru” and the title track “Sopravvissuti”.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I have fairly wide tastes, Seventies Rock, NWOBHM, Thrash Metal and Death Metal.

What first got you into music?

I wanted to emulate artists I used to listen to when I was a teenager, and to express myself.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I believe it would be Venom I have worn out their albums, otherwise Zakk Wylde because of his versatility.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I have always been fascinated by Wacken and Hellfest, great bands and great audiences.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

It was not a gift, several years ago backstage I have been stopped by a fan while I was with my girlfriend of the time, she (the fan) asked me to take a picture together and at the same time she made me sexual offers, a very critical moment (laugh)

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Widen your own musical listening and have fun with it. Music is a companion for life.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Only one? Too difficult, but if I had to choose one among the others it would be Lemmy, an absolute legend.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love to spend time with the others members of the band, especially during the pre and the after shows, like a lot of my fellows musicians I hate when I have to pack everything up after a gig.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I think there is a little bit too much technology involved in the industry, I believe heavy music is more enjoyable when it is produced and played with more traditional means.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

I think “Piece Of Mind” by Iron Maiden, straight for my childhood.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl all the way, its sounds hot, the best result in term of sound.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I’m afraid I’m not able to choose which one is the best so far, as we always say the best will be the next one.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I don’t know, maybe I would be a brewer.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Phil Anselmo, Trevor Peres, Chris Barnes, Glen Benton, Tatiana Shamailyuk and Cristina Scabbia

What’s next for the band?

We hope to be able to record an EP with the new stuff by the end of 2019

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

To get our music to people we use, Facebook Reatzione, Spotify, Youtube, Amazon Music, Bandcamp, and my Instagram Mex Reatzione.
https://www.facebook.com/Reatzione/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2SaYqRGY9GZt5U88WTA1U9
https://reatzione.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s not easy available in Italy, if I have to guess would bet all my money on biscuit (laugh).

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks to you, check out our social media and give us a listen… Cheers and Beers!!
Mex

 

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EMQ’s with FULCI

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EMQ’s with FULCI

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Italian based Death Metal band FULCI! Huge thanks to band member ‘Dome’ 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 everyone my name is Dome and I play guitar, synth and drum programming in the band called Fulci. The band was born in 2013 with me, Fiore on vocals and Klem on bass guitar. We know each other since 20 years or more and we just decided to put together two things we love: horror movies and death metal.

How did you come up with your band name?

Our favourite director is Lucio Fulci and we think that his gore movies influenced a lot the themes and the esthetic of many extreme metal bands. Our idea since the beginning was to make music inspired by Lucio’s movies so we simply decided to call the band with his name.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are called Fulci because he was Italian like us. We were born and raised in Caserta a small town near Naples in the South of Italy. South Italy has never been on the metal/rock map so there is not a real scene, that’s why we created a crew called CBC (Caserta Beatdown Commando) made up of local bands, tattoo artists, writers and producers that help each other out.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our last release is “Tropical Sun” a full length concept album based on the movie ‘Zombi 2’. The previous album was based on the movie “City of the Living Dead” and our idea is to go on making albums based on the Lucio Fulci movies. Guess which will be the next? The artwork was made by Misanthropic art and we love it. Inside the booklet you can find another ‘Zombi 2’ inspired artwork by our talented friend Danny Bellone.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We listen to a lot of music, from electronic to hardcore, from punk to stoner but the main influences in Fulci is death metal and movie soundtracks. We are influenced by the NY death metal scene (Suffocation, Mortician, Necrophagia) by the Morrisound era of Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, Obituary or Morbid Angel. We have also some slam influences coming from Internal Bleeding, Disgorge, early Dying Fetus and Devourment and some epic influences coming from early Nile or Bolt Thrower. We are influenced also by the soundtrack composers such as Fabio Frizzi, Goblin or Carpenter.

What first got you into music?

My family is very big and full of amateur musicians so I grew up listening to music and seeing people playing but my cousin Rocco was the first one to introduce me to the metal world! He did for me a mixtape with Sepultura, Obituary, Life of Agony and Machine Head! Thanks to him and to my family.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Fabio Frizzi or Mortician!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Sundance Film Festival to bring Lucio where he deserves to be or Burning Man because it has an incredible scenario!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Strange drugs maybe?

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Life is awesome so don’t take for granted any of your days on this planet earth and of course listen to death fucking metal!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chuck Schuldiner of Death!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The energy that you can feel between the band and the people during the show is something I really like, it is powerful. I hate to clean up the stage and load the van!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I’d like to change the word “industry” with the word “factory” like the Andy Warhol one.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Cannibal Corpse – “Tomb of the Mutilated”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl and Spotify!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We just came back from a tour on the US West Coast! All the gigs were wicked! Especially Las Vegas Death Fest where Roger from Mortician saw us playing!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

The actor, the photographer or the skater!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I will cook a very good Italian pasta, I’ll open up a good red wine bottle and invite for dinner: Lucio Fulci, Chris Barnes, Uma Thurman, Killjoy (Necrophagia Vocalist R.I.P.) and Danny Trejo.

What’s next for the band?

We will make some gigs in Italy and hopefully in Europe to promote the new album. Time to Kill Records is helping us so much and in September they will drop “Tropical Sun” in vinyl format. Then we will start to work on our third album.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

I’m an Instagram addict so you can find the band under the name FULCICULT . Our personal Instagram pages are PIZZASTYLE, MATUL TRIBAL CULT and KLEM DIGLIO. We are also on Facebook as Fulciband. We have also a CBC store at www.cbcunited.com.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

You can call it “biscake” or “cakesquit”.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you so much for the interview and hello and grazie to all the readers! Support death metal. Fulci lives!

 

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EMQ’s with Heretic’s Dream

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EMQ’s with Heretic’s Dream

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Rome, Italy based Alternative Metal band Heretic’s Dream. Huge thanks to them 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?

Hello there, my name is Francesca and I am Heretic’s Dream vocalist. The band was formed in 2010, while my husband (the guitarist Andrej Surace) and I were living in the UK.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was trying to find a name for this project my husband and I had in mind, and eventually came up with this idea, to stress dichotomy between my music world (mainly pop and dark electronic) and Andrej’s (mainly metal/thrash). Actually, putting the two of us in the same music project sounded like a heresy, and at the same time a beautiful dream.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

Though Andrej and I gave life to the band while we were based in the UK, after 4 years we had to go back to Italy, our origin Country. Underground metal scene here is quite vivid, though competition among bands ruins everything.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

“Resilience”, full length album released in November, 2018.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We are 5 different people with very different music background, thanks God. This allows us to be influenced by practically all genres.

What first got you into music?

My Mother’s death. If it wasn’t for this tragic event, I would have probably never met my husband and never started singing.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

If I had to choose a metal band, I would say Hacken.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Maybe Rock in Rio, it would be great to be in South America.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Russians are the best: the came to us with Vodka bottles, boxes of chocolate, and Lego toys looking like us.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Listen to any kind of music, free your mind.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Frank Zappa. A real genius.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Best part is being on stage. Worst art is social activity: I hate all kind of social networks.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Today it’s all about the money. Even signing with big labels. So sad!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

10000 days by Tool.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I like listening to music when I’m in the car, so actually CD is the best mean for me.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That at the Izvestia HALL in Moscow.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

What I am, an electronic engineer.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Madonna, Dave Gahan, Sharon den Adel, my son and my husband.

What’s next for the band?

We are about to shoot a video for a single.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

I am pretty sure we had a Facebook page and an Instagram page too, as well as YouTube and all the rest. As said, I do not take care of this aspect.
https://www.facebook.com/Heretics-Dream-229362950413489/
https://www.instagram.com/hereticsdreamofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8wnBbkIsO3jUxLk1I-dBg

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuits?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for this interview, I enjoyed it a lot.

 

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Sinheresy – Domino

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Sinheresy – Domino

Running Time 41:53

Released on 07-04-2017 via Scarlet Records

8/10 – Review by Dawn King

I always thought I knew, or had least, heard about a wide range of metal, bands and genres, but reviewing has shown me just how little I do actually know.  SinHeresY are yet another band that, I am ashamed to say, I knew nothing about until their new album dropped into my inbox ready to be reviewed.

A mix of the symphonic sounds of Nightwish and Within Temptation along with the progressiveness of Symphony X and Children of Bodom, the first thing I thought when I saw their line up was, “Oh god! Not another female fronted band!”

Now, if you have read any of my reviews before, you will know I am a great advocate for the female fronted metal band and I truly believe they have the right and the ability to be in amongst the greats of the genre. But this was the third or fourth one I had reviewed in the space of a few months and I was getting, to be honest, a little bit cheesed off with them.

Imagine my surprise then when this little gem blasted through my speakers! But a little history lesson first.

Formed in Trieste, Italy in 2009 by bassist Davide Sportiello and guitarist Lorenzo Pasullo, completing their line up in 2011 with keyboardist Daniele Girardelli, SinHeresY class themselves as ‘symphonic modern metal’ and, also in 2011, their first EP “The Spiders and the Butterfly” was released.

This was followed in 2013 by their debut full length album “Paint The World” and both releases were met with positive reactions from both fans and critics alike, enabling them to support the likes of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Lordi, Tarja, Anathema and Korpiklaani.

Now, four years later, they are back with their new album “Domino”, a superbly mixed album that is complex at times, yet elegant at others, a strong evolutionary step that blends new elements beautifully with old, and also earned the band third place in the iTunes Italia Metal Chart.

Engineered by Mika Jussila of the legendary Finnvox Studios, the sound is excellent, and the solid engineering also serves to highlight the strength of a female / male vocal team that, despite being a mix of deep, modern, almost punk rock-esque at times vocals from Stefano and the angelic, almost operatic voice of Cecilia, works so well. The vocals struggle to be understood at times, but this could be the fact they are not singing in their native language and their Italian accents are shining through.

This is forgiven, though, as the skull crushing guitar riffs and pulsating rhythm section more than make up for it. Says Mika, “All tracks are produced and arranged in a very cool way and the sound is modern, punchy and powerful”, and no two songs sound the same, with each track having its own melody and layout.

It’s such a shame that the smaller female fronted bands like this are not given the airplay and exposure that the bigger bands such as Nightwish, Within Temptation, Sirenia, Lacuna Coil and After Forever (to name a few!) are given. They are just as good, if not better, and deserve for their name to be out there among the big boys (girls?!)

I was more than pleasantly surprised with this album and I will certainly be giving the EP and first full-length album a listen.

This is a must have album for any symphonic metal lover, especially those who may have become disillusioned with the genre’s predictability, or those looking for something “a bit different.”

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Track List –

  • Domino
  • Star Dome
  • Without A Reason
  • My Only Faith
  • Unspoken Words
  • Under Your Skin
  • The Island of Salt and Grass
  • Ocean of Deception
  • Believe
  • Another Life

Stand out track: My Only Faith

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