We're always on the look out for two things at Ronon's Reviews: new awesome music, and people to help us find and share said awesomeness.
Enter our newest contributor Salvatore. She has the passion and drive we are looking for in spades. Not long after first contacting us she was sending her first interview over, with more on the way.
In her first piece, she chats with Taylor Vecchiolli from Destined For Failure, see what the two spoke about:
Salvatore: So Taylor, let me know something about your band.
Taylor: My band was originally formed right after my other band went under.
It was called Life in a Bottled Ship, we played one show in Ybor at The Crowbar with Jared Dhine's “band” Rest Repose. It was actually a lot of fun and I got to meet a lot of cool people. After that I kind of just wanted to do my own thing for a while, so I formed the band Destined For Failure .
S: What brought you to music?
T: I have been playing music since I was 13 years old and got my first guitar and mic. I played a lot of covers (badly) [Laughs] and got the attention and support of my peers going into high school. After that I formed a new band called Waking The Silenced and ever since then I’m always playing music. At first I loved Punk music, but I think that deep inside I knew just that I always wanted to sing/play music.
S: Have you thought about your future musical journey?
T: Hopefully within the next year, if this coronavirus is over, I plan to start touring in the US/Canada and eventually Europe plus most of Asia.
S: Where do you see yourself in the future and what was your inspiration for your first song ?
T: I 'Hope In Hell' [haha]. Because it was the first song that I wrote for Destined For Failure. In the moment when I got the idea with this lyric I’m sitting in the Starbucks and in that moment I thought about the lyric "This life is hell, it feels so hopeless". A little pessimistic I know, but that's why I wrote the song so that people know that there is hope. Even in our own hell that we put ourselves in, there's always that silver lining. There is always hope for things to get better.
S: When you become a famous musician , what will be the first thing you say?
T: Honestly I don’t think that I'll become famous since a lot of people don’t like my music [laughs]. If I ever did I guess, I would just think, "wow" I did it, I can’t believe that a Failure could be "successful".
S: Which musicians are your inspiration for making your music?
T: My inspiration comes from a mix of artist genres. I mostly have a pretty technical Rap flow in my verses when writing even Metal. Musically wise, I try to combine a few styles together mixing shrieks from Koehter's old band Chelsea Grin and Metalcore. My biggest influence today would be from the Japanese Metal band named DEVILOOF. Their vocalist has inspired to no end in relearning and reapplying my vocal techniques in different ways, challenging me.
S: If you had a chance to play onstage with a musician or a band, who would it be?
T: So, yes, obviously I would love to play with DEVILOOF. I’ve done many covers of them and I’ve seen some of their shows, I honestly love everything about them .
S: I recently heard your new song 'Reflections', can you tell me a little bit about it?
T: 'Reflections' is literal as it can get. I’m merely reflecting on my life and the decisions I’ve ever made. It's a mix of anger, sadness and repentance. That's one of the songs that hits my soul every time I hear it.
S: Last question, could you give us some information that we can share with others?
T: I guess if I could give any advice/information, it would be this: "Don’t let failure scare you from success. It's natural to fail, that’s how we learn and grow. So fail, fail everyday because of it you can learn how to overcome each and every day and live".