Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
Richard We are very proud of “Dischronia”, our latest recording. You can find it in free streaming on the Aevum Youtube channel. Dischronia represents one year and half of hard work and many, many efforts. We are satisfied about the result. It was like a portrait at the beginning, a sketch in your head, but only during the “recording session” you can give to your work the right colours, lights and shades. Now we are ready to spread our songs all over the world, and we know we have the right features to impress the audience!
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
Richard We have chosen the word “Aevum” because it’s perfect to represent the band’s spirit. Aevum is a dimension, a oneness in evolution, where the clash between opposites generates a melting-pot of feelings.
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
Richard That is definitely exciting, many people around the world get interest in our music…It’s really a huge honour for us. It’s the actual reason we go on and work harder and harder. It’s our fans energy that gives us strenght!
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
Lucille For metal bands looks are getting more and more important. There are trends in this kind of music too! So we’ve put much effort on this matter. We wanted to differ a bit from the ordinary “gothic style” that the band had in the past, while defining each band member with a character that would also reflect the band spirit. We came out with the clash of the opposites: red vs blue. That’s our trademark!
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
Lucille The artwork is like a LP “passport”. It defines it, it’s the first thing that catches the eye. We are proud of “Dischronia” artwork. As some of you may have noticed, it’s the dystopic re-elaborated version of Friederich’s masterpiece “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”. “Dischronia” is the diary of a journey, and this guy could definitely be our imaginary traveller 🙂
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
Richard Internet is definitely the greatest revolution of the new century, and like all things, you get both positive and negative aspects. Thanks to social medias today you can propose your music very easily and you can reach all countries with just some clicks… and that is amazing…. At the same time, the amount of stuff that you can find on the web is huge, and it’s very complicated to find your space if you haven’t good methods to reach your public.
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
Lucille Being in a band is like being part of a family. You are surrounded by people you love but sometimes you feel a bit “tight” 🙂 In my experience, it’s quite hard to make 8 differents heads – with different ideas, tastes, thoughts, personalities – work together in such a subjective field as music. But when we do (and we usually do), it’s a blast!
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
Lucille I think that the metal scene in general has one big problem: there is a huge offer while the consumers are decreasing. Moreover, most of the consumers are also metal musicians themselves, so the public is narrowed. I can’t see an actual and practical solution from my point of view. But, honestly, it’s not my job. As a band, we keep up our work, in which we strongly believe, and just see what happens.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
Richard We love playing live, but today is getting harder to get live shows around the world, in particular in our country where people that support metal bands are less and less. Thanks to the partnership with the Alpha&Omega Management we can get many gigs, and this is a big help for us to spread our brand through other countries too.
What will the future bring?
Richard We hope lots of gigs, lots of new fans and a huge amount of positive energies to go on with our project and create every time something new and special.