You have had some terrible
times, but i believe that this new record is here to say that you
are still alive and well. What does this new record mean for you?
It means the best art we ever performed. We went through
some hard times, that's right. But we never doubted if we should continue
or not. We always knew that the heart of the band is still working.
So E-MANIA is no sign to show that we still are alive because we never
were dead. It represents the best music we ever wrote and we hope
that there are some people who understand what this band is about:
Being honest and strong while we still allow ourselves to show our
Can you tell us about the
The major theme of E-MANIA is the human weakness we're faced
with everyday. We're persons who laugh a lot and we enjoy our happy
moments. But there are times when we recognize that life is fading
away. You lose friends, parents, just people who mean something to
you. Our modern society wants to make you believe that we can control
everything but there are so many issues that remember us how small
we are. To trapped in this situation is maybe the key to understand
Musically I would say we got more extreme. Doubting about that? Well,
let me explain. The guitars never were that heavy and the keyboardsounds
never were that spacy. The drums and bass never were that groovy and
the vocals never were that emotional and catchy. Enough said?
Where do you find inspiration
for writing them?
Everyday life inspires us but not directly. When we're entering
our rehearsal room we take our experiences with us but we consciously
leave the outside world behind. We create our own reality, where we
can just follow our feelings. It's heart thing.
Do you have a philosophy?
Mine is quite simple: I want to have the possibility to change my
life completely from one day to another. If I'm not satisfied I'm
going to do something different. Another thing is: Never ever do something
you don't wanna do. Next rule: Don't take anything for granted. Last
rule: You're never the victim it's always up to you to change your
Your vision of the world is...
My view of reality is: The world is bad but life is worth
living it. I'm quite satisfied with it. What would you do if you only
know the good moments? You wouldn't be able to enjoy them. So I'm
thankfull for the good times and the bad times. It always depends
on your point of view.
Which are the songs that characterize
you best and why?
My favourite song is DEMONS because it represents the music
and the lyrics of E-MANIA perfectly. If somebody who wants to give
us a chance is short of time he or she should check DEMONS because
it's my personal primus inter pares.
Many people say that lirycs
have a great influence on the youth, what do you think about that?
I don't believe that music turns teenager into killers. There
are many other circumstances that are responsible for massacres like
the one that happened in Littleton. I think that lyrics in general
are most of the time a mirror of the artists thoughts and our society.
Most musicians I know reflect what they see if they keep their eyes
opened. It's an interpretation of the real world and if music/lyrics
make somebody thinking, then I cannot see any bad aspects about the
I've found in your sound a
great influence from the eighty dark wave with a modern approach,
you really play as a band from that period, with the same inspiration,
but with a personal and a new sound. Are you according to me?
If it comes to the composition process we don't care about
influence. There were many bands in the eighties that created dark
and moody moments that may have inspired us. But this happens subconsciously.
We're a bunch of five individuals sharing a certain vision how Evereve
should sound like. This vision lies in the depths of our hearts and
there is no space for thoughts like: Wow, this or that riff sounds
cool, so let's try to transform it into the context of our music.
We're living in the year 2001 and that's something we're aware of.
One thing is for sure: We don't belong to the that kind of people
who cling themselves to the so called "good old times".
Which are your fave bands,
the ones that inspires you best?
There are bands/artists I admire, but inspiration comes from
my heart and balls. As you know I'm the bass player and if I feel
physically alright about what I'm doing on my instrument, then it
feels good. I'm sure you know what I mean. One of my alltime favourite
artists is David Bowie: He's around for 30 years and his ideas are
still fresh. I like musicians that can develope and he's the perfect
What do you think about the
actual gothic scene? Don't you believe that there are too many bands
In general we do have the problem that it's quite easy to
produce and to release a CD these days. The main interest of the industry
is to make as much money as possible. So they flood the market with
cheap products sold for the full price. It doesn't matter if an album
includes something special or not, if some people buy a CD, it's alright
for the companies. In earlier times the industry had to calculate.
Productions were much more expensive and so they had to think, if
they invest their money in order to get it back or not. Nowadays the
risk is not that high anymore. I don't complain about that, because
it won't change anything. I use my energy for more creative things.
Do you think that this is
It's reality so I wouldn't say if it's good or bad, it's
just the way it is. It's our fate, destiny, fortune - call it like
you want - to live right here and right now and my driving force is
to make the best out of it. I don't view other musicians as competitors.
If I meet up with other bands I enjoy to see some friends. Otherwise
life would really suck. I definitely don't wanna die because of a
How do you live the day-to-day
reality outside the band? What kind of person are you as men and as
This question is strongly connected to my philosophy. Life
is worth living it and it offers several chances. I like to enjoy
every aspect of life, that includes the life inside and outside the
band. You should know very well, what I'm talking about: Dolce Vita.
Those two words don't mean that I enjoy being lazy it's just the opposite.
There's another property that describes me quite well: I'm a perfectionist.
I wanna get as far as I can no matter what I'm doing. The only boarder
that exists lies within my head.
Which are your ambitions and
expectations about the future?
To get as far as I can and to have as much fun as possible.
That doesn't mean that I want to play surf punk. I prefer the gloomy
stuff because melancholy and sadness show much more depth than happiness.
Sometimes it's enjoyable to suffer, believe it or not.
Reviews (in italian): e-mania; .enetics