• Hi! Tell me about RABID DOGS. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?
The name Rabid Dogs is a tribute to “Cani Arrabbiati” movie (in English “Rabid Dogs”) by Mario Bava. We’re great fans of 70’s crime/pulp movies in general and to use the title of one our favourite movie as moniker for the band is a way to stimulate people’s interest in this kind of movies.
• “Italian Mysteris” album. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
“Italian Mysteries” is an album about old Italian crime chronicles, most of them still not completely clear. Many people don’t know them but should, coz sometimes reality overcomes fantasy. We can’t change anything, but we can’t forget.
• Tell me more about “Italian Mysteris”? Album ideas etc…
The new album was recorded at Alien Recording Studio then mixed and mastered at Stage One Studio. It’s slower and heavier than the past ones, with a massive influence of stoner-doom. We also added a bit of blues in it and it sounds great.
Vocals are deeper and the sound is warmer: to sum up, it’s the best album we ever did, way more mature than the past ones.
• Where do you take all inspiration from?
Crime news, 70s crime movies, alcohol and weed.
• In your opinion, what is the best way to define RABID DOGS’s sound?
A heavy trip across grindcore, stoner and rock ‘n’ roll.
• So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
We are absolutely active and fully at work on new songs: we don’t wanna let pass other 4 years for a new release.
• What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
There are many: Motorhead, Malignant Tumour, Fu Manchu, Disfear, Eyehategod, Karma To Burn. Our music is the product of our listenings, so their influence is very important.
• Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
Mr. Scott Hill from Fu Manchu.
• What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
We don’t have a particular strategy and probably this explains why we are unknown in the metal panorama. We simply play our music and have fun on stage. If we’ll be enough good for a larger audience, it’ll happen.
• Do you have any other hobby beside music?
Yes, we’re working hard to become bodybuilders: our goal is to be the extreme metal band with more muscles ever seen.
• Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
Our relatives are precious: since we were sixteen we had the support of our families and it helped a lot. Our relatives know how important is music to us.
• How’s the metal scene in your local area right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
Here in Abruzzo, Italy, we haven’t big cities so there are just few clubs where to play.
We haven’t a big audience but we’re a big family: everybody knows each other. About buying records, now with internet is easier than the past.
• Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
Thank you for the interview. We hope to share our beers with you in future!