interview with DyNAbyte

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What´s the name of your band? JOHN: DyNAbyte, that's the mix of the words dynamite + DNA + byte.

How was the band formed? J: The project started in 1998, when LJ Dusk (guitar and programming) and I (bass) wanted to experiment something new. In 2003 Cadaveria (voice) joined the band and our sound took shape.

Can you tell about your band? J: We play industrial metal, with electronic drums, low-pitch guitars and female scream/growl/clean voice.

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? J: We're all from italy, we live in two different cities: LJ Dusk and I are from Genoa, Cadaveria is from Turin. Lj Dusk is the mail responsible of composing music and programming, Cadaveria writes the lyrics and I am involved mainly in post-production.

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? J: Experiment. We wanted to play something different from the others. In those days (it was 1998) there were few industrial metal bands.

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? J: Imagine something like Rammstein with Fear Factory guitars and female voice.

Where was your first gig? J: In a small club in Genoa (Italy). We played so loud that we blew the audio system!

Where was the latest gig? J: Our last gig was in Tilburg (Netherlands). We are more a studio band than a live bands, but maybe in future we will play again on stage.

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? J: LJ Dusk is the music composer, while Cadaveria writes the lyrics.

Who has the best since of humor in the band? J: Lj Dusk definitively!

What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? J: To be more specific I could say industrial/thrash metal.

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? J: After listening to "Remanufacture" by Fear Factory and the first two albums from Rammstein, we had a kind of epiphany... the songs talk about personal experience of various life perspectives.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? J: We covered Led Zeppelin "Immigrant song" in our first album, then we play only our own material.

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? J: We released two albbums so far. The first is "Extreme mental Piercing", released in 2004 and available for free through our website www.dynabyte.it

In 2010 we released "2KX" through Wormholedeath.

Do you have any clips on YouTube? J: Yes of course, you can check them our our channel http://www.youtube.com/user/DyNAbyteOfficial

How old are you?/What got you started in music? J: we are old enough to still doing what we do ;)

As far as I'm concerned, I begin playing when I was a child, after listening to some old jazz albums.

At what age did you start playing? J: More or less at 9 or 10, I don't remember.

How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? J: I was 15, and I got so drunk that I don't remember a single second.

What year was the band started? J: DyNAbyte started in 1998, after few demos we released our first album only in 2004.

Best/worst gig you've played? J: Best: Rosendaal (Netherland), worst: once in Genoa when the electronic drum failed!

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? J: None for now.

Where have you played from then till now? J: Mainly in our city, Genoa, and in Holland.

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? J: The best show I've seen was ZZ Top.

Is it always the same songs live? J: usually we pick a playlist and we keep it, but maybe in future we'll change it.

What has been the best/most promising gig so far? J: We don't expect nothing from playing a gig, except for entertain the audience.

Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? J: Not yet.

How big crowds do you usually play for? J: It depends on the venue, the day of the week, etc... we played in front of 20 people and even in front of 100...

What are the plans for the rest of the year? J: Cadaveria and I are engaged in the band CADAVERIA also, and we are releasing a new album.

Where do you usually play? J: Everywhere there's a stage!

How do you get psyched up for a gig? J: After so many years I don't need any kind of preparation, I'm used to staying on a stage.

What are your goals with your music? J: Have fun and give fun!

When did you decide to go all in for the music? J: The first time a picked an instrument.

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? J: Both, personally I get inspiration just from good songs, be they new or old.

What are your sources of inspiration? J: Every single moment of our life can be a source of inspiration, we don't have a specific one.

What's the first step when making a new song? J: A nice chorus, or a good guitar riffing.

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? J: I see that people that like our music buy our album directly from us, through our web-shop www.dynabyte.it, and they buy CDs when we play live, so I think it's a problem only for the majors.

What would be your dreams for the band? J: Playing in front of a large audience on a big stage with nice special fxs... unfortunately it would be too much expansive for us!

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? J: Personally, I like hard rock and heavy metal from the 70s.

What do you hold most dear? J: My instruments.

What would be your greatest fears for the future? J: Deafness definitively

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? J: When I'm on stage I can only think about playing, I've never thought about something bad that could happen...

What songs and what years were they released? J: In 2004 we released "EXtreme mental Piercing" and in 2010 we released "2KX" by Wormholedeath.

Have you been part of any other projects? J: LJ Dusk is involved only in DyNAbyte. Cadaveria played with Opera IX in the 90s and now she leads the band CADAVERIA. I played with Necrodeath from 1998 to 2008, With Raza de Odio from 2002 to 2011, I'm still in the band CADAVERIA and I have another band, Killers Lodge.

What do you work with outside of the band and the music? J: We all have our own job to pay the bills.

What would you do if there was no music? J: I can't imagine a world without music.

How important are your fans? J: It's the only important thing, without them it would be useless to play music and release albums.

What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? J: Once they gave us presents: 5 coffee-cups customized with the band logo and our pictures!

How often do you rehearse? J: Few times all together, sometimes by my own.

Where do you rehearse? J: In the rehearsal room!!!

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? J: "Equilibrium" and "In another context".

What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? J: As I stated above, ZZ Top!

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? J: I never tried to make a living on my music, and I'm not sure I want it, I don't want to ruin everything because I'm forced to do it.

Do you have any webpages? J: We have an official web page with e-shop: www.dynabyte.it and we are also on Facebook and other major social networks.

Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? J: I'm not wise so it's better not to give advices...

Describe your show, visually and musically J: A loud storm of lights and sounds.

How do you view the musicindurty of today? J: Pathetic.

What advice would you like to give other bands? J: Focus on making good songs, then think about technical aspects of the matter.

What are the biggest obstacles for a band? J: Money! Instruments and production costs a lot of fucking money.

What is best/worst with playing the clubs? J: Best: you have direct and close contact with audience. Worst: usually they have ppor audio system.

Tell us about upcomming gigs and why we should be at them? J: No planned gig at the moment!

How would you describe your sound in one sentence J: Claustrophobic industrial thrash metal.

What is your favorite crappy instrument? J: hand clap.

What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? J: We never had one.

Whats your Pre-show ritual? J: Check instruments and watch the audience from back stage, to get used to the situation.

Do you have anything to add?J: Thank you for the interview and to your readers for taking the time to read it. Don't forget to get in touch with us through facebook http://www.facebook.com/dynabyte or our official website www.dynabyte.it !!!

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