When we started Metal Jacket Magazine, we wanted to somehow bring our readers closer to bands that might have a harder time breaking through to listeners in the sea of bands and music.
To begin with, it would be best if you introduced your band.
Even Flow was born at the end of the nineties, the founders are the brothers Pietro Paolo Lunesu & Giorgio Lunesu, the style proposed by the band is progressive power metal with various influences.
Is it hard to keep all the members together since this music has no income?
It’s very easy if you really believe in the music you make, try to share it every day with all the members even if it has little income.
How do you finance yourself and can you cover the costs of recording, equipment, and concerts with music?
Thanks to the sale of CDs and merchandise we can cover all costs, as always we try to make excellent advertising on social media, all this is fundamental.
What made you start playing metal music? Who were your role models in the beginning and has that changed over time?
I started with a bet .., I was 12 years old and a bassist friend of mine challenged me telling me that within a month I had to learn all the chords if I could not .., I had to give him the equivalent of 10 euros today plus a free beer. After a month I knew how to play all chords more “Samba Pa Ti” by Santana, I won the bet and he paid me 2 beers hahaha.
Is it hard to find a publisher or is it better to self-publish considering the internet?
It’s hard to answer.. maybe these days it is better to publish yourself because now the internet has opened up many possibilities .. at the same time having a serious and professional publisher who believes in your music is rare .., surely it is an added value without a doubt to be able to emerge.
What have you published so far?
We released 4 EPs and 2 studio albums!
How do you create songs, how do you record them?
I write the songs with the acoustic guitar, then my brother writes the whole rhythm base, and after a few months we rearrange the songs definitively. We usually record the demo tracks at home with our sound card and then record them permanently in the recording studio.
Where do you get inspiration for the lyrics?
I usually take inspiration for lyrics from everyday life, when I take a walk by the sea, or when I run to the park.
What is your favorite song you’ve made so far and why?
My favorite song is Secret Prayer, the first single from our album “Life Has Just Begun” which gave us the opportunity to make ourselves known internationally, giving us the opportunity to go on tour with great bands. The memory of this song is that we were going to Athens to Bob Katsionis (ex Firewind), we were at the airport with my brother and finishing it two hours before the recording session!
How do you organize concerts, is it difficult for you, and how many people come to such concerts?
I and Marco (the singer) manage to organize concerts for the band a bit all over Europe, it depends on many factors than many people can come to our concerts, sometimes they are many and sometimes they are many!
In which countries have you played and where did you have the best time, where is the crowd the craziest?
I could tell you that we have played in almost all the countries of Europe, except Poland, Ireland, Wales, and Romania. The warmest and most crazy audience was the one in the Czech Republic, we found a fantastic and very hospitable audience!
What do you think about the digital release and is it serious like CD or LP?
I think we should use digital only for a few things, and seriously return to buying the physical CD, vinyl, and analog cassettes to rediscover the value of music.
Was metal music more honest than today?
I don’t think so.. I think that even twenty years ago, or thirty years ago money circulated in the metal world with many forms of business, I think honest music can be found in the blues.
How do you comment on this bunch of sub-genres in metal and is it good for metal or is it destroying it?
I don’t think that sub-genres destroy pure metal .., indeed they can enhance it because one can understand the differences and peculiarities between pure metal and subgenres, obviously there are subgenres that have made metal pass as the worst music in the world .. and this is not good .., but if I think of bands like Tool, they have made a strong contribution among young people to discover metal in its various expressions.
Do you support this commercialization of metal music and how about the wearing of metal t-shirts by some “exposed” people who do not belong to this philosophy of metal music?
I think I understand what you mean .., simply for many people ”exposed” wearing a metal t-shirt is cool .., it’s extravagance .. they want to dare, making it clear to a younger audience that does not listen to metal, but Pop music, that they are enterprising .. that is wild .., personally I think it is disrespectful all this.
What would you change in the world of metal and would you like to go back to the time before the internet if you remember it at all?
As I wrote to you in a previous answer, I would like you to return to vinyl, CD, and music sets, in short, buy physical music, read the lyrics on a booklet and smell the printed paper, be able to go to concerts buying a lot of merchandise of your favorite bands. I would like to see a return to all this!
How important is supporting the local scene and can you single out a band from your area that you would recommend to our readers?
It’s very important to support the local scene, but in my area there are few bands that make metal music, and I can’t name one of value.
How do you see this situation in the world and how do you think it will develop? Will they imprison us again, scare us or maybe send us into a big war?
Look honestly I don’t know… I just hope that we can return to normal and savor life one hundred percent, if we think about these things we all go into depression .., I try to be optimistic and think positive that the war will not be there.
Finally, what would you say to our readers and why should they listen to you in the sea of bands that are offered to them every day?
I just say that we are unique, we have melody and the quality of writing the songs, and this uniqueness elevates us from other bands.
Thank you very much for this wonderful interview, and a greeting to all readers, to the next!