Interviews About Albums: Eagon - Equilibrium (2023)

In this new interview, we sat down with the Italian Symphonic Metal band Eagon to ask some questions about their album "Equilibrium"

1. What can you say about this new EP/CD?

The genesis of this CD and his path until today has been long and troubled. We invested all we had, sometimes struggling with obstacles of all kinds.

But we wanted these songs to come out as they are the only means to express our feelings and convey emotions to others. As we know, producing music nowadays is not easy at all. But at the end of a long we are! This CD is the emblem of what we are and what we would like to become in the future. The songs in it perfectly represent our souls and come from different times of our lives.

Nothing could make us happier now than knowing our message has finally been sent...all over the world.

2. What is the meaning of the EP/CD name?

The name of the CD encloses the deep meaning of the entire project. Equilibrium is the balance that we as human beings struggle to find with nature and inside nature, as we are part of it. Our whole existence is built upon the search for a balance: balance inside ourselves and our emotions, balance with other human beings, and, eventually, with the entire universe. We are constantly struggling to find the perfect "Equilibrium".

3. Which one is the composer of the CD/EP?

The composers are Valeria and Monica (exception made for IWTDAAA in which the solo was created by our friend Davide Pinto).

4. If you had to pick one song, which one would you pick?

V: I would probably pick "I Want to Die As An Astronaut" because it expresses all my passion for the universe, time travels, and astronomy and mixes it with the theme of love. Also, musically speaking, it's melody is one of my favorites...and the solo is amazing!

M: I would probably choose based on the mood of the moment, so I have no preferences, can I say all of them!?

5. Is there a special message in this EP/CD? If there is what it is?

The message this CD wants to convey is that happiness is not the absence of pain but the perfect balance between the two. So the sense of our life should be to "keep fighting until you succeed". There is always a solution.

In these songs, we talk about love, energy, nature, harmony...and how all these things are connected with each other. We are part of nature and we must connect with it to find our balance in this universe.

6. Are there some lyrics that you'd love to share?

Definitely everyone. Some songs are linked together like "I Want To Die As An Astronaut" and "Starry Niche", where the character spends the rest of his life in space, free to nurture the emotions he feels distancing from the conventional, rule-filled existence he usually leads on Earth (I Want To Die As An Astronaut ). In the spatial context of Starry Niche she faces any potential fears of carrying out her emotional life in a concrete way. Citing Starry Niche's text: "to start all over again", the reference is to his initial choice made, in fact, in the song that precedes it (IWTDAAA) Talking about "Ad Gloriam", "Timbers of Heaven" and "Equilibrium"... a thread on the balance between the elements, nature, a superior force and man. These lyrics convey a subtle, underlying Sacred meaning, by mentioning the Divine and the introspective thought of the character (as happens, for example, in the rhetorical quote from Albert Einstein, translated into Latin which opens the song "Ad Gloriam").

The theme of the victory of good over evil in the struggle with ourselves every day is also referred to, as a mantra in the verb and in the heart, emphasized by the monodic and polyphonic choirs proposed in "Timbers of Heaven".

Other songs describe the courtly love in Dante Alighieri's time, that's the case of "My Hero". We could also mention "Cavatina alla Luna" where we pay homage to "Norma" (Maria Callas), a work by Vincenzo Bellini. Or go for the epic theme of "The Lord of the Rings" with "Rings of Destiny".

At this point, I can say that all the lyrics of our songs must be shared so that the listener has total immersion in the combination: of music/text/voices

7. Which inspirations have been important for this album? Like musically or friends, family, someone you'd love to thank especially?

V: All the metal bands with which I grew up during my adolescence: Sirenia, Epica, Nightwish, Dream Theater, Edenbridge, Amorphis, etc...and, of course, my family and my musician friends..all of them have given me a lot!

8. Something to add?

We hope our CD reaches the entire world and we're looking forward to playing it on every stage, sharing it with some of the bands that inspired us the most!

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