Milan, Italy’s DESTRAGE have just returned home from a successful performance at the Euroblast Festival in Koln, Germany (photos on facebook HERE) and are excited to get to work on their follow up to Are You Kidding Me? No., which was released in March of 2014. Additionally, Cort Guitars have designed a brand new axe for the band, which is detailed in a new video by guitarist Matteo Di Gioia on youtube.com/destrage HERE.
Di Gioia comments: “I designed this DJIEAZ! thing together with Andrea Brusadelli from Backline. I’m so happy Cort made this piece for me, it’s a blend of every small thing I like in different models, but instead of being over accessorized, it is a very simplified guitar, essential, reliable, lightweight and resistant to rough treatment on the road. All I need. And hey, it looks like socks!”
DESTRAGE spent the summer performing summer festivals and shows across Europe, but are ready to jump back into writing and recording mode. Di Gioia continues: “These summer tours were simply amazing. We traveled to beautiful places and met so many fun people! We both headlined on solo shows and played mid-bill positions on big festivals, both of which were a blast. You get to learn a lot from both experiences and you are constantly challenged, which is great. It can feel very lonely to get back home, but it also feels right. We can finally focus on writing, with no interruptions, and maybe get fit and healthy, or why not, fix the studio door, and water the dead plants!”
DESTRAGE recorded Are You Kidding Me? No. at RecLab Studios with Larsen Premoli, and at Adrenaline Studio with Daniele Nelli. Mixing and mastering was done by Will Putney at The Machine Shop in New Jersey. The cover illustration was done by Marco Tafuri and the layout was completed by The Jack Stupid. Watch their official videos now on YouTube.
Paolo Colavolpe – vocals
Matteo Di Gioia – guitar
Federico Paulovich – drums
Ralph Guido Salati – guitar
Gabriel Pignata – bass