Interview With Dawn Of Correction's Giulio Kitao
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's DAWN OF CORRECTION have been simply tearing it up this year on their local club scene, mainly on the stage of a well known venue like The Trocadero. This group is clearly one of those throwback-type metal bands that pays homage to the bands from the past that inspired the music they now make, namely bands such as, Savatage, Mercyful Fate, Overkill, Venom and Armored Saint. They have recently recruited a second guitar player, Giulio Kitao, who kindly enough took some time out with me to conduct this interview.
Rocket: So tell me, how did you end up joining Dawn Of Correction? And I love the fact that the band has decided to go with two guitarists.
Giulio: Got a visit from Rich at the studio one day. He laid some of the DOC tracks on me and got me hooked immediately. I had been in a band with Rich before and always appreciated his talents.
Rocket: Are you originally from the Philadelphia area?
Giulio: Yeah. I grew up in Swarthmore, which is a quick train ride from Philly.
Rocket: When did you first start playing guitar and who are some of your biggest playing influences?
Giulio: In high school. Steve Vai, Joe Pass, EVH, Randy Rhoads and Dime.
Rocket: What kind of guitars are you playing live and in the studio?
Giulio: Ibanez Prestige 7 String, Schecter Diamond Series 7 String, Peavey Wolfgang Special and Takamine Acoustic.
Rocket: What kind of amp rig?
Giulio: Line 6 Flextone III Plus w/ 1x12 Extension Cab.
Rocket: Man, them Line 6's are popular. So are you going to be playing any lead solos?
Giulio: As sure as DOC Rocks. Absolutely!
Rocket: Right on. Tell me, who are some of the other bands you've played for?
Giulio: Cleetus, He Said She Said, Damage Dunn, R5, Nostril and Funk Bomb Faith.
Rocket: Do you have a favorite D.O.C. song?
Giulio: Damage Is Done.
Rocket: What's the funniest thing that's ever happened to you on stage?
Giulio: Getting hoisted onto the shoulders of a large man in a diaper who then jumped into the mosh pit.
Rocket: Haha. It could've been worse. He could have been completely naked, right? Do you have a favorite metal album for 2006 yet?
Giulio: Not yet.
Rocket: Man, you better get on it. Ha! This year is almost done. You have Lamb of God, Iron Maiden, Dry Kill Logic... and so much more to choose from. Now what are some of the upcoming D.O.C. shows we need to watchout for?
Giulio: Were finalizing the details for shows at the Silo, Crocodile Rocks but The thing to watch out for are new D.O.C. tracks. Production of the next CD is in progress at Birdland Music & Recording located in Lansdale. Check our site for updates.
Rocket: I know a lot of us are looking forward to that. Thanks for taking the time with me on this, brother. Good luck on everything. Give a shout out to your biggest supporters.
Giulio: A shout out goes to my biggest supporter Kym. I can't say thanks enough. A shout out also goes to my fans at the 5th Street Pub in Lansdale. Thanks to my parents for turning me on to music. Lastly a shout out for my new brothers in DOC! Thanks for letting me rip!
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