NeversiN interview

Good day dear NeversiN band. What’s the meaning of your band’s title? What’s the origin of that name? Have you changed the band’s name before?

Hi there! Our name is a combination between “never seen” and “never sin” (sarcasm inside). We wanted something original and humorous something both ironic and badass.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

We can summarize our music with the definition of hard rock progressive. That’s because it’s heavy and melodic and there’s a lot of room for instrumental parts and solos and also because we have very different sound scenarios even inside the same song.

How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?

We like to call ourselves a family. We’ve been playing together for more than 15 years… we’ve been best men at each other’s weddings, you know. So first and foremost we are bros. We met over the years in the musical scene. The world ain’t this big after all!

When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?

We wanted to create something that was missing. Kind of a crossover between classic hard rock, metal, prog and power and everything we liked, really…  Try to imagine Queen, Toto, Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Megadeth, Muse, Nirvana all mixed up together in a blender!

Are you a member of any music organizations?

No, we are not.

What can you tell me about your instruments? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever’s available? What made you choose the instruments you have now? Was it cost or was it a style/model/brand/color preference?

Speaking of guitars, me and Sgana are kind of tone chasers… we are constantly trying new guitars and effects. The other guys are always improving their setup too. You can say we like technology very much but not too much. When we play live for example, we stick to valve amps and acoustic drums. We don’t use triggers. Also we never use loops or pre-recorded tracks during the songs, that’s really the five of us. What you see is what you get!

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

We love performing live! We love to play everywhere as long as there is an audience interested in our music! On September 22nd, we are playing live for the new album preview! We are working hard to make it as awesome as we possibly can!

Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set play list?

We tend to give priority to the newer material in our setlists. Of course there are one or two songs that are never missing. We often include some covers (done our own way) to spice up things a bit.

Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

I was in charge of all the writing up until the previous album but on the new one Ben Moro joined me on the writing team and wrote three songs, which gave the album even more variety!

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?

The author of the song usually prepares a demo and submits it to the band. If the tune is good enough for everyone, we go for it. We have kind of a strict policy regarding the new material. Everything that goes on the record must be first learned and played live perfectly in the rehearsal room! Therefore, you might say that the first form of any of our song is a live form, and then we modify the arrangement during the recording process taking advantage of overdubs and all other production tools.

What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?

We have a fixed day or two per week. The mood of rehearsal is often depending on what we are going to prepare… it might be very casual or totally focused.

How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?

We started playing classic hard rock with a bit of progressive here and there and now I think there is much more prog. We are constantly challenging our skills in order to get better! I hope it somehow comes through in our efforts.

What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

In Italy, it’s very difficult to play original rock music. There is so much shitty music on the radio and on TV. I don’t think it’s going to change soon. However, I know for a fact that rock n’ roll is coming back! We are holding ground and trying to make it possible.

What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune?

All we want is to play good rock music that connects with people, have damn good fun and become better musicians!

What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?

Do whatever you like! Don’t follow the trends! Music is self-expression not conformity! Be yourself and have fun!

How can fans-to-be gain access to your music?

Our music is available on almost every possible digital platform (itunes, google play, spotify, amazon, youtube, and so on) as well as on compact discs! You can find more info on our website: www.neversin.com

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?

We would like to thank our new label Revalve Records! They are doing their best to spread our music! Let’s hope this is the beginning of a long and good partnership.

Any last words?

Rock on dudes!!!