We are a band born at the end of 2016, the formers are Andrea on guitar and vocals, Elia on bass and vocals, Alessandro on guitar and Simone on drums. Each member has a different musical background, which has led to building a sound with various influences from different genres but we all share a passion for Black Metal.
2.In February you had released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
Certainly the classic Black Metal played a fundamental role, we took care of the production and we were particularly keen to give a raw sound both for the topics treated and for a role of expressiveness. Each of our tracks wants to deal with a very specific theme, which is why it was necessary to create structures that were able to make the listener perceive our thoughts.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored with the music?
In this album we wanted to deal with a theme on which we wanted to reflect, the decay of the artistic value. We see art as an abused and enslaved goddess in order to amuse those who otherwise would not care. Triviality and the common idea seem to have taken the upper hand on creativity and the search for beauty, at which it arises spontaneously to ask whether, given the loss of values of the modern era, there is a purpose for which is worth to give your own life.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'In Divenire'?
The idea of the name was born from a reflection on the need of the individual to evolve constantly and just as the person, also art should be in continuous motion. Static ideas lead to the impoverishment of the person as well as of art. We can consider the name as a warning to those who listen to us as well as to ourselves, stopping is synonymous with defeat.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about your logo?
Our logo as well as the album cover were designed and created by Elia, it is the monogram of In Divenire inspired by the symbol of Carolus Rex.
6.How would you describe the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
The artwork depicts a woman dressed only in a veil in a moment of devotion. His devotion can be directed to anything, be it a creed, a philosophy or simply another person, what matters is what pushes a person to indulge in devotion or desire. Everyone craves something, but not everyone is ready to bring into play what they have or what they love in order to obtain the object of their longings. Reason is compromise, daring is victory.
7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We played alongside bands with a name already relevant in the Black Metal scene and we can say that what really made the difference was not so much the quality of the bands as the ardor of the audience. Paradoxically, we preferred live with a small number of spectators but who showed a strong attachment to our music rather than live with a greater number of spectators but with whom we have not actually been able to find a connection. Our performances are the mirror of our record, although it is divided into tracks, each song is related to the next, therefore there are actually no pauses between one song and another. Our performance begins and ends.
8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Our future intention is to be able to play live on as many occasions as possible, if there will be the possibility also abroad but for the moment nothing planned.
9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We will certainly try to join a label in the future, however it must be made clear that the path is impervious and we believe we still have a way to go before taking the "big step". For the moment our aim is to reach as many people akin to our identity as possible, the rest will be seen.
10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
As it is normal that there have been those who have appreciated us as well as those who have not, after all we primarily recognize that we play a "dirty" Black Metal and this brings with it both its strengths and its shortcomings. What actually brought us pleasure is the fact that those who appreciate us in the majority of cases have understood the meaning of our songs.
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
As our name suggests, we are constantly changing, so making predictions is objectively complicated. The only sure thing is that we will continue to carry on our art born not from will but from necessity.
12.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?
Classic Black Metal bands have played a fundamental role in influencing our music, Mayhem, Darkthrone, Emperor and Gorgoroth first of all. However, each of us also listens to other musical genres whose contribution has strongly influenced the way we compose. Andrea approached Black Metal during his adolescence with bands like Nargaroth and Sargeist but he also listens a lot to Melodic Death Metal and Progressive which led to proposals for various polyrhythms (with annexed equally varied and possible offenses by the rhythmic sector). Alessandro has regularly listened to bands like Burzum, Peste Noire and Emperor since he was a boy but over time he began to appreciate Post-Black bands such as Deafheaven, Lantlos and Les Discrets or Post-Rock such as God is an Astronaut or Explosion in the Sky. Simone's ratings vary a lot according to his mood, he can go from bands like Killing Joke or Field of the Nephilim to Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Behemoth and Satyricon. Despite regularly listening to Black Metal, Elia is in constant search for atmospheres that work on deeper levels than a good riff could do and for this purpose most of the musical influences see as extraneous bands like QOTSA, Blur, Death in June and Neurosis, without however not being able not to mention Mayhem.
13.What are some of your non musical interests?
[Andrea] Music for me comes before anything else without compromise but beyond that I am passionate about both art and science and I love astronomy and photography. I am also passionate about video games, mainly RPG’s and Hack’n’Slash.
[Alessandro] I really appreciate cinema in general and I space a lot between genres.
[Simone] Besides music, the most important thing for me is my family.
[Elia] The truth is that I absolutely do not consider myself a good musician, but I do my best to be a good artist in the Renaissance sense of the term. I am interested in literature, figurative arts and poetry.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
First of all we would like to thank you for this interview, it is always nice to be able to expose who we are behind the name In Divenire. Besides this, we can announce that the production of the second cycle of songs has already begun, the rest will be dictated by time.