We are very happy to announce that Dianoya will
join "New Generation Tour" which will promote Riverside new album.
Together with Jolly (USA) and Riverside (PL) Dianoya will play sixteen concerts
Hello Jan Niedzielski, guitarist from DIANOYA, I’m Jesus from PerfectProg.com, thank so much for your time and
Please talk us about Dianoya’s band name, the meaning.
Dianoya is a philosophical term. It was used by Plato. It
is a type of intellectual and discursive thinking, in
contrast with the immediate apprehension.
2. In the recent years the Polish prog metal scene has
excelled from the rest of the world, bands like Riverside, Disperse, Division
by Zero, Sandstone, Votum, Symphony and of course Dianoya, all you are making
excellent music, why?
Great to hear that J To be honest –
before release of our first album “Obscurity Divine” I didn’t have idea that so called polish prog
is so popular outside our country. And it was really amazing to read those
emails from people all around the world! And what is the reason? Maybe because
there is no space for ambitious music in polish mass media. Even polish death
metal bands like Vader or Behemoth are more popular in U.S. or in Europe than in Poland. Sad but
true. I don’t know what the hell is wrong with polish media but whenever I talk
with some polish musician his aim is to
build his popularity outside our country.
I like so much Dianoya, Obscurity Divine is a masterpiece, you have a unique
style, many and diverse influences, from where comes inspiration?
Thanks. I always say that life is the best inspiration
to create music. Before working on our
first album we didn’t have any idea in what direction we should go. And it was really cool because we didn’t have
any limitations. In that time we knew, that we want to release this album on
our own. We didn’t bother if someone say that some tracks are too long or the
atmosphere is too moody. While working
on that album we were listening to music but It’s really hard to say if there
was one band that gave us inspiration.
Now Lidocaine is your second full length, please tell us about the recording
Main difference about those two albums is that this
time we really knew what we want to achieve.
Before we entered the studio, we’ve made demo in our rehearsal room. We
were recording in two studios: “PROGRESJA STUDIO” with Pawel “Janos” Grabowski
and “SERAKOS STUDIO” with Magda and Robert Srzedniccy. Riverside
has recorded 3 albums in SERAKOS, so we knew, that these people really know how to do their job.
I am very pleased, because in my opinion production on this album is great,
much better than on first album.
Why the name Lidocaine?
Well, a lot of cool things and few
bad things happened after the release of our debut. I do not want
to complain or
anything like that, but there were some mistakes that we
made. Fortunately, we drew conclusions and we focused on making new songs.
There was something wonderful, that no matter what happens next, we’re playing
in our rehearsal room and do our best! Creating music is an antidote to various
problems. On the other hand, we realize that music we make is not easy. If
someone really wants to experience this album, he needs to isolate himself from
outside world for a while. It may be a form of anesthesia.
I love Dreamlack video, magnificent work, there’s some video from Lidocaine?
Yeah, Dreamlack video is very original. Marcin Przymus,
who is director of this clip did really great job. This time we won’t make any
Please say us about Best Wishes song.
“Best Wishes” is track, that we choose to promote
whole album. Every song on this CD is dedicated to real person, that has
appeared in Lopez’ life (he wrote all lyrics on this album). This song is very ironical, lyrics for some
moments are very sharp. On the other hand music is rather calm. I think, it’s
great combination and this track is one of my favourite.
Please tell us about Drum Fest 2012 and the Terry Bozzio / Tony Levin
Wow……!!!! It’s absolutely awesome when you share a
stage with such great musicians! We had only 30 minutes. After our gig we were
chatting for a while with Pat Mastelotto. He was watching our show. We gave him
our CD then we took a photo with Bozzio and that was it. After our show Tony Levin said “Good job” J
Do you have some gigs in the near future?
We plan few gigs in Poland at February 2013 but we
aspire to play outside our country.
Why the nick names Yahoo, Lopez and Paco?
These nick names come from our first names and
surnames. It’s really hard to translate it to English.
Please tell us your favorite bands.
Type O Negative, Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains,
There’s something that you want to share with us?
I hope you like our newest album “Lidocaine” and see
you on our gigs J
so much for your time Jan, it was a great pleasure for us on PerfectProg,
please keep making beautiful music, “BEST WISHES”!!!
– Omertà (2012) – Review by Logan Lee
I have postponed this review on purpose because even though I knew about
it and have listened to it a lot of times I had to see them live at least once
to attach further information (also for my personal pleasure) for you guys. So,
after the review, take a look on the small article about their performance in
Rome on the last June 20th .
Charlie Dominici (Former Dream
Theater) launches a campaign to take his trilogy to the cinema.
Former Dream Theater vocalist Charlie Dominici has launched a Kickstarter
fundraiser campaign to create a movie screenplay adaptation of the O3
Trilogy of his solo conceptual albums released on 2005, 2007 and 2008. To
achieve the purpose of transform this epic progressive metal creation into a
film Dominici counts with the collaboration of screenwriter and author David
Sakmyster, and best-selling international author Steven Savile.
have predicted on my last time reviewing a Suspyre album, this guys from New
Jersey (USA) really have an immense growth potential and this new self-titled
album is the proof of it.
is their first album since co-founder and guitarist Rich Skibinsky left the
band to start a new career path (personally I think a great guitar player such
as Rich will be missed on the prog scenario, but…good luck for him). However,
the new guitar due formed by Andrew Distabile and Gregg Rossetti (is it me or
isn’t NJ populated by Italians surnames?) really managed to keep the level high.
1)Hi there Alberto. Hope you’re
doing all right and it’s a pleasure to interview you. Let’s start with the
obvious questions: How the idea of Lady and the Bass project was born?
I felt the need to try something
completely different and thought that a project focused on voice and bass could
be interesting. Well, as you might have listened, there are other instruments
on the album (electronic drums, keyboards) but the mainstream sound is the Bass
2)Chow did you meet Irene Ermoli
(the “Lady” in the album)? Is she related with con Tommy Ermoli, your colleague
on the band Twinspirits?
On 2004 I’ve joined the progressive rock
band TwinSpirits. Irene, guitar player Tommy Ermolli’s sister, was
participating on the band trials while we were looking for the definitive
singer (we were seeking a male singer). On 2005 I was starting to prepare my first solo
album "Something Different", a very unique album featuring a vast
list of musical styles (pop funky rock fusion). Particularly, I have writen a
track called "BASSex" and I asked Irene to sing it (you may find the
video on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-0P4eKBAHs – PS: The
girl on the video is not Irene but a dancer choosen for the video). Since then
I felt that there was an amazing feeling among us and a few years later we’ve
decided to start the "Lady & THE BASS" adventure together.
& The BASS – Groovy (2012) – Reviewed by Logan Lee
When I got the chance to talk about this album and to
interview Alberto Rigoni I was really thrilled. First because I consider him a
great name of Bass in the entire prog scenario and second because his first two
solo records were quite interesting.