REVOLTONS – Interview
Interview with Alex Corona (Guitars) OF REVOLTONS and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views ()http://petesrocknewsandviews.com
PD: What type of artist are you?
AC: Alex. I’m an artist that put art in front of everything! No businnes calculations or compromises! I listen and take inspiration to every kind of music and art in general!
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
AC: Alex. I began to play piano and guitar in 1989 at the age og 12. I established REVOLTONS in 1990 and the debut show was sept.15th 1991. We were a cover band in the beginning. In 2000 the first demo was released. After that we made another demo and 5 albums. I’m the only founding member still in the band!
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
AC: Alex. Our main influences inside the band are Iron maiden, Helloween, Dream Theater, Metallica and Megadeth. We are a perfect mix of this great bands but we take inspiration to every kind of music, including dark and some pop music.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
AC: Alex. Our dreams and goals are going on to do what we do now, making records and touring as much as we can, hoping to get better every day!
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
AC: Alex. I’m the main composer in the band but sometimes the other guys help me! Our last record, UNDERWATER BELLS pt 2: October 9th 1963. Act 1, is about the VAJONT DISASTER happened oct 9th 1963 where 2500 people were killed by a wall of water! In the other works we wrote about life experiences, books and movies! We don’t like superficial lyrics!
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
AC: Alex. We are working with the great MARKUS ECK of Metalmessage that is doing a great job with us and with our label, Sleaszy Rider, too. For the shows we work with Orion Music Agency! A tour is due when this crazy Coronavirus period will be over.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
AC: Alex. I think it ruined everything. Bands lose money and people has billions of discographies without knowing anything about bands. All this possibilities sometimes lead to superficial listening and bands that create masterpieces sometimes are left in the general indifference. When downloading was not possible everything was more real and all the great music was on the edge!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
AC: Alex. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This is the best Iron Maiden song to me! It is the perfectionPETER: a perfect balance of every element a metal song should have! The lyrics of S.T. Coleridge are perfectly represented by the sound and the atmosphere it creates!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
AC: Alex. I don’t have any! I’m never at home hahha. I don’t really have any time for pet peeves even if I love my friends ones!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
AC: Alex. Being able to release our last record. I had it in mind for 20 years man! I always had in mind my concept album! I’m in love with Seventh son of a seventh son and Operation Mindcrime that really influenced my work! I’m really proud with the result.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
AC: Alex. We are into the promotional moment and we are focused on that even if some ideas for the Act 2 of the concept are already in my mind!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
AC: Alex. You can buy our stuff on all digital platforms and via Sleazy Rider Records!