By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Inspired by classic rock and cinematic music and described as a “fresh, new progressive metal sound,” Italy-based band Geometry Of Chaos recently released their debut album, highlighted by their singles “Soldiers Of The New World Order,” “Idolatry” and “Joker’s Dance.”
Geometry Of Chaos are guitarist/bassist/writer Fabio La Manna and drummer Davide Cardella.
The Music Bugle had the chance to talk with La Manna about their music and more.
Music Bugle – How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Fabio La Manna – I just keep doing my things and try to live my life complete. We need to be careful and take the right protections with the mask and wash our hands, but most importantly, we don’t have to be scared too much and live in fear. Just be patient and see what happens and keep doing things and stay positive.
Music Bugle – What’s been your biggest challenge lately?
Fabio La Manna – What’s been or what it will be, I really don’t know. This whole life is a challenge everyday. As a musician, my goal is always improvement – to be better than the day before.
Music Bugle – What’s a quote that motivates you to keep doing what you do?
Fabio La Manna – “There is an universe of possibilities.”
Music Bugle – What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
Fabio La Manna – Calm and serenity in private life, some gratification from the work that I’m doing, musically and not musically.
Music Bugle – Where do you go when you feel the need to escape?
Fabio La Manna – I like to walk. I like parks, green spaces and gardens. I like to stay in open spaces more than stay at home. I like traveling when it’s possible.
Music Bugle – What’s the most productive thing you did while in quarantine?
Fabio La Manna – Absolutely, it was dedicated to completing the album. Editing, mixing and mastering was a funny time too. I did this really this year after March. A lot of things happened this year in our lives.
Music Bugle – What’s something you wish happened more in today’s music industry?
Fabio La Manna – Big problem is the money, man. Spotify and the other digital platforms pay very small royalties for the streams you make. Discography is dead in the physical supports, so musicians need to be more rewarded by the streaming. I wish for that.
Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?
Fabio La Manna – I usually listen to very different stuff at the same time, from the most melodic to heavy, I need to change after a bit. I’m not the type of person who likes the same mood and atmosphere for so long, I change moods very often. In these last days, I’m listening to Puscifer’s new album, you know, the electo-rock project of Maynard from Tool. I also listen to an old black metal band Dissection when I’m on that mood and a Swedish rock band called Horisont.
Music Bugle – What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your music career?
Fabio La Manna – Choose very carefully your band mates, collaborators and anyone near your band. Don’t let other people too much space, be sure that you’re doing what you desire.
Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you come from?
Fabio La Manna – For everything, I think we are the best country in the world for artistic and cultural tradition. We had so much genius in our vain. Also, the weather, the food, nature, you know…