Before diving into the Interview,
Metal Melancholy would like to convey our sincerest condolences to STIGMHATE
guitarist and vocalist Marco Gambicchia's family, friends and band-mates. Rest
in peace Marco.
Stigmhate recently released
their new album "Zodacare Od Zodameranu", an amazing black metal
record that reeks pain, anger, darkness and savagery from start to end. A must
listen for fans of extreme black metal. Read our REVIEW HERE. Metal Melancholy
recently had a chat with Mike from the band.
MM: Greetings from
Metal Melancholy! It’s an honour to have you on here. How are you guys doing?
STIGMHATE: It’s a
pleasure to be a part of your magazine. We are working on the promotion of our
new album and plan some live shows for this year and the next.
MM: The band recently released
the fourth studio album "Zodacare Od Zodameranu" not more than a few weeks
ago. What has been the initial response and reception from fans?
STIGMHATE: We are receiving
great reviews from every part of the world and the response is amazing. Fans
are writing to us to know about the album, asking us to play in their countries
and so on. We never expected to have this kind of support from all the guys.
MM: Who conceived the album title? What does the title refer to?
STIGMHATE: Zodacare od Zodameranu was what we wanted to present as a fourth
Stigmhate's album. The album title was proposed by our singer Marco and was
immediately accepted for what it represents being an Enochian's key. It
literally means "Move and Appear", for us it was the best choice
because this title introduces all the songs perfectly both from the point of
view of music and lyrics.
MM: The album is a pure
extreme black metal record from the start to end, which bands/artists have been
a huge influence on the band?
STIGMHATE: Well the
influences are many as you can listen in our songs. We have a lot of influences
because everybody listen more music and different kinds of music. It’s normal to
include those styles in our songwriting. We like to play what we want to play.
Yes bands do give us many influences, but we always try to find our style and
personality in our band and music.
MM: Coming to the album’s sound, how would you personally compare it your
STIGMHATE: The new one is completely different in production and in the final
result if we compare it to “The Sun Collapse“. The previous sound was more Swedish
black metal, with clear production and all is perfect. The new one is more raw
and the songs have a completely different as approach and also we wanted to
give the sound a different mix. I thought about a mixture between black metal
and death metal and to find the right balance in between. So we arrived at this
kind of a final result more power and obscurity.
MM: Black Metal brings
out quite a varied emotions in the listener, what feelings and emotions does it
bring out in you?
question. First of all, when I listen to a song composed by myself, mainly it’s
a strong energy. Then when I listen to a song taken from our past albums, I
remember when we recorded it and how much effort was put into it and also what
kind of feelings there were during the recording sessions
MM: What are the plans
of the band, now that the album is out?
STIGMHATE: The main
plan is to play live as much possible, to promote our new album and I think
we'll do that for all of 2015. Then maybe we'll think of another full.-length
MM: That’s all the
questions I have for you. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview. You
can leave a message for your fans below.
STIGMHATE: We thank all
of you for the support you give to us every day, be it by sending an e-mail, a message,
buying CD’s and merchandise, etc. and the magazine (Metal Melancholy) for the
opportunity to talk about our new album.