Neravendetta is born in 2006 as a black metal project of two young guys, Francesco and Roberto, both as guitarist, we started, as many, playing raw black metal in our houses. We grow up playing and we found new members, Marco as bassist, and others who turned, to play live here around our city, called Cagliari in Sardinia, the island in the middle of Mediterranean sea. we recorded a promo in 2009 and we tried and failed to record our first album in 2014. After that we start working and continuing in playing has been difficult, thanks to home recording we finally got our first full album called Magnum Chaos.
2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
It’s not easy to describe it in one word genre. We can say that we play black / Viking because of sonorities, other say that its atmospheric, others very very epic. I really like that when people listen a song , after 5 minutes start whistling the main riff. It’s magic. Magnum Chaos has been recorded for the main part at home, with home recording studio. It happened because we had the remorse to lose everything done with Neravendetta in the last 5 years. I woke up the morning thinking i have very good ideas and I need to listen the music that I like, and I can play that music. We never meet together to play this new stuff. I (Francesco) played the riffs, made the entire song structure ( for 5 songs on 7) and recorded guitar, keys and drum, than I sent with dropbox to the bassist and he returned to me the bass track, mounted on the software and that’s all. I wrote also voices and voice structures, the singer recorded everything following the instructions I made for him. This could sound not so emotional but it’s straight and it worked very well and we are very satisfied.
3.The band has been around since 2006 but so far has only had a demo and full length, can you tell us a little bit more about the gaps in between releases?
This is a true story. The facts are that we are very normal people. When we was a band with all component we all studied to get our degrees and master degree, it has been very hard to continue to study and start to work and continue to play.every week, time passed very fast and we lost our focus on the band. But the flame never ended and now the fire has exploded!
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Main topic of the songwriting are the stars and the legend and myth around them. We like immortal stories, never ending myths , order in chaos and stories of our main culture. Stars are guide in the dark and that’s what we need in our times. Look up every time you can and see the only things you will see for your whole life. That’s the inspiration of the songwriting.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Neravendetta'?
Vendetta in italian means revenge. Nero means black. Original name was vendetta but there are many bands with that name. we wanted an unique name, original, different from others and Italian. Revenge is an argument typical in Sardinian history, we play black metal and black it’s good adjectives for an argument like the revenge.. so Neravedendetta.
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?
We had the pleasure to play several times, in the past we had a good follow of people. The best emotion it’s to find people never seen before, in the first row, banging their head listening your music. People were curious about us and we wanted to do the best to get satisfaction for our music. Stage performance was great.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Actually we are two, Francesco and Marco, we don’t’ plan to do live in next moths. Maybe we will start again but now it’s not in program.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and viking metal?
After the album came out, we started selling it on bandcamp. We had an unexpected response from the people. People are curious and there is a good movement from all over the world. We get contact in particularly with Russians, Brazilians and Uk’s people. But for us it’s very difficult to reach new people. We need someone who sponsor us. And we would like to spread our music as much as possible and get contact with the people interested in extreme music. Because of that we have 200 redeem code to download the album from bandcamp and the price of € 1 of the album it’s only symbolic. We are not interested in money and we are happy yo share the code for free download! Just contact us!
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We don’t see this
10.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?
Nowadays we are close to 30 years. I simply continue to follow the band that make what I am today. Sometimes new bands make new great album and when I listen them I think wow, extreme music could surprise everyday and everyman can make very good music thanks to the great music of the past.
M last years listening: Windir, Kampfar, Moonsorrow, Imperium Dekadenz, immortal, mgwa, Mistur, Cor Scorpii.
11.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We wrote to ten labels, we received good feedback but the most frequent answer was: we are full for 2 year we are sorry. Or we are interested but we have to split the cost of the disc.. We will send the album to more label to get our product in cd.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
We live in an island with a millenary story, we are very attracted from our culture and from our land. We live it deeply looking what our fathers has done. We like history and visiting archeological sites, living our sea sailing or with kayak, and we work a lot! Maybe too much!
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
I just have to ask to all the people who wake up the morning thinking all the day to music the in their head, share this music with the people, buy the stuff to record it, make a good work and share it with the listener. We can make our best just for personal satisfaction but everybody can enjoy of it. We made this album for ourself, just for that , but we found that share that work it’s a very good sensation.
We want to thanks all the people interested in us, and all the people who spend their time in listening music, maybe not perfect, or with great production music , but true.