NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with LECTERN (Rome, Lazio Italian Death Metal), 3/6/2017
LECTERN - The new second full-length album Precept Of Delator is out now (Via Nocturna Records).
Kieran James: Hi, can you tell me the early history from the formation of the band up to now?
Fabio (bass / vocals LECTERN): We formed in 1999 and made three demos, and two records. The third is in the pipeline for 2018.
How is the response of people to your second album and to the new songs?
Fabio: People and critics seem to appreciate, reviews are always almost good. Personally, I think that Precept Of Delator has some interesting points, but we will see Lectern only in the years.
What are the most influential bands for you guys in playing music?
Fabio: All that is death metal.
What are your future plans for the band?
Fabio: Concerts and a new record.
You are slightly famous for song titles that appear not to make sense but somehow just scream death metal is that fair comment and will it continue?
What are the lyrical themes for the forthcoming album and can we expect changes?
Why do you all like to play death metal instead of deathcore or other modern styles?
Fabio: Because death metal kicks ass!
When did you first become fans of metal bands?
Fabio: I don't know!
What changes can we expect musically for the forthcoming third album?
Fabio: Nothing at all than death metal!
Do the wives and girlfriends of the personnel support what you are doing?
What are the best and worst things about the metal community in your city?
Fabio: I don't partake any!
What are your most memorable shows or experiences onstage?
Fabio: Incantation gig! [KJ note: LECTERN supported INCANTATION's 25 Years of Death Metal gig, 26/4/2016.]
Have you got any message for the fans?
Okay please pick your favourite and give a reason. Deicide or Cannibal Corpse?
Fabio: Both. The first four Deicide records; for Cannibal Corpse from Eaten Back To Life to The Bleeding then from Kill to A Skeletal Domain.
Iron Maiden or Judas Priest?
Deicide or The Stench of Redemption?
Fabio: Reign In Blood.
Icons Of Evil or Forever Underground?
Chris Barnes or Corpsegrinder?
Fabio: Billy Idol.
Lasagna versus spaghetti bolognaise?
Lazio or Roma?
West Ham versus Millwall?
What city or country would you most like to play in where you have not played before?
Fabio: Paris, London, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Sydney, New York, Miami, Tampa and Los Angeles.
Okay thank you very much.
Fabio: Stay brutal!
Fabio Bava: vocals, bass
Pietro Sabato: guitar
Gabriele Cruz: guitar
Marco Valentine: drums.