GUNJACK

I gotta say that I know absolutely nothing about GUNJACK. So hopefully this interview will spread som light on them. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Do you feel that is has gone the way you intended when you formed back in the days?
-Yes absolutely. We are very proud about this project. Gunjack is a mix of Rock’n roll and Metal.We like our work because the songs aren’t meant following the current trend, or to like to everybody.But we are born to play music that we love.

How do you feel about your latest recording? Did it come out the way you expected it to?
-We are happy and satisfied about the recordings.Carlo Meroni of A.D.S.R. Studio was totally available to every our request. He’s a musician,rocker and a good sound engineer…what we were looking for.

Do you feel that you by now has found a sound that is the band and that you can build on it ?
-Yes, we want a powerful sound but not fake. We love rock’n roll sound, dirty and sharp. We like the old attitude, simple and direct and mixing it with a modern and current noise impact.

Is having a message in the lyrics important to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-Sure,the lyrics have an important role. Every song is a shout of rage,disappointment,complaint and irony too, against this society and the system. We talk about war,religion,mankind without filters and prejudice.Because we hate all that in the same way…ahahahah

How important is the cover art work for you? Can a really cool cover still sell an album in this day and age of digital download?
-The artwork is very important for us. It’s like a business card and you can describe the soul of the band through it. We don’t know if the artwork can boosting sales but can be an interesting part to discover, by who wants to buy the cd or a single trace from internet.

Why is it so hard for bands that come from places not the US or UK/Sweden/Scandinavia to break big? What is success to you and is it something you’d like to achieve?
-Because there are country where the music haven’t barriers and prejudice.Where rock’n roll and metal are popular,released and listen by a large number of people. In other countries it’s not like that. Rock’n roll and Metal music have a little space on tv or on the radio.Different musical culture……unfortunately.

Today the competition is harder. You got plenty of digital platforms for new talent to display their music. How do you do to really stand out in a world where everything but the music is blind to the listener?
-We’ll try to use every means at our disposal. Live,videos,merchandise and advertising method possible.Of course we’ll use the internet ,social network, radio web and every channel that can get to anyone.But the important thing will be the big work of label.And we really believe in.

What is your local scene like? How important is a national scene for a band to be able to break out and make it international?
-The scene in Italy is not good. Many bands, little audience, few clubs where to play and media interested to follow others kind of music. So we think is very important propose our music to another country,where Metal music is not for a few people.But is a strong musical reality.

Rock and metal has come a long way since the early 70s but still some people’s attitudes towards it seem to be left in the stone age. How accepted is metal in your area? Is it like in Finland where it seems to come with the mother’s milk?
-Here, the word “Metal” is still associated with a bed examples for the kids and for the new generation. Something has changed but there is still long way to go. Rock’n roll and classic Metal begin to have a few advertising space but ,for example, Thrash, Death Metal and others extreme genre of Metal are censored.

What does the future hold for you?
-We don’t know. But we know what we must do. We must play rock’n roll, for us and for all metalheads in the world. Recording albums, to play on stage loudly and irresponsibly. And have fun till the end.The future is unknown, and we want to live the present. The project Gunjack is this and it’s been activeted.

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