|The Über Rock Interview: Fabio Dessi (Arthemis)|
|Written by Lindsey Appleton|
|Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:30|
I came across Arthemis back in 2010 at the DOA UK in London. They combine a terrific modern day thrash with lightning guitar riffs, soaring vocals, fast paced solos, thundering bass guitar and pounding drums, creating a unique sound that makes their live shows a hard one to follow; the four piece line-up delivers uplifting catchy metal with no boundaries, always acclaimed by the fans and the media as "Judas Priest meets Megadeth"!
The band now on album number nine, ‘Blood – Fury – Domination’, due to be released on 7 April, I caught up with vocalist Fabio Dessi to talk about everything that is happening in the Arthemis camp right now. I started by asking about the lead single, 'Undead', and if they were happy with the early feedback from the fans:
As mentioned, your new album, 'Blood – Fury - Domination', comes out on 7 April: can you tell me a little bit about your new material, the recording process and your time in the studio?
The new album is the result of two years of hard work. Andy (Martongelli, guitarist and band founder) wrote some songs during our European tour with Gus G, and when we came back he started the proper song writing process. When the songs were finished, we worked on my vocal parts. We recorded the album in our own studios, and the result is 100 per cent ground-breaking, true to ourselves and towards the Arthemis fans.
Can you tell us how you came up with the name 'Blood-Fury-Domination' for the name of the album?
How does the new album compare to your last studio album, 'We Fight'?
Will you be returning to the shores of the UK to perform your new album on a tour, if so any dates set for when you may be returning?
The band Arthemis has been going strong for 23 years, since 1994, with no signs of quitting, what keeps you going as a band?
We really love and respect each other in the band. We've got different lives, with kids and wives… [But] we call each other every morning just to say “hello”, because we are friends... this is our secret!!
When did you realise you had a talent in music, and what are your earliest music memories?
Wow. This is a good question as I think this is just what happens in life, without thinking too much about that, it's our nature and what we were made for! Everybody has a place and meaning in this world and make Music with passion, hard-work, spreading our love for what we live for is our one. During the first two years we were rehearsing seven days a week five hours a day. This says it all: [we’re] ha ha ha ha crazy!
Looking back over the years of Arthemis with everything you have achieved as a group, what are you most proud of?
Do you have any dreams for the band which could take you further in your musical career?
What would you say is the secret to a successful career in music?
Outside of the music world, what do you like to do in your spare time?
What music are you listening to at the moment, what would we find on your iPod?
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
Is there anything you would like to say to your fans before we finish up the interview?
‘Blood – Fury – Domination’ will be released on Scarlet Records on 7 April.
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