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Interview with A New Tomorrow


Alessio Garavello takes the time to talk to me about his new project entitled A New Tomorrow which he joined after leaving Power Quest in 2008. We chat about why he left Power Quest, his time in Arthemis, if there will be A new Tomorrow album in 2011 and his childhood instrumental secret!


Metalship : Can you tell us a bit about yourself, like what hobbies you have as well as playing your music?

Cheers for this Interview Matt! It's a pleasure! Well, beside playing and producing music I would say going out with friends and party hard.. haha! You know, too much time in front of a Mac or in a rehearsal room or a recording studio just get me the feeling of wanting to go outside of 4 tight walls. I would also say reading books and listening to toons of music. Back to square one again.. haha!


Metalship : Tell us what instruments your play and when you started learning to play it?

I've started playing guitars in 1995 but my secret love has always been drums. I should be a drummer really but I ended up being a singer and guitarist! Weird ah? I play guitar, a little bit of drums and a little bit of piano. Ah, I was forgetting about my 5 years of playing the clarinet when I was a kid.


Metalship : As a child what music did you grow up listening to?

Our house was a huuuge melting pot of music. I was listening to Deep Purple, Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Police, The Doors, Bryan Adams just to name a few and a loads of classical music. My brother and my mom were both classical pianists. I remember loving Michael Jackson's Bad and I reckon that album has been the first real deal to me.


Metalship : What was your first experience of Metal?

I had a couple of friend when I was 14 that were soo into Metallica. I remember one day one of them lent to me 3 albums by them to convert me to metal haha! I think that one has been my first approach to the genre. By the way my first metal album has been Youthanasia. I still think that it's a pure masterpiece of heavy music


Metalship : How did you and the other guys in Power Quest meet up?

Basically Power Quest were about to sign to an Italian label called Underground Symphony, the same label me and my band Arthemis were on at the time. PQ were searching for a singer that could fit in their music and the label manager Maurizio Chiarello suggested me and some others singers to them. Steve Williams listened to the first Arthemis album and called him to get me on the first release Wings Of Forever.


Metalship : You left Power Quest after the Master Of Illusion album, what project are you currently doing?

I'm currently based in London were I'm playing with my band called A New Tomorrow. It's mainly a rock band that I formed with 2 other friends back in 2009. Since July 2010 we have a new awesome guitarist called Ed Cooper (Ex Jack Viper).


Metalship : In the end why did you decide to leave Power Quest?

I think it all comes to a matter of your musical journey. I really think that music is such a huuuge sea of emotions and possibilities that you can choose and embrace. I love metal, I love rock, I love funk. I love music in general, and I wanted to do something that I had in my head: go back to the garage and create a band from scratch which made me remember again why I loved playing guitar in my room at 15.


Metalship : Why do you think Power Metal gets so much bad press in the metal industry?

Just because it has been huge in the metal scene for a period of time. I think that's the main prob. In the late 90s/early 2000s Power Metal was everywhere, and if you were not playing that particular type of metal, you sucked ass (can I use that?! :) ). As any form of music trend it got SOOO saturated that after that moment you were a loser if you were playing it (at least that's the situation that builded up in Italy for example). I guess that's the main problem that created the actual situation. I still think that Uk press is more than fine in that sense!


Metalship : Blood Alliance has just come out from Power Quest, if you have heard it what is your opinion of it?

I didn't have the chance to listen to the whole album yet, but I knew some material and I've listened to some clips here and there on the internet. I think it just sounds awesome. Steve rebuilt the whole line-up and carried on like a train at full power and I think he got it right. It's all a matter of personal alchemy between the band members and I can feel in the music I've heard that he got it back. I bow to him.


Metalship : Can we be expecting an album from A New Tomorrow in 2011; if so how far are you into the album making process?

The main idea for A New Tomorrow is to write the best music we can and wait for the best time to record our first album. Maybe it can happen later this year, but with this band we've never forced anything. That's why I love it. We started playing and jamming in a rehearsal room and spent quite few months just doing it and talking about music. We write music in our rehearsal room. We've got something like 15 tracks ready and tons of other ideas so let's see what's going to be the next step album wise.


Metalship : What do you find hardest when writing power metal songs?

I think the hardest part in power metal is being catchy, innovative, without changing the rules. Otherwise it's not power metal anymore.


Metalship : What is your favourite A New Tomorrow song to play live and why?

It's a tough question cause we've spent time and love on every single one. I would say probably Fade Your Shadows. We're recording it right now haha!!


Metalship : Ok Alessio, thanks for your time. Can you give our readers a brief summary of what to expect in any A New Tomorrow song?

A New Tomorrow means a new beginning, a new day where everything can happen and can be pursued. That's the all idea behind the band and our music, so I would say that a listener will find energy, pathos of and tons of Rock!!


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