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As Memory Dies

Formed: 2005
From: Vicenza , Italy
Last Known Status: Active

As Memory Dies Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with As Memory Dies.

Interview

Interview with Fabio Caruso of As Memory Dies

Italian melodic death metal act As Memory Dies recently released "Transmutate," a disc that blends beauty and savagery and adds some definite progressive sounds near the end, with a mind-blowing three-song arc that blends heavy metal with Christopher Marlowe's "The Tragical History Of Doctor Faustus," which was written in 1604.

I recently had a chance to trade e-mails with As Memory Dies singer Fabio Caruso, who talked about what inspired the band to record such a unique trio of songs, and how they managed to compose the music around those 400-year-old words.

Caruso said he had admired the play since high school, and when he shared the idea of recording the portion that comprised Faustus' last hour with the rest of the band, they got excited about it as well. But it wasn't easy to record, by any means. Caruso said, "We knew in advance that it would be very difficult to compose the perfect musical melodies in order to stress the different moods and nuances of Faustus’ last hour and to find the proper vocal lines due to the prose nature of the play, so we decided to be done with all the other 'Transmutate' songs before starting to compose it."

Caruso said the three-song suite took four months to record, but that the band is so pleased with the result that it isn't ruling out composing "another huge dramatic suite like this in the future."

We also talked a lot about some of the band's history and future plans, as well as other tracks on "Transmutate." More...

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