Summon: How did the band get started?
Ade: The band was born in the beginning of 2014. Me and my brother, Judah, has a band for 11 years, splitting off for many reason. When we managed to build up a new project, and start searching for a bass player, my brother bring E.J. in. Everything has been so natural, so easy, and we began instead to write and play new songs.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Judah: By me, we play a sort of Thrash Punk in vein of bands like Warfare, Motorhead, Venom, but many people who saw us live, or listened the CD, told us we have a Black’n’ Roll attitude, some one else we play a kind of Old School Thrash.. . To me it doesn’t matter give a name to what we play, we just do it, we like it, fuck the rest.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Ade: We are just at the beginning, you know. There’s a bunch of rockers/metal-head that like us here, come at the live gigs, wear our t-shirt and sing the chorus, and we are really proud of it.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Ade: I still don’t know. We was talking about that, and everybody told something. Then this name came out from me, and it was like “Wow, it sound right for us! It fits perfectly who we are!” The name Devil’s Disciples, it represent us really well. The Devil, for the monotheistic church is the adversary, the enemy. And, yes, we are adversary of that way of imprisoning human mind, soul and reasoning in chain of of lies and bullshit and hypocrites minister of god.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Ade: Well, there E.J., he is 23 years old, he come from the punk scene, he played bass in three punk bands, he loves Motorhead vibe, and background vocals. Judah, my brother, at the drums, he is the one who mainly run our facebook page, and sales the merchandise of the band. Me, Ade, I play guitar, I sing, and I take care of the scenic design, outfits, and aesthetic aspect of the whole thing.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Ade: The music is written in rehearsal room. I bring in my concept, and we put it on the grind. So, together, we put our efforts, ideas in, and the song is born. It’s a quite easy process, cause we are compatible with each other musical taste. The lyrics is written by myself only.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Ade: The concept of the lyrics is something inner. I let my mind run loose, without searching something in particular. I have not the struggle to write a song. Then, something come, it whisper a line, a concept, some words, and I begin to follow that trace, expounding it, till I think I reached the point. Then I write the lyrics, with metrics rule and rhymes. Sometimes it happen that I have an idea in mind, start writing, and break out with something completely different, but it sound fuckin good. That’s okay, but, who writes really that words? Eh ehe, creepy and disquieting if you think about that.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Ade: I like the whole aspect of Occultism. Crowley is one of my favorite, but there are so many interesting points of view, and I am really curious. The thing about Satanism is complex. There are many way to perceive it. I personally not believe in Satan, as I don’t believe in God. They are the same effects of the monotheistic spiritual view, you know, wrong and right, black and white, heaven and hell. I am more into pre-Christian heathen spirituality. The fun part, it’s that, if I don’t believe in Satan, the church state that I do, cause pagans gods are considered devils and demons by them. So fuck it! I am a Devil worshiper after all! Ahahaha!!!
Judah: I have a personal view of satanism. I don’t believe it does exist a devil with horns, tail and fork, but I am closest to the conception of Lavey than the hypocrite catholic church.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Ade: One, our first one, recorded in two days in the Animal House Studio in our town, Ferrara, here in Italy. It is available for free at our facebook page and our own youtube channel.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Ade: Well, nr 1 Church Burner is a Motorcharged evil possessed boogie, with a punk vibe; 2, Rotten, is simple, raw and loud, and it’s about the mask everyone wear to hide the rotten behind; nr3, Worshipers of the dying whore, is the only slow song of the batch, featuring Marco “Lo Spezz” Pazzini of the bands Tarchon Fist and Relic; nr 4 Lucifer, talk about Lucifer and Prometeus, so similar in myths in their story; nr 5, School of the Devil, really classic metal, about the scholomance, the school of the pagan priest of the ancient time, demonized by the Christians; nr 6, The devil ain’t dwells in hell, is an acoustic track, guitar, voice and stop; nr 7 Edge of insanity, a kick in the ass; and nr 8, See you in hell, the last one, a speed motorheadesque finale.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Ade: Nope. We are focused on this band.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Ade: I was grown up with hard rock of the 70’s, plus some classic metal act of the 80’s, a lot of blues and 60’s rock, and a little of thrash metal.
Judah: I begun with 70’s hard rock and blues who my brother was listening, then Motorhead, the punk of The Misfits and Ramones, but it was when I discovered the extreme metal of Venom and Slayer that I saw the light!
Summon: Which current bands?
Ade: Motorhead, Venom, M-Pire of Evil, W.A.S.P., Slayer, Judas Priest, Manowar…
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Ade: We are loud, with high volume, fast and raw. We don’t give a damn to be fancy, we wanna just kick in ass, and captivate the audience the most we can, singing the chorus, baptizing them in blood… we are dressed up, with make up and clothes inspired by voodoo culture (me), black metal witchery iconography (Judah), punk horror rock (E.J.)
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Ade: Not yet.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Ade: We play usually in club, with little crowd, from50 to 200 people.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Ade: Well, there are always someone who act as “Who the fuck are these freaks?” you know.. ah ah, but it is okay. The grand part of the audience appreciate our show.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Judah: I, personally like much more the American death metal than European one, too much influenced by others sound, but a few exception as Entombed and Dismember… I love the cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Possessed and the first Morbid Angel, and obviously Death! Bands as nowadays Soilwork or In Flames, they got a too modern sound to me. A great studio sound, but less violent and brutal impact, like the old days. I don’t follow the nowadays black metal scene, I keep on listening my old Venom, Bathory, Cradle of Filth, Marduk and Dark Funeral’s Vinyl.
Ade: I like a little bit of death and black act, to be honest. There are some good old bite, as Deceased and Acheron you know., plus Death of course and Enfuneration, but I’m not a big fan of that scene.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Ade: In Europe I like Dismember and Entombed, Amon Amarth, Korpiklaani, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Ade: Honestly, no one.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Ade: We are already doing it. A new song is already done, new ones will come to light in the next weeks.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Ade: Well, I’ll answer to this question with the immortal lines of the mighty Ramones “Today your love, tomorrow the world!”
Thanks for the chance of this interview to you and all the staff. See you in hell!
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