Hi. Thanks for the interview. On November 17th our new album DECEPTION came out. We are working hard to promote it as best as we can during our live shows. Our manager is busy organizing our future gigs in Italy and abroad.
2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
DECEPTION is just the result of 5 years trying to put our ideas into words and music; it is pretty different from the other works since we have decided to add some brand new elements such as keyboards, acoustic guitars and clean vocal lines. We wanted to exploit more appealing solutions in order to make the album either polyhedric or eclectic, always in a Death Metal way.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music/
Our lyrics are usually drawn from everyday’s life, the way we live I mean, what we are going through or what we experienced in the past; there are also some personal insights; further topics can be our concept of war, religion and the anti-catholic philosophy. That’s roughly what all our songs deal with.
4. Originally the band was called 'Karnak' what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Worstenemy'?
Damn straight! Our band was born in 1997 as “Karnak” but in 2000 we turned it into “Worstenemy” since we found out there was another band with that name, so I chose the new one, inspired by a song by Deicide called “Worst Enemy” and I just put the two words together.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has payed over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We surely enjoy all our gigs since, every time, there is something new and different happening and we do our best to entertain the audience and to please our followers: if people watch you playing for one hour, it is just amazing: it works just like “fuel” for the Worstenemy machine ON stage.
We want to pass our power over, always.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
As I told you before, our manager is organizing our gigs’ timetable. Right now, we know for sure that we already have something planned in Italy between January and February. In March we will be heading to Germany. We will add more European dates soon.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
Generally, we get pretty good feedbacks; we would like to play abroad more often, for our music to be known or to played for people who have never seen us playing live. We are working to improve this.
8.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
I am not engaged in other projects at the moment and so Arconda. Luigi is also playing in two other bands: Deathcrush and Malignant Defecation. Deathcrush are also promoting their new album “Hell” which came out along with our Deception.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I cannot really answer your question right now. We will keep doing what we have always done and are still doing: Death Metal with our own ideas and influences.! We still have some goals to achieve but we keep on having fun as it has always been!
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
American Death Metal for sure, such as Morbid Angel or Cannibal Corpse: they have influenced our way of dealing with Death Metal. Recently I have been listening to Mastodon a lot, but that depends on the mood; I can easily skip from Black Sabbath to The Cult, Alice in Chains or Bolt Thrower. I listen to several bands.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
I do Wing Chun (Kung Fu) and I go to the gym; I also enjoy cycling. These are my three main passions apart from music.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
I just want to great all the readers of Hatredmeanswar and I wish to invite you all to listen to our new album and to have a look at our page www.facebook.com/worstenemyband.
See you soon! Death Metal Rules! \m/