We have had the opportunity to interview the Symphonic Metal band ETERNAL SILENCE 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?

When we were younger we were obsessed with darkness and gothic stuff, and the style we wanted to give to the band was inspired by that. The name Eternal Silence was perfect to represent that. I can say that this kind of style still fascinates us, even if the kind of music we play has evolved to different genres. 

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

It has been an unpopular choice. It was the kind of music we loved to listen and to write, even if it wasn't well known at the time. We soon collided with reality and understood that we were making a niche genre, that it was easiest for pop-rock cover bands to play lots of shows and gain money with music. Despite this, we continued to make the music we loved and we do not regret this choice.

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

Me (Alberto, guitarist and male singer) and Marika (female singer) knew each other since childhood. We shared the same passion for music and the idea of forming a band grew up with us.

4. Each band member favorite band?

I am a fan of Epica, Marika loves Evanescence, Alessio Sonata Arctica, Andrea Leprous and Enzo's favourite band is Nevermore.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

The music is often inspired by the will of creating certain energy or emotion, or by the idea of playing that song live and arouse a feeling in the audience. Lyrics are inspired by books or movies, but also by personal experiences, meditations and dreams.

6. Where was your last gig?

We played our last gig in Como, here in Italy, in fall 2019. After that, we interrupt our live activity to focus on writing the new album, but the pandemic came and so we had to stay offstage longer than planned. This long time without a live show has been painful for us, but we are planing the next shows to promote the new album and we are ready to come back live with the new songs,

7. Where would you like to act?

We always enjoyed playing shows abroad. To meet different cultures and see how different audiences react to our music. We also love the big open air festivals, so I think that playing the most famous international festivals would be very satisfying.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Is always interesting to hear unconventional collaborations in music, where musicians put together different genres, backgrounds and styles. I personally love when a metal band brings elements like a totally unconventional instrument, or a singer or musician whit a not-metal style. It creates something new and gives a real purpose to the collaboration.

9. Whom not?

According to the answer above, any feature that doesn't give freshness and original touch to the music is useless.

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

I suffered a lot in the early years of the band, I am very shy so it was hard for me to match the need of playing my music and doing it in front of the audience. It seems obvious but I learned to manage that by doing my best to be ready to do what I'm here to do, to practice and make everything as natural as possible. I noticed that if I am confident whit what I'm about to play I am also confident with myself and I can better manage unexpected events that can always happen on stage.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Bands like Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Epica and Evanescence are our main inspirations, but every one of us has a different background and musical tastes that come together in our songs.

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

Once a guy from a country we were about to play a couple of weeks later asked our singer Marika if she wanted to walk on him (yes, literally walk on him) after the show... Obviously, she answered no.

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are amazing. It's fantastic to see instantly their warm reactions to every new thing we publish. To see their appreciation really kept us going even in hard times like the pandemic.

14. What do you think of our site?

It's great! It's good to see a website that gives space to little bands from all over the world to promote themselves. You are doing an awesome job!

15. Something to add?

Thank you so much for the beautiful interview! Check our pages to see our latest news and listen to our new songs. We can't wait to finally share our next full-length with you all and finally come back on stage. Stay tuned!

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