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TRAGEDIAN INTERVIEW WITH CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE including rare photos and a special guest
For most of my interviews I don't usually get a break down of equipment used. Gabrielle from TRAGEDIAN has been kind enough to have his guitar tech write up an explanation of the gear he uses. One thing I know from Gabrielle from my past playing with him, is that he is dedicated to his craft. CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE receives regular updates from the road and studio from TRAGEDIAN. Below is the interview and the guitar tech's viewpoint as well. Thank you to Oliver Illias liakos!
1- Describe the writing process for THE new album?
The writing process this time around was a bit similar
to the "Dreamscape" sessions. Again more a band effort than
"Decimation" as to where I wrote 95% of the material myself except
for the melody lines, bass and keyboard parts. First I wrote just the guitar
parts for all the songs and then I would meet with Alex once a week for a whole
day and started from song 1 and he would compose a melody on the spot and at
the same time I would start brainstorming lyrics. After the lyrics were set we
then went through the whole song checking the notes and chord progressions to
make sure it all fit together. When that was all set and done Alex would record
a pilot track,i recorded the rhythm to a click and the the songs were sent to
our drummer Nicolo in Italy where he layed his tracks and sent them back ,then
Dirk recorded the bass and I recorded the master guitar tracks.
2- How do you view social media?
If you're in the entertainment business either as an
actor, musician, producer, director or any other kind of public figure, than
this is a great outlet for telling and promoting to the world and modern
civilization that you are and what you're doing. The biggest downside to social
media are the whack jobs and nut cases who stalk people or befriend people just
to keep tabs or gather information regardless if you're a public figure or an
average Joe. Since I've been on Facebook vie had to completely block a few
people for stalking, I mean literally asking where I was at certain hours of
the day instead of being on line and talking to the cyber world or sending me
mails telling me I'm "thee person" they waited for all their lives
and how they need me and need to be in my near or religious people who somehow
see a "hidden dark satanic message" in my lyrics and artworks and in
the name of Jesus Christ , they want to
save my soul.
3- Strangest thing that ever happened at a gig?
Besides Dirk sneaking up behind me on my side of the
stage and dropping the most unbearable farts, I would have to say that was in
Lübeck , Germany back in October 2014.During the solo in "Conquerors"
(the encore), from out of nowhere I get hit with a flying red rose. No name,
note or telephone number attached and no one in the audience claimed to have
4- Something in your cd collection fans would never expect?
Quite a few things actually.Tom Jones, Scooter (German
Techno Band),Cascada (German Euro Dance Band) Rex Anthony (Italian Hard Style
D.J.) and various other Euro Trance and Dance bands like Bass Lovers United, Drive and Face, La
Bousche, Alex Megane and Brennen Hart.
5-Favorite song to play live?
At the moment the show opener "Napoleon".
That combined with the intro of the battlefield, galloping horses, cannon blasts,
it really sets the mood and atmosphere along with getting the adrenalin going
not only for the band but the audience as well. A great moment from the last
gigs was seeing the reaction on the fan's face as the intro started and once we
ripped into the song, watching them pump their fists along with the music.
6- Where do you see tragedian in 5 years?
For sure still together recording music and playing
live with the current line up. Although I can no longer predict where this is
all heading due to the ever changing industry, all the members feel at home
here, everyone has their creative say and input and were speaking the same
musical language. Regardless of the changing industry, somehow someway, we will
still be here.
7- How do you prepare for a tour?
First and foremost learn the songs; I at least run
through the set 2 -3 times a day until first show day. Next on the list are
exercising, healthy eating, bike riding and shedding a few pounds so I can
deliver a really good show to a deserving audience that played hard earned
money and continues to show love and support.
8. Favorite city to play in.
I would say every city I played so far is a favourite
and for different reasons. The Netherlands for example , the fans are extreme
enthusiastic, I have many friends there who sometimes drive over 2 hours to
visit me at the venue and we usually have a pre show dinner together
or Sweden,Finland,Denmark,Spain for the night life. The
UK,Italy,Austria,Germany ,Switzerland and
Luxembourg also has great pubs
9.When will the album be released?
At present time the new cd is being mastered ,do check
back either out official home page or facebook site.
Oliver Illias liakos
Guitar Tech for Gabriele Palermo from Tragedian
I first met Gabriele in the early 2000's as he just moved to Hamburg and
lived across the street from me. Although Tragedian was formed in 2002, I
joined the crew and family in 2014,. At a young age I had already gained
experience as a guitar tech and backliner. As I am also a guitarist, I am very
strict about the use and handling of instruments and Gabriele has heard it so many times especially
when he rubs the guitar over the monitor box or rips his strings off at the end
of every concert.
Gabriele's sound is powered by his rack case which consists of the Engl
2x35 power amplifier, a guitar multi-effects processor, the Vox Tonelab
Ex with a Nady wireless system all through a power distributor PPC9000E from Phonic.For
studio and stage he uses the Rg series from Ibanez. He loves his Ibanez
gutars,women,,Heineken beer.Jim Beam and Ibanez guitars ,nothing is more sacred
to him. The blue 270 rgx dx is usually the studio rhythm guitar and as a back
up guitar for live shows. The red 420a is the heart of his game, he play it
both live and in the studio and he does it really well!
On a working level, he can be really tense. If you travel and hang out
with him privately, then it's only
nonsense to the max, the details I rather spare you, but with him you either
shake your head incredulously, or you laugh yourself dead. More I do not say. Before
a concert, he walks around like a bottle of nitro-glycerine until the end of
the show. This is the moment when I have to put friendship aside and put myself
on a working professional level. And it can be hectic. He always pretends that
everything is normal, but if something is not quite as desired or to his liking,
then everyone can feel his tension. If everything goes well, than he is laughing
and joking on stage. After the show, the level of intensity is down again. Then
the after show party commences!
CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With FRANKIE BANALI Of QUIET RIOT
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