Viboras were born in September 2003, a few months after the love-at-first-sight encounter between the band members on the set of Berenice Beach’s (Sal and Beppe’s previous band) video “Jennifer”: Irene, main character for the video and Gio, director, immediately feel the spark with guitarist Sal who suggests they start a new band and soon asks Beppe to join the project.
In four months the band composes and records a demo at Milan’s Malibu Studio, “We Bite”, and after a brief label search enters Ammonia Records’ roster, recording the first studio album “Wrong” at the renowned West Link Studio in Pisa just a year after their formation. From then on the band tours Italy, Austria, Spain joining prominent punk festivals like Eastpak Etnika Rock and the very first edition of Rock in Idro, sharing stages with memorable names such as Toy Dolls, Darkest Hour, Punkreas, Derozer, Pornoriviste, Alberto Camerini.
During the writing of the second album Irene Viboras features in songs by Thee STP, Punkreas and J-AX to name a few: the latter with the 2.5 millions of views for the “Tre Paperelle” video and the following sold out shows at MTV’s TRL Awards and Live Club opens the band to a broad non-genre related public.
In 2010 the members decide to put the band on hiatus to focus on personal artistic projects, but the absence of the “Viboras” entity hits hard after all: after finally releasing “We Are With You Again” in 2015, live shows and composing start again and the years of standby give birth to “Eleven”, third studio album recently recorded at Frank Altare’s 33Hz Studio. The band is currently with The Jack Music Agency and working on the fourth album.
And now the Interview-
IPM: What inspired you to write music like you do
We love the bands that inspire us everyday, and this genre just came out like this when we started playing together
IPM: Tell us about the other members of the band, and of your chemistry.
Irene – voice and backing guit. She likes to scream a lot, but just in the mic. She tattooes for a living and comes from a rock/blues past. Sal – main guit and backing vocals. He’s the one who keeps spirits up all the time, loves Social Distortion and dynamic saturation on guitar amps. Gio – bass and backing vocals. Total Misfits fan; since starting to work in the TV and cinema environment he’s the one who edits all of our videos. Beppe – drums. Probably one of the most dedicated beer cap collectors in the world.
IPM: What are or were some of the challenges for you in producing or performing while keeping true to your vision of your music.
We received some offers in these years, when we tried to find a label to produce us and get us to tour and be more known. Never went well, all offers included our not being necessary in the band lineup and the necessity to change genres/phisicity/stop being who we were. We politely (NOT!) declined. We’re into compromises, but not into being someone else
IPM: Tell us about some of your recent shows / performances.
Well, a show recently got stopped by the cops when they entered the pub while we were playing and some random guy started arguing and insulting them. Some major issues arises then.
IPM: Any Albums coming out soon or shows you are looking to promote
Our album just got released in february and we’re promoting it in north Italy (if you head to our facebook page @viboras.rock you’ll find all of the dates). We’ve just been in switzerland and it was crazy! Hope to have more gigs like that, in all of Europe or even outside
IPM: Any “strange tales” or things that may have happened during a show that seemed too weird to be true?
Hahahah our bass player (usually a very poised and serious guy) that spilled his beer on stage and started licking it off the filthiest of floors! That cracked us up for minutes, we couldn’t play!
IPM: Where do you see your music going, where would you like to be in the near future, goals, dreams and passions?
We don’t think often of being big and famous and known everywhere but we definitely want to keep on playing around and having fun and making our audience have fun and making good music and meeting more of the awesome musicians and artists we’ve met up to now. Music is something we breathe, you can’t do without air
IPM: What would you like our readers to know about you.
Our music is from the heart, it’s just that! We love having fun and ripping it on stage and making everyone have an unforgettable night
IPM: Where can our fans find your music.
On all digital music platforms, well we are on Spotify, itunes, deezer, you name it. Just type “viboras” and we’ll pop up!
Here’s a quick list of the main social links:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/viboras.rock
Instagram – @viboras_official / @ireneViboras
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