Interviews: Burn The Ocean

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Post-Grunge/Rock band, Burn The Ocean 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?

Hi! The name of the band reflects the idea at the foundation of our sound. Since this band formed from the ashes of two very different bands playing two different genres, we wanted a name that could reflect this concept so we thought about two elements that are by nature in contrast, fire, and water.. and that's where we thought that maybe we could try to burn the ocean!

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

I think that is mainly because we absolutely love it. We all played in several bands through the years, I spent most of my musical career playing in metal bands, and so did the other guys but in different genres... I personally felt the need to do something very different this time and since I've always loved the '90s rock I pushed in that direction and found absolutely no opposition.

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

Yes, Genoa is a small town and used to have a very active local scene, so by simply going to concerts it is natural to get to know every musician in your town. I had my first recording studio a few meters away from 2Novembre's (the original band of Emanuele and the guys from the old lineup) rehearsal space and used to spend a lot of time there just seeing them play... I really loved the band and always had a great time with them.. so it felt quite natural for us to form a new band together when the time came. Speaking about Chris, our current drummer, I met him the first time in 1999 when we casually ended up sharing our first practice room and Massimo, was the bassist of Gandhi's Gunn (currently Isaak) and shared the practice room with Emanuele. So as you can see... It's a pretty small town!

4. Each band member's favorite band?

uhm... I try to do an educated guess since I'm alone right now but...

Fabio (Me): Metal: Pantera and Strapping Young Lad - Rock: Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots

Emanuele: Soundgarden, Clutch and Queens Of The Stone Age, ZZ Top

Kabuto: Spider Gawd and Kyuss

Chris: Sepultura and Pantera

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I would say the world we live in. Modern society and the derived consequences of living in it are the main themes of our album, which is called Modern Ruins. We also go very personal with lyrics cause I always found it a really effective way to get rid of all the shit I'm used to keeping inside... I guess that without music I would have had long-term therapy for my mental wellness.

6. Where was your last gig?

We always play once a year in a small club in our hometown on December 26th to get rid of Christmas calories... It's called Burn The Christmas. That was our last gig, unfortunately, but we're ready to get on stage very soon.

7. Where would you like to act?

The best clubs in our country, which nowadays are very difficult to reach for a band like us... summer festivals and we really hope to play an extensive European tour.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

We really love Clutch, and it will be very cool to share the stage with them! 9. Whom not? There's no band we wouldn't share the stage with.. but speaking in general terms, we always stay far from the bands which have some political involvement because I do personally believe that politics should stay away from music.. but that's my personal view. I would accept playing a gig like that if my band members think we should do it.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

Yes, but it was a very long time ago.. nearly 20 years ago! I think that stage fright comes from the insecurity of your performance. The more you practice, the more it goes away. Somebody feels very insecure to be able to entertain a crowd.. this comes alongside experience... So go on stage as many times as you can and play everywhere in front of anyone, this will teach you how to deal with your crowd.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I think that the common ground among all the current lineup members is the 90's rock, metal, and Grunge scene.

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

Through the years I've been fortunate enough to tour almost every European country and met a lot of crazy people. I saw every kind of cliché you can find in the movies but received no particularly crazy request... But.. Be my guest, the price is yours to take and we hope to give you enough opportunity to meet us and ask for crazy things in the future!

13. What do you think of your fans?

I think that they are smart because they love our music and I also think that the more they love us, the more they'll get back from us! Thank you for your support, it means the world to us.

14. What do you think of our site?

I think it's well done and the clear layout helps navigate through a lot of content easily! Keep up the good work!

15. Something to add?

Yes! Never underestimate the power you, the music lovers, have to determine the future of a band. Help with simple things like creating playlists with our songs, sharing them, sharing our videos or Instagram and FB posts.. nowadays bands become big with the help of numbers and interactions, the ones you can see on social networks. Help us spread the word, it would be very much appreciated!! Thank you!

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