Hi! Greetings from Sick and Destroy team. What are you up to these days?
R: A greeting to you …. We are trying new songs ….
Thomas – how did you came up with the idea to start Where The Sun Comes Down and how many time you have spent for musicians search?
Would you please introduce your band to our readers who are not aware of your band and music?
Give us a little insight into the formation of the band. When and how did it happen?
R: The project “Where the sun comes down” was born when I and Alexander Scardavian found ourselves again to playing together, me and Alexander are the band. Is a project by two musicians who in the past have played some kind of music that they will then call doom. I’ve been part of the first Deaths 1980/84 and after with the Paul Chain Violet Theater, Scardavian has worked with Paul Chain for several years. In the past we worked together several times, I remember for sure the songs “Train of illusion”/”The machine” and other songs that were then released in the immense discography of Paul Chain. Over time, with our own experiences, we have worked out a particular sound and it is difficult to find musicians who can fit in this context, I do not speak about of technical qualities but mental qualities. So we went ahead alone …. In this work we called Claud Galley (Deathss – Paul chain Violet Theater) for two songs and we resumed the voice of Sanctis Ghoram (r.i.p) in the song Welcome.
At what age did you guys start playing instruments? Since when are you into metal music?
R: I come from a family of musicians, I began to go to sax lessons that I was a kid, but I wanted to play the drum that I could make me buy at fourteen. I started to perform in public with dance orchestras, I learned from professional musicians how to stand on the stage and also to wear a well-dressed uniform. At that time there were many orchestras where you could play and have a lot of experience, I played all kinds of music with many formations and then in 1980 I had the experience with Death ss. With time I started to play other instruments and today this is very useful, I can create what I want.
Where The Sun Comes Down going to release album “Welcome” soon. Tell us something about it. Walk us through all the tracks lyrics and meaning.
R: The album has come out now, it has seven tracks: “Mister lie” is a denunciation of the liars I met … and there are so many, this is a category I really do not like A snowin day can be said to be a classic doom. It was just a day of snow ….. the curious thing is that we added a sax with the solo guitar I think it’s the first doom song with a sax. In “Voyage” participates in Claud Galley at the bass, this song is born as a lysergic song is a journey on different musical genres. “Myself” is a whole story of Alexsander a venture of his paranoia as well as “Because we were fools” it is for me. In “Welcome” I wanted to resurrect Sanctis Goram’s voice by making him sing as I think he wanted to do it, I think he would be proud of it. He greets us and says welcome. “Where the sun comes down” has been inspired by several readings by Ovidio to Lucrezio for classics up to Nietzsche, passing by Pascal saying, “We navigate in a vast sea where we serch a mooring, but it is not possible because everything is wobbly and unstable” . It is a metaphor of life that in every age is described and suffered.
How has been the response so far by the listeners? Have you started working on new songs already?
R: The album has come out now, there are already very favorable reviews. As I said we are working on other songs, for the moment we have many promising ideas.
When and where did you play your first gig? How was the experience of going live for the first time?
R: I never had problems playing in concerts as I said I started very early and it was all getting under way. Certainly, there was a great atmosphere in the DeathSS concerts, but surely the most impressed was the audience.
What, according to you, is the secret behind band’s success?
R: I think the success of a band is a blend of creativity and credibility.
It’s really necessary to have technique and play very much together but the most important thing and the credibility. Bands have to believe in what they do and the audience feels this energy. Then you must have something to say … and you must also be very pissed.
Ever had an epic fail moment during a gig?
R: :-))) ……. aahhhhhhh .. !! Very funny this question. I remember “epic fail” moments but it was all normal for us, I talk especially about the Violet Theater periods. We did not leave with the idea of a classic concert our concert was a theatrical interpretation. In fact, our concerts were performance for our visions. We climbed on the stage and our interpretation came to life … every concert was a matter of fact, we knew how to start but we did not know where we would go. It was theater and improvisation, in this context does not exist a fail.
If asked to differentiate Where The Sun Comes Down from other bands in your country, how would you like to respond to it?
R: I do not like comparisons, it is difficult to talk about others in particular through an interview. To judge music, we must start from solid positions and acknowledged by everyone, otherwise people can not understand. Around our music I can say that surely it is a “dark suond” of DeathSS / Violet Theater school, I can say that over the years we have built our own style, and maybe we have also exported it.
Which bands/ artists do you draw your influences from? Which are your favorite local bands?
R: I think the influences are not a musical but environmental factor, we make music with instruments we have both physical and mental, and according to the energy that passes in that moment
How do you guys manage jobs and gigs? Also how often do you guys gathering altogether just to fun?
R: It’s very difficult, you can not just keep playing this type of music .. not us in Italy. So you need to have a job and this involves many sacrifices. But what matters is the passion for music this sends you ahead.
Where The Sun Comes Down is very promising formation. Talking of your future, 5 years from now, where do you see yourself?
R: I live …. then musically speaking I still have many things to do I think I will never end .. !!
Well, that’s it. Thanks a lot for your time. Speak out to all your fans and supporters.
Thanks to you and sorry for my bad English.