at: 14th, November 2016
You are a relatively young band with just one demo release
on your career. How would you characterize the development
of your band during this short period and what have been
your achievements and downfalls so far?
Yes, Ilienses Tree band was born in Cagliari, Sardinia,
Italy, in the 2013. The project was thought several years
ago but we didn't find the right time to carry it on.
Finally we have reached our purpose. Our future aim is to
finish the new songs and start to record our first full
length. At the same time we are looking for a label!
Tell us about your evolution as individual “musicians”
and getting involved in the scene. What is your opinion on
the underground nowadays than it was before?
we are actually involved in other music project. Claudio and
Simone (bass and guitar) also play in a Traditional irish
music band called "Glee's", and Claudio also plays
in a metal band called "Shardana".
sings in another metal band called "Burning
think that we are an active part of our local scene and we
try to support it as much as possible.
believe in the underground, we support underground and we
think that nowadays internet and the several social networks
permit us a continuos trip through the music and its
Only release from your camp is - Demo „2014 B.C.“. Try
to enlighten this material to us. How long time it took to
record it and in what manner you wrote ideas for this
material? Are you working all together as a band, or
somebody comes up with finished songs?
we are went on quite far since "2014 BC" was
produced. At this time we have made new recordings and we
are waiting for some answer by a label.
sound is slightly changed, we have also changed our drummer
and one guitar player.
our working method, usually we start from a draft and then
we develope the song during the rehearsal session.
is the way we used in 2014 BC and we are still using at this
What music format do you prefer the most; vinyl, CD, or
cassettes? Do you think it is really good to release one
album in these three mentioned formats?
think that CD is the more useful format but vinyl is the
really romantic way! I mean, If you are a collector, the
possibility to grab a vinyl of one of your favourite album
is the best sensation.
You've been playing a number of shows the past and the
current year. Have you gained a good reputation for your
performances? are live shows a central aspect of Ilienses
the moment we are focused on the writing of new songs and we
hope to start the new recordings next spring. So we aren't
focused on live performance (see the next answer).
think that our reputation is growing but we are aware that
the journey is still long and it's necessary leave the
island shores before understanding how people considers us
Do you have serious opportunities for live shows in your
area? How many times per month can you play live?
Sardinia, is a small island, quite isolated from Italy and
Europe in general. We don't have much opportunities to play.
There are a lot of bands an a lack of venues to play with a
necessary "metal volume".
during the last years, local promoters are succeeded to
organize several important live events and festivals and we
had the opportunities to play as support for band like Faal,
Gigatron 2000, Black Capricorn, Novembre and Lord Vicar.
try to play about 4-5 times per year in Sardinia and we hope
to play out of our island as soon as possible.
Can you share with us the funniest or most unpleasant
situation that ever happened on your gig?
we don't have funny moments, we play Doom!!! But at the same
time, for now, we don't have any particular unpleasent
situation to underline
been through a line-up change lately. How hard a blow is it
when members leave and new ones come?
from our birth we have changed one drummer and two
guitarists. Fortunately we found new mates really soon and
we haven't got no long stop period.
past band members left the "Ilienses Tree" for
personal issues and we are still in contact and friendship
Have you started to work on new material yet? How does it
sound? Any major development since „2014 B.C"?
we immediately started to write new songs, after “2014
B.C.”. At the moment we have just finished the recordings
of a new EP and we are looking for a label to produce it.
Our sound is the same, but we played a little slow and we
introduced the use of fuzz on the guitar and bass. We also
introduced some black metal influences. We hope that you can
listen this new EP soon.
we speak of a Italian doom metal sound? What in your opinion
set ILIENSES TREE apart from the rest?
think that in Italy there a lot of interesting band around
Doom scene. We have some important band like Doomraiser,
Novembre, Forgotten Tomb, Black Capricorn and many more.
hope to join this scene as soon as possible and we are
working hard to reach this result.
humbly believe in our music, we like our music, so we hope
that it may like even to someone else
how are you guys getting alone in private life? Do you hang
out as a band or also as friends? Do you think its important
to always be friends first and then a band mates?
are strong friends, inside and outside the band. We spend a
lot of time and drink a lot of beer together and this
creates and carries on the alchemy between us.
is very important for us
Well, that would be all for the moment...thanks very much
for your time. If you have anything to add in the end to
conclude this interview.
you so much.
us on our social pages.