Homicide Hagridden interview

1. Hey! First of all, for those who have missed your band before: What does Homicide Hagridden is all about?

(Max) – The band was founded in 1994, the founder is Stefano (brother / drummer / producer). Having the same passion and interest in the type of music, I joined him with two other friends who had the same musical background, we initially played cover just to learn more about instruments, playing covers of Metallica, Iron Maiden, our heroes as kids.

We immediately started to feel the need to say something of our own and we started composing the first songs. The band is initially called Death Slaughter, because all the bands were competing for those who had the strongest name at that time (laughs) … we immediately changed to Homicide Hagridden to have our own identity and to be able to say in the lyrics what we wanted to say.

Over time we recorded several demo tapes, 5 records, participated in different compilations, played with monsters like Kreator, Napalm Death, Samael and many others. I can say that the natural place of the band is the stage and that is the place we feel good.

2. When your fans can hear something new after “Effect Lucifero”? I mean if there is scheduled some info about new album.

(Max) – On the web we have a Facebook page of course,soon we’ll get a new site for upcoming news ,archieve ,pics,video and everything, Goatmancer our label is working to push the band so more news have to come soon from them for EFFECT LUCIFERO!!! The songwriting for the new album is going on in the mean time!!!

3. Do you have enough of positive feedbacks about the album so far?

(Max) – The album will be available in November 23rd, 2018 as international release so we are waiting what fans, magazines, and you of course will have to say too!

4. Goatmancer records will re-release your album. What are you waiting for with this re-issue?

(Max) – All musicians would like to see their work appreciated by a large audience, you can not lie about it, but first of all if you write music you do it to make sense of your feelings, what you have inside, then if the audience appreciates is a great thing.

5. You’ve been active as a band for close to 25 (!!!) years, what helps you to continue with the music?

(Max) – Music isn’t a period of time ,is a travel with no destination, after all these years we are still here because we have a lot of things to say i think and because we love what to do.

6. From your point of view – what should happen you could live from your album sales?

(Max) – It’s really hard to say, because only the big bands live on music, nobody can do what they did in the past, they were other times, another world, today it’s impossible to just think about it.

7. Quite a few people have been involved in Homicide Hagridden since its inception. How did you come to find a stable, permanent line-up of members?

(Max) – In the beginning we were four kids who enjoyed playing music together, then it became something more and obviously not everyone was of the idea to do it as a profession …

In time only my brother and I wanted to keep the band on their feet, many people asked how much we could pay, others thought of joining the band maybe to say … hey I play in this band but I do not give a shit …

I can say that we were lucky to find Fabio and Valerio we find good with them, things are fine !!

8. Which song off of “Effect Lucifero” would you choose to play if you wanted to create a new fan of Homicide Hagridden?

(Max) – 4 Letters, the opening track,one of my best of the album.

9. Which was the band that made you go, “that’s it–I’m starting a metal band!”?

(Max) – The first song I heard was The number of the beast,,i am a great fan of the Maiden’s guitar players,and i can say that but everything changed in life,when i listen in to Hanneman i lost my mind totally..I have never heard anything so evil, that songwriting had a huge impact on me,so i can say Slayer on top!!!!

10. Any parting words for the readers of Metal Militia?

(Max) – Guys I really hope you’ll take a listen to Effect Lucifero,tell us your opinion on facebook or if you wish you can write to us at homicidehagridden@gmail.com I answer to everyone personally !!!

11. Thank you for your time!

Thank to you!!!!Horns up all the time!!!