Stealth – Interview

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

PD: What type of artist are you?

IVAN: Stealth is a metal band based in Corridonia, Marche, Italy.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

IVAN: Me (vocalist) and Daniele (bassist), we found the band in 1997. Lorenzo (guitarist) joined us the following year while Michele (drummer) joined the band 6 years ago. We released several albums, EPs and singles, and performed all over Italy and many European countries like Croatia, Latvia, Switzerland,Ukraine and many more.


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

IVAN: I would say Metallica, Iron Maiden and Fear Factory as bands that influenced us a lot during the last decade. But we have obviously been inspired by all the metal and hard rock bands of the 90s and the first decade of 2000s. Also I’d say that we constantly take inspiration from all the underground bands we play with in festivals and venues. About the non-musical influences I love reading about astronomy and history and I am pretty sure they will be my source of inspiration for my future lyrics.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

IVAN: We love making music and this is our first goal. One of our dream would be touring with one of the famous band I cited before.


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

IVAN: I am the main songwriter and author of the band but also the other members contribute a lot in the songwriting. For example Lorenzo composed most of our latest single while Daniele is actively taking part in the band’s upcoming music compositions. We love writing concept projects. For example our last album Fight For Your Faith (2014) was a war themed album while our new single is more focused on world’s current social and political themes.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

IVAN: We have a collaboration with Rogue PR. Andrew is a very good guy and he’s helping us a lot in the promotion of our new single that we recently released. A part of this, we obviously promote the band and shows via our socials and official website.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

IVAN: I think it is inevitable today but I like thinking that there are people like me who love buying a CD or vinyl of their favourite artist


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

IVAN: 46 & 2 of Tool. That song is amazing both from the point of view of music and lyric composition. But I’d gladly written a lot of other well known metal songs.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

IVAN:  One thing I can’t stand is hypocrisy.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

IVAN: I have had a lot of them with the band. I remember our first gig abroad, in Croatia 15 years ago or our Latvian or Ukrainian tour at the end of the 10s. And I don’t forget our incredible UK tour in 2017. London gigs left us with something special.


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

IVAN: We just released a new single called ‘The Fake New(s) World’ and we are ready to play some gig soon.  About new projects, I can say that we are preparing some new songs . We are about to start recording them and they should be released by the end of this year.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

IVAN: All our songs are free streaming on our official website and socials and available worldwide as digital download and streaming via all major stores.  (official website)

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