1. Hi,It’s a pleasure for us to have on HARDROCKHEAVYMETAL SEVEN SISTERS, amazing traditional heavy metal band from UK!
Hi, thanks a lot for having us, it’s a pleasure to talk to you!
2. We’re listening to your self-titled album out in 2016; in our opinion one of the best work of last year. Can you tell us somethin’about that?
Thanks very much, we’re really pleased with how the album came out as well. It was the culmination of over a year of songwriting, and we recorded it in February and March of 2016. We recorded it all ourselves, and it was mixed and produced by Kyle.
It’s a concept album of sorts, retelling the Greek myth of Orion and the SEVEN SISTERS.
We’ve been really pleased with the reception the album has received, and have really enjoyed playing these songs live.
Although the album has only been out for about 6 months, some of the songs were written almost 2 years ago so it’s great for us that people finally recognise them when we play them live.
3. Your logo is very cool. Who made it?
Cheers, we’re really pleased with it too. Our logo was designed by a guy named Chris Horst over in the USA.
If anybody’s interested, they can check his work out at http://www.horst-art.com/. He was a pleasure to work with and delivered a really great quality logo, so we’d recommend him to anybody.
4. Your label is HIGH ROLLER RECORDS. Can you tell us somethin’ about the relationships with them and about vinyl, the real “news” in music business?
There’s nothing hugely exciting to tell there to be honest. We were planning on releasing a 5 track EP, and had recorded a demo of these songs to send to a few labels to see if any were interested in releasing it.
High Roller seemed to really like the songs, but weren’t too interested in releasing an EP, so they asked if we fancied writing a few more songs to make an album.
That sounded great to us, so we wrote 3 more songs and then started work recording the album.
High Roller have been great to work with, and we’re really happy with how the album came out.
We’re very lucky that there are labels out there that are still interested in releasing classic-sounding Heavy Metal, and that will release things on vinyl as well as cd, because that’s something that’s really important to us. They have a ton of other really cool bands on the label too, so they’re doing a lot to keep interest in this kind of music alive.
5. What do you think about the renewed interest for NWOBHM and traditional hard’n’heavy music?
Well it’s obviously pretty great for a band like us! To be honest, I think people have always been interested in this kind of music. It’s just that the scene has become a lot more active in the last few years.
I think this is due to a combination of a lot of NWOBHM bands reforming, touring and releasing killer new music, as well as younger bands like ourselves coming along and playing a similar style of music.
There’s also a number of great festivals devoted exclusively to bands of this genre, so I think the “classic” Heavy Metal/NWOBHM audience is just a bit more visible than it might have been before. I think people will always be interested in this style of music though.
It’s been around for over 35 years, and the reason people are still listening to it today is because it’s just a classic sound that still hasn’t been bettered.
6. Can you tell us somethin’ about your next projects (in studio and live)?
In terms of studio projects, we’re working on songs for the second album at the minute.
I’m not too sure when this will be released as we still have a lot of work to do, but I think we’re hopeful that this will be released some time next year.
We’ll have to wait and see how it goes I guess.
I will say that it’s sounding massive so far though, so we’re pretty confident people will like it when it eventually does come out!
In terms of live stuff, we’re supporting Tokyo Blade in London in a couple of weeks which we’re very excited about.
After that, we’re playing a couple of cool festivals in the UK and Ireland during the summer, and then we have a few shows in France in November which should be fun as we’ve never played there before.
We’re always looking for gigs though, so I’m sure there’ll be plenty of other live shows before the end of the year too.
Thank you so much for your time! See you soon on HARDROCKHEAVYMETAL!
Thanks a lot for having Giovanni, all the best. Cheers!