RUMORS OF GEHENNA
PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
Hi all metalheads!We're Rumors Of Gehenna from Udine, Italy.
WHO ARE RUMORS OF GEHENNA AS BAND MEMBERS?
well..this is the line-up: Davide Scarano: voice, Mirko Sgobba: lead & rhythm guitar,
Federico Re: rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Antonio Merici: bass, Lucio Maurigh: drums.
WHEN DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
In 2002, Lucio, Carlo (the first bass player) and me, split with our first band called Bandarlog.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
Lucio and me started playing together in 1996 with Bandarlog, and Rumors Of Gehenna was born in 2002, after some members changes, in October 2005 the line-up was fixed.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDING-EFFORTS?
Well..you know, we're a young band, and our mCd is our first release with R.o.G. Me, Lucio and Davide made some releases with our previous bands, but nothing before this with R.o.G.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
We'll go to Studio73 in Ravenna (IT) in August 2007 to record the full-lenght album, we're working at new songs,
there'll be eight or nine songs, and we hope to find a label for our debut album, there are some contacts now,
but in unofficial ways...in the future we'll know something better.
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
well...about live shows, since now, I think Genova was one of the best, it was the first time we saw people sing
our songs while we were playing, it made us very happy a satisfaction; the making of video of "Seven" in Pordenone in another badass live and the reviwes of our mCD, we're very very very satisfied of them, it rewards us for our hard work in the studio, and in the rehearsal room.
ANY INTRODUCTIVE WORDS TO YOUR MCD?
It was recorded in March 2006 at Studio 73 in Ravenna by Riccardo Pasini, three songs of pure extreme violence. "Paso"
(the sound engineer) is a very good person and a sound genius, he makes our songs sound like we ever wanted. We decided to make a
digipack case (project by Matteo Gremese), we think it could be an original idea for a mCD, because no other band has a digipack promo. We
gave a lot of importance to the image of the band, if you see a good and beautiful artwork, you are much more interested in listening to the songs inside it!
THE SOUND IS A BRILLANT AND DYNAMIC THRASHCORE/METAL, DO YOU AGREE?
Yea, and thanx to Paso! eh eh! we've a common idea about how our songs have to sound, and Paso understood that and put it in the record.
even if in this kind of music everything is already done, we tryed to have a personal sound, it's a tough goal, but we do the best we can!
WHICH ARE THE MAIN ISSUES OF YOUR SOUND?
as I said before, we try to make a personal sound.We work a lot to find the right sound for sound, from drums (expecially bass drum), guitars and bass,
and with the help of Paso we think that we made a very good work. To record it, we used our own gear, Premirer drums, Mesa Boogie and Peavey guitar
amps, Ampeg bass amp, Ibanez guitars and Rikenbacker bass.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ALBUM?
We wanted a big and catchy sound. The sounds of some big bands influenced us, to quote some... uhm... Hatesphere and Testament. Our idea of production is that if you hear a play-list with big metal bands, and inside there's a R.O.G. song, our sound must be big, fat, furiuos like the others!
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
We don't think abut a concept album, not for the first actually. We just want to record our music, it must be hard, hot, full of hate and it must catch up the brains through the ears!
WHAT'S THE MOOD OF IT?
We are working at new songs, and the mood..well..just Rumors Of Gehenna mood!!!
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
I think it will be particular, concerning both artwork and songs. We don't like to write songs which are similar one to another, we love to search
particular riffs and changes, bringing inspiration from metal, metalcore, hardcore etc. I think this it's the main aspect.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
It’s very good for now! We were top demo or demo of the month on important Italian magazines and international web-zines, and it gives us a lot of faith in ourselves, but we don’t wont to fly with brain, we must work with humility, write music and make live shows. In 2006 we played a lot around Italy and Austria, and the contact with people was great in every situation, 2006 was a very good year for us.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
Our life! Every song is a part of us, in every riff or scream. The sound is what we like, we just want see people heandanging, stage diving, get in to the pit, have fun! We think that our sound is what we feel. About lirycs, well…they’re very personal, for example, we talk about our emotions we feel every day, our idea of future in this world. We don’t have a concept about lyrics, we just say what we feel and think!
Well…in 2007 we have planned the first six months, we’ll go around Italy: Udine, Pordenone, Verona, Venezia, Vicenza, Modena, etc. Some shows must be confirmed, we have contacts to play in France, Austria, Germany and Holland, but all to be confirmed, because in August we’ll go back to studio for the new album, and we must organize in the best way.
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
To die for Rumors Of Gehenna! RoG is the first think of everyone of us, every energy is put in the band. For the rest...uhm...ignorance, hi volumes and slaughter!
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
Obviously record the album, find a label, make new merchandise, play around! We’ve lot of things to do, eh eh, and we want to do all of these as well as we can, we try to make music our work, passion and life!
ANY LAST REMARKS?
Thanx a lot for time we give us, come to our gigs and see us live, is the best way to understand what really is RoG.
To see videos, pics, next live and all about us, take a look to our websites www.rumorsofgehenna.com or www.myspace.com/rumorsofgehenna. Goodnite metalheads, ALL THE HATRED YOU CAN FEEL!!!