Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself
JD: Junkie Dildoz is an Italian Street Metal band formed by:
Tommy Blazer – Vocals
Phil Snakebite – Guitars & Back. Vocals
Brian “Heavy” Ancillotti – Drums
Eric Sandiego – Bass & Back. Vocals
MW: How long has Junkie Dildoz been together?
JD: After the split of our previous band Revel me (Tommy) and Phil we decided to go ahead and founded a new band with a more aggressive & wild look and sound, so in June 2008 Junkie Dildoz were born.
MW: How did the name Junkie Dildoz come about?
JD: (Tommy) I’m always been a great fan of Pretty Boy Floyd, so our monicker is a tribute to their greatest album Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz (the electric toy can be understood as a guitar but also a dildo, a sexy toy…) and the song Junkie Girl from the EP A Tale of Sex, Designer Drugs, and the Death of Rock N Roll
MW: Where is Junkie Dildoz from?
JD; Florence – Italy
MW: How is the scene in Florence?
JD: The town had a great New Wave scene in the ‘80s, even if the Rock scene has never really taken off we had great bands like Strana Officina (our drummer Brian is the son of singer Bud Ancillotti), Sabotage, Death SS ad Shabby Trick releasing great albums appreciated by critics all over the world. Current scene sees great bands like Jolly Rox, Runover, Story Of Jade or Noiseful Silence releasing CD’s and touring around Italy (some of them also touring Europe) but once again the lack of suitable labels or the lack of media prevent succeed at the highest levels.
MW: How many releases do you have?
JD: The first one was “Welcome To The Porn Nation” in 2009, the last one is “Fuck You We Rock” released in 2012, to be honest our first release was under the moniker Revel in 2008 titled “The 4 Freaky Songs E.P.” but this is another story…
MW: Tell me about each one?
JD: Welcome To The Porn Nation was reordered with a different line up and poor budget, the sound is really raw and my voice (Tommy) sounds maybe a little bit too dirty and “strained”, despite this during our concerts the kids always ask us several tracks taken from the disc like “Welcome To The Porn Nation”, “Woman Be My Mistress” or “Hard As Sex Hot As Rock”.
Fuck You We Rock contain less songs but well produced with a cool “Sleaze” sound, first reviews are really positive and we’ve received several requests from distant part of the world, maybe this time we will find a good label to work with.
MW: Do you have a new release coming out?
JD: We’re actually working on new songs for the next full album but we would like to release a 45rpm vinyl single which will include two new songs, we grew up listening to music on vinyl and we liked the idea of doing a tribute to this so fascinating musical support.
MW: Tell me about it?
JD: We have three new songs ready and we would like to re-record some of the songs from the previous CD’s, this time we would like to work more on aggressive guitars and anthemic chorus.
MW: What songs do you have videos for?
JD: We have an official video for the song “I’M A Gun” but we must replace the audio track because the guys from the studio used a demo version and not the official CD version…shit happen!!! We have also an official Video Bootleg shoot live at Hard Rock Cafe Firenze featuring the track “I’M A Gun” and “Woman Be My Mistress” a song taken from our first EP.
The new video footage sessions for the song “Fuck You We Rock” will start next spring 2013.
MW: Where is your favorite place to play live?
JD: We LOVE to play live , everywhere, we don’t have a favorite place, what we really need is a stage, some beers and drinks for the after show party ;-P
MW: How would you categorize Junkie Dildoz sound and look?
JD: Our sound is could be described as Hard Power Sleaze Metal, our look is something in between a Post Punk who meets a Goth Rock N Roll Rebel…
MW: Who is Junkie Dildoz influenced from?
JD: We are four different persons with different tastes, basically we influenced from old school bands like Motley Crue, Vain, Shotgun Messiah, Pretty Boy Floyd and W.A.S.P. but we like also Hardcore Superstar, Crashdiet, Wednsday 13, Murderdolls, Him, 69 Eyes…
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
JD: Please listen to new bands, buy real records and go to real live shows, Youtube and Torrent are free & easy but will kill music!!!
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