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A Dirty Dozen with NICK SAVIO from ETERNAL IDOL – October 2020

| 29 October 2020 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Italian symphonic/melodic metallers Eternal Idol return with a revamped, re-energized line-up and an exciting new album, Renaissance on November. 6, 2020. Featuring Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra) and Claudia Layline on co-lead vocals, guitarist Nick Savio (Hollow Haze), bassist Andrea Burratto (Secret Sphere, Hell In The Club), and drummer Enrico Fabris, Eternal Idol’s sophomore album is an epic maelstrom of symphonic/melodic metal that will delight fans of the genre who treasure intense songwriting and impeccable vocal performances.” We get guitarist Nick to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

There are many particular orchestral arrangement very important you can’t easily recognize into the sound. Also many vocals parts and not so clear but they support the lead vocals to create a great melody texture.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

It was quite late… I was 14 years old and I found some vinyl of my parents. Listening to The Beatles, I was so impressed and I started to play guitar.  At school some friends were listening Deep Purple and since that moment I realized…

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Deep Purple Machine Head, Deep Purple In Rock, and Burn… Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force, Lynch Mob and Van Halen.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Malmsteen, George Lynch, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, and Led Zeppelin.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

It depends from the sound of the album.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

Our music is heavy / symphonic / classic rock.  I can’ t understand why some guys said we are prog.

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Hahahaha, we didn’t get a whole tour together so I’ll let you know.

8. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Best thing is touring with the band but personally I like also the production. I love the recording process and be in the studio with the band to create music. My dream job was to be a professional player in NBA.

9. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

The question I like are about the songwriting and production process because I’ m also a producer and I love that job. I would like talk hours about guitars and studio equipment. The most boring question is: What do you think about the Italian metal scene?

10. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

Thinking to business many time was not easy make the right choice but I very proud about all my present and past bands.

11.  If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Of course any Beatles records after 1966 – I love that period. But I think the album Let It Be was the album I prefer.

12. Due to the current world situation with COVID-19 / quarantine / shelter in place, what have you discovered you miss the most from your life before the pandemic struck?

To be honest before quarantine all was better. Ok, less traffic is better but too many things are totally chaos.




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