EMQ’s With Cerebral Extinction
Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with Italian Technical/ Brutal Death Metal band, Cerebral Extinction. Huge thanks to their guitarist, Michele, for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Hi everyone, I am Michele and I am currently the guitarist and one of the two founding members. The birth of the band happened almost by chance from the meeting with Malshum who has covered the role of vocalist since the birth of the band in 2012.
How did you come up with your band name?
The name chosen was the union of some ideas between me and Malshum. It all came naturally without there being a particular story behind it. Okay, let’s use that !!!
What Country / Region are you from and what is the Metal / Rock scene like there?
The band is located in Northern Italy even if we are all scattered around. I live in Brescia, Malshum in Peschiera del Garda, Nicola the drummer in Milan and Wally the bass player lives in Bologna, a situation facilitated by technology. I must say that in the in our area the scene as far as extreme metal is concerned is alive and well although some clubs have had to close due to lockdown but the bands are very active and interesting.
What is your latest release?
Our new effort is “Escape From Illusion”, the third studio album released on July 15th for Amputated Vein Records, which was preceded by the single ‘4 Eyes of Chaos’ here
Who have been your greatest influences?
In this work we can say that we have been very influenced by a more modern sound and approach to Death Metal. Inferi, Archspire, Beneath The Massacre are among our main sources of inspiration being the right mix between brutality and melody and this is the path that we want also go with the next job.
What first got you into music?
For me, having entered the world of music was a foregone conclusion, let’s say my father being a guitar teacher and music has always been an integral part of my family’s culture, but everything happened spontaneously and naturally.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I think on behalf of everyone we would like to host Tobi Morelli of Archspire as a guest on a solo, maybe it will happen in the future.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Because of the quality that has been well known for years, I would opt for Brutal Assault, which has always been a passion of mine.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I would not say strange but a pleasant surprise. Everything happened in relation to my birthday and this friend and fan of mine gave me the Death by Symbolic mug, a very appreciated gift.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
First of all we thank them because we have received a lot of appreciation on our new release and we look forward to seeing you at our next concerts, follow us on our social channels for new news and content.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Obviously Chuck Schuldiner!!!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The creation and arrangement of all the ideas we accumulate and then transform them into a song, an album, a concept. At the same level of pleasure there is being able to do concerts which is the thing that satisfies us the most.
I hate being judged without even knowing us, but this happens in all categories.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I believe more meritocracy to rookie bands also who deserve it and this also applies to certain types of concerts and events.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
At The Gates – “Slaughter of the Souls”.
Q. What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I would say CD, but the charm of vinyl is undeniable.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
At Move Your Fucking Brain Extreme Fest in Barcelona. Incredible audience and I was wearing a hallucinating adrenaline, the best.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I would continue to be a bus driver which is also my job or to travel all the time.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Obviously my friends.
What’s next for the band?
Our prospects are to promote the new album as much as possible live in Italy but above all abroad. We have the intention of publishing a video clip and some playthroughs to make the interest always active.
What Social Media / Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
You can follow us on our social pages:
YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCZ_e5OeZDD_jOhUzyq7yBCA
Time for a very British question now. As an alternative to the humble sandwich, is the correct name for a round piece of bread common in the UK either a Bap, a Barm (or Barm Cake), a Batch, a Bun a Cob, a Muffin, a Roll or a Tea Cake?
I have no idea Ha Ha Ha!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
We would like to thank all the readers and you who have dedicated this time to us. Hello everybody!!!
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