Capside Talks of Three Albums, Time Together Thus Far and the Plans Ahead!


Rockers CAPSIDE have been actively doing their own thing since the 90's. Over that span of time, the band has had not one but three full-length album's to date. A most recent being out and about currently, with the band always figuring out newer music as they go with the flow. The band talks about these released and their time together.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Capside were born in 1992 from the idea of five guys with a passion for alternative music. We only ever play our music, early on, a mix of medieval progressive, punk and hard rock. After a few changes, the band settles down in 1997 with the current line-up: Valentina Casu voice, Roberto Casada, drums, Manolo Ciuti, bass, Giovanni Casada, keyboards, Martino Faedda, Guitar. The style veers into symphonic progressive with jazz and sophisticated pop elements.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Capside (to be read in "Latin") would be the external envelope of a viral particle. A metaphor, in this case, instead of the virus there is the band that is not influenced by external factors. The concept was to do what we liked without falling into commercialism and the "Capside" shell was used to defend ourselves from the temptations of the conformist outside world. We were young and idealistic, huh. :)

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We live on the beautiful island of Sardinia, in the northern city of Sassari. Ours is a town that has always had a brilliant music scene, very diverse with local bands proudly playing their music. These days it is a little more difficult to be able to attend alternative music concerts, the locals prefer to play tribute bands or cover bands. But there is no shortage of adequate spaces and we try to occupy them. There are so many good bands: for example the very tough Reatzione, with their trash metal groove. Or Loose Sutures with their stoner doom hard rock. We also remember the fantastic blues guitarist Francesco Piu, also known nationally. And then the very young Daniela Pes, an alternative singer-songwriter who is already doing great things. We are forgetting many and there are many other good island artists in Cagliari, in the south of the island.

4. How would you describe your style?

Over the years we believe we have created a very personal synthesis of our rock. Undoubtedly progressive rock elements are mixed with jazzy and pop veins in the noblest sense of the term. We like to play with music, with all music, and we can't stay inside musical or genre cages. The binder is certainly Valentina's voice but also a certain way of arranging the various ideas that gradually emerge.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Capside have released three official albums, Capsidea (2009), Tous les hèros (2018) and the latest, just released, Ladyesis. We are very attached to all our records, they are fundamental pieces of our musical story. Probably Ladyesis is our artistic zenith, music and words have merged together like never before. We call it a prog album for its freedom to explore, but symphonic tracks alternate with introspective ballads, funk fusion songs and jazzy pop and even almost doom metal. In short, variety of sounds, genres, but always declined in our way.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Well, with Ladyesis coming out we are focused on its promotion and diffusion. It is true that we never stop composing. An example can be the song Cieli di Piombo, which we composed during the mastering stages and didn't have time to include it on the new album. Cieli di Piombo  (Lead Skies) is a blues that talks about the disasters of war, therefore more current than ever. You can listen to a live version on YouTube.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We are organizing some dates especially for the autumn and we have the idea of making some videos to properly promote the album. There are many surprises in the pot.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The plan is to have fun, enjoy our music, be together in harmony. We literally grew up together as a family and it is essential for us to come together to create new musical adventures.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

For Ladyesis we have printed physical copies in Vinyl and CD format. For the purchase you can contact us on our, while you can find all our records on bandcamp at the address

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Getting to people's hearts is our greatest desire. Let yourself be enraptured by our particular harmonies, by the voice of Valentina who tells us her feminine vision of the world around us. It will be a journey to unknown shores, sometimes fiery harmonies followed by more reflective and passionate music. Introspective and urban tales or descents into hell to discover the human mind.

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