12th, May 2013
By Simone Sacheri
- Guitarrist )
Interview was originally published at our
printted version of THE PAIN FUCKTORY
Magazine - Issue 1)
Hail Brothers! Let’s start with beginning. What inspired
to you to found the band? How difficult was to deal with
problems at the very early times?
The band was formed in autumn 2007 by SimoneM (Keys) and
Antonio (Voice), with the aim to play death doom metal with
psychedelich influences, the the other musicians joined the
band that became active in spring 2008 and starting with the
live activity in autumn 2008.
The only big problems we had was to find the good people to
play this genere in our area, really few musicians, really
less that play metal, and even less that like this
particular genere, in fact we were 5 people recording the
first record, and we found our bass player Agostino only in
2. You have a very interesting approach about Greek
Mithology behind your bandname, could you share some of this
to the readers??
There are only a couple of thing that we are connected with
greek mythology, one is the name of the band, which is
inspired to the Echo nymph (we added the parentesis and the
big letters just to simulate a sound wave).
Another one is in the logo, where we put the symbols of the
constellations of Lion and Aries, which both have really
good legends beside that really fit in our sound, it’s
pretty long to explain, I can say that they represent our
double nature, aggressive on one hand and melancholic on the
3. Tell us a little about the album "Devoid Of
Illusions and the feedback you are getting from the
Devoid of Illusion was recorded in November 2010 at the
Priory Recording Studios and the CMAT Studios in Birmingham
(UK) with Greg Chandler from Esoteric as producer, engeneer
and as guest on the song you can hear on your compilation
"Sounds from our of Space".
It took 2 weeks in the studio to make that album, and was an
We were pretty slow in working on the album, we stared to
watch for the artwork only in March 2011 and finally we
decided to ask to Eliran Kantor (that worked also for bands
like Testament, Sodom, Atheist, Sigh) and we are 100%
satisfied, the result is much better that our best
expectations, and he also loved to do that, he never worked
with a band like us, so it was a kind of challenge for him,
and I personally think he won it.
We signed a contract with the Russian label Solitude Prod/BadMoodMan
Records in August 2011 I think, and the album finally came
out in November 2011.
4. Doom Metal as a genre is pretty much a dead, beaten,
molested and rotten horse by now. How does (EchO) try to
separate themselves from the crap bands into this genre and
stay fresh? In your opinion, how much did the Doom Metal
scene change compared to the late '80-s/early '90-s?
The scene changed a lot, in those years it was just stared,
now there are tons of bands in the genere, if we sum all the
bands of the sub-generes of doom.
Honeslty we don’t think to what genere we’re playin’
when we write songs, we just let the flow of emotions and
ideas run where it wants to go.
I think that this helped a lot in keeping our sound
personal, also if of course you can recognize some
influences in there, but well, there is no music invented
from zero, one other thing that really helped us is the fact
that we are 6 people, with different musical backgrounds,
sometimes also completely opposite, this can create big
fights when we write new songs, but we created a good
chemistry between ourselves.
5. It´s undeniable too clear influences on your music
apart from Classic and "Grunt" Doom metal from
such genres like Progressive, Rock and Phsychedelic. How you
manage to fuse all together in a great way?
As I said before we all have different musical backgrounds,
and also in terms of taste we are really different from each
other, but this helped us a lot in variating our influences
and to create a mix of different musical generes.
6. You have recently launched your brand new videoclip
for the song "Once Was A Man", tell us about the
realization of this.
The videoclip was prodced during April 2011 by Black Nigth
Productions, an small Italian company that works really well
and is really professional, Silvia Albertini and Francesco
Berta worked on the video and came up with really good ideas
that we love since the beginning, also if they were a little
different of what we originally thought. The videoclip
besides the musicians scenes reprocudes the situation when
the lyrics came up to our singer, or at least the mood that
produced those lyrics.
7. OK man, I would like to thank you for your time and
help, Any final messages for fans or people who might be
interested in checking out your music?
you for this interview and your support.
To check our our music and news about the band, to buy the
record and see our videoclip the best page is our Facebook
Search (EchO) WITH the parenthesis, that are parto of the
name on facebook or go to this link
From there there are all of our link sto Big Cartel for our
merch, to Solitude Prod’s webstore for the album and we
put everyday videos or news as links and status messages.
Simone & (EchO)