Interviews: Infernalizer

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Metal band, Infernalizer from 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?

INFERNALIZER: well, I wanted something bombastic, unequivocal, with a little bit of a tongue-in-cheek kinda flavor and Infernalizer to me sounds like the name of a horror-movie villain from the 80s, so it fits perfectly the overall mood of the project.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

INFERNALIZER: 80s metal and goth rock have been quite important for my musical development throughout the years... I've always wanted to do something more influenced by those specific kinds of music, so I'm basically paying tribute to my musical roots with this band. With Disarmonia Mundi it's like melodic-death metal 24/7 while The Silverblack is deeply rooted in industrial metal, so I was really missing a band to develop this side of my creative identity.

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

INFERNALIZER: I've been knowing NeroArgento for a really long time now, we're the creative core of The Silverblack as well and we've been working the same way as usual. There's no big difference between writing a record for The Silverblack or a record for Infernalizer, maybe we just had a little bit more fun this time. We simply never had time to do it sooner, but there have been talks about recording this album for a while, so we simply made it happen between a lock-down and another.

4. Each band member favorite band?

INFERNALIZER: can't pick just one. I mean, of course, I'll always listen to Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Manowar, Danzig and stuff like that, but at the same time, I also love Type O Negative, Rammstein, Sisters of Mercy, Ghost... In my playlist, there's stuff like Cannibal Corpse and Lady Gaga one next to the other, so I can't just pick a band.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

INFERNALIZER: we found ourselves with more spare time than usual, couldn't write another The Silverblack record, so we decided to give this Infernalizer thing a shot. Been thinking about this project for a while now, but always lacked the time to develop it properly... At least a good thing came out this whole Covid disaster. Inspiration, in general, comes from life itself, what happens to me or the people around me always finds a way into my songs, then of course I develop that particular state of mind into lyrics that can fit into a metal song, but I'd say that the main source of inspiration is basically life.

6. Where was your last gig?

INFERNALIZER: in Germany. I love playing in Germany, everything is usually damn well organized and I always had a great time playing there. I'm in a position where I don't need to tour for a living so I can be picky and I'd rather play 2 weeks of well-organized shows than a month of half-assed ones.

7. Where would you like to act?

INFERNALIZER: honestly I don't know when it will be possible to play again, so I don't even think about it at the moment. Hoping that live shows can come back fast is just wishful thinking, they won't, so I'd rather think about the next studio album and only when things go back to normal a little I'll start thinking about live shows again.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

INFERNALIZER: Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Danzig, Eric Adams, Blackie Lawless and so on... the long list really.

9. Whom not?

INFERNALIZER: well, let's just say that there's a lot of famous bands, especially relatively new ones, that I consider absolutely worthless... A lot of times when I open music mags I look at the pictures and think “Wait, who are these idiots?”... I dunno what new generations are thinking, but they shouldn't listen to such crap. They just listen to what's been shoved down their throats by big labels and it quite sucks because most of that music is complete garbage.

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

INFERNALIZER: well, at the very beginning it may happen, then you just get used to it... I think the most important thing is to really enjoy what you do, you're supposed to have a good time on stage so first of all to do it for yourself. Besides that a lot of practice surely helps, don't leave anything to chance and learn to play your music properly before hitting the stage.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

INFERNALIZER: Peter Steele once said “Instead of slashing my wrists, I just write a bunch of really crummy songs.”... couldn't have said it better myself.

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

INFERNALIZER: once a girl came to me and asked in an extremely polite way “are you going to get offended if I give you a blowjob?”.

13. What do you think of your fans?

INFERNALIZER: I am extremely grateful for our fans. Especially in this period when music is going through its worst moment ever, the support of the people who follow us allows us to keep going and move forward.

14. What do you think of our site?

INFERNALIZER: pretty cool, I appreciate the fact that you allow musicians to truly explain their records in-depth, music has now become such a commodity and hardly anyone takes the time to analyze a record properly.

15. Something to add?

INFERNALIZER: first of all thanks for the interview, then a final word to your readers: we had a great time doing “The Ugly Truth” and we're already demoing a bunch of new ideas for the next album, but we don't live out of thin air, so if you like what we don't forget to support us buying a copy of our album... You pay for your meals, you pay for your clothes, you pay for your car, you should do the same for the music you love, otherwise, music will simply die.

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