Interviews: Revenience

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Metal band Revenience, from Italy. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

The name Revenience actually popped out while we were eating all together during a break of a pretty intense rehearsals session...we fell in love immediately with the name because it encompassed what the band was feeling at that deals with the idea of “coming back” in all its possible declinations and it refers to archetypical figures that originated a long long time ago in European culture, from the latin “ reveniens” up to the modern, and Oscar winning, “ Revenant” .

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

We didn’t specifically decide a musical orientation, a genre or whatever; we try to put our suggestions and inspirations together in order to make music that gives us goosebumps and the lucky times that this happens we write it down,even if it doesn’t fit specific genre attribution. We love to define ourselves as “modern metal” which, if you think about it, doesn’t mean anything. We chose this definition because it was wide enough to contain everything could come into our mind, without any

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Yes, we have been friends for a long time before Revenience started.
Some of us were already playing together in other bands of the Italian underground and we all shared the same musical tastes and interests, even if we came from different backgrounds...becoming a band was pretty natural. It happened directly during the recording sessions for Daedalum (our debut album) and from that moment on everything was just super cool… we are extremely happy about the way things are evolving for us, both from a human and an artistic point of view.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Debora Ceneri (Vocals): Tori Amos
Pasquale Barile (Keyboards): Emerson Lake & Palmer
Michele Di Lauro (Guitars): Rush
Fausto De Bellis (Bass): Genesis
Simone Spolzino (Drums and Vocals): Tool you can see there is a lot of different stuff to pick up from, and this multiplies the fun and the pleasure.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

We are quite fixed with certain themes that we consider rather universal: fear of judgement, relationship between the individual and the energies of the universe, curiosity towards the unknown and mysterious aspects of existence, difference (if there is any) between dream and reality...We try to fix these emotions in songs, providing a spectrum of feelings that you can experience in a continuous flow, just like a sequence of pictures creates a movie.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at a festival in our home town, Bologna - Italy, on July, 1st at Alchemica music club, while coming back home from a huge gig opening for Evanescence at Trakai Castle, near Vilnius - Lithuania...what a week!

7. Where would you like to act?

As predictable as this answer may seem, we would like to act in every place/club/venue/theater/square/whatever in which we didn’t act yet

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Given the variety of music that inspires us this is a very difficult answer. We’ve seen that style matching is not a mandatory issue when it comes to featuring, and actually a sufficient difference of identity may do the trick in offering a show that will be remembered...Let’s see what the future brings, we would lie if we said that we don’t have anything already in mind!

9. Whom not?

Maybe Justin Bieber would not be a great idea XD XD XD

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

As long as it doesn’t paralyze you affecting the technical aspects of your performance, stage fright is an extremely good thing and we all still feel it...after all that’s the thing that distinguishes you from a robot or a MIDI track. There is one tip: that thing that’s grasping onto your stomach and making you sweat and tremble and having awful failure thoughts is pure Energy, and as all sorts of energies it can be converted and directed where you want it to be. Don’t escape it, use it! When you’re “emotionally naked” on a stage the audience recognises it and loves it way more than any preconceived mask you could put on.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

We try to be as receptive as we can towards any kind of musical suggestion.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Actually we’ve never been asked anything sufficiently weird to be remembered, but for us it is still weird when they ask us signatures or to take pictures with us...we are so glad it seems unreal.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We would be nothing without their support and they’re the main reason for us to write, play, record, travel and be musicians...what shall we think about them? WE LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM

14. What do you think of our site?

You guys are doing a great job! Promoting underground bands is not easy this days because the Internet, even if it is the best tool we could dream of, generates a lot of noise in the information...that’s why your role and that of sites like yours turns out to be fundamental: you select and put a lot of fresh good stuff all together, and this is a present for those like us who always want to discover new things to be continuously stimulated and updated...Sincere congratulations and keep on going, we need more effort like yours to keep music alive

15. Something to add?

Thanks for this wonderful interview, and thanks to all the readers that went so far, it’s been an honour and a pleasure to share this time with you. We would like to remind all the readers that they can reach us on our facebook page, and on our website, for news, tour dates and to share this wonderful adventure with us...Reach us, we are waiting for you!

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