Interview to BOARDERS
PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
"Hi there, here's egi speaking from Boarders, nice to talk to you. We are based in Milan, but our record label (Quam Libet Records) and production (Weathertop) are from Switzerland."
WHO ARE BOARDERS AS BAND MEMBERS?
"We have the classic 4 piece with me (Guitar/Vocs) Gigi (lead Guitar), Oscar (Bass) and Roby (Drums). Occasionally we have Fabio who play keyboards as a special guest in our live shows."
WHEN DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
"We started back in 1989 playing heavy-thrash metal in the vein of the bay area style and, incredibly, we're still doing it - more or less - today."
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
"We were very you, as we're quite old today! we issued two demos which had good rensponse in italy, being best demo of the month in many italian magazine. At the time we were playing also mainstream thrash cover, but also songs a bit unusual, such Sacred Reich and D.R.I. covers. We had a stop in the 90's, when we started playing for motorcycle meeting (basically hard rock and stuff like that, but we cam back as megadeth cover band in the 2000's, and now we're here with an original CD!"
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDING-EFFORTS?
"We just produced some demos, both with original music and covers. Our first two demo are from 1990 (Bad Mistake) and 1993 (Soft Fail System), then we issued some demo with cover form megadeth, judas priest, helloween, testament, etc."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
"they're definitely nice people!! we've a small but growing fan base."
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
"Accepting Christ as Lord of our life and so of our music. This is the most important fact in our life, and i'm sure no other fact will superseed this one!"
COULD YOU INTRODUCE US "THE WORLD HATES ME"?
"It an album wich contains every style we played and liked in our whole career, wo you will find it many influences, friom Ac/dc, through megadeth, till carcass. It's metal in the most large meaning of the terms! The title is of course inspired to john's Gospel"
DO YOU FEEL THAT THE WORLD HATES YOU?
"I feel that the world hates Christianity. Generally you hate what you have fear of. That's why knowing Jesus for what He really is (Living God!) scares the world so much that it'd turn christianity in something that it's not: politics, war, hates, etc....those are human things, not Divine."
ARE YOU SO NEGATIVE TOWARDS MANKIND?
"Absolutely the contrary of it! I love mankind of any type, color, religion, culture. Jesus died (and arose) for everyone!"
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ALBUM?
"We did it ourselves until mastering. Then Weathertop took control of it, and produced the mastering, the artwork (together with our drummer) and the pressing. They did a great job with Quam Libet Records."
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
"Hope, Faith, Love and Energy!"
WHAT'S THE MOOD OF IT?
"I guess we did a really energetic album. And i think there's a good balance with every style contained in it."
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
"It's the first we did in 20 years...basically a miracle! Hope the second will come out in less time!"
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
"Very good and very bad, until now. Anyway, we have always a good response when we play it live"
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
"Hope Faith and Love, under the only one name of Jesus Christ."
"Not clear at the moment. it's quite simple for us to play in italy, but we'd like to have a more intense activity in europe and the U.S."
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
"We don't have any! we just hear, believe and do the word of God and this isn't a philosopfy (in terms of being friends and seekers of the truth) but it has to to with accepting the fact that the Truth is a person, Jesus."
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
"Enjoy music, play whenever and ever is possible while furthering the Kingdom of God!"
ANY LAST REMARKS?
"Be blessed and enjoy life at its fullness!!"