Interviews: Stealth

This is a new interview with the Metal band Stealth 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 plan it or came out just like that?

IVAN: It's been Lorenzo, our guitarist, that suggested changing the name to Stealth during spring 2000. Until that time the band was called Metal Militia and we felt like we were too closely associated with Metallica even though we were performing a few Metallica songs, we already released 2 EPs of our own music. So we changed into Stealth to avoid people thinking we were just a cover band.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

IVAN: I've been listening to metal music since I was 14. This genre is in my veins. I really can't imagine playing another style of music. And I think all of the other members think the same way.

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

IVAN: Me and Daniele (bassist), we knew each other before forming the band. We were in the same group of friends and the whole project for the band started from there.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

IVAN: It's Metallica for me, Daniele and Lorenzo. I think Michele's (drummer) favorite band is Tool.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

IVAN: The music I compose comes from inside. It's difficult to explain but sometimes I need to write music. I don't know why and where it comes from but I do it.

6. Where was your last gig?

IVAN: It was in a great venue in Maribor, Slovenia some years ago. Then we had to stop for one year due to some health issues of our drummer and then the pandemic happened immediately after. But we are ready to be back on stage soon.

7. Where would you like to perform?

IVAN: Everywhere basically. There are a lot of venues in the world in which it is worth playing.

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

IVAN: One of my dreams would be touring with one of the famous bands I was inspired by, like Metallica or Iron Maiden for example.

9. Who not?

IVAN: Coldplay, no doubt.

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

IVAN: Perhaps our guitarist suffered from it for his first two gigs. The secret to beat that is to drink a couple of good beers before performing.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

IVAN: I would say Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Fear Factory as bands that influenced us a lot during the last decade. But we have obviously been inspired by all the metal and hard rock bands of the 90s and the first decade of the 2000s. Also, I'd say that we constantly take inspiration from all the underground bands we play within festivals and venues.

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

IVAN: During one of our gigs in Italy, some years ago, a guy asked me to go up on stage with us to sing a kind of opera. I obviously replied that it was not the right time.

13. What do you think of your fans?

IVAN: They are really great and supportive. We toured several countries in Europe. The best experiences have been for me in Croatia, Latvia, Switzerland, and Ukraine. People's vibes and reactions were always very positive. It was amazing and we can’t wait to have the possibility to play there again. Also, I would mention the tens of gigs that we played in Italy; we have a lot of friends and fans there that came to support us.

14. What do you think of our site?

IVAN: It is really cool. I like the space you give to the underground bands. Well done.

15. Something to add?

IVAN: Thanks for the interview and big hello to you and all readers of Breathing The Core

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