After growing for more than 15 years, Italy’s Embryo has developed into a malicious death metal child, ready to poison Europe on his current tour with Nile and Melechesh. Founded by guitarist Eugenio Sambasile, who invited growler Roberto Pasolini to join after hearing him perform a Kreator cover, the band faced several line-up changes though the years and fought its way through the Italian underground with a rather unique concept – because it’s definitely no classical death metal that keeps the little arms and legs of Embryo moving. With a pinch of metalcore and dominant keyboards, the Italians already delivered three albums and even snuck Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s Francesco Paoli into the studio to record the drum parts on their last self-titled release.
We stopped by in Osnabrück to have a chat with these four unborn creatures to discuss their power of endurance and the follow-up of their last album, that is already in the making and promises to be a concept record about a famous historical figure. Currently, the identity is still a secret, but of course Italy had enough mighty warriors and legendary philosophers to choose from. We also spoke about Embryo‘s lyrical concepts behind songs as „No God Slave“, why they refuse to accept religious influence in politics and society but still enjoy Christmas and and how difficult it is to practice growling and screaming while living in a small apartment. But hey, singing under the shower is widely accepted and no one said that you have to hum Beethoven and therefor Embryo admit the great influence that they drew from classical music and explain why they were never afraid to include keyboards and metalcore aspects in their death inferno – even though the metal scene often showed narrow-minded reactions. And in the end, we couldn’t lead an interview with Italians without speaking about food, so find out about the worst catering experience of the band in the video below:
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