:: Interview with Logical Terror
Interview with Logical Terror
Logical Terror ... Behind this name hides a young Italian band, whose debut album, "Almost Human," has just been released. Their music, a mix of modern metal, samples and catchy riffs, has convinced Metalship to find out more about the band
Metalship : Logical Terror! is not well-known in France, so please introduce yourself and your band.
First of all, thanks a lot to you and Metalship’s staff for the time to speak about Logical Terror. This project was born during later 2008. We spent a lot of time inside the studio, writing our debut album with dysFUNCTION Production’s team, and we finished the mixing process last summer. We are very satisfied for the final result, it’s a mix of aggressive and killer riffing, electronic loops and synthetic melodies. Now we are defining our promotion for the upcoming worldwide release of "Almost Human" and booking a series of gigs in Italy, and next around Europe.
Metalship : How did you come up with the band name?
It’s what listeners will feel after have listened the all album and they will be involved through the artwork concept. Well, it’s a joke but we hope it will happen.
Metalship : "Almost Human," your first album, was released at the end of the year. Are you completely satisfied with this opus or would you have made some things better?
I think that, usually, all things could be have a best result that the final one, but sure we are very satisfied about this work and we hope that it will be appreciated also for the courage to break the patterns of usual standards. I don’t wanna talk about innovation cause it’s very difficult now, but we would like to reach different fans of metal music.
Metalship : You play a modern music with industrial elements (like samples). I tend to define it as cyber metal. What’s your opinion?
Honestly I don’t know how to define our sound, we like modern influences of metal music and we tried to get a touch of personality with electronic pop inserts. It’s not a cold cyber metal as Orgy or Static-X
but something more aggressive and involving. We abused industrial samples but we didn’t forget groove and speed.
Metalship : What are your main influences?
We are not influenced by only one genre, we like all bands that innovate the music during the 90s. I think that the only way to be recognized between the amount of bands is to create your own sound and style.
Metalship : "Almost Human" highlights the place of humans relative to the machine. How was born the concept? Can you enlighten us about the lyrics?
The concept born immediately; we thought about write a concept album based on relation between human and nature in a future not so far. As one of the best concept album, in my opinion, was "Obsolete" by Fear Factory
, we would like to recreate an interactive dimension through every single track of "Almost Human, " and let the listener travel inside a futuristic world, where man fights against himself, human becomes prey, and nature the hunter.
This idea should be also another reason to buy the physical album in a era where people download mp3’s tracks from Internet. This is a mirror of what "Almost Human" speaks; evolution is now a problem, too.
Metalship : By hearing your album, I must admit that the production is particularly powerful. Who is responsible for it and how was the recording?
The main responsibility falls on Dualized and Eddy Cavazza for dysFUNCTION Productions, two young producers but already with a great international experience with different acclaimed artists. Dualized worked in the past on his solo-project with Grammy-nominated producer Logan Mader (ex Machine Head/Soulfly and header of Dirty Icon Productions), instead as a team they recently worked with Tue Madsen (Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity
, The Haunted
). The recording process was very thrilling and their touch brought quality and style to the album. We decided to entrust Dualized with all the artistic production and electronics composition; his works are always original and detailed in his genre. We think we have made the best choice for a final product, different from the usual standards of metal albums.
Metalship : Like many bands now, you have two singers. Is it definitively an advantage to combine two singing aspects with two different personalities?
This is the solution: we have two lead singers that can combine their vocal duties and give different souls to each tracks. We have melodic vocals, growl vocals, acid screams, always with double personality so not as some bands that could have only one singer instead of two with the same style. We have also some songs that become more aggressive on stage than album version cause we would like offer a different solution too during live shows.
Metalship : How do you compose your songs?
This is our first album as Logical Terror, but all members come from different bands that released some CDs and promos during their past. We shared all ideas and new proposals for this project, and were been able to enjoy forces giving the best from everyone of us. Starting from old promo songs we were working on, we didn't’ set limits about extreme use of electronic loops and we tried all possible solutions, as with vocal lines, where skills of both singers gave the chance to write aggressive and melodic songs, too.
One thing we fixed from the beginning of pre-production was writing different styles of songs, so listeners avoid hearing the same idea throughout the album, and with eight tracks I think that "Almost Human" will increase the desire of listeners to find soon new material online.
Metalship : You worked hard on the samples. How did you manage to create so many different samples?
For all samples we handed the work to Dualized. After having worked together on other projects, we knew about his skill writing electronic samples and theatrical music. He simply did what we would like. "Almost Human" sounds like soundtrack musics and a modern vision of heavy metal.
Metalship : Is it difficult for a young band like Logical Terror to find gigs?
I think that it’s difficult for all bands that do not have a booking agency behind them, but working hard and promoting the band all over web channels, radios and magazines, you can gain interest and visibility from clubs or local promoters to see you on stage.
Metalship : Do you plan to play in France soon?
Well for the moment we have not gigs booked in France, but sure we will try to organize some shows or a mini tour during next year, maybe Metalship could be a good way to be heard and called.
Metalship : I saw you’ve been recently endorsed by Liquid Militia. Can you tell us more? Do you think that endorsement is a crucial step in the career of a young band?
All opportunities for promotion or support by other media are useful for a band, and sponsors and endorsements are good steps. Liquid Militia’s team, Kyla and Ryan, liked our sound from the first time we got in touch, and a partnership between an extreme sport’s endorsement and our music for me is perfect. They are supporting us spreading our name in the States as an official sponsored band, so we are glad to work with them.
Metalship : What’s your opinion about the Italian Metal scene? It seems that Indus bands aren’t common (I just know Ensoph!)?
Sure it’s better talk about musical culture, that in Italy it’s very closed, and extreme music banned by the clerical system. Only commercial or pop music ishown on TV, so all alternative and metal bands remain confined in the underground circuit. Only few Italian bands reach the major market, but they rightly decided to move away from our country in order to freely spread their music.
You named Ensoph but other bands with a fan base around Europe include Exilia in Germany and Dope
Star Inc in Russia too. It’s difficult for us to estimate how European labels have caused this...
Metalship : As it’s always interesting to get an outside opinion, how do you see the French Metal scene from Italy?
Recently it seems more active than years before. I know some bands that are spreading their name around the world, touring all over Europe as Dagoba
, Eyeless and more. In my opinion, France can be a new interesting country to spread this kind of music and style.
Metalship : Thank you for your answers, I let you have the final say, and I wish you a long and successful career!
Thanks a lot to Metalship for giving us your time and a chance to let us to be known in France; we hope to have some shows there as soon as possible. Stay tuned with our news and visit our official website www.logicalterror.com
added by kumelia, on November 6, 2010 for Metalship