Good day GUNJACK! How are you guys doing these days?
Hi, Fine thanks! Finally, we are relaxing after recording. But we are ready to play our music.
First of all, please introduce your band and band members to our readers.
We are GUNJACK, a metal band from Milan, Italy. We play fuck’n roll, raw, heavy and direct.
The band is: Mr.Messerschmitt (Alex Dominizi) – Voice/Bass, Gamma Mцrser (Fabio Cavestro) – lead and rhythm guitar, M47 (Andrea Ornigotti) – Drums
I’d like to know about the formation of the band. How did you guys meet and all. Also, is there any special story behind the band title?
Well, Currently me (Alex) and Fabio are playing in a Motorhead tribute band for many years, while whit Andrea, we played in a thrash band a few yers ago.
The passion for rock’n roll and metal that we have in common did the rest.
GUNJACK is the name of the key player behind the band. He’s a hunter, a cyborg programmed to search and destroy. Maybe us? ahahah
He’s a kind of terminator and he will often be in the our videos.
I expect a long reply for this one. Can you please tell us about the concept and lyrical themes of all your previous releases?
In our songs we talk about everything we like, we hate, we love and everything that disgust us. But all it’s told without filters or censure.
For example, “In to the fire” talk about war on the side of soldiers. About the shit that they see ,the pain that they feel and their thoughts on a battlefield.
They are only the pawns of their government, and they know it. It’s very sad.
“SEVEN” it’s a song about religion. As if the devil could say his truth to mankind. The wrong side of the world are us. Not evil spirits or demons.
“MR.DANIELS” talk about those moments when you are alone. On you bed. You start drinking and your mind open itself to another world. You have fear, but you feel better
and you don’t go back to reality. Maybe it’s wrong, but it’s a fascinating journey.
“BLOODBATH” it’s a vision. Imagine to see the end of the humane race. Gods? Aliens? It’s not important. But our creators have failed. And now they decide to stop this project.
How? Simply, to erase and start again.
Every song has own different story. I think it’s right to talk about all problems, but without a foolish morality.
For us this is Metal.
Is there any special reason for choosing your music conception?
It was natural. We haven’t programmed patterns. We wanted something strong and fucking heavy.
We are only three metalheads and we come from old school. We like play loud and raw.
How do you guys manage to create music at all? What challenges do you face while writing and recording an album?
The songs are born like a primitive riffs at home.Then we work on these all together, and we create a kind of pre-production. If the idea is good, well we can use the arrangements to
enrich the track. After this work, I thinked about the lyric.The challenge is simply and direct for us. We belong to the Old School and we play this music.
We would like to play in front of a lot of metalheads and to enjoy with our sound with them. Every album is a challenge. Create new songs, new lyrics and recording all this work is really hard,
but important for us .And if you can to propose your music on a stage, well this is fucking great.We hope you like “Totally Insane” album….and now this is our real challenge.
What can you tell us about “Totally Insane”. How was the experience working on the studio? Any funny or even sad happenings during the studio work?
This album is born totally free. Every good idea it was accepted without prejudice.There are songs much heavy, others are rock’n roll style and others are faster.
So this title is perfect for us. We have recording at the A.D.S.R. studios of Carlo Meroni. A great experience. Carlo is our old and dear friend. He knows what we want
and what we like. His work is professional and focused but not heavy or stressful. He is proactive to suggest new ideas for the recording. He was the fourth element of the band. He’s also crazy!
In his studio there is a “big” lucky charm. During the sessions we could play whit it…… it was a big rubber dildo!!!! Fucking idiots ahahaha
You guys are still underground/underrated, although your music has been appreciated by the critics worldwide. What, according to you, is the reason behind it?
Unfortunately there are still many prejudice to metal music. The Underground is full of good bands, but if you don’t have a right help is very difficulty to rise.
Metal has been appreciated but is not for all. Except a few big name, It’s not a music for the mainstream.
Can you throw some light on your past as musicians?
We started with music very young with local bands and various projects. Cover band, tribute and original band. Heavy Metal, Thrash, Death and rock’n roll are our roots. We played on stage many times in these years in doing so to coincide our job. There were some difficult moments, for example when you decide to leave your actually band. Start over but then you find yourself on a stage…
And well it’s ok.
Tell us about your favorite bands, from whom you gain inspiration. Are you having any favorite artist/band that has emerged from metal/rock soil?
We are born with legends of metal and influenced by their. Motцrhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Pantera, Slayer…. are a few name of these.
There are many bands in the new underground. And many of these are really powerful! I have a list to long to enumerate! ahahahah
How is the metal scene going in your country?
Now in Italy is not a good time. The Clubs and many locals are closing. Metal is followed but only to high levels.There are a few place for the bands of the underground.
Low affluence in the clubs, and no selection to play on a stage.All play but few listen.
Tell us, if you have played abroad.
Yes, we played in Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Poland and Switzerland. But with others projects.It would be great to do it with Gunjack!
Are you working on any music videos, might it be videoclip or lyric video?
Sure. On line we have just the video of the single “Totally Insane”. But we are working to second song, for the release of the album.
Rapid fire section. Just for fun. So just chill, and just type the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear:
* Jack – Daniels
* Death – War
* Bomb – Erase
* Jimmy – Bower
* Treble – Bass
Thanks a lot for your time! It’s really nice to know more about you. Would you like to say anything to your fans and our readers?
Guys, prepare your ears, because we are coming! Gunjack play fuck’n roll!!!