středa 12. července 2017

Few questions – interview with death thrashcore band from Italy - insania.11.


Few questions – interview with death thrashcore band from Italy - insania.11.


Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.?



(Samaang) 

Hi. We are insania.11 and we are a two people combo at now. We played together since 1989 whe the band was just „insania“ and we played some kind of death oriented thrashcore. „Insania“ splitted in 1997. in the beginning of 2008 (11 years after) we started thinking about a new project. We tried to recover the original line-up but something changend in the band’s balance. So in the end of 2014 me and Ethrum decided to go on with a project-studio. At now insania.11 plays a technical thrash/death metal.


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

(ethrum)

We did everything at home and at the reharsal rooms, with just two laptops, some audio devices and a lot of work. Recording/mixing/mastering was all up to us. A total DIY attitude.

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

(insania.11)

„di sangue e di luce“ EP was first released in september 2016 as a Digital Release (free streaming on Reverbnation/Soundcloud + Store at Bandcamp), then in Genuary 2017 we printed a limited pro-CD edition (200 copies)


Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with ? 

(samaang)

Lyrics are totally my fault. Written in italian language (but there is a non literal english translation in the booklet) the lyrics are brutal and bloody metaphors about human condition. About the EP „di sangue e di luce“ we tell about the attempt of H.U.Man to go far beyond his phisical boundaries to became pure light. He practises a strange self mutilating ritual. Of course this will not work properly. And there will be horrible consequences.


Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

(samaang)

logo+graphics are usually on my back with Ethrum approval. About social networks, we do our best to use them to spread our music. But we starve to come back playing live that is the best thing a musician can do. The website is quite frozen. But i hope there will be something new before august. At now our reference is the Facebook page.

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

(ethrum)

We are unsigned at now. Of course we need some help do spread the name and the music. We would like to thank you and all the great peoplelike you that rule a webzine for the huge help you give to the very underground bands like us.


Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

(samaang)

this is a hard question, you know: i started listening heavy metal in 1984 (yes, you read right) so i have too many bands to mention. I always looked for something faster and heavier and obscure. Just to give you some fresh names and some coordinates: Obscura+Behemoth+Dark Funeral. But frankly it’s difficult to recognize them in our music.

(Ethrum)

Difficult answer also for me. More inspirations and preferences are related to the early bands of the past as Megadeth, Slayer, Pestilence, Atheist, Coroner, Death, Carcass and many many others. But also included Pink Floyd, Queensryche, Dream Theater and similar. At the moment i like bands like Obscura, Meshuggah,.

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

(insania.11)

no sending to labels at now. We are writing/composing some new fresh songs for e new EP. Maybe we’ll propose that one to some labels. Honestly we would like to complete the crew before (a real drummer+bass player+sinth player) and re-starting playing live.


How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

(Ethrum)

ups. This one is our „pain in the ass“ question. As „insania“ we played almost 50 gigs in the 90’s, usually in little clubs/micro festivals in the north of italy. At now „insania.11“ is just a studio-project

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

(samaang)

re-found a real crew capable to set on fire every stage, we are back to stay so, we’ll go on writing and playing fast and cruel death/thrash metal for your pleasure. This is the only thing that matters and that we want to achieve.


How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

(Ethrum)

you can write to: info@insania11.com

(samaang)

you can use our Facebook page too, just type „insania11“ and you’ll find us. Main advices are bilingual (italian/english). 

Thanx for the interview.

(insania.11) thank you for time and interest: underground lives up on your work!