Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Revenience Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Debora:​​ Revenience was actually born in 2015, while recording the “Daedalum“ album, but
before that we have been friends and we  have beeing playing together for years. We had
some songs and lot of ideas and so we finally decided to produce an LP… then, after a
number of changes in the line up, the project took its final shape.
Our “new story” is just at the beginning

2.In January you had released your first album, how would you describe the musical sound
that is presented on the recording?

Debora:​​ It is a female ­fronted modern metal proposal, that recalls echoes from the very first
step of gothic/symphonic trying to rearrange them by mixing with electronic, dark and
progressive contaminations. The result is a mix of articulate rythmic patterns and cinematic
atmospheres, something we are rather proud of, but which is still continuously evolving… we
put lot of effort in improving that!

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Debora: ​​Basically the lyrics deal with emotions in general: different states of perception
induced either by ambiental or inner mutations, elaboration of memories, stratification of
experiences in order to build a complete human being, amongst others...the idea is always
to portrait an emotion and let the listener experience it directly from the music, or at least this
is our greatest hope.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Revenience'?

Debora: ​​Revenience isn't an actual word, but the word “reveniens” in latin means “someone
who came back”, from which the word “Revenant” originated, which is something  coming
back from death. We took inspiration from that or, in a more general way, we thought about
the concept of a strong renewal after a moment of “death”, a temporary shutdown where
there is no certainty at all.
It sounds rather dark but if you think about  it is a positive message: the only thing that you
can do in a moment like that is to change and, if you are lucky/strong enough, evolve. We
loved the image and we choose it definitely because “Daedalum” itself came out in a
moment of “revenience” for the band, so basically destiny did the job for us.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you
describe your stage performance?

Debora: ​​the last show at Live23 (Alessandria) was one of our bests and It makes me
heartily smile while thinking of it. That night I really felt a great response from people, really
attentive to our songs and really involved in the atmospheres of our sound. And I think that
they also really took part of the synergy we had while playing. It is a strong emotion to see
such feedback from the audience listening to your own songs.
I think that our performance on stage is centered on that: we have fun and we love sharing
our feelings with people. We’re definetly carefree and spontaneous (most of all Michele,
ahahah! ) and there’s lot of energy and enthusiasm; also we really work hard for having the
right sound, so that the atmosphere we create in our songs might be as immersive as
possible .

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Debora:​​ Just now, toghether with our label (Sliptrick records) we are planning a tour in
Europe for next autumn, probably in the north/east.

7.On a worldwide level how has  the feedback been to your music by fans of goth and
extreme metal?

Debora: ​​We’re having lots of positive feedback worldwide, we were also surprised from a
great response form South America! Plus it seems that in russia there are lots of
Goth metal fans appreciate our music indeed, but we were very happy to find out that also
many extreme metalheads and people not listening to metal at all really like our songs!

8.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of
the band members are a part of?

Debora:​​ for what I am concerned I don’t really have side projects, but still I’ve been doing
some sporadic collaboration with other bands as a guest in some songs.
As for the other guys from the band, they indeed have other projects on which they are
working, some of which are on hiatus, some are in the background and some are simply
proceeding at a different pace.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Debora: ​​Right now we are focusing a lot on the promotion of “Daedalum” realeased just this
year, with our main purpose beeing to play live as much as possible in Europe for sure and
then outside Europe when the time comes. In the meanwhile we are working on new music
and new songs… By the way, soon there will be news, you just sit tight!

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music
and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Debora: ​​For sure symphonic and gothic metal were a starting point, but it’s not just that: we
are deeply influenced by progressive metal /rock, electronic, movie soundtracks, pop, or
even more extreme metal. Well at least this is what we feel like when we play our songs.
As for me in particular, currently I’m listening a lot to artists such as Lana del Rey, Amy
Winehouse, Tory Amos, Nothing but Thieves… it’s easy to see that I don’t strictly have a
metal background. Also the other guys listen to really a great deal of different music genres,
from the most classic to the latest. We think that this is giving our music a lot of facets, a
sound the we feel rather personal.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Debora: ​​I really like a lot Gothic and Thriller literature and fiction. I’m also a lot into unsolved
mysteries of lost civilizations, like the ancient Egypt. I know that Pasquale and Fausto too
share this interest with me, other than fantasy fiction, while Michele and Simone are more
into sci­fi and actual science (physics, biotech, astronomy…), plus RPGs and chinese
martial arts also...
Let’s say that we really read a lot!

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks a lot for this interview and thanks to you, reader, for your interest in sharing a little
time with us and our thoughts. We hope we’re seeing you headbang at one of our shows, we
can’t wait to meet you there!
Please, keep following us on socials and on our official website, lots of news are to come.

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