Hails Peter, how are you going?? It is a honor for
me to get you interviewed. First of all tell us
how did you started this musical project and why
reason it finally keept as a one man band?
Well..in 2006 I started with a drummer and we
recorded our first demo called "Suffer",
the sound was "doom" influenced. after
the demo i decided to put achoustic guitars but
because of some problems the drummer decided to
play with other bands and i started to do
everything by myself.
you're a one-man band you can do exactly what you
want without any compromise
What stands behind the BLAZE OF SORROW name? I
think it express the music that the band is
delivering in any way, So could you give us some
words about your musical shape for the people who
does´nt know your band?
my music i try to express my feelings and
thoughts, this is the only way for me to explore
some parts of my mind. for me Blaze Of Sorrow is a
journey, it changes with time and it grows with
me. there are some black metal parts and some
achoustic parts because every song has its own
life. it can be quiet and then bacome aggressive
or the opposite. With Blaze Of Sorrow I put in
music myself,and it can be nice or extremely
The music you perform is very varied, It´s very
raw but still clean and melodic, how do you attain
to mix both sides in such a perfect way?
of all thanks for your words. I always start in
the same way, when i have the right riff and i
find the good ispiration i start playing with the
achoustic guitar, then if it's good i transform it
in raw parts keeping the same melody. all the rest
is completely spontaneous. the song come out in a
very natural way.
Your song titles and art/imagery are utterly
connected with Nature and feelings I think too.
Are you aiming for specific imagery?
What are your inspirations?
right Nature is a big ispiration for me. Walking
in a wild forest is more better than in a grey
full of shades and you can find a lot of beautiful
things. I'm not aiming for a specific imagery but
i think Nature is a part of us so it's
pefect for me to put it in music.
others ispirations are my experiences and as i
wrote my feelings and my personal thoughs.
In my opinion one of the most profound songs on
the album is "Cercando Il Silenzio"
which subsequently made the hair on my arms and
neck stand on end. Is there a particular favorite
song of yours that has the most personal meaning
to you ?
my album called "L'Utimo Respiro"
the song which has a very important meaning is
called "Avvolto Dalla Nebbia" ( Embraced
By Fog). I wrote it after a very painful moment
and the music is very appropriate. Another song
which is very important is Cremisi ( Crimson),
it'll be included in the new album which will be
released at the end of the year. When i wrote the
lyrics i was very inspired.
And now Tell us about evolution. Not really about
evolution in general but perhaps maybe about your
evolution as a “musician” and getting involved
in the scene. What is your opinion on the
underground nowadays than it was before?
think that today there are a lot of bands
everywhere. Every day i discover new projects and
the underground is growing a lot. For me this is
because of Internet, myspace and so on. today is
very simple to get in contact with a lot of bands
from all the world. This is very good, you can
find a lot of interesting music.
About song writing, how long will it take to
complete a song (your song). Is it possible to
complete it all in an hour, or in day, or it might
even took long periods of refining the lines, etc.
How do you know or when can you say that the song
it depends. sometimes i need 2 hours but also 1
year. If a song is complete i can feel it, it
gives me the right impression and i can really
prove what i wanted to trasmit. I play only if i
have the right ispiration and if i really want to
LEt´s talk about Artworks… how important is
this to you? Do you buy a record just because the
artwork is great? What about the photoshopped
“artworks” nowadays? Talking about your
albums, What do you prefer; a photographed being
enhanced by technology, a b/w goats, or a hand
artwork is very important and it's difficult to
find the right one. I've got a friend who is a
photographer. we go in some wild places and search
for a good image personally i don't like very much
the big use of the pc. an image must be natural.
Of course also a good painting can be good, my
favourites artworks are paintings like Ulver's
Bergtatt or Nattens Madrigal.
L'ultimo respiro i used a painting but for the new
album i used a Photo. I think it's perfect
Have you realized ramble through obscure places
surrounded by mountains and desolate forests
sometime? How do you felt? Tell us how are the
i live in the North of italy and in 1 hour by car
i can go in very nice places of course in the alps
there are a lot of awesome landscapes. it that
places you can really fell the wild part of
Are you a melancholic person? What do you think
about dark feelings such as sadness, solitude and
well, i'm not a very "smiling" person,
sometimes sadness walks with me and the best
putting it in music. There are a lot of bands who
spaek about depression and sadness they use music
for trasmit it but I use music for control and
Despite of you are one man project, I noticed you
also live appearances, could you tell us how you
attaint to do that
andWhat are the most memorable shows that
you played? Any funny stories to tell?
sorry but the first show will be this friday. so i
have no funny stories.hahaha i'm sure i'll have
them after the concert. I have 3 session musicians
who help me, without them it would be of course
I suppose that you enjoy listening to Classical
music composers. Now, imagine that you somehow
managed to convince one of them to listen to your
rather extreme metal music. Do you believe they
would be attracted, impressed or feel respect for
BLAZE OF SORROW composition ?
awesome question! You're
right i like classical music very much but i don't
know what mr. Beethoven or Bach could think about
my music maybe they could be..ehm shocked?.
What do you think that is most important criterion
for you assessing the value of an album? Is it
your personal feeling and knowledge about the
album, the press, the response of the audience
etc? Also, when it is the safest time spot to
is important, of course the personal feeling is
the most important thing. also the press sometimes
can be helpful, it's very interesting to read some
opinions and critiques. the audience well..if a
lot of people appreciate my music i'm honoured and
i think it's very important to speak with the
fans, i don't like the bands who consider fans
like "things" who buy the album.
your regular work and family. How difficult is for
you to combine the daily tasks with BLAZE OF
i study at the university so some times i have
some freetime the best period for me is in winter
or at the end of the summer because i have like 10
free-days and i can record my music.
What kind of music do you listen to at home? Is it
the same kind of music, that you play yourself or
completely different things?
like different kinds of music like Classical
music, Rock, Progressive, folk music and of course
It´s time to talk about recording aspect, How do
you record your material? Do you use digital or
analog equipment for the creation of your deadly
my self-professional studio at my home and all the
instrumens i need, i don't like drum machines or
"plastic" instruments. I use a digital
equipment with the Pc and good devices you can
create a very good sound.
Because you live in Italy I cant resist to ask you
What do you think about religion in general? Do
you think it is still strong and important in our
society? How do you think can one weaken or even
destroy the Church’s influence? Have you ever
had any negative experience with christians???
in my music there's not an anti-christian message
so i haven't got problems. I think that a lot of
people here are religious but also expecially the
joung generations don't belive in the Church. I
really don't like the church's power today it's a
big buisiness. but i also think that with the
generation's changing this "power" will
Well bro, we came to the end, I wish you all the
best and I thank you warmly for the chance to
speak with you. Any last words to the maniacs out
of all i'd like to thank you for your interesting
and time. I wish you all the best too! I just want
to to say that if someone wants to have some info
or news about Blaze Of Sorrow, they've only to ask
in myspace or at my personal mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Best Regards! I hope
you'll enjoy my music!