|Interview by Burt Wolf with Luciana Catananti, vocalist for MECHANICAL GOD CREATION.
Interview done March 2nd, 2014.
CAN YOU GIVE SOME OF THE BACKGROUND HISTORY OF MECHANICAL GOD CREATION AND
HOW YOU GUYS FORMED?
The band was born in Autumn 2006 in Milan, Italy with our first guitarist Simo. We met it in a forum after
listening to some songs he composed. I really liked it and asked him if he wanted to do a Death Metal band with
me. Then we started to search the other members.
ANY PREVIOUS BANDS THAT THE MEMBERS WERE IN BEFORE?
We had various bands in the past but MECHANICAL GOD CREATION is definitely the band that brought us to
do something more exiting. I played in a band called ART OF MUTILATION when I lived in the U.K.
WHY WAS THE NAME MECHANICAL GOD CREATION CHOSEN AS THE BANDS NAME?
Our name comes from the research of a mutual originator origin that doesn't necessarily have to be divine, but that
is something that associates us with our time.
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE THE STYLE AND SOUND OF MECHANICAL GOD CREATION?
We did a technical Death Metal style for our second album but we are trying to do something different with the
new member, something more emotional mixing old and new Death Metal.
WHO OR WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR INFLUENCES IN MUSIC AND IN LIFE IN GENERAL?
My influences are MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE & DEICIDE.
I ONLY HAVE YOUR RELEASE "CELL XIII" THAT
CAME OUT BACK IN 2010. HOW WELL WAS THE
ALBUM RECEIVED IN THE UNDERGROUND SCENE?
The reaction of the crowd was very good even if we received
negative criticism that helped us to improve our musical
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE ALBUM
ARTWORK AND WHO DID IT?
The artwork was realized by Colin Marks is trying to portray
in some photos what we express in the lyrics.
YOU HAVE A NEWER RELEASE ENTITLED
"ARTIFACT OF ANNIHILATION" THAT CAME OUT
LAST YEAR. CAN YOU GIVE US SOME
INFORMATION ON THIS RELEASE? HOW HAS THE
RESPONSE BEEN FOR IT SO FAR?
The response was very good especially in Japan where the
album was promoted by our Japanese record label.
WHAT IS SOME OF THE LYRICAL CONTENT OF
Our lyrics reflect the daily reality and the problems we all face
in the time we’re living that is so full of very important and
sudden changes from the cultural, political and technological
point of view.
WHO WRITES THE MAJORITY OF YOUR MUSIC OR IS IT A WHOLE BAND COLLABORATION?
We all work on the music and I write the lyrics now. Very good collaboration between us.
YOU RECENTLY GOT SOME NEW BAND MEMBERS IN THE BAND. CAN YOU TELL US WHO THEY
ARE AND HOW YOU GOT HOOKED UP TOGETHER?
It has not been difficult for me to find new members more serious than the last ones, we are friends and this is the
most beautiful thing that could ever happen in this band. I have found good musicians that want to do a lot of
things and not just talk and judge all the times all the other members.
YOU ARE THE VOCALIST IN THE BAND, BUT DO PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS AS WELL?
I play piano too, for years I stopped to play it but I think I did a big error because it is very cool and it makes me
HOW DO YOU FEEL THE BAND HAS PROGRESSED FROM YOUR FIRST RELEASE "...AND THE
BATTLE BECOMES WAR" TO YOUR NEWEST RELEASE "ARTIFACT OF ANNIHILATION?
We have progressed a lot and I think that bands have to experiment all the time to find out their style.
DO YOU FEEL THAT THE NEW BAND MEMBERS HAVE ADDED TO THIS PROGRESSION?
Of course, the new members are what MECHANICAL GOD CREATION needs, a solid unity.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW MATERIAL IN THE WORKS?
Yes we are preparing an EP that will be ready before this summer and after that the new album. I love the music
we are doing more then the past songs. I think I found my real direction.
BOTH OF YOU'RE RELEASES WERE PUT OUT BY WORM HOLE DEATH RECORDS. HOW DID
YOU GET HOOKED UP WITH THEM? HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING WITH THEM?
They found us on the Internet, after listening to our first songs. They always supported us and I thank them for
what they did for me . When I had problems with the old members they did their best to leave the band to me
because they always believed in what I always did for this project more then the other members.
WILL THEY BE PUTTING OUT YOUR NEXT RELEASE AS WELL?
Yes we are still working with them.
DOES MECHANICAL GOD CREATION PLAY SHOWS OUT A LOT?
We had received a lot of requests for shows this year but we are preparing for a big show that I can’t formalize
YOU'VE PLAYED SOME BIG FESTIVALS WITH SOME BIG NAME BANDS. WHO ARE SOME OF
THE BANDS YOU'VE PLAYED WITH AT WHICH FESTIVALS?
We played in big festival with bands like OZZY, KORN, MEGADETH, GRAVEWORM, MESHUGGAH,
AMON AMARTH, etc.
YOU PLAYED THE METALCAMP FESTIVAL IN SLOVENIA, WHICH LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES,
WOULD BE A DREAM TO GO TO. WHAT WAS THE FESTIVAL LIKE. WAS IT AS MUCH FUN AS IT
WOULD SEEM TO BE?
Very nice festival in the midst of nature, not so big like Wacken but I liked it a lot.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE SOME OF THE
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT LIFE IN YOUR
COUNTRY OF ITALY?
Italy is a beautiful country but there are a lot of things
that could change in a political and social way.
WHO DO YOU FEEL ARE SOME OF THE
BETTER BANDS & LABELS FROM ITALY?
I don’t know much labels in Italy that I can suggest. I
know bands that went out recently as FLESHGOD
APOCALYPSE. They are doing a lot but I don’t like
them, too much orchestrations in my opinion. But I am
happy for them.
ARE YOU INTO ANY OTHER STYLES OF
MUSIC BESIDES WHAT YOU PLAY?
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BANDS YOU HAVE
CURRENTLY BEEN LISTENING TO?
I listen also other bands that are not Metal like David
Bowie, Adele, COLDPLAY, Amy Whinehouse, etc.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST ALBUM YOU
I think a METALLICA album.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST CONCERT YOU WENT
MARILYN MANSON, a great show and he is a good
front man. I don’t like them anymore.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU'D THINK PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOU?
Don’t know…maybe that I am a good girl!
SINCE THIS IS ALSO A HORROR WEBZINE, WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE HORROR
I love Horror movies especially with Zombies or Exorcisms. My favourite one is DAWN OF THE DEAD.
WHAT DO THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND DO WHEN NOT DOING ANY WORK FOR THE BAND?
JOBS, HOBBIES, OTHER BANDS, ETC?
We all have another job and only the drummer has about 3 other bands.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM MECHANICAL GOD CREATION NEXT?
You will expect a lot of things from MECHANICAL GOD CREATION, a new cool album and some great
WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE ANSWERING THIS INTERVIEW?
I went out to eat a hamburger after 4 days at home with the flu.
WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW THAT IT'S OVER?
I will go to play Playstation 3, I need to finish again RESIDENT EVIL 6.
THANX A LOT FOR ANSWERING THIS INTERVIEW. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD ANYTHING
YOU'D LIKE TO CLOSE OUT.
Thanks to you for the interest in our band. Hope one day to play over there and meet you for a beer! Ciao!