- Introduce us to your band!
Well, it’s not quite a band. It will be a group effort for touring purposes, which I plan on doing later this year. I, Adamo Fiscella, am the soul writer, performer, and producer for Ghostatic.
- How did you guys start out?
I’ve been around the world and I’ve been involved with many bands, projects, and collaborations, both locally and internationally, doing front end (singing) and back end (writing and production) stuff for many years. This current project has been my baby that I have been coddling for a long time. It’s 2020 and Ghostatic is mature enough to let out into the wild.
- Describe your band’s sound
To sum it up, Ghostatic is vocally driven, modern industrial/electronic rock. I pride myself in character, layering, and spatial placement when it comes to my vocals. There are mostly synth elements driving the sound, with guitars and live drums scattered across the mixes. Some of the tracks are structured for mainstream. Some are not. I think the line separating the two is more nebulous now than ever before. Which is a good thing.
- What influences your craft?
If I had to pick a theme, dead people.
No seriously. The paranormal realm has fascinated me since I was a teen. Hence the name. As for lyrics, I’m all over the board. Most of the subject matter is untraditional. Things that piss me off often conjure up the best ideas or just telling a story. My influences, lyrically, would be the greats like Maynard James Keenan, Chris Cornell, and Trent Reznor. In fact I have a few lines from NIN’s I Do Not Want This tatted on me. Melodically, Jerry Cantrell is one of the best and most influential. But so is Deadmau5. I fell in love with modern electronic music back in 2010. As much as people bash on it, the level of music production has increased 10-fold because of artists like Skrillex bringing a whole new sonic experience and loudness. Rob Swire is probably leading the pack with his tracks. They are unfathomably loud, but still clean and dynamic.
- When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Ughh tough question. My first release, Violence, isn’t a bad choice. It’s also your only choice until March as it is the only song I have released. I haven’t even come close to blowing my load yet. Catastrophic Love is the next single. It has a mainstream structure and is a big production. That would be a better representation of the overall sound you will expect from Ghostatic. So stay tuned!
- What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
I’d like to find one person who doesn’t say earnings. Although it’s not the most important aspect, it definitely takes the strain off existing.
- What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
For Ghostatic, the highlights have just begun. My first release was just a few weeks ago. Come back to me in a year and I’ll have a concise answer.
- How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
There will be a new single released every 6-8 weeks for 2020. We will see how receptive people are. I would really like to dip into the European and UK market. I feel like they are more receptive to unique music that bends genres. Possibly tour out there by next year. We will see how it goes.
- When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
One of the few paved my own path, never road coattails, and stayed true to myself and my vision of what Ghostatic should be.