THE NEXT BIG THING! FENISIA
Talk to me about the story of the band!
The Fenisia officially born in 2009 in Rome, Italy, but the various members of the band
already played together since the boys in high school, this is also the reason for the strong synergy that has developed during the composition of the songs and on stage during the live shows. The musical style is inspired to American accent southern rock, and then mature and lead to a harder sound, a hard rock wrapped so sharp as to embrace fully the metal, but without leaving a melody cured and enveloping.
What did you do in the last six months?
We have prepared everything needed for the release of the new album: video for the first single, shooting for the artwork of “Fenisia Cafè” and finally every detail to organize the release party.
What have you got in your wallet now?
We got two good albums, a lot of energy to start writing a new album, and we did around fifty gigs in 3 years, so now we are ready to play on big stages.
Why have you chosen this name for your band?
It is an imaginary place, the mysterious refuge where the phoenix dies and rises, a mythical bird symbol of rebirth, the resurrection of Enlightenment, and the basis of our philosophy.
How important is the look/appearance for your band?
we believe it is very important, a band communicates his personality through three basic channels, text, music and image. Our look emphasizes size of our “world” and gives us a well-defined identity.
Tell us about the new album “Fenisia Café”. Are you fully satisfied with it?
We are absolutely happy, we understood that we were able to catalyze in these eight songs all our ideas and experiences gained in those last years. “Fenisia Café” is the perfect second chapter for us, we finally got the right sound to describe our ideologies. “Fenisia Café” is elaborated but concise, attention to detail, but also very instinctive. The album was made with the production of Ray Sperlonga in your Rosary Lane studio. From “Lucifer” to “Fenisia Café” we did gigs and many experiences that have led us to knowledge of sounds and melodies you can find now on the new album. The break between the two albums was a bit ‘long but everything is served to deepen and enrich our sound.
Which is the highest and the low point of the LP?
I think there isn’t a high point or a point downward. I think it is very balanced and you will never bored listening it. I don’t want to speak too soon but we could say, that “Live Loyal Die Loyal” arouses a lot of enthusiasm from the public on the last gigs.
How would you define your sound?
The perfect combination of melody and a hard sound, a sound that enveloped choirs
accompany the entire structure of the vocal line. A Southern rock wich ends wich epic vocals lines.
Southern Rock. Describe for me these words!
Southern Rock is a musical style that has a great history behind it, the rock was born in the cradle of the blues and soul, summary of the origins of modern music. We stumbled in and we have learned the sound that has contributed to enrich and shape all that we compose.
Which bands have influenced your style?
Obviously we start with the basics of the Southern Rock and Hard Rock, here are some of the many, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Crowes, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zappelin and most of all absolutely the Beatles.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Guaranteeing success simply creating songs without any compulsion, without unnecessary compromises only capable of compromising the authenticity of a piece.
Tell me some of the bands you admire.
I would say Black Label Society, Alter Bridge, Winery Dogs, Metallica, Pantera, Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash
What song is in your head right now?
“Paradise City” by Guns’n’Roses.
Name 3 words that describe your band.
Granitic, melodious, philosophical.
Which are the best and the worst qualities of your band?
Best quality, the perfect symbiosis that allows us to play together and arrange a song as if we communicate telepathically. Worst flaw… The time commitments of life they cut off important spaces that reduce our moments of creativity.
And of your local music scene?
It’s not as exciting although Rome has plenty of places to play. Only a few, however, give the opportunity to express themselves at a good level. For us our best live experience took place in the historic local “Piper” where we were the opening act of the Misfits. Absolutely a fantastic evening.
What is the most embarrassing situation you’ve ever been with Fenisia?
I don’t remember any particular one, maybe it’s something that still has to happen… We’ll see in the future.
Have you got a good reason to be in Behind Magazine?
Is very important to us and our music out outside the borders of our country, and in Behind Mag we see an excellent opportunity to achieve this goal and lean out in Europe.
Have you got something to add?
Thank you so much for the interview and we hope to continue to cooperate with you soon, thanks to all Fenisia and we hope that after reading our interview there is someone who is kidnapped by curiosity to hear our “Fenisia Cafè”.