1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band these days?
Hi! Thanks for the interview. After the release of "Necrology", we worked on the promotion of the album playing a lot of gigs in Italy, and recorded a split album with Gemini from Turin. Also, we are composing some new songs in rehersal room.
2.In the last year you have been a part of a split and have also released a full length, how would you describe the musical sound of the newer material and also how does it differ from the stuff the band has released in the past?
The full and the split have opposite sounds. While one is well recorded and executed, taking care on details and repeating some recordings if needed, the other one was just a rehearsal recorded with one microfone in the middle of the room.
Of course, compared to the past, we sound more evil. This is because maybe we have grown as artists, making better riffs. Also, after "Antisocial Satan", we have spent hundreds of hours in rehearsal room and a lot of money in instrumentation, in fact "Necrology" and the split are recorded with Paul's Peavey 5150 120W and Filo's Engl Powerball 100W, both bought in the last years...
3.The band started out in more of a speed/thrash direction but have evolved into black/thrash over the years, what was the decision behind going into a heavier direction?
Any decision was taken. 90% are improvised riffs and only sometimes one of us bring a new song made at home. Evilspell started playing heavy/thrash but after the arrival of Paul, who at the time was the only one of the band listening black metal, begin to became more extreme - and this process is still continuing. Anyway, a lot of things are happened in the last years, and we are really pissed off. Canalising our hate and anger in the music is natural. The resulting is playing more fast and aggressive...
4.Your lyrics cover some satanic and occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
Here in Italy there's the fucking vatican with his shitty morale. Be antichristians is a right thing.
About Satanism we can't say all...
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'EvilSpell'?
We were searching for a name, with not much ideas and the help of an english dictionary. One page said "evil spell" and it sounded good. Maybe if there were a different dictionary, now we were not Evilspell. Who knows...
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Our stage performance is pure violence, with blood, inverted cross everywhere, and face painting in the way of old Slayer and Hellhammer.
The best shows are the ones when the all the sounds are good and people kill each other. Last summer we organized the first "Evil Fest" with some of the best italian underground bands, and it was great! Another great concert was the one few days after the death of our bass player Fra. In his last phone message written to each of us before his death, he asked us to continue with the band, and we did. Without the support of our fans and friends, I don't think we can be here now.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We are already touring, and in february we will play for the first time in Spain, but we can't announce details for now!
8.Recently you where a part of a split with Gemini, how would you compare this bands musical style yo your own?
Gemini is a band of friends of us, we have a different style both in the music and in the lyrics, we can't compare it.
9.The last full length was released on Black Slide Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Sorry, it's Black Side Records. Our manager Filippo was the one who recorded "First attack" and "Antisocial Satan". He already had a label, and he created that sub-label for more extreme acts, we were the first band signed, and I think at the time the only one. For "Necrology", he's also co-producer. The label should control the distribution of the cd and also the promotion. For the concerts, on the other way, we organized all in our own.
10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and thrash metal?
We don't know, maybe you should ask to them...
11.What is going on with the other musical project that 2/3rds of the band members are a part of these days?
End is a solo project of Paul, since before him arrived in Evilspell. In End Paul compose all the instruments lines and other members are session. Of course, he chose his friends, and so Filo went to the bass. The project, after a long pause, reborned two years ago and three concerts were done - the last with mighty Inquisition from Colombia.
12.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
13.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
There are a lot of different influences, the most of these european. We can just say some bands... Old Slayer, Destruction, Cranium, Slaughter, Sodom, Hellhammer, Bulldozer, Aura Noir, Beherit...
14.What are some of your non musical interests?
We like to drink with friends, go to the concerts supporting the underground and sometimes grill some meat in the woods... Personally Igor likes to travel around the world (money allowing...), Paul likes to study the nature and occultism, and Filo likes drugs and motorbikes.
15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We want to dedicate this first interview outside Italy to our brother Fra. Just few days ago four fucking years are gone, but you are always playing with us! May you kill jesus christ another time in the sky!
IN NOMINE SATAN, PLAY BLACK THRASH METAL!!!
(Paul - Evilspell)