Interview with: The Foreshadowing
By: Sabine van Gameren
The Foreshadowing is a doom/gothic band from Italy. Six men from the south of Europe being on the road today with compatriots Lacuna Coil when we have chance to talk with them.
The band is currently working on their second album, posted up some studio reports on their pages, so it is time to find out more about this upcoming release. They shared a lot of information about but the general note in their answers was that it is different than before. “It will be more powerful, more doom and epic”, they said. Considering the fact that I thought their debut album was full of doom already, I listened carefully to see what else they said to clarify this further: “This one is more aggressive, more powerful guitars, even the structure of each song changed radically. There are changes of mood during the song. It will definitely be a different album from ‘Days of Nothing’.”
The band seems fully enthusiastic over it and actually stated this specifically by telling “We wanted it to be different from the first one.” It is not like the fans have to be worried that the band changes that radically that it is hardly comparable to what ‘Days of Nothing’ brought them. They bring to heart that they will remain a doom/gothic band. Vocalist Marco says: “Lyric wise, we are going to continue talking where we were talking about. You will listen to a lot of rage and aggression. More doom, more obscure. We concentrated on the distortion guitars. We wanted very obscure guitars.”
Some more concrete information of the album is not known. A title would be interesting, but the guys tell that they have not decided about it yet. “We have a list actually, but we take a lot of time to decide”. So we will have to wait a bit longer before we get to hear what the actual title will be. Some more information was given now by the Italians. The recording process of the album lasted two months. Even though other bands speak about longer periods with Tempelores, these guys considered two months as a long period for it. “We took a lot of time for the recordings because we are looking for a specific sound”, is what they said to sort of justify this period. But now some further details get to light as well. They recorded and mixed it again at Outer Sound studios with Giuseppe Orlando between January and May, while the mastering is done at the Finnvox studios in Finland with Mika Jussila and furthermore: “The album will also include a special guest from Septic Flesh. Vocal parts. Just a little special guest, but it is cool”. As last comment about this album they told: “It will also include a cover. It will be our version of ‘Russians’ by Sting”. The band performed this song live during the Summer Darkness Festival.
The band have had a lot of positive feedback with the release of “Days of Nothing”, it highers the expectations of people for the second release and this must surely bring pressure to the band. They all confirm at the same time when asked about it. “The second album is like a proof. At the first one it is just magic, it happens. The second one, you have a lot of eyes on you. You have to do better than before and it is hard.” Luckily they all seem to agree as well when one of them announces: “I think we have done well”.
The Foreshadowing has done a couple of gigs after their first release, all quite far from each other in date and distance. Various bands would not do this at all and we wonder what is behind that. “After our first album, unfortunately we did not do a tour because we didn’t have support from the label at all, so now we have to accept everything to play live, cause otherwise there is no live at all. And that would be the end of the band, because without live shows the band does not exist”. As nowadays live shows are the main part in music the band goes all over Europe: to Poland, to the Netherlands etc. “It is a sacrifice but it is one we love to make”, was said and is probably the main conclusion of this interview.
The Foreshadowing MySpace