Hi! Tell me about your band and what kind of previous experience do you have as musicians?
Hypnotheticall debut in 2002 with “In Need Of A God?”, self-production followed closely by “Thorns” in 2003 and in 2006 by “Fragments of Truth”! The band has a long history, many changes of line- up, a series of talents who have given a huge contribution to the history of this name and who we thank a lot! Since 2014 the band has assumed the definitive structure! Giuseppe Zaupa, guitarist, is the founder of the band, me, Luca Capalbo, bassist, I entered in 2008, just in time to record the first official full-length album, “Dead World”. The current line-up includes the mingling drummer Giulio Cariolato and Davide Pellichero, our frontman! Personally I have played with many bands such as MENACE, GORY BLISTER, VIPERS, SOVRAN and PHOBIC, Davide with VAIO ASPIS and Giulio with VULGER HATE SOUND, ONE SOUL REMIND and MELODY INTO PRISON!
Why did you pick your band name? How did you form? Why did you decide to play the genre or genres you do?
Hypnotheticall is a name coined by Giuseppe, it comes from the word “hypothetical” but in reality it is an anagram of “the hypnotic call”! We play our music, looking for personality, without dwelling too much on the genres! We let ourselves be carried away by inspiration!
What can you tell us about your latest record?
“Synchreality” is our third album, the most intense and deep! Compared to the previous ones there is a more direct approach, a record totally lived and felt by all four of us, emotionality, compositions and arrangements dictated by an incredible band empathy! We are proud, proud of it! It is a record that creeps in your blood and under your skin as long as you listen to it!
What the kind of album feedbacks are you waiting for?
Great feedback! People like it, great reviews, exciting words from critics and public! Our label, REVALVE RECORDS is very enthusiastic and is helping us to grow and catch the ever more labile attention of the audience, more and more distracted by millions of useless informations circulating on the network!
Are you gonna to make some world tour in the future? Do you think this is available for everybody option to tour around the globe? What do you think band have to do to get such opportunity?
My God! Let’s hope so! We want to play live, like never before! We are evaluating the possibility of a tour, it depends on the interest that will come from this new album! Many are giving us support and enthusiasm! “World tour” is a big word, it would be great! We are promoting the album as much as possible, for now it is more likely a European tour! I admire people who venture on long tours, that means courage and passion! We wait with confidence and in the meantime we are working hard to prepare the best show possible, both technically and visually!
Do you believe in heavy music scene without money?
Without money? And what do you do without money? No! The real question is the honesty! Today we are all undergoing a terrible stress, the illusion of getting everything without giving, it is mad! Who buys CDs today? How many people still believe in the physical support? The one that made big bands like Maiden or Metallica, born in times where everyone was excited by the news, and the genres and the identities of the supporters were built! Today every artist simply have to believe in what he does, asking yourself too many questions is dangerous, you can invest everything you want but then it’s up to you to demonstrate who you want to be! Paying more than normal, well, it’s your risk! Balance is the only real suggestion!
What do you think about online music sharing? Do you ever give your music away for free? Why?
It’s inevitable! It’s crazy thinking to stop this process! Who really loves music and wants to support the artist will always pay, the others will sneak you out, and if they like you they will come to see live! I prefered when people was enthusiastic with the album and the original CD, but it is useless recriminating! But there are still many fans out there! And we treasure them all!
Who are your musical influences? Have you ever think your band could be so famous as your favorites?
We have high esteem of artists and bands of different musical genres! The Metal component in ourmusic emerges the most, but there are many bands that we admire, from this rich baggage we draw inspiration, trying as much as we can not to sound like anyone in particular! Difficult, isn’t it? But it’s our duty!
Do you have a formal music education? Do you think it’s a Kind of important thing?
Giulio, the drummer has a more specific musical formation!! We can say that we are all self-taught! We have dug all by ourselves in search of our limits and we continue to do it!
How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Sacrifice! And a strong passion!
How do you handle mistakes during a performance? Or you can assure there are no any mistakes during your gigs? Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
We are always excited before going on stage! The adrenaline rises and we dive completely into the show! Great concentration, palpable emotionality! But the best thing is to see the response of the audience! We like to share not only files and mp3s on the web, but above all true emotions, the ones that flow from the heart!
What’s next? Thank you!
Greetings to all of you, thank you so much for your precious attention! Listen to “Synchreality” and dive deeply into its substance! At full volume, guys, and without too many distractions!