-Interview- Motherkissers (10/10/13)

From: Milan, Italy
Sounds like: Metalcore

1. How did the band come together and form? Who thought of the name “Motherkissers” and is there any meaning behind it?

Well, the band were born in late 2011 by the classic way: advertisements and friendship. Dan meets Api and then John And Teo. The band was born on October and several days after were born "Motherkissers" from Api's sick idea. The meaning is described on our own bio: "Name Motherkissers reflects the relaxed and provocative personality of the four underdogs, in contrast to the stereotypical image of the genre they approach".

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

We try to impart several emotions by violent music but we hope the people take off everything can help itself to feel fine.

3. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

Violent, groovy, emotional.

4. What can people expect from your live show?

Powerful energy, massive emotions in your face.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Deftones, Ill Nino, Meshuggah.

6. Any crazy show stories?

Mmm, we were in Belgium on April 2013. One minute before to start the show there was NOBODY down the stage! "Ok, let's start"...turn away my head and the club was full of people! Holy shit! Great show and great kids!

7. What’s your take on the current state of metal/hardcore?

The scene is fine to me, several bands and several music proposals like 'tween metal, hc, deathcore, djent, etc.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in Italy both locally and country wide?

So many people thinks that Italy is "the third world" of violent music but it seems that the Italian scene gets its start to international view: now there are bands like Flashgod Apocalypse (Nuclear Blast) on tour with the legendary Kataklysm, Hour of Penance, several tour in USA, Ufomammuth on tour with Neurosis. And don't forget Lacuna Coil, of course. Italians do it better :)

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Downloading is a great way to know the bands BUT after you listen to them it should be good to get the album. It helps to grow up the band.

10. What’s next for Motherkissers?

Debut album, live all around Europe, UK tour and we hope to get USA tour within the end of 2014.

11. Any shoutouts?

Yeah! Thanks to all love us, hate us and thanks to FTDE!