MARBLE Interview 20.02.21

MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences

MARBLE WAS AN IDEA OF BASS PLAYER DANIEL, WHO CREATED WITH SOME LOCAL MUSICIANS AN ENSEMBLE TO PLAY PROG AND POWER METAL. SOON GUITARIST OMAR AND KEYBOARD PLAYER JACOPO JOINED THE BAND AND PAUL COMPLETED THE LINEUP AS LEAD GUITARIST. THERE WERE A FEW CHANGES BEHIND THE MIC DURING THE YEARS. WE PUBLISHED OUR FIRST DEMO, THEN IN 2008 OUR FIRST FULL LENGTH A.T.G.O.D., AN EP IN 2010. AFTER A FORCED STOP WE REPRISED THE PROJECT WITH ELEONORA AS NEW SINGER. WE RE-RECORDED A SONG FROM OUR FIRST ALBUM FOR A COMPILATION WITH THE NEW LINEUP AND BEGAN RECORDING THE NEW STUFF FOR S.A.V.E.

 

THE BIGGEST INFLUENCES CAN BE FOUND IN BANDS LIKE EVERGREY, NEVERMORE, MAYBE SOMETHING LIKE EPICA, BUT WE IMBUED OUR SOUND WITH EVERYTHING WE LIKE THE MOST WITHOUT REALLY CARING ABOUT GENRES.

 

MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
WE RELY A LOT ON HEAVY RIFF, BUT WITH KEYBOARDS ARRANGMENTS AND VOCAL MELODIES. THE STARTING POINT OF A SONG USUSALLY IS THE LYRIC THEME, MAYBE JUST A TITLE. IT’S THE SPARK THAT STARTS THE FLOW, CREATING WHAT IN THE END IS THE COMPELTE SONG.

MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
EVERYONE IN THE BAND HAS ITS FAVORITE SONGS. SO THERE’S A COMMON THEME IN THE LYRICS OF UR NEW ALBUM, SINS AND VIRTUES, SO IT’S MORE A WHOLE WORK THAN JUST AN ENSEMBLE OF SONGS.

MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2021
RIGHT NOW WE’RE FOCUSED ON PROMOTING THE ALBUM WHICH IS COMING OUT FEBRUARY 16TH. WE TRY TO TAKE THINGS AS THEY COME, ESPECIALLY GIVING THE WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING IN A FEW MONTHS.

 

MM: What can we expect from MARBLE live
WE’RE NOT SCHEDULING LIVE SHOWS AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC IS STILL SPREADING SO IT WILL BE A WASTE OF TIME AND ENERGY.

 

MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
WE’LL TELL YOU WHEN WE WILL TOUR!

MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
OH, WE’D LIKE TO PLAY WITH SO MANY BANDS WE LOVE. IN THE METAL SCENE. MAYBE EVERGREY OR EPICA, IF WE HAD THE LUXURY OF CHOICE.


 

MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
ELEONORA: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IN 2012. FOR THE FIRST TIME I SAW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD SONG ON RECORD AND GREAT PERFORMANCE LIVE OF THAT SONG.

DANIEL: MORBID ANGEL, THE CROWN AND BEHEMOTH IN 2000 IN MILAN. ON OF THE FIRST EXTREME SHOW I SAW, IT WAS A MASSACRE.

OMAR: TATTOO THE PLANET FEST IN 2001 IN MILAN, WITH SLAYER, CRADLE OF FILTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM. SADLY PANTERA WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE HEADLINER BUT THEY DROPPED AFTER THE ATTACK OF 11TH SEPTEMBER

JACOPO: KEITH EMERSON IN 2005 IN A CASTLE YARD NEAR OUR HOMETOWN. I GET A POSTER OF THE EVENT AND MANAGED TO MAKE IT SIGNED BY KEITH

PAUL: IRON MAIDEN IN ROME IN 2016, IT WAS MY BACHELOR PARTY! I WAS REALLY DRUNK! WE WERE ALSO IN FRONT RAW.

NORMAN: PERIPHERY, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, AT ROCK N’ROLL ARENA IN MILAN.

MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
OUR ALBUM “S.A.V.E.” MEANT A LOT FOR US, IT WAS MADE DURING THE PANDEMIC AND SIGNALS OUR RETURN ON THE SCENE AFTER MANY YEARS OF SILENCE.

MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time

ELEONORA: DIRE STRAITS - MAKING MOVIES; NIGHTWISH – VEHICLE OF SPIRITS

DANIEL: MARDUK – PANZER DIVISION MARDUK; SONATA ARCTICA - SILENCE
OMAR: DREAM THEATER – TRAIN OF THOUGHTS; NEVERMORE – THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOUR
JACOPO: DREAM THEATER – IMAGES AND WORDS; KEITH JARRET – WHISPER NOT
PAUL: HELLOWEEN – KEEPER OF THE SEVEN PT 2; JOE SATRIANI – THE EXTREMIST
NORMAN: PROTEST THE HERO – SCURRILOUS; THE VALLEY – INTRONAUT.

 

MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
OUR FIRST GIG WAS AROUND 2005 IN OUR HOMETOWN. WE WERE REALLY THRILLED AND THERE WAS A GREAT ENERGY ON STAGE. WE WERE OPENING A SMALL FESTIVAL WITH OTHER BANDS!

 

MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
EVERY ONE YOU COULD FIND IN THE MAGAZINES BACK IN THE DAYS!

 

MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person

THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES, THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN. THOSE STARTED EVERYTHING, FOUR DIFFERENT WAYS TO PLAY THE ROCK MUSIC.
THEN BLACK SABBATH AND DEEP PURPLE (ALONG WITH MANY OTHER BANDS) GENERATE WHAT WILL BECOME HEAVY METAL.

 

MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
OUR NEW ALBUM S.A.V.E. WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 16TH TRHOUGH SLIPTRICK RECORDS, FOLLOWED BY A VIDEOCLIP OF THE NEW SINGLE “WHAT LEADS US TO” SO OUR FOCUS IS TO PROMOTE THE BEST WE CAN, ALONG WITH OUR LABEL AND PRESS AGENCY INFINITY HEAVY.

MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?

HOLY DIVER BY RONNIE JAMES DIO, BECAUSE WE ALREADY PLAYED LIVE, AND ELEONORA LOVES RJ DIO.

MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band

WE PLAY A MIX OF METAL GENRES WITH FEMALE VOCALS, MERGED WITH HEAVY GUITARS AND A PROGRESSIVE APPROACH TO THE SONGS. WE RELY A LOT ON HEAVY RIFFS, BUT WITH KEYBOARDS ARRANGMENTS AND VOCAL MELODIES. FOR THE NEW ALBUM “S.A.V.E.” WE ALSO RECORDED A STRING QUARTET FOR A SONG. IN THE LYRICS WE COMBINE THE CONCEPT OF SINS AND VIRTUES WITH HUMAN BEHAVIOURS. WE TRIED TO FIND OUR OWN APPROACH TO THE SUBJECT: NOT RELIGIOUS, MORE DOWN-TO-EARTH, PROBABLY A BIT CYNICAL AND DISPASSIONATE. IT'S A THEME WE FOUND TREMENDOUSLY APPEALING.
 

MM: Four words to describe MARBLE

ELEGANT MELODIC HEAVY METAL …?

 

Final Words for your fans and our readers
THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY! OUR FIRST SINGLE, HEARTLESS DISEASE, IS AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE AND MAJOR STREAMING CHANNEL, WHILE THE ALBUM S.A.V.E. WILL BE RELEASED BY SLIPTRICK RECORDS ON FEBRUARY 16TH ALSO IN DIGIPACK CD, THAT YOU CAN PREORDER! CHECK OUT OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ALL THE NEWS, FOLLOW US AND STAY METAL!

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