Just recently Metal Shock Finland‘s David Araneda had the honor to chat with bass legend Steve Di Giorgio. Steve talked his newest project SPIRITS OF FIRE and his collaboration in the upcoming ARCH/MATHEOS album. Steve and David also covered the last updates regarding SADUS’ new material, DEATH TO ALL tours and some thoughts on CONTROL DENIED’s ill-fated second album. To finish up, we talked about the current state of TESTAMENT’s follow-up to “Brotherhood of the Snake”. Welcome to listen to the full interview in Soundcloud, below:
STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, among others. Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.
On December 1st, Tarja Virmakari of Metal Shock Finland & Alpha Omega Management met Steve Di Giorgio at Live Music Club in Milan, where TESTAMENT gave a killer show on their “Brotherhood of The Snake” tour. Tarja and Steve spent a nice afternoon, having a long and pleasant chat, talking about the tour, of course, but also about life, music, gear, upcoming tours with Vader and Annihilator, ice hockey, his experiences in Finland and more. So please sit down, join the chat and enjoy! (Find the list of topics below)
(0:21) when asked about the “Brotherhood of The Snake” tour in Europe with Annihilator and Death Angel… (3:11) talking about Steve’s 3 nationalities, nature and animals… (8:53) what would Steve do if he wasn’t involved in music? (9:52) when did music became a great part of Steve’s life? (11:00) talking about his fretless basses, ESP, Ibanez and about his influences… (19:45) about signing the artist deal with Alpha Omega Management (23:27) Besides Testament, what other bands/projects Steve is currently involved in? (30:57) talking about upcoming tours in March/April with Vader and Annihilator (37:15) Christmas, Santa Claus and new Year’s resolutions (41:50) Chickens… yeah you read right, we talked also about chickens 😉 (44:27) Steve on Finland, Ice Hockey + his message to all the fans out there