pátek 5. srpna 2022

Home » , , , , , , , , , , , , , , » A few questions - interview with death metal band INSTIGATE.

A few questions - interview with death metal band INSTIGATE.

A few questions - interview with death metal band INSTIGATE.

Answered BORCIA and SRC, thank you!

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.? 

BORCIA: Instigate's idea was born during Demiurgon and Bloodtruth’s "In Sanguine Veritas Tour", in 2019. We were really in tune during the long transfers between concerts, it was a really fun experience.

Discussing the ideas to develop on a new project, just talking about the nuances of death metal that we had not yet explored in the other formations, was a very natural process. As for the drums we have always had extraordinary musicians as guests, first with Kevin Talley for the promo "Echoes of a Dying World", then with Francesco Paoli in full length. So, we needed an equally good drummer for live performances on a permanent basis. Edoardo was a real stroke of luck and arrived just in time to appear in the video "Indoctrinated Reborn". And who knows if the future holds some other surprises for the Instigate crew;)

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

BORCIA: We live very far from each other, so each of us has developed their own ideas independently (obviously exchanging opinions, etc.), some at home and some in the studio. For example, I (Borciani Stefano) recorded the voices at the Art Distillery Studio in Modena. Then Stefano Morabito thought about mixing everything, in his 16th Cellar Studio, and the result really thrilled us!

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)? 

BORCIA: For now, "unheeded warnings of decay" has been printed on cd and cassette, but I don't know how many copies have been printed. I know the album will be out on vinyl in the next few months, and we're really looking forward to hearing it!

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

BORCIA: All the lyrics were written by me, Borciani. Being the sole author of the lyrics gave me the opportunity to write a concept album for the first time in twenty years. Through the 9 texts of the album, I retrace the cycle of beginning, self-destruction and rebirth of a civilization that ignores, precisely, the unheeded warnings of decay.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

SRC: The logo was made it myself. Usually I take care of all layouts, social artwork etc. About website, we use Bandcamp as our official store and I took care about all the art. I love do it! We have Instagram and Facebook band pages and everyone in the band take care about it. Social medias are really important in the music scene, people can take a listen to your music if they found it on it.

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you? 

BORCIA: "Everlasting Spew" is a label much appreciated by fans of extreme music, guarantor of the quality of the bands that we care for and of which we are users first. We were satisfied with previous experiences with Giorgio and Tito, through our other projects, so relying on them was a natural choice, which gave us the opportunity to best present our proposal to the public.

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration? 

BORCIA: I could make a long list of the bands and genres I like, but not to get too bored I'll just raise the horns to Immolation, Vile, and Dying Fetus.

SRC: In the last few years I changed my playlists. Usually, I used to listen to some brutal death metal like Decrepit Birth, Vile, etc… but, since I’m getting older, I refocused my musical preferences in something different like Misery Index, Dyscarnate, Criminal Element, more “groovy”. Some of Instigate’s riffs are influenced by this music, of course.

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

SRC: To be honest, I still can’t remember how many and which because we sent a ton of emails. Labels usually don’t reply to you if you are a new band or if you are not well known in music business; anyway, we received a lot of replies with some proposal. We decided to sign a deal with our bros in Everlasting Spew because we know them from a lot of years and because they gave us one of the best proposal.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

BORCIA: Unfortunately, even though we have had many live experiences overall, we are all very busy with our work, so our lives will be sparse. We plan to play in some festivals, unfortunately we cannot anticipate anything yet, but we have some big news ready!

I personally love tours, in those 10/15 days all worries fade into the background and there is only the music, the band and the ever-changing audience in front of which you have to do your best possible performance. It is really exciting.

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

BORCIA: We can't wait to announce some news, but for now we can't say more. We are working on the new material, so for sure there will be a sequel to "Unheeded Warnings Of Decay".

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information? 

BORCIA: You can find Instigate on Facebook, Instagram and all those online channels for which I feel a healthy distrust. But don't worry, Stefano (Rossi Ciucci) loves them!

Share this games :