CASAGRANDE – Interview

CASAGRANDE – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (


PD: What type of artist are you?

C: Neutral. I mean I don’t belong to a current of thought.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

C: I began to play musical instruments at secondary school. At the age of 15 the guitar seriously. Up to 30 I tried to play professionally then I gave up, but after a break of 10 years, I returned to try.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

C: My favorite bands were Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth. It’s a lot of time I don’t listen to metal daily even if I see many videos on YouTube. I could mention David Icke, just to clarify my world’s view.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

C: Due to the current situation, my dream is to return to the pre-covid19 condition. I am not that young and I wish to travel again. I would have had to pay a visit to the San Francisco Bay area the past September.

Musically speaking I wish to release another full length before to die.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

C: Lyrics are 100% mine. Music also, but some songs were initially composed in bands I played with and some riffs may have been conceived from other people’s ideas.
I always tried to convey a positive message through my music, playing a mixture of old school thrash metal and other genres, the goal should have been of sound very strong without being classified as a metalhead necessarily.

Frankly speaking. I got nothing against who likes to be labeled as “dark” or “trapper” or whatever…this is simply not for me…


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

C: I am in the “Angels PR” rooster actually, but I used smaller on-demand services in the past like Facebook ads for example… I don’t play live at the moment.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

C: Well, there’s nothing wrong about it, it has been natural progress in the music industry. Piracy has always existed, even without it.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

C: Yesterday by Paul Mc Cartney (he’s the author, right?), so I’d be a billionaire now and would not have to work for a living.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

C: Firstly, rude customers at work and the small spaces you have to share with other people to live in London…


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

C: I think it’s now, as for the first time I have been involved in something serious.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

C: I am editing a lyric video for the only italian sang track of the album and already recorded some new stuff…


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.

C: I wish to be able to answer soon.

Band/Artist location – London England
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