Ibridoma / LEONARDO CICCARELLI
❖ Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal LEONARDO CICCARELLI of IBRIDOMA… Welcome!
Hello to you too, we are also very enthusiastic about the interview granted to us.
❖ Can you introduce us the current line-up of the band?
Our line-up has basically remained the same as in recent years, Alessandro Morroni on drums, me (Leonardo Ciccarelli) on bass, Mrco Vitali on lead guitar and Christian Bartolacci on vocals, the only exception is Sebastiano Ciccalè who left the band. for personal reasons, but who helped us a lot in the drafting of the new songs and to whom we wish good luck for the future, giving way to Lorenzo "Fiskio" Castignani who despite his young age proved to be more than capable and immediately connected with everyone.
❖ On May 25th, 2022 will be out your new full-length entitled NORIMBERGA 2.0, positive received on our pages. Can you tell us somethin'about its composition process and style?
The composition of this album was quite difficult, mainly due to the situation caused by the pandemic, but also for various other personal problems that each of us had, despite all the product that came out of it made us very proud of our work and we sincerely hope that it will also be appreciated by our listeners.
❖ What's the role of lyrics in your songs?
Our lyrics mainly serve to represent our opinion about the situation today, trying to provide the listener with our personal point of view and share our mood with him.
❖ In your early times which artists influenced you the most?
The artists who most influenced us the most in our early years are certainly Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Bon Jovi among the first who still inspire us a lot, but thanks also to the line-up changes we have also enjoyed very different groups of very different genres. , such as Six Feet Under or Breakdown Of Sanity.
❖ NORIMBERGA 2.0 is out on PUNISHMENT 18. Can you tell us somethin’ about the relationship with them?
With Corrado of Punishment 18 we have a friendship that has lasted for years, we met years ago at an independent label festival and from there we always kept in touch until we established an excellent relationship of productive and lasting collaboration.
❖ Here at HARDROCKHEAVYMETAL we are strong defender of classic format. Love for vintage or isn't there a future outside digital?
We love music in any of its formats, both in new digital platforms and in more traditional formats. Just to try to bring the two worlds closer we also reissued our album "City Of Ruins" in cassette tape on which a qr code was printed in order to listen to the album also in digital format.
❖ We love the cover of NORIMBERGA2.0....Can you tell us somethin'about?
The cover of Norimberga 2.0 was created by Gustavo Sazes a South American artist with whom we have been collaborating since "Goodbye Nation" and with whom we are very happy to work, for this cover we tried to represent the horror behind human trafficking, and the hope of enslaved people for a better future.
❖ Can you tell us somethin’ about your next project?
Surely our main goal, at the moment, is to promote the new album by playing as much as possible around Italy and Europe, for now we are organizing our presence in some festivals, but for further confirmation you will have to follow our social networks dome we will write all updates.
-- Thank you so much for your time! See you soon on Hardrockheavymetal!