Interviews: (EchO)

In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Doom Metal band (EchO) from the Italy. Check out the interview and follow the band 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 band names come from the Greek mythology, from the oread nymph Eco, while the parentheses symbolize the soundwave propagating.

2. Why did you want to play this genre? 

At the beginning the idea we had was different, the founder wanted to play way more heavy music, like funeral doom, but we are from very different musical backgrounds, so the sound of the band feeds from a lot of different genres, and we never sit down and decide exactly what to play, we prefer to keep it more spontaneous.

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

We all come from the same area and used to go out to the same clubs, and some of us even went to the same school, but we weren’t exactly friends before the band, more like acquaintances, music definitely brought us together.

4. Each band member favorite band?

This could be a really long answer and it changes quite frequently, we’re always on research for new sounds to be inspired by and reach new music territories, so I’ll say it as it is at the time of this typing Fabio: Mgła, The Ocean Collective, Mark Lanegan, October Tide. Simone: Zeal & Ardor, Ben Howard, Ulsect, Leprous. Mauro: Black Heart Procession, Deftones, Swallow the Sun, Callisto. Agostino: Karnivool, Alice in Chains, 16 Horse Power, Rolling Stones. Paolo: Vitriol, Lustmord, Jackob, Dragged into Sunlight, The Sister of Mercy.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

It depends, most of the time the inspiration comes from our daily lives, we use music as a box to put the bad stuff that happens and turn it into something positive, for example Culmine 2:18 is a perfect example of this since Culimine means climax in Italian, and 2:18 indicates February of 2018, that was a particularly tough time for one of us and the song is very much influenced by the emotions he and we felt at the time.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was in Belgium at Darken the Moon Festival, with bands like Evoken, Skepticism, Katla and many more, we really had a blast, one of the best experiences we ever lived as a band for sure.

7. Where would you like to act?

To be honest there is no place we would ever say no to if the conditions were good enough, but Germany, the UK, the Middle East, Spain, and the United States are definitely on top of our dream list.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

We had features on every album, but to be honest, at this point we don’t really care to have a big name on our song for the sake of it, but if we ever have another guest it’s going to be to have an added value to the song, no matter if he/she is a friend of ours that no one knows or a world-famous rockstar.

9. Whom not?

Honestly, we’d like to stay away from anyone who is politically or heavily religiously exposed, not really for good or bad light, but mostly because we like to keep our music separated from our beliefs.

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

I think we all have at some point, maybe a bigger gig than usual or one of the first ones, I think the best way to deal with it is to embrace the emotion rather than fight it. Use your emotion to make your show better, it’s probably not for everybody, but if you can overcome the fear, being on stage is one of the best sensations ever.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

That’s a long list, but as a band, we’ve been influenced by a lot of bands like Katatonia, Swallow the Sun, Pink Floyd, Meshuggah, Deftones, Callisto, Ghost Brigade, Tool, Crowbar but also artists like Aarvo Part and Olafur Arnalds left a sign on us at some point.

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

Our fans haven’t been particularly crazy, to be honest, I think a guy once asked one of us if he could have one of our guitars, but I think he was drunk out of his mind, of course, he didn’t get the guitar ahah!

13. What do you think of your fans?

We honestly love them, for a small band like us seeing people we don’t directly know care about our art, and actually, spend money to get something we did still feels crazy, we really can’t thank them enough, and the support we had through the years really helped us pushing the band forward.

14. What do you think of our site?

Seems like you guys are doing a great job!!! I love how you have a Bands section, and somebody can go there and look for his favorite bands very easily, that’s not something you see in every webzine, great idea!!!

15. Something add?

Thank you very much for this space guys! If you guys want to keep up with our activities, the best way is to follow us our social media pages, we are on Facebook and Instagram

The best way to support us is through our Bandcamp 

Or through Solitude Production/BadMoodMan Records

Thanks a lot again, hope to see you all soon!!

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