Hi I GIARDINI DI CHERNOBYL, 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 of your band?
Hi, I Giardini di Cernobyl is an Italian band born in 2014 from the idea of Emanuele Caporaletti (singer and guitarist of the band) ; we released in the same year our first album “Cella Zero” that has aroused a fair amount of interest, so that even international artists such as Cristina Scabbia of “Lacuna Coil” and Dennis Sanders bassist of “Black Light Burns”, have talked about the album in a very positive way. Then in 2016 we released an Ep called “Magnetica”, which was actually recorded before “Cella Zero”, and which was a bit the embryo of the whole project, making us earn in December of the same year the first place as best band in the Classic Rock Italia magazine at the new proposals category. And now we are ready to propose our new album “Duel” that will be released October 11, this year.
How would you describe your music? And what bands have influenced you the most?
I’d call our music melancholic, and angry. Surely the influences come more than from a band, from a scene, the one between the 90’s and 2000, especially grunge and nu-metal.
How many and which albums/demos has I GIARDINI DI CHERNOBYL released so far?
We released the album “Cella Zero” in 2014, then in 2016 the ep “Magnetica” and now we will release the new album “Duel”.
Which ones happens to be your favourite songs? of I GIARDINI DI CHERNOBYL and personal.
Amen – Price Of Reality
Black light burns – Lie
Deftones – Change
Korn – Adidas
Coal Chambrer – Loco
Do you feel that I GIARDINI DI CHERNOBYL’s music has changed over the years and how?
More than changed, I think we have made different artistic choices, without affecting the essence of the composition. We had, step by step, increasing awareness of what we wanted, working more on the impact and care of the sounds. In fact, our first album, by our will, is certainly more naked and direct than what was released afterwards.
How much time does it take for I GIARDINI DI CHERNOBYL to record an album?
In the studio, it takes from a week to a maximum of 10 days, while for the preparation a few years. For example, “Duel”, which comes out soon, took 3 years.
Tell us something more about Duel.
Duel was the album with the most processing ever compared to the other records. We made it with 2 producers, dividing the album into 2 parts. 5 tracks were produced and mixed by producer Marco Trentacoste, who has collaborated with artists of the caliber: “Lacuna Coil”, “KMFDM”, “Hooverphonic”, Jaz Coleman of “Killing Joke” and Josh Freese (drummer of “A Perfect Circle”, “Guns N’ Roses”, “Nine Inch Nails”, “Slash”) while the mastering was done by “Giovanni Versari” who also worked with “Muse” in the “Drone” album. The other 5 tracks of the album, are recorded, mixed and mastered by the producer Manuele Pesaresi of “Dyne Engine Studio”, who has worked and collaborated with artists like: Kevin James LaBrie (Dream Theater). Duel tries to bring to light the conflict of the duality of the individual, between being and not being, and this duality has also continued in the very processing of the album. For all this, it has the name Duel
What’s next? Working on any new album? If so, some details, please.
Currently we are not working on new songs, because we are totally immersed in the work that is behind the release and promotion, both live and media for Duel; I’m throwing down new ideas but it is still to be realized.
Any tours, gigs for promotion of the latest album?
We are working on it, soon we will communicate through our social networks, all the dates of the tour.
Any future plans for playing in Europe or USA?
Yes, the idea for this record is to make dates all over Europe and also in the States.
Has I GIARDINI DI CHERNOBYL done any opening acts for other major heavyweight bands? If yes, then when and where?
Last summer we opened Yawning Man, in a concert organized in Italy, on the beach, the location was really impressive, and they were really fantastic. It was a memorable evening! For this year I can only say that will have openings with very big names. Let’s see what we will be able to do over time.
What do you feel about the Metal Scene there in your country?
Years ago, I would have said very huuge scene, but in recent years the scene is very suffocated, I see many very talented artists forced to give up at some point. There are very few media and clubs that give a real space or glimmers to the bands, the general culture is very far from this genre. But it makes me very happy to see small full clubs, with groups still playing them for good reason, and not giving up, like us.
Any messages for the readers?
You’re always rocking! And buy our record “DUEL”! I recommend it!