Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Andrea Verdi of A Crime Called.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
VERDI: A CRIME CALLED is a project that I have been carrying out for several years. The community of musicians in my area was very small–you personally met every musician–forming a band was less difficult than you might think. I am the creator, founding member, and author of the band’s music. I have always made use of the collaboration of excellent musicians from the rock / metal scene of Northern Italy.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
VERDI: Musically I was inspired by the rock of the ‘70s, grunge and nu metal. Usually I am inspired by situations, people, facts of real life; deep and conflicting feelings … in short, many things.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
VERDI: We released a new album, at the end of November 2020, called “A NEW PATH.” 9 songs with 6 videos available. The first and best known single is called “DROWN,” available on all platforms in audio version and on YouTube in video version. “A NEW PATH” is a perfect combination of powerful guitar riffs, samples, synthesizers and orchestrations; very impressive songs in terms of music and lyrics.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
VERDI: Our lives are always very energetic and, from what people say, very engaging. We always try to put body and soul into what we do, leaving nothing to chance. When we play big events before international bands we play for almost an hour non-stop with incredible energy.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
VERDI: Unfortunately, I cannot predict the future, but it is something that I would like very much! I can say that I hope I can continue traveling around this crazy world for as long as possible. This pandemic period has stopped concerts, musicians, and fans. I hope this situation can be unlocked as soon as possible to return to sharing what we all love: music!