Interview - Chrome Sky


- Hi Mario and welcome to this interview. Tell us about your latest release Binary.
M: Ciao! We are Chrome Sky and our latest and second album, BINARY, was released this year during the end of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from reviews, inclusions in playlists, streaming services and interviews. Considering that this is the heaviest of our two releases in terms of sound and structure of the songs (the other being the album Artificial, 2017) and it was made completely in-the-box, I could not be happier.

- How would you describe your sound?

M: Our nature, as a band, is different. We make all of our music with computers: DAWs, synths and effects are all digital, with the only human touch given by Paolo's vocals. Our sound is metal, played with virtual instruments, and strongly influenced by electronic music, I would say.

- What do you write about?
M: Ourselves, ourselves versus machines, ourselves with the machines that have the potential to either improve or destroy our lives. We also write about rage, frustration, fear and all of the other ugly and devious faces of the human race. But we also transfer to the music our perspectives on our home planet; in BINARY, Paolo sings a triptych of songs about his experiences and feelings in three natural locations on different continents. Kleenex, our first single from the album, tells the story of a recent criminal case in Sicily where kids killed a girl and set her on fire. Or in I Dream of the Day from our first published album, the poetry of a 19 years old kid writing home, who went to World War II as a stretcher bearer and never came back.

- What do you listen to when you are home?
M: When I'm not listening to the stuff I'm making, lately Death\Grind and Black Metal.

- Your favourite live performance so far?
M: See? This has been the issue for us. Given the nature of Chrome Sky, and the fact that me and Paolo live thousands of kilometers apart, and the pandemic, there hasn't been a chance to give it the chance. Fortunately it seems that the near future has something for us, in this respect.

- Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
M: Since there is no stage story to tell, I must admit that working 100% of the time alone in front of the computer, as I live in Amsterdam while Paolo lives in Catania, leaves few chances for fun stuff. Except when the cats step on the keyboard, that's funny. For them.

- Your favourite albums?
M: Too many, seriously.

- A musician you would like to meet for a beer?
M: Paolo, my singer, of course. Then Paul Masvidal and/or Tosin Abasi.

- What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?
M: Half-Life 3

- What are your plans for the near future?
M: Releasing an EP with 4 songs, 3 new ones which include an instrumental and a cover. And then something else which we can't share yet... but we will in our social media channels!

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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