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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Eternal Samhain Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

-Hi everyone, Taliesin speaking! We are a Symphonic black metal band from Verona, Italy. This band exists since 2006 and, even if it starts just as a kid passion, it has become something more serious trough time, until we’ve reached a moment when we told ourselves “Where do we want to get with this project? Let’s get it to another level and see what happens”, so here we are!

2.You have an album coming out during the end of October, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

-The sound is very majestic, all the orchestral part of the album has been an hard task to write and compose, but this gave us a great orchestral wall back and this is very important for the band .We’ve tried (and I think we’ve reached our goal) to play symphonic black metal with a lot of influences from classical music, this is what change from the last release, it’s more melodic as well as faster and harder!

3.This is your first release in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?

-Unfortunately it’s not easy to find a line-up that works as an ensemble, in the same direction as we are doing now. The past five years went very fast and we changed three band members in order to get to the current line-up, which is where we’ve spent our time, looking for the right guys to play with us and writing down all the stuff for this album.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

-The lyrics I wrote, tries to talk about different stuff, from religion as a chain for free thinking/ free thinker, to characters that are symbols for this ideology (the track “Cenere” which means “Ash” talks about Giordano Bruno) , and also about ancient pagan rites that have been wrong-seen through time like the night of Samhain and all the wonderful Celtic pagan tradition, that now are wrongly associated to Satanism, evil and stuff like that.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Eternal Samhain'?

-As I told you before, the band started as a teenager band so, when I was 16 (none of the current members were involved when it all started) we were looking for a name that could stand for something really evil, and seems to us that an “eternal night of the dead” could be the right one as meaning. Than we’ve got in touch with Celtic symbology and tradition and the word “Samhain” seemed great, so here we are, “ Eternal Samhain”

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

-The best shows we’ve played are for sure the support slots for Fleshgod Apocalypse a couple of years ago and the support for Nocturnal Depression at the Eresia Metal Fest last summer. We cannot forget our Show at Padova metal Fest and the gigs at Il Blocco music hall and at Alchemica Music club, that we consider our home.
The Live show we play is very powerful and we try to communicate our energy to the crowd…what else can I say, just come and witness by yourself!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

-Yes we do. We will be touring Italy this winter to promote the album, there are many things getting ready for this spring but I can’t say anything at the moment…just wait, it will be amazing!

8.Currently you are signed to RNC Music, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

-It’s just great! We never had any experience with a label and RNC’s family hosted us and helped us a lot under every aspect about a release with a label and all the stuff like that.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of symphonic black metal?

-at the moment the album is not out yet so I don’t know, but I can tell you that the release of the single is going very well, in just 3 weeks we’ve reached more than 70 countries worldwide and the general feedback seems to be very good so far!

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Hope as far as we can! We are trying so hard to make this project becoming our life’s job, it’s not easy and we know it but we won’t quit so easily! 

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

-Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Dark Funeral, Carach Angren and the Italian pride Fleshgod Apocalypse are the bands that have more influence on us. We listen to a lot of different kinds of music, all metal genres of course, but even folk and classical music are genres that we love to listen to.

12.Does Paganism or Occultism play any role in your music?

-Yes it does but as a cultural matter. We do not believe in a kind of god, nature and ourselves are our gods. we could talk about what we believe or think for several hours of course!

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

-There are so many things we love to do, like sports and other arts, but basically music is our true love and passion.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

-yes,We would like to thank all those who made this possible!
Starting with our great friend Rian Grigoletto from Orange Studios Verona who always believed in us,  Alberto Rapetti that produced us and Paolo Brentegani for the realization of our videoclip “Ode al Vento”. Nico Spinosa, Ros Manica and Gioia Camposano of RNC MUSIC that guide us through the difficult world of music business and Niccolò Baldari of Devoured Agency for our upcoming gigs and tour.
We would also like to thank our friends, girlfriend and families for their full support, and finally you guys for this interview!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Eternal Samhain/Storyteller Of The Sunset And Dawn/RNC Music/2016 Full Length Review

  Eternal  Samhain  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  symphonic  and  gothic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Storyteller  Of  The  Sunset  And  Dawn"  which  will  be  released  at  the  end  of  October  by  RNC  Music.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  a  few seconds  later  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  heavier  ad  symphonic  direction  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  At  times  the  riffs  can  be  very  melodic  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  faster  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  vocals  also get  deep  in  some  parts  of  the  songs.

  You  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  goth  in  the  bands  musical style  and  the  guitar  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  clean  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  bring  in  a  brief  instrumental  before  returning  back  to  vocal  tracks  and  as  the  album  progresses  violins  can  be  heard  on  a  few  songs..

  Eternal  Samhain  plays  a  style  of  symphonic  black  metal  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  and  also  brings  in  a  touch  of  goth,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Italian  and  English  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Eternal  Samhain  are  a  very  great  sounding  symphonic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cathedral"  "Vespri"  "King  Of  Yourself"  and  "Storyteller  Of  The  Sunset  And  Dawn".  8  out  of  10.