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Doctor Cyclops interview with Christian Draghi

Locked into a solid 70’s groove with healthy doses of jazz, 80’s metal, blues and prog, Doctor Cyclops add just enough of their own contemporary flavor to the vintage sound to build an unholy beast all their own.  Deranged Sabbath worship, gnarly distorted guitars croaking and belching above swirling muted synth and organ sections, floating in the ether between the thundering of the bass and rattle of the machine gun precision drums, Doctor Cyclops are capable of meating out masterful doses of equal parts jazz, funk and metal all at the same time, tunes turning on themselves like cannibalistic snakes devouring their own tales.  There’s a proud, majestic rabble to the music all their own, a self-confidence and intelligence that can’t be learned or taught, that has to be innate and intuitive.  While there might be a lot going on in the music as far as influences go, the band is a single-minded unit, operating in tandem through seamless genre changes, breaks, tempo changes and seemingly effortless pitfall stops.  Joining forces with the world-famous World In Sound Records Doctor Cyclops has released two full-length nuggets of amazing on the world in the form of 2012’s Borgofondo and 2014’s Oscuropasso, the latter being one of the coolest albums I’ve heard in a good while simultaneously summoning equal parts Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Dust.  With so many people obsessed with sounding like they just fell out of 1969 it’s refreshing to hear a band that truly takes whatever they want from the bountiful musical heritage that we’ve collectively inherited and move on, make something interesting, unique and completely their own.  Doctor Cyclops sounds free.  Free from classification, free from genres and labels, free to do what they do best, make good music.  Time will tell where the band’s headed from here but after the release of their latest album, the aforementioned Occuropasso, singer, guitarist and founding member Christian Draghi took time out after a bought of recent tours and frenzied promotion of the album to walk us through what’s happened thus far and what he’d like to see happen for Doctor Cyclops in future.  There’s not a lot left to say other than, dig in and enjoy!
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What is Doctor Cyclops’ lineup right now?  I know you all have been around for a few years, is this the original lineup or have there been any changes since Doctor Cyclops started?

It’s currently me on vocal and guitar, Francesco Filippini on bass and Alessandro Dallera on drums.  Francesco and I are former members, and we never changed ourselves!  Alessandro joined in 2010, before we had a couple of different drummers.

Are any of you in any other bands at this point?  I love playing musical connect the dots and trying to figure out what other bands people are in; on the other hand, nothing beats a little cheating from time to time ha-ha!  Have any of you released any music with anyone else in the past and if so, can you tell us a little bit about that?

I played here and there, joined different projects, but nothing serious.  I played in a Beatle’s cover band and a Pearl Jam tribute…  But that’s over now.  I’d like to put together a band and play just the covers from the heavy rock bands I love like Cream, Dust, Firebird, Captain Beyond and so on…  It’s just an idea, but it would be cool to do it even just to relax and have fun.

Where are you originally from?

My family comes from Bosmenso, a little village in the middle of the Appennino Mountain in northern Italy.  I currently live in Voghera, a small town nearby, about 50 kilometers south of Milan.  Francesco is from Varzi, near Bosmenso, and Alessandro’s from a town called Sannazzaro De’Burgondi.

© Luca Chinaglia

What was the local music scene like there when you were growing up?  Did you see a lot of shows or do feel like the local scene played an important part in shaping your musical tastes or the way you play today?

Not really.  I developed my tastes all alone in my room, I’d say…  Nobody was really playing the kind of music I’m playing now when I was a kid.  I remember there were lots of punk rock Ramones-inspired, or heavy metal bands at times, but no seventies stuff.  And moreover, we come from a little town, so there was no big scene there.

What about your home?  Was it very musical when you were younger?  Were either your parents or any of your relatives extremely involved and or interested in music?

My father’s a professional musician, and he was a rocker in the seventies…  My grandparents always loved traditional folk music, so you could say my family transmitted this passion to me.  It’s been in my DNA since my birth.

What was your first real exposure to music?

I guess when I was a child, listening to the signature songs of cartoons…

If you had to pick a single defining moment of music in your life, a moment that changed everything and opened your eyes to the infinite possibilities of music, what would it be?

I’d say it happened in Travo, a little town near Piacenza, in 2005.  There was a summer open air festival, and I saw Firebird, Bell Steer’s blues driven project (RIP) there.  It was like seeing the light.  We were thinking about starting the band at that time, and seeing those three guys, the lineup was Bill Steer on guitars and vocals, Al Steer on bass and Ludwig Witt on drum set that point, convinced us to play as a trio.  I just said, “I want to be like that guy”, because they were playing great music but they also made it look like it was pretty simple, natural.  I didn’t even know that Bill was a death metal hero at the time.

When and why did you decide that you wanted to start writing and performing your own music?

Personally, I started writing songs with a school mate at the age of sixteen or seventeen, but it was completely different music, more like pop rock or something like that.  With Doctor Cyclops, actually it was just me and Francesco taping stuff in a home made studio.  That was around 2002, I guess.  But even in that case, it was really different music.  Melodic stuff in the beginning and then some grunge-influenced rock, especially in the Screaming Trees style, you know, Mark Lanegan’s first band.  We wrote the earliest Doctor Cyclops stuff in 2006, I guess.  We became a trio in 2007.

What was your first instrument?  When and how did you get that?

Four years old, maybe five…  My dad bought me a little drum kit because I liked to beat things hard with sticks or knifes, or forks.  It worked for a while, until my tastes changed.  When I was twelve I started singing just for fun and at 15 I started playing guitar.

When and how did you all originally meet?

Francesco and I have known each other since we were children.  We grew up in the same village, Bosmenso, where our parents were from, so it’s been a long time.  With Alessandro we met in 2010.  Francesco brought him into the band.  We were looking for a steady drummer after the first one left, and we looked in the local music school, just asking for references of guys who were taking lessons.  I remember that the first time we met was at a rock pub in my hometown.  I was jamming with other guys and Ale came in with Francesco.  I remember that Fra said, “He’s Alessandro, he plays drums”.  And I said, “Ah, ok.  Hello”.  And I went back on stage jamming, ignoring him, I guess!  Just a few months ago he confessed me that I really pissed him off that night, as he found me really unpleasant.  I said, “It’s ok mate, you know, I thought you were a jerk!”  Now we’re like brothers!

What led to the formation of Doctor Cyclops and when was that?

As I told you before, Francesco and I started writing music together more than ten years ago, just for fun, without any serious goal.  We changed our tastes quite frequently in the beginning, the good thing is that we were completing each other, and even the first song we wrote was interesting; at least for us!  We had fun writing songs and recording them at my house, just the two of us in my father’s home-recording studio.  The Doctor Cyclops project took shape around 2005 or 2006 I guess, even if in the beginning it was a completely different thing and more grunge rock orientated; until Cathedral and Firebird!

I love the name it has a real old school psychedelic feeling to it but for the life of me I can’t really place it, it feels like I’m missing an inside joke or something.  What does the name Doctor Cyclops mean or refer to?  Who came up with it and how did you go about choosing it?

The band name came about through a phone conversation between me and Francesco.  We were discussing some possible names and agreed that Cyclops was perfect.  It had a good rolling sound, and an evocative meaning, as the mythological figure of a Cyclops brings to mind loneliness, majesty and freakishness.  At the time Francesco was getting his degree, so we simply thought that the Cyclops could be a doctor.  It came like a joke.  Then we Googled it and found out about the 40’s movie, which was a freaky one, to say the least!  A perfect coincidence…  More like a sign, I guess!

Is there any shared creed, code, ideal or mantra that the band shares or lives by?

As far as I know there’s not, except for playing good music and doing it well!

Where is Doctor Cyclops located these days? 

Hometowns…  Voghera, Bosmenso, Sannazzaro.

Are you all very involved in the local music scene where you’re at?  Do you book or attend a lot of local shows?

The local scene’s pretty non-existent at the moment.  There are lots of friends and local supporter who comes to our concerts, but it’s not a real scene in the true sense of the word.  We come from a small town.  Most of the people who play do it in cover bands and stuff like that.  I started One Eyed Promotions, my own sort of booking agency, a few months ago, to try and help other bands out.  I’d like to do as many underground concerts as possible, but the audience’s response isn’t always positive all the time…  I mean, lots of bands play in our area, from Firebird to The Grand Astoria, Samavayo, Simeon Soul Charger, Zippo, The Black Explosion’s playing in a few days, but it’s always a gamble if people will come or not.  The underground scene’s too weak here.

Do you help to record and or release any local music?  If so, can you talk briefly about that?

Record and release?  No, that would be too big of an effort right now to commit to such a thing.

Do you feel like the local music scene where you’re at these days has played a large or important role in the history and evolution of Doctor Cyclops or in the way that you all sound?  Or do you think you all could be doing what you’re doing and sound like you do regardless of your location, setting and surroundings?

As I told you, we have almost no connection with our local “scene”, if there is any.  I guess actually we’re the only heavy seventies band in our area, so…  We come from a little village where typically music is made with an accordion and piffero, I don’t know what you call it - maybe a penny-whistle?  They’ve never seen a Gibson guitar there I bet!  And also the city of Voghera and the surrounding areas are kinda dead at the moment, even if there are lots of guys playing.  My project with One Eyed Promotions would be changing this attitude and helping out connections, but it’s hard to deal with people’s mindset you know.  Maybe there are lots of bands, but on Friday/Saturday night they prefer to go out with their girlfriends to the trendy places, or are with friends who don’t wanna spend the night listening to a concert, lord knows.  It’s a basic cultural problem.

I feel like I’m selling a band short when I’ve got a forum like this and don’t allow them a chance to describe their sound in their own words.  How would you describe Doctor Cyclops’ sound to our readers who might not have heard you before?

Rough and rotten…  High volume, tubes screaming and really heavy bass with a drum beating like hell.

While we’re talking so music about the background and history of the band, who would you cite as your major musical influences?  I can hear a lot of different stuff kicking around in Doctor Cyclops’ music.  What about influences on the band as a whole rather than just individually?

Black Sabbath would be the most obvious thing to say, but seventies underground bands such as Sir Lord Baltimore, Dust, Captain Beyond, Truth and Janey, and early eighties ones like Pentagram and Witchfinder General, played a major role.  We also listen to lots of vintage orientated modern bands.  We owe a lot to people such as Cathedral, Witchcraft, early Spiritual Beggars, Firebird, and Blood Ceremony…  Personally I’m a big Beatles fan and the more blues-orientated guy in the band.  I like classics like Cream, BBA, Blue Oyster Cult, Mountain, Johnny Winter’s style and less classic stuff like Graveyard, Aardvark, Blue Cheer, Leaf Hound and tons of other bands I’m certainly forgetting about right now.

Can you talk a little bit about the songwriting process with Doctor Cyclops?  Is there someone who usually comes to the band with a riff or even more finished idea for a song and works it out with the rest of you, or is there a lot of jamming and free exchange of information amongst you all when you get together to play that you distill into a song from there?

Most of the stuff comes from riffs or pieces of songs composed by me or Francesco.  Usually, when we have an idea we bring it to the rehearsal room and develop it together.  It’s rare that just one of us come up with an entire song by himself.  We put the riffs together, Alessandro drums on them heavily and we keep working on it until we’re satisfied.  The lyrics come after the instrumental part most of the time.  We have different sources too.  I’m the one with a melodic and bluesy seventies taste, Francesco’s more into the heavier parts, doom, prog, metal style, and Alessandro plays the drum in a seventies way but with a little of an 80’s taste…  Put it together and that’s it!
Francesco:  Well, it’s rare that a song’s born in the rehearsal room.  One of us usually brings an idea in, a riff, or a song structure.  Then we develop it together, as without the alchemy of all our parts it would end up only musically speaking one way, and be boring.

Alessandro:  We have different tastes, but we found our balance.  We’re like a pyramid, you know?

Do you all enjoy recording?  As a musician myself I think that most of us can appreciate the end result.  Holding an album in your hands knowing it’s yours is an amazing thing and really hard to beat.  Getting to that point however, getting stuff recorded and sounding just the way you want, especially as a band, can be like pulling teeth.  What’s it like recording for Doctor Cyclops?

I get what you mean.  Personally, I enjoy recording in a studio, where a guy’s in charge of the technical stuff and I just have to play.  Getting to the final result is always a long and winding road you know, and it’s difficult to reach the goal you had in the beginning.  Sometimes, songs seem to have their own life and they choose a direction by themselves, like children in a way, and you have to follow them and take care of them till they are ready to walk on their own feet…

Do you all utilize studio space when you record or take a more DIY approach to it where you handle things on your own time and turf with your own, or maybe borrowed/rented, equipment?

We made our first demo EP, The Doctor Cyclops, by ourselves.  Then we decided to go to a studio for Borgofondo and Oscuropasso; less complications and a better result.  We’ll see in the future, it’ll depend on how much money we have to invest.

Is there a lot of preparation and time involved in preparation for a recording session for Doctor Cyclops where you all work every little part out and get it sounding just the way you want it?  Or do you all head into the studio with an idea of a song and give it a little bit of room to breathe and very during the recording process?

I’d like to tell you that our recording process is natural, and that we just enter the studio, play and that’s it.  But it’s been exactly the opposite.  We spend a long time preparing the songs, taking care with the details and stuff.  Then we got into the studio and recorded our parts one by one, as that was the approach our studio guy wanted to take.  Our songs are a little bit complicated and we wanted to have them in the best possible shape for the record.  It became tiresome in the end, as we were all really focused on obtaining the best results.  We were satisfied in the end, but in the future we’ll look into a more natural and instinctive process for recordings, and probably a new studio.  We couldn’t do it like this again!

In 2010 you self-released The Doctor Cyclops on CD.  I looked around a little bit about couldn’t find too much information about that release.  Can you share some of your memories of recording that first album?  Was that a fun, pleasurable experience for you all?  When and where was that material recorded?  Who recorded it?  What kind of equipment was used?

With that first EP we just put together almost all the stuff we had recorded at that time.  I guess it was mid 2010.  We recorded our first demo in 2008, and “Night Flyer” and “Eileen O’Flaherty” were on it, along with a couple of covers from Leaf Hound, “Freelance Fiend” and The Ramones “Born To Die In Berlin”.  Later, we recorded early versions of “My Revolution” and “Angel Saviour in the Cannibal House”.  The song “Silver Serpent” was recorded in late 2009, as we had been asked to record a song for the soundtrack to the Italian re-release of a shitty American B-movie movie called, Megiddo: TheOmega Code 2.  We had that tune talking about apocalypse, so we took a chance and put it on a record.  It’s a rarity for Doctor Cyclops’ discography, as you can only find it on the The Doctor Cyclops EP or the CD included with the Italian version of the movie which I think is now out of print, even though it was a 20th Century Fox thing.  About recordings: all of the tracks have been played by our first drummer, except for the live version of “Night Flyer” we put on the end of the EP like a sort of bonus track.  We already had Alessandro then, so we decided to put a little bit of him on the record too.  We recorded the bass and drums in a couple of different studios, as we didn’t have enough equipment to do that by ourselves and then I added vocals and guitars at home.  All the songs except for “Silver Serpent” were mixed by my own good self; it’s more a studio work.

Does any of the material from The Doctor Cyclops overlap with 2012’s Borgofondo on World In Sound?  If so are those the same recordings and or mixes that appeared on The Doctor Cyclops?  How was that album originally distributed?  Was that a limited release, if so how many copies was it limited to?  Do you plan on making that material available in any fashion again in the future or has it’s time come and gone?

The recordings on The Doctor Cyclops were rough, really primitive even though now, with the retro rock-trend also in recordings, they sound a little more interesting.  But when we decided to record Borgofondo we wanted to put those tracks on it with a better suite.  “Night Flyer”, “Eileen O’Flaherty” and “My Revolution” are all on the EP and on Borgofondo but they’re different recordings and mixes with almost same arrangement, as we loved the tunes the way they were, they just needed a smart dress.  We released the EP by ourselves with no label.  We printed 500 CDs, and we still have some…  The only way to get it is at our concerts; we normally give it for free when you buy a record or a t-shirt.  Otherwise you can email us and we’ll send you a copy for, three Euros?  I don’t know, we consider it just a demo-EP.  It will get more valuable if we ever get famous though!

As I mentioned earlier, you followed up The Doctor Cyclops in 2012 with the World In Sound release Borgofondo.  Was the recording of the material for Borgofondo very different than the session(s) for The Doctor Cyclops?  Where was the material for Borgofondo recorded?  Who recorded it?  When was that?  What kind of equipment was used?

As I said before it was a completely different approach.  The Doctor Cyclops was us pretending to be sound engineers.  Borgofondo’s a “real” record.  We did it at the Keep Hold Studio in San Giuliano Vecchio, near the place we live.  We worked with Andrea Fresu, who co-produced it with us and we mixed and mastered it together.  It’s been a team effort.  He’s a really professional guy, with awesome and fucking expensive, equipment.  As far as I know, I recorded my vocals on a Neumann mic from 1978, but he also has lots of good pre-amps and vintage plug-ins.  I really like the groove we sorted out.

You’ve just released your third album, and second for World In Sound, Oscuropasso this month (2014).  Did you try anything radically new or different when it came to the songwriting or recording of the new album?  What can our readers expect from the new album?  When and where was Oscuropasso recorded?  Who recorded it?  What kind of equipment was used?

Oscuropasso was recorded by the same team who worked on Borgofondo; same guy, same studio, same approach.  We choose a different sound, more like early heavy metal style, and the songs are longer and more articulated than the ones on Borgofondo.  You could say that we pushed our songwriting to the limit, but I’m proud that, even if the tunes are really long, like “Rotten Trolls”, which is more like a little suite at sixteen minutes.  You don’t get tired of listening to them, as we put a lot of variety in the structures; progressive school.  The main song’s like a container for the other songs, you know?  So you have more than the just five pieces you can read on the back cover!

World In Sound is one of my favorite labels out there right now!  Not only do they release a ton of awesome classic psych with bonus tracks and junk but they’ve been putting out some killer contemporary stuff.  How did you originally get hooked up with them?  What’s your relationship with World In Sound like?  They’ve released two of your three albums so I assume you all have to get along pretty well.  Do you plan to continue to release music through World In Sound in the future?

We were introduced to the label boss by a common friend who knew him and had listened to us live, as he runs a club.  They liked our music and agreed to release the album.  They appreciated the fact that we have some originality in a way.  We’re not just a common stoner band, or retro rock band.  We have plenty of influences, which make us kinda unusual, even if we are just a heavy rock power trio.  We had a contract including the two releases.  We’ll see what the future will bring now.  We already have material for a new album, but we’ll see what happens when we have recordings in our hands!

Does Doctor Cyclops have any music that we haven’t talked about yet, maybe a song on a comp or a single that I missed?

We have a couple of songs we recorded in the early days of 2005/2006, I guess, just me and Francesco in my little home studio.  The first one, “By Your Side”, was included on a compilation of local artists.  The second one, called “Midnight Mountains”, is still unreleased.  Maybe one day we’ll put it on Facebook or YouTube but it’s a different music style, more influenced by the grunge rock era.

With the release of Oscuropasso this month are there any other releases in the works or on the horizon?

We’re thinking about a new album, but at the moment we’re in the writing process.  Then we’ll look for another studio, or maybe we’ll do it like in the early days, almost homemade.  Lord knows.  We want a different approach, more spontaneous, but we also have to make a record that can compete, at least technically speaking, with the others.

Where’s the best place for our readers to pick up copies of your stuff?  With the completely insane international postage increases the last few years I try and give our readers as many possible options as I can for picking up import releases?

I couldn’t really tell you…  I know we’re on Amazon and so on, but usually I think the best deal would be to buy directly on the label’s site.  I think this is the direct link but if that doesn’t work just look for World In Sound! 

And where’s the best place for people to keep up with the latest news like upcoming shows and album releases from Doctor Cyclops at?

Our website, or our Facebook page which we update almost daily.

Are there any major goals that Doctor Cyclops is looking to accomplish in 2014?

Festivals…  We want to be invited to some.

Do you remember what the first song that Doctor Cyclops played live was?  Where and when would that have been at?

Hmmm….  I wouldn’t bet on this, but maybe it was “Meantime”, a Firebird’s cover.  It would have been 2008, in Varzi, the hometown of our bass player Francesco, in a cinema-theatre.

Do you all spend a lot of time out on the road touring?  What’s life like out on the road for Doctor Cyclops?

We spend all the time that work allows us to spend on the road.  There are no vacations for us, no traditional holidays.  Life on tour’s something you can’t really understand unless you do it…  You sleep just a few hours per night, you drink much than you outta drink, and you meet a lot of people and do almost whatever you feel like doing.   In other words, you taste real freedom.

Who are some of your personal favorite bands that you’ve had a chance to share a bill with so far?

Firebird would have been the first, in 2009.  Then we shared stage with Blood Ceremony in 2011, and again twice last month here in Italy.  Did you know their lead singer Alia recorded a flute part on our first record? 

 © Steffen Freiling

In your dreams, who are you on tour with?

Francesco would say Cathedral!  Personally, I’d love to be on a three bands bill tour: us, plus Firebird, and Blood Ceremony.

Do you have any funny or interesting stories from live shows or performances that you’d like to share here with our readers?

Aaahh, too many…  We’ve had a lot of crazy after show parties I don’t exactly remember, but the fact that my memories of them are pretty confused means that they’ve been really, really nice. 

Do you all give a lot of thought to the visual aspects that represent the band like fliers, posters, artwork and covers?  Is there any artist that you turn to in your times of need when it comes to that kind of thing?  If so, who is that and how did you originally get hooked up with them originally?

Covers are really important for us.  We love both the seventies style, even though it’s pretty much common place now with this retro-rock trend, and the medieval-miniature like style of Dave Patchett, Cathedral’s illustrator.  He’s been an important influence, especially for the Oscuropasso cover, even though Luca Sambuco, the guy who painted it, has his own style.  As far as famous painters go, we can list the name of Hieronymus Bosch for sure.

With all of the various methods of release that are available to artists today I’m always curious why they choose and prefer the various mediums that they do.  Do you have a preferred medium of release for your music?  What about when you’re listening to and or purchasing music?  If you do have a preference, can you talk a little bit about why?

We like vinyl, even though CDs are a little bit more…  Practical.  Vinyl’s a “warm” object, while you hold it in your hands you can feel the story behind the product, which doesn’t just end up being an object…  It has its own soul.  Then there’s the question of sound.  I know there are lots of discussions about this, but I take the side of the people who consider the sound of vinyl superior to CDs.  It’s way warmer to my ears.  I’m not looking for hi-fi music, I prefer lo-fi definition, and I absolutely love to hear the noise of the stylus scratching the LP.

I grew up around a fairly big collection of psychedelic rock and just about all of the good old blues that a boy could dream of, and I was encouraged to really enjoy it from the time when I was a kid.  I would stick something on, read the liner notes, stare at the cover artwork and let the music transport me off to another place.  Having something real and physical to hold in my hands always served for a more complete listening experience and felt like they offered a brief, rare glimpse into the minds of the artists that created it.  Do you have any such connection with physically released music?

Well, we made vinyl and CDs of both the albums.  The vinyl’s also in limited coloured editions, so I’d say that we’re definitely a physical release band!  We don’t give a damn about Mp3s, even though the market nowadays requires even that kind of distribution.

As amazing as physical music is, digital has its advantages.  While post people are stuck on the portability aspect of things, when you team it with the internet you have something really amazing on your hands.  Together they’ve not only exposed people to so much music that they otherwise never heard, but it’s also allowed unparalleled access and interaction between artists and their fans and seems to be levelling the playing the field somewhat for independent musicians willing to promote a healthy online presence.  Nothing is ever black and white though, and while people may be being exposed to all this new music it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re paying for it and illegal downloading is running rampant right now, not to mention it’s harder and harder to get noticed in the chocked digital jungle out there.  As an artist during the reign of the digital era, what’s your opinion on digital music and distribution?

My opinion?  Well, I think it’s not worth thinking about too much, I guess.  The internet era came as a fact, and now the digital market is the only possible market for the mainstream.  People like us can only count on selling merchandise when they play gigs and people want physical stuff, like vinyl, CDs or t-shirts.  I think the internet is a great resource, and that it’s also good, maybe not for selling, but for spreading your music all over the world.  So, not for or against, it’s just a fact.  We have to be clever and use the resources we have to our advantage the best we can.

I try to keep up with as much good music as I possibly can but with all the amazing stuff that’s out there there’s just not enough time!  Is there anyone from your local scene or area that I should be listening to that I might not have heard of before?

I’d say Midryasi, a great doom/prog/heavy psych band from the suburban area of Milan or Randy Watson, look for them on Facebook, our close friends who play heavy rock stuff with psych influences…  I won’t go further though, as I don’t want to disappoint anybody I forget!  Good music will find its own way to your ears!

What about nationally and internationally?

Doomraiser from Rome, Zippo and Shores of Null from Pescara, Electric Swan from Piacenza, Torso from Austria, Last Barons from France, even if they split up, Grifter from the UK.  I’m sure I’m forgetting about a lot of other good ones, and I apologize for this!

Thanks so much for doing this interview, it’s been a blast learning so much about Doctor Cyclops!  I really loved the new album and it’s been a pleasure to be able to catch up on all the backstory that I missed out on.  Before we call it a day, is there anything that I might have possibly missed or that you’d just like to take this opportunity to talk to me or my readers about?

We need bookers and promoters to get us as many shows as possible…  So guys, put us in touch!  This is our booking manager’s address:

(2010)  Doctor Cyclops – The Doctor Cyclops EP – digital, CD – Self-Released (Limited to 500 copies)
(2012)  Various Artists – L’Avvento del male A.K.A. Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 – CD – 20th Century Fox Records
(2012)  Doctor Cyclops – Borgofondo – digital, CD, 12” – World In Sounds Records (Green Transparent vinyl limited to 100 copies)
(2014)  Doctor Cyclops – Oscuropasso – digital, CD, 12” – World In Sound Records (White vinyl limited to ? copies)

Interview made by Roman Rathert/2014
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