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THE LOCAL SHOW | Pete Maroni

Metal Digest in collaboration with Local Stage Worldwide, digs into local scenes and pulls out some gold.

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This time we’re bringing you Pete Maroni.

welcome to metal digest

What is your musical background and how did this lead to
you creating the band?

I have been inspired by KISS & Mötley Crüe during the ’70s & the ’80s. The first time I heard KISS (KISS ALIVE!) I knew what I wanted to do in my life: A musician! I was 10.
I always wanted to write my own songs rather than covering songs. I created my first band when I was around 18. My parents were very strict and didn’t want to hear about hard rock. They thought I would become a drug addict. I had to lie and pretend to
have extra evening courses at the university to be able to practice with my first serious band “LOVECHILD”. I was around 18.

What aspect of your local scene do you most enjoy?

As far as I’m concerned, I will say there are two sides… The creation (recording process) and the reward, so to speak: the Gigs.
I like both. I mean, they are both exciting. From different ideas, that lead to an album, to perform them live… The ultimate compliment is when you realize, while you’re playing live that the audience already know the lyrics of your songs an
that they sing along with you… It’s priceless….

How have connections with other local bands or with the local community helped to build your project?

As far as I’m concerned, I have been playing in/for a few bands(especially when I moved to Sweden)… Trying to always give the
best of what I got. Focused 100%.
I realized a year ago that I should create my own project and I don’t regret it. You can’t live with regrets. If you live with regrets, it means that what you’re doing at the moment is not the right
thing… I record my music on my own (except the drums). I’m not interested in playing for a band anymore… But I guess that the few experiences that I had with other bands I was playing for, made me stronger than before…

What, in your eyes, makes your work unique?

As far as I’m concerned, I would say that I have my own sound. Recently, a friend of mine said, when he listened to my last album “HUSH”: “No doubt. It sounds like Pete Maroni”. I took it as a compliment… It’s very important, to my eyes, to have your own
sound… It’s like having an identity…

How do you plan to take your music career beyond your local

Some bands start to play (Live), once their records are released, in their own country.
I would do the contrary (when this pandemic is over…). Most of the time, your home country doesn’t even pay attention to you…
It’s once other countries have paid attention to you that, your own country starts to do the same…
I know it’s not logical, but most of the time, this is what happens… Playing (or being played) in countries that don’t know you is the moment of truth…I have more responses from the USA and other “foreign countries when it’s about my music than in my now homeland : Sweden.

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