Impervious Mind talks about their "Fairy Tales" single, the Italian music scene and much more.
From: Rome, Italy
Sounds like: Hard Rock/Alternative Metal
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Impervious Mind” and is there any meaning behind it?
We all started in different situations, but basically it was because we all needed to create something on our own, new songs, our songs, inspired from different artists. Finding our own sound, for us, it's always been a "work in progress", and we're always looking for a strong fresh and passionate sound. We decided on the name "Impervious Mind" together but the reason why is a secret story.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from the "Fairy Tales" single?
A sense of peace. Sometimes a solution to bigger problems is something very simple. Life itself could be much simpler.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
Energy and honesty!
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
It's different for all of us, but "One More Soldier" and the song from our first music video "Dark Society" are our favorites.
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
Definitely Foo Fighters, it would be awesome. Then Alter Bridge and Steel Panther.
6. Any crazy show stories?
Ryan: I don't know if you can consider it like a crazy story, but once I needed to change my guitar very quickly, so my guitar tech gave me the back up one, but he hit me on my lips. The result was me playing with blood in my mouth for the whole concert.
7. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?
It's changing, everything is changing. From the way you record an album to the way people react to music. But Rock music can't die, it's not even close to that.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Italy both locally and country wide?
It's a... strange situation. There's a lot of GREAT bands here in Italy, like with Prog Music, for example "Afasia" or "La Fabbrica dell'Assoluto" are incredibly good and talented musicians.
A lot of people here love rock or metal music, but.. they don't go to concerts. I mean if you are Metallica or Iron Maiden of course everybody will come, but for new bands it's hard. There's no such "culture" about going to see a new band if u don't know them, and that's sad considering the number of people who love this kind of music. Bands, new bands, should help each other, especially at the beginning. Musicians should be the first people to go to see live shows! Sometimes I feel like people forgot how fun is to go to concerts.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
The word "illegal" shouldn't be connected with the word "music". I can understand a person that downloads a song to see if he likes or not the album or the artist in general, but if you do like what you're listening to, you need to respect them and buy their music.
10. What’s next for Impervious Mind?
Now we're focused on writing our first album, we're now halfway through it. At the end of May we'll be playing at the "Glastonbudget Festival 2017" in Leicester (UK).
11. Any shoutouts?
We'd like to thank our families and friends, and Mr "Cappellone" our favourite pub to drink till we die!