2012 has been yet another awesome year for Thrash metal thanks greatly to the old school bands Kreator and Testament, but there is also a much newer band that have just released an explosive thrash album called Tears On The Face Of God. That band is Eversin and in this interview Ignazio their bass player and backing vocalist gave some great feedback to Sea of Tranquility's Scott Jessup.
SoT: Hi Ignazio, can you tell us about Eversin's origins?
Ignazio: We were born in the early 2000 under the old moniker Fvoco Fatvo. We used to play a different kind of Metal, more progressive and less aggressive. In 2008 I felt the need to change something. I started feeling that our music was not "pure" as it was in the beginning. We had pushed ourselves over our own limits, trying to be "different at any cost", we were turning into a lifeless and cold music machine. The only way to be reborn was to start from a new point zero. So we changed moniker, fired the keyboardist, coming back up to our roots, that Thrash roots once pushed us to play. Divina Distopia, the first EVERSIN album was still too experimental and tied to the old way of playing music…I like that record but I would change at least the half of it. Tears on the Face of God is EVERSIN at 100%.
SoT: Has the original line-up remained?
Ignazio: Sure…Me, Giangabriele and Angelo…we are the only EVERSIN core…Since January 2010 we have a new drummer in the person of Tony Corio. He started playing with us when we toured with Death Angel in 2010. Tony is a warmachine, a sort of crazy human metronome, as strong as the hammer of the gods.
SoT: How would you describe Eversin's style of music?
Ignazio: Lot of people try to describe our music, and to be honest I've read dozen of bullshit. People need to force music into a label, so when they can't, write lot of bullshit…We are a Thrash Metal band, but we play our own Thrash…We are not a copy, we don't want to play as Megadeth or Annihilator in 80's…We are EVERSIN we have our personality…and we don't give a shit about the stupid and useless labels people give to our music.
SoT: Tears On The Face Of God is an impressive new album- how has the reaction
been from fans and the media?
Ignazio: Thank you for your awesome words…Well, our new record is out since the 26th of November, but 'till now we have had lot of great reviews worldwide. Sometimes it happens to read some bad review but it's part of the game.Fans are loving Tears on the face of God…every morning our mail is full of mails of congratulations, and this is the best satisfaction.
SoT: When I think of Italian metal bands, it's those of the power, epic and
progressive variety that comes to mind not thrash metal, so is thrash a
popular genre there?
Ignazio: Unfortunately Italy is known for its Power Metal scene. I said unfortunately 'cause I don't like Power Metal, and I don't like the Italian Power Metal above all. Here in Italy there are a lot of greatest Thrash metal bands but we are known for our "white little voices"…bah. The only Power Metal band I like are Iced Earth and Mystic Prophecy.
SoT: How much touring has Eversin done and what are the future plans?
Ignazio: Not much because we are always busy with our real jobs. Unfortunately we can't live off music. We played with Death Angel in 2010 after publishing Divina Distopia, and the previous summer with Braindamage in Milan. We are planning some live gigs for the summer 2013.
SoT: What bands provide inspiration to Eversin?
Ignazio: We consider Thrash Metal the highest form of music of all…It's so powerful, technical, fast, groovy…it's perfect! Constant sources of inspiration are Megadeth, Annihilator, Coroner and Nevermore.
SoT: Who are some of the musicians that Eversin's members are fans of?
Ignazio: We love Slayer, Megadeth, Annihilator, first Metallica, Testament, Forbidden, Death Angel, Overkill, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Coroner, Anacrusis, Mekong Delta, Voivod…Stop me please! (laughs)
SoT: Can you see the style of music that Eversin plays changing in anyway in
Ignazio: Uhm…nice question. We are a band in constant evolution, but I think we have found our own way. Of course there will be always changes in our music, but they will not be so evident. Tears on the Face of God is our masterpiece…Until our next album!
SoT: Are you influenced by other kinds of music?
Ignazio: I listen to Metal and Metal only, I don't care about other music. The rest of the band listens to something different sometimes, but I don't care…I've my headphones! (laughs)
SoT: What are your picks for best metal releases of 2012?
Ignazio: Probably these:
1. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist;
2. Testament – Dark Roots of the Earth;
3. EVERSIN – Tears on the Face of God.
SoT: Thanks for answering these questions for our readers, I look forward to
hearing many more top releases from Eversin in the future.
Ignazio: Thanks to you for the interview and for the awesome words you are spending on EVERSIN, we really appreciate it.
To your readers: EVERSIN kick asses, guys…so be with us, or next the ass could be yours!!!
(Click here to read our review of Tears on the Face of God)