Verona prog metallers Fatal Destiny are about to launch an album titled “Palindromia” via Andromeda Relix. In the interview below, they tell us about the upcoming release.
Hey guys. How are you doing?
Niko, Andrea, Filippo, Riccardo: Hi! We’re doing great! We’d like to thank you for the opportunity you gave us to talk about our project in this interview.
You recorded “Palindromia” back in April. How do you feel about the release?
Filippo: The recording sessions of “Palindromia” have been completed in April; in January the official release of the album “Palindromia” will be managed by our record label Andromeda Relix. The album will be available worldwide both in digital format and CD. We’re also planning to make an official announcement on our internet channels by which we’ll provide further information.
We’re amazed and thrilled! We’re really proud of our product, everything is going really fine, definitely better than we thought.
How much of a challenge was it to work on the album?
Andrea: Of course I can say I’m really proud because each of us took the album as a challenge and tried to contribute by deepening all the technical and melodic aspects of composition.
How is the prog metal scene in Verona these days?
Filippo: As far as I know there are no substantial news in this particular scene even if all sorts of band perform live despite the fact that there are only few club.
What is your opinion about the new wave of metal bands?
Riccardo: I think that we’re in a great musical turmoil and that now more than ever there are highly technical musicians, however It seems to me that sometimes there’s a general lack of personality.
Nowadays metal bands tend to follow a trend sacrificing their hallmarks, maybe because they believe this is what audience calls for.
Can you tell me something about your influences?
Andrea: Personally I really love Michele Luppi’s vocals (Whitesnake/David Coverdale). I’m lucky because I know him and also because he’s my personal vocal coach. I do like many other singers such as Bruce Dickinson, Sebastian Bach, Roberto Tiranti, Miles Kennedy, Freddie Mercury.
Riccardo: This is a difficult question. I do not have any specific influences, let’s say I’m always trying to learn and take the best of great music. If we only consider guitar players I’d say that Marty Friedman, John Petrucci and Paul Gilbert are my favourites. Not to mention Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, James Hetfield, Marc Tremonti, Richie Sambora and Joe Bonamassa. It’s difficult to list them all!!
What are you listening to these days?
Filippo: Mostly I’m listening to our new album Palindromia (night and day!), not to mention Christmas Carols that bother everybody in this period.
Your five favourite records of all time?
Riccardo: I’m always looking for new music. I’m not interested in following every single album released by all great Rock and Metal bands that made the history of the genre because I think it might be damaging and discriminating towards emerging groups. Of course I’m listening to Fatal Destiny’s album Palindromia in loop. If you don’t have it, make sure you’ve got your own copy because it kicks ass!
Niko: There are lots of album I carry in my heart, I shall mention a few but there are many others:
Led Zeppelin “IV”
Iron Maiden “The number of the beast”
Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
Can you tell me a little bit more about the gear you used to record “Palindromia ”?
Niko: I think it takes a great deal of work to record a good album especially when it comes to preproduction and arrangement. We put our heart in every single track we recorded so that everybody could perceive not only what we studied but also all the emotions we experienced in those days. We really did enjoy the magic of recording and I believe everyone will feel it!
Besides the release of the album, are there any other plans for the future?
Andrea: Sure! We have got a lot on our plate right now. The single of the album Palindromia, “Leave me here”, will shortly be released and we’re also planning on making a second video clip. And last but not least we are pleased to inform you that during the summer the band will move to UK to test Modern Prog Metal appeal in one of the most important nations of musical business’s world.
Any words for the potential new fans?
Niko: I’d like to thank all our fans and all the people that will listen to our first album Palindromia. I wish I could hug every single person that helps and supports us.
Our present and future fans must comprehend that we have always put our heart in our music and that is because we are emotional and passionate folks!!
We’re the kind of musicians who need to tell their stories in order to open the eyes and actually live. I know for sure that our fans will always find the truth in everything that we do.
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