We'd done a reporting with the band “Faust” which established on 1992;
silence in 1993 after their demo, after an EP they out their first album on
Aleister, we want to start with a sub-information about your band as you are the
establisher of your band, what about the situation on 1992 (establishing of band)
in Italy and on you?
Aleister: Hi Goremented! FAUST was born in 1992. During this time, many
line-up's changes, several concerts and three releases: "FAUST" demo of 1993,
"... And Finally FAUST!" mcd of 2001 and “From Glory To Infinity” full length of
2009. The current line-up is: Aleister - guitar / vocals, Ghiulz - guitar, Steve
DiGiorgio - bass. These are the latest news: the new album “From Glory To
Infinity” was released by STYGIAN CRYPT productions (Russia) exclusively in EU
and by PARAGON RECORDS (USA) exclusively in USA on 9/9/9. It was also released
in DIGIPACK format by ABYSS RECORDS (USA) on October the 31st 2009. Soon the
PICTURE DISC format will be released by NEGATIVITY RECORDS (USA), limited
edition of 666 copies with an exclusive artwork.
I'm listening your album now, I mentioned that, your album is very good in my
review, how about the demo album “Faust” on 1993, how was the reactions from
audience? You were more young than today, certainly many things were changed
Thanks for your compliments! The demo “FAUST” contains five songs of Death
Metal; it received pretty good reviews in Italy. Basically our sound hasn’t
changed since 1992; but, over the years, it has improved: the technical skills,
the complexity of the songs’ structure and the refinement of the arrangements.
This thanks also to the new arrivals Ghiulz and Steve!
It granted that in your biography but I want to ask it for our readers, after
the demo, the band didn't published any record until 2001, what kind of problems
The main problem was to find good musicians to work with: I’d never had a
continuity of work because every time I changed the line-up, I had to restart
everything from zero.
It's a long time 2001 to 2009, what is the problem of delay, is it about
sparing time to the other projects?
No, it isn’t! As I said before, it was the lack of good musicians.
You produced a TV Show “Extreme Metal”, can you mention about that, is it
Unfortunately not. I had been the author and the host of “Extreme Metal” from
July 2005 to October 2006. This has been the first and the only one TV show
about extreme Metal ever made in Italy. Every month I invited in studio an
Italian underground band with an own video clip. My goals were to explain what
extreme Metal was to all those people that didn’t know it and to give a bit of
visibility to underground bands. The audience could interact with us by sms. I
received so many sms that I didn’t have the time to read them all. After the
episode of September 2006, the show was shut down and me dismissed from the TV
channel. Official reason (by the TV channel): “A musician that made a guest
appearance on "Extreme Metal", professed his belief in Satanism.” – NOT TRUE.
The real reason: the owner of this TV channel didn’t like Metal, the Metal scene
DiGiorgio is named as “Session member” in some sources, what is the recent
condition of Steve in your band?
He isn’t a session. After the recordings of the new album "From Glory To
Infinity", he became part of FAUST, giving his availability for future
recordings and lives.
Daray and Luca served for album, do you think any famous names for your about
stage-on performances ?
I prefer to take care of someone’s musical style and see if it combines with
FAUST. It’s not important if a musician is famous or not.
The album “From Glory to Infinity” was prepared for records in 2006, what
kind of thing changes after that time, these compositions were out with that
In 2006 I engaged Darek 'Daray' Brzozowski (Dimmu Borgir, Vader, Vesania)
because FAUST didn’t have a good drummer for the recordings and Luca Princiotta
(Doro, Blaze Bayley) to record the second rhythm and acoustic guitars because
Ghiulz couldn’t, being too busy with his job in that period. Then I contacted
Steve considering him the right bassist for our music. The album was mixed and
mastered at the Trident Studios, California. Finally it took me some months
before to sign the contracts with the FAUST’s four labels.
I think that “From Glory to Infinity” album is the turning point for Faust,
and many music authors think like me. I'm sure, the next album will give the
same pleasure, I think you started to prepare new things, do you have new plans
with spesific dates?
We are already working on new material; personally I started the day after my
last recording session. No dates at the moment; but, for sure, you won’t have to
wait for other 8 years, this time.
I expect that, you are a superbness person about music, I can see from
compositions and selections of members on your band, is this situation same on
your the other bands?
Thanks for your consideration! Ghiulz and Steve are all professional
musicians. We are really open minded about music: this influences our approach
to the composing process, giving to our sound more richness and variety.
we look at to album cover “From Glory to Infinity” it looks like oldschool death
metal bands' album covers, I think your music is more modern than that, what
makes this cover special?
You got the fine concept behind FAUST: I like to call our music Evolutionary
Death Metal, because it’s Technical Death Metal of this third millennium; but we
are strictly connected to the early nineties. The cover of the new album “From
Glory To Infinity” is an homage to the best years in the history of Death Metal.
In recent days, I can access many bands from Italy, generally these bands are
thrash metal bands, from your perspection, how is the Italy music market?
My questions are all of that, do you want to add something?
Thank you for the interview! Everyone can always contact FAUST or me at:
www.myspace.com/faustband2 (FAUST's page),
www.myspace.com/aleisterpgd (my personal page). Hail to all readers! Hope to
see you soon at the FAUST’s upcoming shows!