Hi! Give a brief history of the band, music style, and the members.
The project was born in Milan in June 2008 from the idea of Roberto Palmiero and Matteo Giugno, friends and guitarists.After the meeting with Luca Croci, the bassist, they formed their first line-up: Michele Spallieri (vox), Roberto Palmiero (lead guitar), Matteo Giugno (rhythm guitar), Luca Croci (bass guitar) and Salvatore Siragusano (drum).
In 2010 the band recorded their first demo and later on their first full-lenght album, Reflecting Evil, containing 8 unreleased tracks for the Italian label Punishment 18 Records.
Syra left the band in 2011 and was replaced by a new talented drummer, Valentino De Lucia.So the Grievers returned to the live scene, supporting Impaled Nazarene, Gama Bomb, Alestorm, Skitzo and many more.
In 2013 they started recording the new album but, for reasons unknown, the project has stopped. After 4 years of inactivity, the project restarted in 2017 with a new guitarist, Andrea Parafioriti and they finished The Eternal Pleasure Of Revenge, their second album for the new label Sliptrick Records.
THE MUSIC STYLE:
The GVRS sound is the mix of melodic death metal (North Europe style) and metalcore (USA style).The guitar solos is always melodic and clean, the riffing and the rhythm section creates many changes of time and powerfull breakdown while the modern sound is always bright and sharp. Finally the powerful voice gives the character and the particolarity of the Grievers style.
Give in more detail, some information about your latest album and how well it sells?
The Eternal Pleasure Of Revenge is a mini concept album of 4 chapters which, as the title says, tells a revenge. It is absolutely not a simple record, while listening you will surely find a great deal of new influences and should be listened to for what the story is.
The difference between Reflecting Evil and The Eternal Pleasure of Revenge is above all in the musical writing is an album born in the hall, played in all and contains the ideas and tastes of those who worked there, it is a unique work.
You have signed with Sliptrick records, tell more about that?
Certainly and we are happy … the first album was released with PUNISHMENT 18 RECORDS an independent label more marked on the old school thrash metal, with the arrival of The Eternal Pleasure Of Revenge we thought to change and the changes do not scare us indeed … so our road met the SLIPTRICK RECORDS label that treats many alternative genres and we pleased they have part of their attention to our new work.
What inspires your music and lyric writing? What does your lyrics talk about?
In Reflecting EviL most existential themes, moods and lots of fantasy while in The Eternal Pleasure Of Revenge is a whole concept, (the REVENGE).
Do you play live often? Do you like abroad gigs?
Often unfortunately not, Italy is not the country of death metalcore, there are not many chances to play live but we do our best to keep us active, playing abroad? We love playing abroad and we will return to do it soon.
How often does the band practice and work on new material?
Right now we are not working on anything new, now we go to meet the summer break and rather we think about extending our contacts to be able to leave Italy and bring our live music to other countries.
How did you came up with the band’s name and tell what does it means for you?
hahahahhaha o my god… ok ok ok …
Serious answer: Some of us exaggerated with the playstation and as they say the video games are bad hahahahahahhahahahahah.
What does the band plan on doing in near time?
live abroad definitely and then return to write new music as soon as possible!!!
Any message to Sick and Destroy readers?
www.grievers.net and listen to The Eternal Pleasure Of Revenge
thanks for word of mouth.