Your new album “Promise” will be released soon, can you share with us some insight about what your fans should expect?
Compared to our first EP, Promise made a huge step ahead in terms of quality. We expect fans to appreciate the new sound we wanted for this album; we hope they can identify in our state of mind, so we can fully share our emotions with them.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Some lyrics come out of my mind, others I try to tell facts, events or emotions related to the Forbidden Seasons family. I think that lyrics come out naturally, and you have to be in the right mood to write them.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
“Just know Iʼm fine alone,
I canʼt walk on the oceans
Listen to my prayers
cause you lied to us all”
I chose this one, off the song Promise, because it’s about one of my favorite issues; why should a mortal be able to keep a promise, if neither God can?
What was the soundtrack to your childhood?
When I was a kid, I used to listen to a lot of classical music, like Mozart and Bach; I loved it, I remember I could fly with imagination, just because there were no lyrics.
Is music something that runs in your family, or were you the first to venture into the industry?
I’m the first one in my family to undertake such a musical journey; they always tried to stop me because they didn’t understand my passion.
You know, there’s a black sheep in every family.
How did you first get your foot into the industry?
When I was 14, I bought my first guitar, a wonderful total black SG Epiphone, saving money from those my parents used to give me to buy lunch at school.
Then I formed my first band, “Whizz Kids”, and they made me love music even more, until today with Forbidden Seasons.
What has the journey been like up to now?
It was a hard and problematic journey, but I’m happy anyway, because if I didn’t chase my dreams, my life wouldn’t have any sense.
I think music belongs to man since its appearance on earth, and I can’t imagine our existence without it.
What inspired “Thank You for the Venom”?
‘Thank You For The Venom’ talks about my childhood and the pain I had to go trough. Music was the only way I could let my suffering out. Its lyrics are very important to me; after years, I’ve finally been able to speak and tell everybody about my pain.
And, “Sorrow Wont end”?
‘Sorrow won’t end’ is a personal reflection: people would be willing to sell their soul to obtain what they want, even hurt others.
We’re ready to fight to reach our aim, right or wrong.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
Yes, I was. I was afraid to seem strange or crazy, but with time I realized I didn’t have to worry about what people think, ‘cause when I let out what I feel inside, I feel good and I can help people like me.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Illusion” part of your debut EP “Paramnesia”?
Yes, I remember that day; the song was composed even before the actual lineup of the band. And it was also our first music video..
That shooting day I was freezing to death, but it was definitely worth it!
What is the best show you ever played?
The show in Yekaterinburg (RU).
People were fire, having a lot of fun, and their warmth made me feel at home. I remember I got off the stage and sang among our amazing fans.