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  • Take Aim: Carly Costello Vs. Hopes Die Last's Daniele Tofan

    Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:34:55

    Take Aim: Carly Costello Vs. Hopes Die Last's Daniele Tofan - Meet one of your new favorite heavy bands [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Go here to watch Italian band Hopes Die Last and their video for "Unleash Hell" and watch the "Never Trust The Hazel Eyed" music video here and you will understand why we invited them to Take Aim!

    The final track of Trust No One is certainly unique from the rest on the album, can we expect more of this mash of metal/dubstep from HDL in the future?

    Yes, I think you can expect some more material like that. As you've said "Keep Your Hands Off" sounds really different from the rest of the record. Who helped us in this amazing experiment is Nekso, a very close friend of ours, who we've enjoyed working with, because he's been a great inspiration.

    Can you provide some insight on the story behind the epic music videos for "Unleash Hell" and "Never Trust The Hazel Eyed?"
    Everything started by chance. At the beginning, the idea was to shoot two different videos, then after we shot "Unleash Hell," I thought, 'Why don't we make a sort of second chapter that continues the story of the first video?'

    Often the big blockbusters have a sequel, and that's how we decided to shoot the video for "Never Trust The Hazel Eyed," like a second part, linked to the first one, in order to create a short movie. The concept was inspired by some of our favorite directors: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie and their masterpieces. Ours is a real homage to them.

    If you weren't doing music, you'd be:
    This is tough! I've never thought about an alternative, because ever since I was young, my unique aim has been to work in the music field. And I admit that I've never lost sight of it. I can't imagine my life without music and without all the excitement and satisfaction that music gives me.

    Pick one song and put us inside it.
    The song that I would choose instinctively is "Life After Me Life After You," because it means a lot for me. I wrote it two years ago, after a very important loss in my family. In fact. I have dedicated the whole album to her. In this song, I have tried to put into words and empathize what this person could think before the end; about her beloved ones, everything she has had, everything she has fought for, and everything she is about to lose. This is certainly the song I love the most.

    Any non-music hobbies or skills?
    I am an amateur photographer, I love photography, especially applied in music - gigs or bands' promo photo shootings. And this is something I occasionally do for the Roman music scene.

    Did you dig?

    —Carly Costello

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