Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Fabio: Lectern was born in 1999 founded by people who has lef the band many years ago. The actual line up is formed by myself on vocals and bass, Pietro Sabato and Fabio Mariantoni on the guitars and Marco Valentine on the drums. Fabio Mariantoni since the beginning of March, replaces definitively Enrico Romano who quitted in January.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Fabio: Old school death metal, with Satanic lyrics and brutal riffs come and fit up with us as well!.
Marco: It's all good old death metal. We bring back to life the old glories like Morbid Angel, Grave and Deicide. There are some influences from Pantera and Slayer too.
Why should a metalhead buy your albums?
Fabio: Because they're up to the cause of death metal!.
Marco: Too many fancy new band that only cares about the look and not the music. We will bring you back to he 90's, when metal was real!.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public and media?
Fabio: Responses come and go, you know! The overall opinion is pretty good because of Lectern is much appreciated the old school approach unto our songs, lyrics, look and live attitude.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Fabio: Yes, we try to be involved into much liveshows as possible.
Marco: Liveshows are all great opportunities to meet great bands and share this art with each other and of course with the public. An entire nite surrounded by hellish sound and screams. Simply awesome.
What should labels, zines and promoters know about your band? Why should they have to be interested in you?
Fabio: We don't give a fuck of being original or innovative! We have our own style, related to the Nineties death metal bands from United States based in Florida. We have to be intense as death metal should be, and surely we ever had been!.
Which plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Fabio: Going to be one thing with our new guitarist Fabio as four elements! We have just set up our personal rehearsal room outside our city. We have a bunch of new songs, that maybe could be arranged well, with guitar's solos and so on. Then, the main thing will be touring as much possible everywhere and without limits.
Marco: New live shows, maybe a videoclip and we are composing new material for our next full length album.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Fabio: We have a Lectern youtube channel, and in general tube is full of our clips and songs. You can also buy our albums from our store as for cd's, merchandise, shirts, stickers and whatever or surfing through Sliptrick Records website and Spotify.