Interview - Billy Vass

1) Hi and welcome to the interview. Tell us about your music.
The idea initially was to produce my 1st solo album, seeing that I put my band, Terra 1nc0gnita on hiatus, and I wanted to take a break from songwriting for the band. Bob and I discussed what direction we should take, combining our passion for prog metal, and we decided after hearing the album's final result, that it should have both our names on the project.

2) Line up
Billy Vass-vocals
Bob Katsionis-guitars & keyboards
Telli Kafkas-bass
Bill DeBenedetto-drums

3) We sound like
Fates Warning, Queensryche, Conception.
4) Discography
5) Influences
Fates Warning, Queensryche, Conception, Dream Theater, Redemption.
6) What do you write about?
The inner and outer conflicts of everyday life. The ongoing struggle to stay sane in this upside-down world.
7) Your favourite live performance so far
Romania, @ the Satu Mare open air festival when we opened for Firewind.
8) Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
When we played in Baltimore, opening for Ashes of Ares, I had my microphone ripped from my hand from a fan, only to see that he knew the song I was singing. I let him sing the whole song. That was pretty intense.
9) Your favourite records
Heaven and Hell, Parallels, Operation Mindcrime, Moving Pictures, Under Lock and Key, Once Bitten, APSOG.
10) A musician you would like to meet for a beer
I've been lucky enough to meet and talk with my vocal heroes, Geoff Tate, and Ray Alder. Had a blast with both.
11) What will you ask backstage if you were the most important band on earth
Peace and Quiet.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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