Interview: Andrea & Fabio from Arthemis

Last night, I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Martongelli (Guitarist) & Fabio Dessi (Vocalist) of Italian Thrash Metal band Arthemis before seeing them play at The Waterfront in Norwich. What did these guys have to say?


What’s last thing you drank?

Andrea: Gin & Tonic
Fabio: Yes, Gin & Tonic for me too.

What was your first ever alcoholic drink? How’d that go for you?

Andrea: White wine. A lot. Or red wine.
Fabio: Beer probably.

One beer. One Spirit. One Non-Alcoholic drink. Go:

Andrea: Guinness, Grappa & Orange Juice.
Fabio: Guinness, Jack Daniels & Coca-cola

What’s the most absurd thing you’ve done while drunk?

Andrea: Lots of stupid things.
Fabio: Shit in my pants whilst on the sofa.


Why’d you get into the music industry?

Andrea: I don’t know. It just kinda happened. We started a band then someone told us they liked us and it just went from there.

What’s the first ever musical artist you ever remember enjoying listening to?

Andrea: Metallica – Kill ‘em All.
Fabio: Black Sabbath.

At this point, ZP Theart (I AM I, ex-Dragonforce) comes into the room and leans into the mic...

ZP: He likes men too!

If you could only ever listen to 3 musical artists again, who would they be?

Andrea: Anthrax, Black Sabbath & Megadeth
Fabio: Iron Maiden, Metallca & Whitesnake

Guilty pleasures?

Fabio: Deep Purple


What’s the last thing you ate?

Andrea: A chicken wrap

One Fruit. One Vegetable. One Meat. One Cheese:

Andrea: Watermelon, No vegetables, Beef & Pecorino because my father is from Sardinia.
Fabio: Peach, Salad, Beef & Mozzarella.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Andrea: When we were in Japan touring, so many strange things. I don’t remember the name but I remember the taste; it was like eating some wheels from a car.
Fabio: Worms. Live worms and they were really fucking good.


What sports do you follow?

Andrea: Boxing and volleyball.
Fabio: Fishing.

I disagreed that fishing is a sport...

Fabio: Fishing is more of a hobby but it’s still a sport!

What would you do if you came face to face with an antelope? [Courtesy of Jadeski]

Andrea: I would run! I came face to face with a deer one time... they look so small but when you see them right in front of you and you see the muscles, you just run away. They run away as well but y’know. This is a good question!
Fabio: I’d ride it!

This was a really fun interview; sadly, the room was really noisy when the door opened so I couldn’t hear everything on the audio recording but that’s alright; I got the good stuff!

Thoroughly enjoyed talking to the guys and they loved it too which is my aim!

Gig review coming tomorrow...

Arthemis Online:

Catch Arthemis & I AM I on tour NOW:

23rd Moho – MANCHESTER
25th Corporation – SHEFFIELD
26th Yardbirds – GRIMSBY
27th Academy – NEWCASTLE
29th The Haunt – BRIGHTON
30th The Cellar – SOUTHAMPTON



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