Hi! Tell me about Starbynary. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?
FIRST OF ALL LET ME PRESENT, I’M JOE, THE BAND’S SINGER! THE IDEA OF THE BAND COMES FROM THE CONCEPT ASTRAL CALLED “BINARY STAR” WHICH CONSISTS OF A SYSTEM OF TWO STARS WHICH ROTATE AROUND A CENTER OF MASS. THE IDEA IS ALL MINE, BECAUSE WHEN THE PROJECT IS BORN, WE WERE ONLY TWO, ME AND LEO AND THE CONCEPT WAS PERFECT FOR US… THEN THINGS HAVE EVOLVED…
“Divina Commedia Inferno” album was released last month. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
THE EARLY FEEDBACK WE ARE MAINLY POSITIVE! OF COURSE SOMEONE DID NOT LIKE BUT MUCH MORE POSITIVE FEEDBACK! WE ARE SATISFIED WITH THE WORK DONE AND I BELIEVE THAT WE MUST CONTINUE ON THIS PATH TO COMPLETE THE TRILOGY!
Tell me more about “Divina Commedia Inferno”? Album ideas etc…
THIS IS AN IDEA THAT BORN FROM MY HEAD, MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO. AT THE TIME I WAS NOT ABLE TO ACHIEVE IT, FOR SO MANY REASONS, AND NOW THE TIME WAS RIGHT, THE MUSICIANS ARE THE RIGHT ONES AND I DECIDED TO TAKE THIS “JOURNEY.” EVEN LUIGI AND LEO ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE IDEA AND THEN YOU SAY… HERE WE ARE!
Where do you take all inspiration from?
IN THIS CASE IS VERY SIMPLE, INSPIRATION IS… DANTE!
IF YOU TRY TO READ THE POEM AND TRY TO “ENTER” INTO THE ATMOSPHERE THAT THE POET CAN DESCRIBE, I THINK COME SURELY BE INSPIRED TO DO SOMETHING… MAYBE A PLATE OF FOOD, MAYBE A PAINTING… IN OUR CASE IT’S MUSIC!!!!
In your opinion, what is the best way to define Starbynary’s sound?
DIFFICULT QUESTION: I BELIEVE THAT OUR SOUND IS A NICE MIX OF POWER AND MELODY! THE MIX IS SURELY DERIVED FROM THE FACT THAT MUSICIANS WHO WRITE TRACKS HAVE DIFFERENT MUSICAL CULTURES, VERY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER! WE RANGE FROM CLASSICAL MUSIC TO THE EXTREME METAL! CERTAINLY WE CAN INSERT STARBYNARY IN THE POWER PROGRESSIVE METAL FAMILY, I THINK THIS IS QUITE CLEAR.
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
NO ABSOLUTING NO BREAK: WE ARE PREPARING TO PLAY LIVE AND IN THE MEANTIME, WE STARTED WITH THE FIRST DRAFTS OF PURGATORY…
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
AS I TOLD YOU, I CAN GIVE YOU SOME INDICATION BECAUSE THE INFLUENCES ARE SO MANY! I HAVE PLAYED IN DERDIAN (SYMPHONIC POWER METAL BAND) AND MY POWER AND MELODIC APPROACH THERE WILL ALWAYS BE, THOUGH I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE SYMPHONY X AND QUEEN ARE MY FAVORITE BAND. LUIGI COMES FROM CLASSICAL AND BAROQUE MUSIC, BUT ALSO LISTENS TO MUCH PROGRESSIVE METAL LIKE DREAM THEATER AND PAIN OF SALVATION. LEO LISTENS TO A BIT ‘OF EVERYTHING FROM POWER TO DEATH, ANDREA PLAYS IN ANGELCORPSE!!!
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
AHAHAHHA GOOD QUESTION.
I DO NOT KNOW… IT IS STILL EARLY TO SAY, AND IF IT WAS, FOR NOW WOULD NOT TELL YOU!!! AHAHHA.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
I THINK THAT TODAY THE WEB IS THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL THERE IS! WE MUST CERTAINLY BE ABLE TO USE IT WELL, OTHERWISE IT IS DELIRIOUS! WE ALSO HAVE A LABEL THAT CAN MAKE THE MOST OF THIS WORK FOR US… LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS…
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
I PERSONALLY LOVE TO PLAY FOOTBALL!
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
How’s the metal scene in your part of Italy right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
IF WE SPEAK OF THE BAND, I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD BANDS, THAT HAVE NOTHING TO ENVY THE FAMOUS BAND! I THINK THE FACT OF BEING ITALIAN, WE SOMEHOW PENALIZING IN TERMS OF VISIBILITY, BECAUSE THE CENTER OF THE “METAL WORLD” IS CERTAINLY NOT IN ITALY!!! NO, IT’S NOT EASY TO PLAY, IT’S NOT EASY TO BE A MUSICIAN, IT’S NOT EASY… UNLESS YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY EXPECTATIONS AND YOU DO MUSIC ONLY AND PURELY FROM THE HEART AND WITH THE ONLY INTENT OF MAKING A GOOD MUSIC… AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
THANKS TO YOU AND GREETINGS TO THE ENTIRE EDITORIAL STAFF… HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE ROAD!!! STAY TUNED AND… WE SEE YOU IN “INFERNO”!!!!