Tell us everything will need to know about you.

We’re friends since a long time but we never song-wrote or played together…now time has come (since 2013)!!!

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

We do appreciate a lot of bands like Motorhead; Anthrax; earlier Metallica… and so our songs they do reflect this but you know, we also appreciate bands as Voivod, Killing Joke and of course also some punk hardcore acts… everything that tried to be original or simply themselves without be sold to a trend!!!

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

It’s the greatest thing we can do, the best way to spend our time even if we do other jobs to live… and it’s the most beautiful feeling we’re sharing with our friends and families in person!

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Tell us the theme of your song.

You know, since playing live it’s so funny and recreational for us, we tried to give lyrics a deepest meaning, because when you’re into a room (alone or not) listening to our CDs we do care that you get a message and the message is: whoever you want to be, whenever you want to get, Break Your Chains and keep your mind and heart open!  Playing metal is so cool, you can get louder and louder, but if you use all this rage to transmit some thoughts, all your music can reach an upper level.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

 

Oh well, success it’s a big word… let’s say that you’re reading about us also because of Time to Kill Records (our label that believes in us!), Daniele Gordiani (that recorded and mixed us on More Broken Chains latest album) and Emanuele “Tobie” that mix us on stage, Fabio Listrani for having illustrate our album cover understanding our target but with his unique style… And of course all the people and followers that support us in Rome (and not) buying our CDs and T-shirts  and coming to our gigs …without leaving out all the places, clubs and pubs that give us the chance to play live!!!

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Tell us about your future goals.

Keep on writing some more “kickin’ass songs”: songs that we really enjoy to play … and we really enjoy listening!!!

The greatest goal could be to make our music arrive all over the world, through our albums, and why not, touring live!!!

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.

We’re free-open minded persons and we do respect any kind of opinion or religion…  till we can put our freedom of choice (or thinking or expressing) higher …in sense that we want to learn and respect as we want to be understood and respected the same way….this world’s too small to fight each other, racism, religion hate will never find space in our lives or in our music …let’s break the chains and start  fighting bad times  together instead, we would all get better!!!  As one of our favourite band would say… we care a lot!

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

Energy that helps to resolve troubles…instead of wasting it through hate or blaming the world for everything, we prefer to give “messages” of positive approach the louder possible way!!!

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.

As every “Industry” passed through crisis and false reasons to do “this rather than that” but we heard too much commercials business through the ‘90sand 2000’s so then it must come back to the roots…the important thing is that a songwriter could be really free to write a song for the way it is and not for the way the sponsor paid for…maybe the sponsor is a musician too, who knows?

Vinyl is coming back, CDs are vanishing, digital platforms seem to be solid and common for futures years… but all seem to be changing and remaining the same. We live in a paradox.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

We do esteem all the bands, famous or probably not, that still play their songs with the original feelings and intention because you know, success and money they can come and go…at the end you will get what you deserved…so cheers to all the bands that are feeling good playing their songs exactly the way they want to!

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.

You can find us on Facebook: ShockproofOffcial, on Instagram, Bandcamp and since April on Spotify and many other digital platforms. If you want to purchase our album, the best thing you can do is to go and visit the website of our label:

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

Usually we choose a word that will be in every lyric of the album and then we develop different arguments…this time the word is “chain”…because many chains are here, in and around us that should be broken: we always complain because our life is hard but what we  really do to get it better?…So let’s start break our own chains ,open our minds, maybe someone else will do the same and then let’s see what happens….sure it will be better than fighting each other; wasting our time and energies…

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

Sometimes we tell our friends to join us on stage to sing a song…as yet happened with Marco Del Bufalo (of Sumera’s) and Flavio Falsone ( …too many bands to remember!!!)

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Tell us what you know about copyright.

If you’re honest, when you start writing a melody or a lyric and it reminds you something , you change it.

But how could you know if your neighbour is writing a one like just like yours?

It would be right that the first to book it will be the master of it? How can we deny it…a well-paid lawyer??

There are many aspects of a song…the words, their meaning, the intentions, the title…It’s such a terrible thing to think that  people can copy a song not just because they like it so much but because they can earn money  in doing’ it…and without even mentioning the original song writers!

When the music is just a business and the bands play following a trend it happens like this….

It would be good that anyone would be acknowledged for writing good music not for what it sold or when it’s been filed…

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

Sometimes it starts by a guitar or a bass riff but  it has to deal with vocal lines and lyric so it changes until we feel that it’s not only a melody but it is a song…the funny thing it is that many times the drummer tells the singer how to sing and the bass player creates guitar solos and the guitar player writes bass lines ….this is how we have fun ,sharing ideas ,feelings and releasing.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song.

“Ball & Chain” is one of the latest song we’ve written for the CD “More Broken Chains”…actually it’s an expression of what we would try to do in the future: in about 4 minutes the music is powerful but with melody, simple but various arrangement, a short but kicking ass guitar solo.

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Discuss your music performance.

When we go on stage we remember why we do this: It’s how we have fun (after an hard day’s job)and how we keep the chains broken …It’s an energy that would be wrong to stop… or in a word: sweat!

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State the official date of release.

MORE BROKEN CHAINS is out since February the 24th in Italy, we had a great release party in Rome, our city. In April the album will be out in Europe and on digital platforms.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

We have grown up with bands like Misfits, Fugazi, Motorhead, Anthrax, Metallica, so strong and fast with the impact of their names. So we were searching for something like that: ShockProof is fast, strong and remind you to something (we hope) you’ll not forget so easily! Ahahahah!!!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

BALL and CHAINS is about: “why can’t we respect a different point of view?.” If you don’t share it, it doesn’t mean you have to hate it…We wish to live in an open minded society because in 2018 people still need weapons to be right.

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

MORE BROKEN CHAINS it’s an invitation to put our freedom higher, because without it we’re just under lock; key, life and a lot of good things pass us by.


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