INTERVIEW WITH SCARLET AURA

INTERVIEW WITH SCARLET AURA intervista di Daniele Pietrini

MELODY LANE had a great interview with the Romanian New Age Melodic Metal band
SCARLET AURA. The band from Bucharest will release the new album HOT ‘N’ HEAVY in September, and after the summer, will embark on a 31 concerts tour as special guest for Angra in North America and Canada.
Band highly recommended to fans of Iron Maiden, Helloween, Dio, Rhapsody, Angra, Tarja and Accept.
Interview not to be missed!

MELODY LANEFirst of all, also if it can sound a bit expected…Can you tell us where does the name SCARLET AURA come from?  
SCARLET AURA: First the name came from our energy and passion  that defines a scarlet aura. But after a while we realized that being a Scarlet is also being in the skin of a character so now with the release of our new album that is called Hot`n`Heavy and that is gonna be in September this year alongside with our tour in North America and Canada as special guest for Angra, we will also release a book written by Aura Danciulescu, our vocalist. The book is called  - The Book of Scarlet - Ignition  -and it`s  gonna be the first from a Trilogy series. (https://www.facebook.com/ScarletGabrielaOfficial/ )

MELODY LANE: The line-up of the band is confirmed, is it the same of the beginning of the band…or have you had changes in the last years? Can you tell us something about the roots of SCARLET AURA?
SCARLET AURA:  As any other respected musical project that involves enormous work behind, Scarlet Aura had to find the perfect formula for a continous evolution. Aura and Mihai put the grounds of the band and since 2014 even though the line-up changed it was for the best.  Rene Nistor for guitar bass and  Drummer Sorin Ristea are cloring a perferct scarlet circle. 

MELODY LANE: Can you list us 3 songs, from the SCARLET AURA discography (including new material), that can define the sound of the band … 3 songs that can help our readers to know SCARLET AURA at the best.
SCARLET AURA:  The sound of the band is changing because for every new material we have different perspective but you can see the Scarlet Aura touch in all of them To name only 3 songs it`s a bit difficult but we can say that the most explicit ones are: My own nightmare, The Beast Within Me and from the new album that you don`t know yet but you`ll get to listen soon - Hail To you!. 

MELODY LANE: Tell us something about the creative process of your music. Is there a main composer or we can talk about a team work? The songs come from ideas of a single member and then the band works on these ideas in the studio jamming together, or your songs are written in the studio and all the members compose together?
Scarlet Aura:
 Mihai Danciulescu is the composer of the songs. He is also a producer, producing for Scarlet Aura "The Beast Within Me" single, "Memories" album and "Hot`n`Heavy" album. For "Falling Sky" album we worked with the legendary producer - Roy Z that also produced for Bruce Dickinson, Helloween and many more. 

MELODY LANE: Who writes lyrics and words in SCARLET AURA? Can you tell us something about contents and messages of the lyrics of your songs?
SCARLET AURA:   Aura is writing the lyrics and as you listen to the songs you can find messages about finding your true meaning and how to be yourself , to dare to be different and have no fear as you`ll never be alone through music, the right to fight for what you believe in and also for love, for frienship and music. Of course there are as many messages as dreams in her lyrics so you should discover them easily while listening to the songs that will bring you a positive thinking and a healthy state of mind. 

MELODY LANE:  After time, are you totally satisfied with your choices about sound and the writing of your old albums or would you change anything? 
SCARLET AURA:  It`s better to not look behind and to think about our next steps and next songs. I think everyone that wrote music in the past would do it differently as more experience and aknowledge comes with that but we all learn from our past and that is all that matters... not to change it but to embrace it, accept it and go further with the best version of our vision.

MELODY LANE:  So will you tour in the next future? Have you already a touring schedule? Any chance for us to see SCARLET AURA playing live here again in Italy in the next months/year?
SCARLET AURA:  We have scheduled festivals for this summer but not in Italy and also a tour for 31 concerts as special guest for Angra in North America and Canada in September and October. Follow us on facebook and on our website www.scarletaura.net for more shows that will be announced. 

MELODY LANE: Could you tell us two bands, from the actual international scene, you’d like SCARLET AURA to tour with?... And why these bands?
SCARLET AURA:  We would love to tour with Helloween and Iron Maiden. Why? Because they are Helloween and Iron Maiden. No more arguments... it would be wild!

MELODY LANE: We know that ‘to define is to limit’… but how do you define SCARLET AURA sound? Are you a Melodic Rock band…a Heavy Metal band…a Nu Metal band? Or…
SCARLET AURA:  Scarlet Aura started as a Melodic Metal band with Heavy Metal accents but to place it in a one genre type it would be New Age Melodic Metal.

MELODY LANE: Which musicians are/have been your main musical inspirations? And which are your favorite bands nowadays?
SCARLET AURA:  We grew up listening to the best rock music and musicians ever so we think that we have all of them mixed through our inspiration. We have a lot of favorite bands alongside Dio,  Helloween or Iron Maiden. 

MELODY LANE: As a musician, what has been your biggest achievement to date and what do you want to achieve in the near future? 
SCARLET AURA:  Every release was a big achievement starting with "The Rock Chick" album that got us to win an international contest "The Black Sea Battle Of The Bands" in Kavarna, Bulgaria, then we had the releasing of "Falling Sky" album that happened the same time while touring with TarjaTurunen, the releases of "Memories" album and "The Beast within Me" single that happened while touring with Rhapsody Reunion and now we are preparing to play in US for the first time and also releasing this new album - Hot`n`Heavy and our firts book written by Aura - The Book Of Scarlet - Ignition. So... the best has happened and of course the best after this is yet to come!

MELODY LANE: In the end…A message from you to all MELODY LANE readers.
SCARLET AURA:  We love our music, the stage and our fans, we do this because we believe in the power of staying united through out music so join us in this magic adventure, come to our shows, follow us on social media and become a Scarlet! We promise that you`ll not regret it! Grazie mille! 

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