When I saw a poster for a gig with a band called TEMPERANCE I hoped that it was this Italian lot but it wasn’t (it was for The Temperance Movement). So instead of seeingthem live I interviewed them. © 2016 Anders Ekdahl

Could you please introduce us to the band?
-We are a band from Italy formed in late 2013. We have released our debut album “Temperance” in 2014 and our second album, entitled “Limitless”, in 2015. We can define our musical genre as a mixture of many styles, starting from metal to even pop, jazz, classical and electro music. We have both female and male vocals.

What has been the greatest catalyst in forming your sound?
-Well, our primary aim in the formation of the band was to play songs in which we could merge anything we might like. Everything just came out in very natural way, as we immediately understood there was much empathy between us.

How hard is it to record and release new songs?
-I wouldn’t define the recording process “hard”…of course, it is a very crucial step in the musical life of a band, but writing and recording new material is always very exciting: it gives you the chance to express yourself, and the release of new material is the best way to the message you want to give to be heard.

Has digital made it easier to get your music released?
-As a quite new band, we were born in the digital era…

If you release your music digitally is there a risk that you release songs too soon, before you are ready compared to releasing them on cd?
-Well, no such thing has ever happened to us yet, so…I don’t think so.

What kind of responses have you had to your recorded music?
-We can say that the audience response has been very positive so far, and we couldn’t be more proud of that. I love it when from the stage I see people screaming our songs throughout the showtime…very very exciting.

We live in a world were there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-It is always nice when people coming from the opposite side of the world write messages because the heard your music and they want to share what they feel about it with you… I admit that we got a little surprised when, touring the US west coast, we met many people that knew all of our lyrics and that sang them during our gigs.

Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community playing in a metal band?
-Of course, a band is like a family… you know you have other people you can share ideas with and you can count on, too, with both the positive and less positive aspects of this.

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Not only playing live gigs helps in meeting new audience, but is also one of our favorite parts of our word… we are always very excited and we love to interact with the audience. We are shortly leaving for our European tour supporting Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, and we just can’t wait! We will play to Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, UK and Italy, too.

What plans do you have for the future?
-We are currently preparing for the tour, and this is our priority at the moment. Then we’ll see what happens, but we hope we will have the chance to play many live gigs even after the tour… we’ll what the future brings!

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