With so many cool bands out there to check out I offer you some minor guidance by introducing you to REVOLTONS . Interview answers by: Alex Corona (Guitars). Anders Ekdahl ©2019
What kind of vision did you have when you started and how has it changed over the years?
(Alex): Hi! First of all thank you for this interview!
When we started we were kids (i’m the only founding member actually) and we were not sure where to go. We had a lot of dreams and the possibilities begun to focus with the experience! We wanted to do records and to tour everywhere possible! And we did what we could to make it real! Obviously as many bands we had to face problems including line up changes, loss of creativity periods and stuff, so sometimes we felt it was harder than when we were kids, but we are still here! We still want the same but we take it easier than the beginning!
Does location mean anything today? We used to hear about how it was all location, location, location back in the days if you wanted to make it big? That you had to come from a certain place to be sure to make it.
(Alex): Difficult question! It meant a lot in the past for sure! Italian bands didn’t have the same opportunities than bands in other countries for many reasons such as a small heavy metal scene, a big difficulty to have holidays for touring and the fact that the bands used to make war between each other instead of unite forces. That was totally different in Sweden as you know! There is a great metal scene there where the bands united efforts!
So location means in my opinion!
What is it like to be a in a band and to get to tour all over the world? What kind of feelings do that bring about?
(Alex): Actually we toured only Europe but I can tell you that I feel a lucky man because touring is everything to me! It’s not only about your music but it’s about all the background: driving the van, having coffees on the road, visiting new places, meeting other musicians and fans! It is a 360 degree experience!
What kind of feedback have you had on your music, your latest album and in general? How important is feedback?
(Alex): We always had good feedbacks on our releases! Good reviews and appreciation all over the world! Feedback is important because it is something that tells you that you are doing a good Job! Every musician loves when his music is appreciated!
How do you know that you have written a “hit” song? Is there a particular feeling you get when you know that this is the one, this is the big “make it song”?
(Alex): In my vision there are 2 things that are indicators of a super song: when it works out when you play it with acoustic guitar even without any arrangements and when you feel that the instrument is ‘playing’ you, just like David Gilmour explained in the past! When you feel that is not only you playing but you are driven by external forces!
As I am no musician I will never got to know the difference of analogue and digital. Can you explain the difference to me? what are the pros and cons of analogue V/S digital?
(Alex): Well i don’t know the difference if not in the feeling! Analogue is magic and digital has less feel to me! That’s all I can say about!
What is it like to have people you never met liking your music and singing along to it at gigs?
(Alex): It happened sometimes when we toured East Europe, and it was amazing! When someone sings your song it touches your heart man!
How important are lyrics to you guys? Do you have any messages that you want to get forward?
(Alex): They are very important! Our last album is based on the Vajont Tragedy that occurred in 1963 in northeastern Italy! We never do superficial lyrics and beyond this concept we always write songs about movies, literature and even about personal life! Messages are different obviously and they are related to our personal vision of things!
I love a really cool cover but I get the feeling that today with all this digital uploading/downloading people aren’t that concerned about artwork. How do you feel?
(Alex): I have the same feel as you! When our first album came out in 2003 people were more interested in the CD, in the artwork, we used to ‘smell’ the booklet, everything was magical! Now people with Spotify has tons of music so they won’t pay attention to the whole product of a band. Even the listening moment is faster and superficial sometimes!
What does the future hold?
(Alex): Making other records obviously but now we will be busy with this new work! We are working on a European Tour due by the end of march, a new videoclip and some summer festivals! We have a good record company and we work with Markus Eck at METALMESSAGE! The guy is great! We hope to be able to visit new countries thanks to his super promotion, maybe yours, too! Thanks again for this space!