Hail, welcome to Sick And Destroy. Before we start the interview, I would like you to introduce yourself to our readers. To begin with where are you from and a brief history about your band?
We come from Rimini, a small town squeezed between the hills and the Adriatic Sea in the north of Italy. The project was born romai 13 years ago, many things have changed since that time, but our intention has always been to play a music that would satisfy ourselves, without thinking too much about the labels that the public could give us.
How would you describe your music? And what bands have influenced you the most?
Our music can be thought of as a journey, we base our sound especially on the atmosphere and on the duality, in our music you can find very dark moments alternating with other brighter ones. There are many bands that have influenced us over the years; Lento, Russian Circles, Aclest, Drudkh, but also others that perhaps no one imagines like Tool, Opeth or My Dying Bride.
How many and which albums/demos has Deadly Carnage released so far?
We have published a total of four albums, two EPs and a demo in the now distant 2006
Which ones happens to be your favourite songs? of Deadly Carnage and personal.
Probably the favorite song by all Deadly Carnage members is “Ifene”, from our last album, maybe it’s really our best song ever, I also agree with this idea, even if it’s right for me to mention “Manthe” from the our album of 2014, I’m very proud of that song, it cost six months of composition work.
Do you feel that Deadly Carnage’s music has changed over the years and how?
The music of Deadly Carnage has changed a lot in these years, it has been a gradual and constant change, we started playing a sort of Black / Thrash over 13 years ago and today we play something that could be defined as Post Metal. What has never changed in our music is the desire to experiment and try new solutions, precisely for this reason in 13 years our music has had this strong change.
How much time does it take for Deadly Carnage to record an album?
Normally we need at least two years to compose songs for a new album and another year to pre-produce and record it, our albums have a gestation of about three years, although, for example, we worked on our last album for four years. We are not in a hurry when it comes to our music, we need to take our time.
Tell us something more about the latest album ‘Through the Void, Above the Suns’.
It is an album that can be considered as a cyclic journey that repeats itself to infinity, a journey through the cosmos, inside the elements that compose it and inside its phases. This is “Through the Void, Above the Suns”, all the music of this album comes from this idea.
Whats next? Working on any new album? If so, some details please.
We are people who take our time, but we work constantly on our music. We are currently working on a new concept album, it is soon to give a lot of details, but I can say that I will be something unexpected, especially from the point of view of the times treated in the lyrics.
Any tours, gigs for promotion of latest album?
We are currently organizing some dates for the winter 2018/2019, soon we will announce something more detailed.
Any future plans for playing in Europe or USA?
Certainly some date in Europe we will do, for now we have nothing planned in the US, although we would love it in the near future. In the United States there are many people who support our music and sooner or later we would like to play for these people.
Has Deadly Carnage done any opening acts for other major heavy weight bands? If yes, then when and where?
Surely the most important band we played with were the Venom in 2015 at an open air festival here in Italy. Over the years we have also played with Nargaroth, Agalloch, Lantlos … We are very proud of this, it was a good experience to participate in concerts so important.
What do you feel about the Metal Scene there in your country?
Often the Italian metal scene is not much considered, neither in our country, nor abroad, but things have been changing for a few years: bands like Forgotten Tomb, Enisum, Selvans have shown that even here in Italy there are very good projects. I follow the Italian scene a lot, there are very good realities.
Any messages for the readers?
Yes! Support music in physical format! CD, Tape and Vinyl are something that lasts over time. Mp3 let’s leave it to those who listen to pop music.