Interview With Nazgul Rising

What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?

I started playing guitar at 8 years old, at 16 the first electric so I formed my first Death Metal band. Then, I remained several years without a band, until I met members available to play extreme metal inspired by Scandinavian bands. After a week we had our first live.

Was there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?

In the early days it was hard to make self production, the internet barely knew what it was, you couldn’t afford expensive recording studios, so we recorded with the few means we had. Today with technology, even with a computer you have a mini studio to play and produce music.

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?

I think like all musicians when you see that the audience appreciates what you are doing and perceives the emotion you have transmitted, that it is in front of the stage when the fans mosh pit or when they compliment you or when you are listened to by a radio on the other side of the world.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

We are a symphonic  black metal band, with fast and melodic riffs and orchestral elements. Since the first album turned into a studio project with me as composer and producer.

What is your creative process like?

Inspiration comes when you least expect it. A song can be born from a guitar riff or simply from a sound or something that I have in my head and I have to pull out. Lyrics many times start either with a story or from an image I try to transform into sensations.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Give more importance to the Italian underground that struggles to get out and give more importance to the quality than the image now overwhelmed by the disproportionate use of social networks.

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?

Don’t make a band with two solo guitarists.

Stop the drummer during breaks in the rehearsal room.

The singer must help the band to carry the instruments from the stage at the end of the show.

Don’t drink too much before the show, and always bring a set of guitar strings.

What has been the best performance of your career so far?

During the live shows I always gave the best of myself whether it was a small club or an important stage. But surely with the experience I had the best performances with Nazgul Rising and other bands with which I have played lately.

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

Maybe the serial killer. I’m just kidding, I don’t know I always had music in my blood.

What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?

At this moment we are promoting the album and looking for an interested label.

Surely there will be another album, but how it will sound is all to be seen whether to keep

the style of the last ones or experiment with something new.

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