First I just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. With this interview let's just start with a bit about yourself. Where are you from, how old are you, and how long have you been making music for?
Francesco: Hi thanks for interview, we live all in Lombardia a region in the north of Italy.
Mechanical God Creation is formed by: Lucy 31 year old, Mirko 25, Luca 28, Carlo 26 and me 35 year, I’m the oldest one, only for age.
Lucy is the only formed member in the actual line-up.
It’s been many years that I have lived in the music scene, about 20.
How do you enjoy where you live? Is their a vibrant music community for you to indulge? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?
Francesco: I love my country, it’s a beautiful place, Here there are a lot of good bands in the underground scene, but the difference between Italy and other countries is the importance of the cover bands which in Italy are increasing and take away space frk the metal bands that plays their own songs. I think that our music isn’t influenced by the scene but it’s personal, we go ahead with our own path with our attitude and our music.
How did the members of Mechanical God Creation meet and come agree on the sound for the project? Where did the name of the project come from, and what deeper symbolic meaning does it represent to you?
Lucy: The band born in Autumn 2006 in Milan with our first guitarist Simo. We met it in a forum after listening to some songs he composed. I really liked it and asked him if he wanted to do a death metal band with me. Then we started to search for the other members. We had several line-up changes and we played in big shows. We recorded 1 demo and 2 full length albums in these 6 years. The name of the band was proposed by an old member, we liked it and it became our name..simply☺, the name don’t have a symbolic meaning.
Even though english it not your native tongue, most if not all of your lyrics are in English. How do you find writing lyrics in your non-native tongue, and how does writing in english stylistically compare to writing in Italian?
Lucy: I write lyrics in English because it’s the most important language in music, many people understand English. I never write a lyric in Italian and I can’t compare with English.
Being a female in the metal community you probably get both a lot of respect for what you do, and also a lot of flack from more close minded individuals. How do you deal with being in such a male dominant music scene, and do you look to inspire more women into the scene?
Lucy: Women in metal does not always get good views and I have received some negative comment over the years, but honestly I step beyond these things and go forward more convinced, if I can be an inspiration to other women it would be an honor.
Who have been some of your biggest influences when it comes to growling and harsh vocals? Who are some of your biggest influences in music in general?
Lucy: I was inspired by Cadaveria but anyway I prefer male singers like Fisher, my influences are Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse , Deicide, Septic Flesh, Dissection, Behemoth and many more.
When it comes to non-musical media, what do you find yourself most inspired by, and what about it draws you to it as a source of inspiration? Do you participate in the gaming world? Avid reader perhaps? Maybe cinema fan? Combination of some lol?
Lucy: everything that happens in the world gives me a lot to think about and gives me the inspiration to write lyrics, I love cinema, especially horror movies and I also like TV series like Walking Dead, American horror story ecc.
I love read horror book and play horror games with Playstation, yes I like horror ☺.
How has the band's sound evolved since the beginning to your most recent release? How do you plan to evolve your sound further in upcoming albums?
Francesco: The evolution of our band's sound can be explained in very few words with regard to our first record Cell XIII was a death metal that winked at some core sounds, after the line-up changes that occurred in that period we produced Artifact of Annihilation which sounds much more marked towards the technical death metal sound, then next a new release will be a concentration of old school death metal with modern influences.
What would you say would be you short term, and long term, goals for the band? Do you find that you two have to find a balance between your different directions and goals? Or do you work together fluidly?
Francesco: Fortunately we work fluidly and we have the same directions and goals, We are working at the 3th album and most of the work is done, in this year 2016 Mechanical God Creation turns ten year of age and we are working hard to do something special for the next year, in one month we will play in London with Onslaught at Titan Fest.
When it comes to lyrics, what would you say have been the driving inspirations for the content? What sort of lyrical inspiration/content can we expect from upcoming releases?
Lucy: The lyrics of the band spoke about war & about the problem of mechanization and the dehumanization that prevailing in our time. For the upcoming release the lyrics will talk about violent facts occurring in the most important periods of human history.
How would you say music has emotionally and spiritually pushed you over the years?
Francesco: The music is an integral part of my life ever since I was little I wanted to hear music constantly, becoming a musician was a fantastic thing, and this is enough to make me keep playing.
Have you had any particular moment(s) that you would like to share, that you would consider to be a crowning achievement in your musical career so far, or moments that you would say truly continue to inspire you to pursue your artistic path?
Lucy: we played at Gods Of Metal in Milan (Italy) ,Metalcamp in Slovenia, then we have gone to Russia two times, the first time with Behemoth, and the second time with Septicflesh, this June we have played at Metalhead Meeting in Bucarest with Kreator, Rotting Christ and many more. All this pushes us to do better and promote the band more and more, we want to share our music with all people all over the world.
Playing live shows, recording new tracks, attempting to go live the life that gives you the experiences that inspires it all... it can be difficult to balance the time. Do you have any particular methods that you use to keep yourself focused or balanced in your direction?
Francesco: I have no particular method to stay focused on what I'm doing with the band, just try to fit all my commitments in order to give the best for the band.
When it comes to preforming, what are your favorite sort of venues to play in, and what are your favorite areas to tour? If you could tour with any other band in the world who would it be and why? What are some of your favorite memories of touring?
Francesco: I like all the places we play from small clubs to arenas, each place has something special and its vibrations.
for example, the small club is more like "family situation", the arena is fantastic because there are a lot of people that make noise. Every situation is beautiful because of its characteristics, the important thing is to see people having fun and that makes noise.
I will like to play in the North America, because I think it’s totally different from Europe.
Well, there are so many bands that I like to go on tour, I could make a long list, I will make four band names that have influenced my musical journey: Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Kreator.
We had a small tour the last year with Septicflesh in Russia, two gigs in San Petersburg and Moscow, it was a fantastic experience and a great opportunity for us, we shared our music with a lot of people, and the response was incredible.
For fans that have never seen you live, when it comes to your live show, how would you describe yourself thematically and visually? Are you an energy and audience driven band in the live atmosphere? Or would you consider yourself to be more thematic or presentation oriented?
Lucy: Musically we are really extreme and want to keep people listening until the end, visually we are a simple death metal band.
We drive people in the live atmosphere with our music…
Do you have any other musical projects that you are involved with, or do you have any other musicians or artists that you collaborate with in some capacity? If you could collaborate with any musician or artist, dead or alive, who would it be? And what in particular draws you to want to collaborate with them?
Francesco: only Mirko our guitarist has a side project, there would be many artists with whom I would like to collaborate.
I'll name a few, surely with Quorthon because he was a very important figure in the metal scene and also he was a legend, Bathory was a fantastic band, I like to work with Nergal because I love Behemoth and his way of composing music.
Outside of metal music I wanted to work with Johnny Cash, I love his sound and his music.
Thank you so much for participating in this episode of Infidel Interview. Any parting words for your fans, or my audience?
Francesco: Thank you for this space, I hope you’ll find our interview interesting and our music too. We hope that one day we will play in Canada. Cya..Stay Metal.
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