ITN Magazine: Let's talk a little about the history of your band. When did you originally form and is this the original line-up?
I met Jessi (drums) when i joined his old band in 2010, replacing another guitarist.
after a couple of years, things started to go bad and we all needed to move on. we started a new band, that’s when Nadav (Jessi’s brother) came in the picture. we had different line ups with different musicians coming and going, the only thing that stuck was the three of us and our will to keep writing music. in 2017 We decided to go under a new name, the Fullbug.
ITN Magazine: Who are your influences and how have they shaped your bands sound?
Anything guitar oriented gets our juices flowing.
we always go back to our classical influences like ‘Guns n roses’, ‘Aerosmith’, ‘Ozzy Osbourne’, ‘Van Halen’ ‘Stone temple Pilots’.
influences from recent years include ‘Black Label society’ ‘Death From Above 1979’, ‘Royal Blood’, ‘Biffy Clyro’ and ‘Maylene & the sons of Disaster’ among many more.
ITN Magazine: Let's talk a little about your latest album what are the listeners in store for with this release ?
We’re all about the Big rock drums with loud and heavy guitar riffs.
if you‘re into loud guitar riffs and big rock drums you‘re in for a treat.
ITN Magazine: Where did record your latest release at?
the “Black hole syndrome” EP was recorded in a studio in tel-aviv, israel
Keos studios, which in our opinion is one of the best studios around.
Vocals was recorded at “Drums space” studios in Tel-aviv.
ITN Magazine: Producers are a very important factor in recording a good record. Who did you use to produce your record?
as an independent band We’re used to fact that most of the time we produce the music ourselves. this time we did want another set of ears to help us get the sound we’re aiming for. We had the pleasure of working with Daniel Brecher (drugstore fanatics), a talented musician and mixing artist.
ITN Magazine: Does the entire band contribute to the writing process?
Yes, everybody has something to throw in the fire.
most of the time someone would come up with a riff and we’ll go from there.
ITN Magazine: Where do you draw the inspiration for the songs you write?
hard to tell, it’s a big subconscious mess…
ITN Magazine: How important do you rate the lyrical side of your albums?
lyrics are the barrier that’s keeping the guitarist from making another solo...
so it’s kind of important...
ITN Magazine: What do you think of the music industry right now?
well, it’s like any other industry, their bottom line is making money, back in the day they were able to make billions form rock music and it seemed like any rock act would get a chance.
ITN Magazine: Tell us about your thoughts on your local music scene?
It‘s not a big scene, but there are a lot of great bands in it with people who are very passionate about making music and getting it out there, no matter the cost.
More than a few have established themselves outside of Israel and it makes the local scene proud.
ITN Magazine: How has Social Networking (Facebook,Twitter, etc.) impacted your band?
Lavy: it has its upsides and downsides. facebook used to be a nice tool for independent unknown artists to get to a wider audience, but then i guess someone told them that people are actually benefiting from this and they put a stop to it.
there’s nothing social about these website in my opinion.
ITN Magazine: Where can our readers find you on the web?
ITN Magazine: What equipment is the band using and do you have any endorsements currently?
Lavy: I’m using my Gibson Gothic Morte, had it for 10 years now,
usually amped with a Marshall JCM or an Orange RK100. the guitars on our EP
was recorded with a Hughes-and-kettner TriAMP Mark 3 and an Orange RK100.
Nadav: For the past 6 years or so i’ve been using a Gibson Les Paul Std.
As for amps, I tend to mostly go for a nice Marshall, I also like to play around with different amps, anything that will get me that kickass sound.
Jessi: DW collectors drum set, I have 4 custom Snare drums i've built myself and I always play around with, but actually for the EP I recorded on pearl Vinnie Paul signature model - it’s a killer!
I also use Paiste giant beats, 24” as a ride and a 20” for my 2 crash cymbals.
And last but not least - Iron Cobra single BD pedal.
ITN Magazine: Thanks for answering these questions. Do you have any last comments for our readers?
check out our new video for “blood bath”
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