Interview by Dylan Raine
Following the release and Metal Shock Finland’s review of SINHERESY’s “The Spiders and the Butterfly EP” I caught up with the band to discuss the future and what makes this symphonic metal band ‘Tick’.
Hello and welcome to Metal Shock Finland, I’m Dylan Raine, please introduce yourselves and your roles in the band.
Hello and thanks for this interview! We are SinHeresY, symphonic heavy-metal band coming from Trieste, Italy. We are Stefano and Cecilia (vocalists), Lorenzo (guitar), Davide (bass guitar), Alex (drums) and Daniele (keyboards).
Can you tell me about your influences as a vocalist (Petrini / Sain) and when you started singing?
Stefano and I have a common passion for System of a Down! We love the vocal “strapworks” they use in their songs. Then of course there are other bands and singers that influenced us, for example for me Freddie Mercury is a myth above all. Stefano started singing in the old Lorenzo’s power band, called Astranimae, and I joined them a bit of time later.
What is it about the symphonic style that made (you as a band) chose to follow this path?
Symphonic metal is the meeting point of our individual musical tastes, so it was quite natural to start composing songs with this style. Anyway we don’t like to force ourselves in a precise path, we simply like to use every musical mean to give every song its right atmosphere.
Following your first EP “The Spiders and the Butterfly” have you got any further albums in the making?
Yes, we are working right now on new songs… We promise they’ll amaze you!
Who are your main influences as a band and individually?
We don’t have a collective source of inspiration, everyone of us has his own particular preferences: as I state before, Stefano and I love System of a Down, Lorenzo and Daniele prefer prog-power bands such as Children of Bodom and Symphony X, Davide loves gothic bands and Alex likes every band that hammers such as Trivium or Rammstein.
Do you have any plans to tour?
Yes, we are planning some gigs for the beginning of 2013… but they are still in definition phase so I won’t spoiler anything now.
Can you give me an equipment list, amps, pedals, synths, software used etc…?
Here’s the complete list: Lorenzo uses head Engl Powerball, cabinet 4×12 Engl and guitar ESP M-2. Davide uses head Ampeg svt3 pro, cabinet Ampeg classic svt-4410he, bass Music-man stingray5, compressor dbx 166 xl and strings rotosound. Alex uses D-Drum Black Sparkle, cymbals Zildjan, stands Yamaha, Tama and sticks Vic Firth 2B. Daniele uses Yamaha MO6 and Korg X50. Stefano and I use microphone Sennheiser e935 and microphone Shure Beta 58.
Which orchestra and choirs were used throughout the EP?
It could be surprising but in the EP we used only the orchestral effects of our keyboards and, for the choirs, a freeware plugin called Magnus Choirs.
The track “Forever us” is without any doubt beautiful, can you tell me more about the story behind it and the influences?
There’s a curious episode behind this song: one day during rehearsals Lorenzo proposed a beautiful power guitar riff, but we weren’t able to develop it well for a song. But that riff remained obsessive in my mind! So I stayed awake all night on my keyboard ‘til I played it right and the day after, when we met for rehearsals, I proposed again that riff slowed down with slightly different chords… and the refrain of “Forever Us” was born. Starting from there, the creation of the whole ballad was quite easy, for the delicate sound of the piano brought us by instinct towards a sweet and melancholy atmosphere and lyrics.
Who is responsible for writing the orchestral scores in the band? And where has the knowledge come from (meaning, do they play any orchestral instruments)?
The orchestral scores were written by our bassist Davide. He studied music when he was a kid, in particular piano and clarinet; all his other skills are depending on experience and on the fact that he listens with “critical ear” to all the top bands of the genre, such us Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation…
Would you like to share any addition links for our readers?
I’d like to ask you, taking advantage of your kindness, if you can share this link:http://www.indiegogo.com/sinheresy
This would give us a great help.
Check out SINHERESY and their “The Spiders and the Butterfly” EP review HERE