Hi, at the moment we had the release of the CD and some gig with the new drummer, it was nice, we have been travelling through italy.
2.In April you had released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
It’ s completely different, the past was actually much more spacy and trippy, this new work it s much more straight and noisy then the work before, it s something much more instinctive and less intimate, i believe this was a huge change.The music is still deeply connected to the sound, i mean there is a deep study in creating the chaos we wanna accomplish. So there is a little of order and investigation in the chaos! we've tried to accomplish this result by not adding new gear, actually we’ve simplified a little the rig so we can be more direct and not overthink too much. Sometimes limits are good things!
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?
The old works were much more about the innerself, the music was much more evocative and spiritual in a kind of way, the lyrics were connected to the music in a way and they were all about the knowledge of the one self, in the Sgretolamento the whole work was inspired by the i ching, The oracle.
In QESC the main focus is the protest, it s music against the consumerism, fascism, omofobia, razism, our government and the new politics against refugees, climate emergency and more.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Haram'?
Haram it s an arabic word, The meaning is literally an action against god Will.
It s a name that we love.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover
The art work it s by Alessio Marchetti, the lead singer of tutti i colori del buio, The love supreme , it s a great guy who did always support the scene, it s a great friend and we like the way he does things.
it s the mix of 2 different images, The first it’s a commercial from the 80s and the second it s the scene of an explosion. The faces on the art cover they express a huge amount of violence and we loved it at first sight
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We have a huge amount of sounds and noise, I do not recall the best performance, because it’s not our goal to be perfect musician and please the audience. But probably in the last tour, the last date was the best because we’ve improved our interplay during the tour and because playing at Banhnof is always a pleasure with a lot of friends and alcohol
Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We Will be around the whole mounth of october in italy playing gigs all around.
8.In 2017 you where a part of a split with 'La Deriva', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording? /////
That band it s over and we just keep the contact with Luca, The guitar player, He s a local sound guy. We were quite different bands, but we were friends and we wanted to do something together
9.The album was released through a variety of many different labels, can you tell us a little bit more about the labels you have worked with on the new recording?
Well basically all the labels are friends, there some people who did appreciate our work over the years and that did support us so much, and many of them they “own” labels and the did help us out with the release but mainly we wanted them to be part of this, because music it s about sharing and be together. Always.
10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your recordings by fans of underground music?
Well we do not have this kind of approach, i mean we do not know what a worldwide level is…. We live here and now and we play what we love.
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Well haram has and will always be freestereotypes kind of band, so i do not know, i am sure that we will keep going, going nowhere… As we always did.
We will experiment and try new solutions and find new ways to express ourselves through sounds, that s where we are heading. Our music listening change pretty quickly so we’ve abandoned the idea to be the band with the same sound on every album. We’ve different textures even in the same album but for us it’s not a problem
12.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?
Our new drummer Utku Tavil is a great source of new underground extreme music. He lives half a year in Berlin and coordinates some experimental music festivals so he’s in contact with many interesting bands and project. We like most of all bands like Moe, No Balls, White Suns, Cuntroaches, Urin, Piss, Brainbombs, Puma. Different bands that share the same attitude
13.What are some of your non musical interests?
We try to keep in shape and not get too fat. Two of us practice climbing and the other one is getting fat
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We’re getting old so it’s getting harder to be in the music scene, but the will to make some noise and make some ear bleed is still alive, even more then in the past. Chaos with some order!