Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Acidity is a 4 piece thrash metal band formed in 2010 under the name "Existence". After only 1 year the line up, composed by Andrea "Steeler" (guitars), Mattia Itala (guitars and vocals), Stefano Quaglia (drums) and Alessandro Castagneri (bass), decides to change the monicker in "Parasite", and after the first live appearances, Mattia decides to leave the role of guitarist to dedicate himself exclusively to the vocals. In the same year the band recorded his first raw material and came out with the demo called "Human Destruction". Due to a case of homonymy, the band had to change the name another time, and under the new name "Acidity" they start to distribute the second demo "Blinded by Ignorance". After having the opportunity to play in some important italian stages (like SunValley festival, in Milan supporting Heathen, and more..) Stefano decides to leave the band, and readily Simone Cibrario join the band as new drummer. In 2014, with this line up, the band signs with the newborn label "Nightbreaker Productions" and enters the studio for the recording of the debut album call "Into the Lies" that has come out in November 2014.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We are an Old School Thrash metal band in every possible way: music, sound, attitude. Earlier in our production we were mostly looking up to Crossover thrash bands and Hardcore bands such as DRI and Raw Power, but then, when time came to record our first full lenght, we shifted towards the thrashy side (Xentrix and Anthrax are two of our major sources of inspiration)
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Well i've never been good at selling, but if you like Old School Thrash i'm certain you will love our album "Into the Lies", go for our Ep "Hidden Oppression" if you want something more ignorant and raw!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
As Acidity we released a demo called "Blinded by Ignorance", our first shy try to do something even though we didn't really know what to do, an Ep "Hidden Oppression", which is what really put us on track, and an album which just came out "Into the Lies"
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We are all about playing live! Jumping around on the stage and watching people react to what you worked so hard to achieve is the best feeling a musician can have! We played live a lot all around Italy and our next goal is to break out of our motherland to spread our music around Europe and who knows, maybe even the world!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We already have a wonderful label, Nightbreaker Production, but if you want us to play around well you're welcome! You'll find yourself dealing with 4 young italian boys very passionate about music (and beer) and a strong desire to rock on stage!
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
As of now we are focusing on playing around our country and spreading our new album around, so that as many people as possible can listen to it, our next step will be trying to have some gigs around Europe!
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can go to our youtube channel to listen something from the ep (https://www.youtube.com/user/BrainExplosion88) or to our label channel to have a preview of our album (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCza5UoCYKf2QAQK-JP_Gpxg), to buy our stuff you can contact us on facebook at our page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acidity/326254780743829)!