INTERVIEW WITH LECTERN (DEATH METAL)





How would you describe your music?

Fabio “Motherfucking death fucking metal for Satan!”.

What gave you the idea for the single title?


Fabio “It’s not a single, Placid was just the first song Via Nocturna, our label, chose for promoting our new album, with a videoclip on Youtube. 


Do you work together with others in the writing process?


Fabio “Pietro writes all songs’ riffs. I, the lyrics. When we meet for rehearsing, we get the final adjustments for the tracks. We usually work all together, but also everyone for his own. For instance, all lyrics are written before the songs take form, so we can have the right vibe before working on the tracks”.

How much time to do you take record songs?


Fabio “A couple of months in the studio, with countless exhausting sessions, which frequently went on hiatus and resumed after weeks or days. More or less we spent approximately four months to record Deheadment, that as I said, were cut off very often, for personal engagements and because we were not the only recording at that time at Outer Studios, which has frequently more than a band in the same time, to increase its task”.

Does this release differ from past music releases? How?


Fabio “At first sight, it seem to be more technical, especially for the title tracks. Sometimes song are very long, four or five minutes length, for example Leals, Dogmatician and Perturb represent that, also for a particular song structure itself. In fact, the music seems this time to be a bit strange, due to the rhythmic consequentiality”.


Where do you draw your influences and inspirations from?

Fabio “The 1990’s scene! There is nothing better from bands like early Deicide, Morbid Angel and Autopsy, I think!”.


What has been the most enjoyable thing you have done as a musician/singer?


Fabio “Opening shows for Incantation, Avulsed, Mystifier, Sepultura, Skinned and Archgoat, and getting in touch with those bands in the backstage. Priceless!”.

What do you feel is the biggest challenge going forward with your career?


Fabio “Never thought about that or never asked myself a question like this! I don’t know! Do I have a career? I think it’s a huge word, maybe more approachable to fucking Metallica!”.

What do you enjoy outside of music?


Fabio “Myself!”.

DISCOGRAPHY
Bisbetical (1999)
Salvific Of Perhaps Lambent (2010)
Lectern (2014)
Fratricidal Concelebration (2015)
Precept Of Delator (2016)
Deheadment For Betrayal (2018)

LINE UP
Fabio Bava: vocals, bass
Pietro Sabato: guitar
Marco Valentine: drums

INTERNET
www.lectern.rip
www.lectern.bigcartel.com
www.facebook.com/lectern666
www.myspace.com/lecternband
www.youtube.com/lectern
www.reverbnation.com/lectern
www.twitter.com/lectern666
www.soundcloud.com/lectern666
www.last.fm/user/lectern666
www.instagram.com/lectern666

PROFESSIONAL VIDEOCLIPS WITH A PLOT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNGmJ_0qiL0 (Fluent Bilocation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGfHP_q-PZc (Discorporation With Feral)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIkX7oHhua8 (Diptych Of Perked Oblation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK7hmuHpfsI (Palpation Of Sacramentarian)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0rPgkqb4W8 (Precept Of Delator)

LIVESHOWS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9HIMNpafS0&t=6s (European Tour live in Paris in France entire show)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nswtplL3JzA (Pisa in Italy supporting Sepultura and Angra)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TstKdCoqZtg (Niort in France)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9RjxzAmvsc (Niort in France)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjdXvQh8SX4 (Niort in France)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsQ5tlHrLJg (Helsinki in Finland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iRoHoVFfsI (Bozkov in Czech Republic)

TOURED AND PLAYED LIVE WITH
Incantation, Anal Vomit, Avulsed, Goblin, Angra, Sepultura, Archgoat, Mystifier.

BIOGRAPHY
Lectern was formed in 1999 with the intent of playing, old school brutal death metal with satanic lyrics. 


The band comes from Rome, Italy. The inspiration came, within all the bands from United States, especially 


based in Tampa, Florida. As the 90's were ending, and with the them the interest in death metal, Lectern tried since the very beginning of composing the music its member were up to listen to. The first studio effort came out in a bunch of months, with different musicians from many bands involved to that project. Gigs were made, but the interest in labels and promoters, was focused on other genres, and no more on death metal. Fabio Bava remained in the band, trying to recruit new musicians
or sessionmen.


Only in 2008 and then in 2009 the interest in Lectern grew up once again, also with a good live activity. So, in March 2010 the band entered Temple Of Noise studio, for recording Salvific Of Perhaps Lambent printed in Czech Republic by Gz Media. As three members left, in 2010 a new line up was built up again, also for the songwriting of new tracks. One year later, at the end of 2011 all crushed down again, but many concerts were made with other players, to face the duties with venues for commitments already agreed. Enrico Romano joined permanently the band in February 2012, actively participating in the reconstruction, which became effective in 2013 with the recruting of Marco Valentine on the drums, and of Pietro Sabato on the second guitar. After rehearsing, in January 2014 a new self entitled ep of three songs, was issued, and released with a concert in Finland at Helsinki at Prkl Club in February. The songwriting process of songs for a new album is in act, within the live activity. In October the band entered Outer Sound Studios, produced by Giuseppe Orlando for the new album Fratricidal Concelebration printed by Sliptrick Records, and distributed worldwide. At the beginning of January 2015 Enrico Romano and Lectern went parting of the ways, the second guitarist Fabio Mariantoni entered the band in March. In July, Lectern opened for Angra and Sepultura. Fabio Mariantoni left the band in January 2016. Lectern opened for Incantation in April during their European tour, supported by Skinned also from United States. Fabio Mariantoni left the band in January 2016. In April, the band opened for Incantation at Riga, in Latvia, for their European tour. In June was time for a new record, so Lectern hit The Outer Sound Studios. Giuseppe Orlando produced the new album Precept Of Delator which features nine songs of brutal death metal for the Polish label Via Nocturna. September was the month that Gabriele Cruz joined the band on the other guitar role, and Lectern returned as a four elements band.In March 2017 the band partook the Deadly Storm festival in Brazov, in Czech Republic. In May Lectern played at Helsinki Death Fest, in September headlined Rometal. In November, the band entered The Outer Sound Studios for the preproduction of a new album. In December the band opened for supporting Archgoat, and the recording sessions for the new album began. Between January and February 2018, studio sessions were resumed and complete. Deheadment For Betrayal was released in April by Via Nocturna. Lectern embarked for an European tour with Anal Vomit, between June and July. In July Gabriele Cruz left Lectern. In October, Lectern opened in Rome for Spanish death metal gods Avulsed. In November, Lectern opened for Mystifier.
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Gaz Visionz is a writer and Internet Radio DJ with the punk/metal show 'The Wastelands'. He is also a YouTube podcaster/creator, host of Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, co-host of Paradigm Radio with Planet X Films, and a passionate fan of hardcore punk, metal, underground hip hop, movies, science-fiction, comics, and indie film.
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