Bob Vigna of Immolation - Back
1. How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?

Bob Vigna: We started beck in 88. Me & Tom were in Rigor Mortis (NY) and after that broke up we decided to start something new and eventually Immolation was born. We all knew each other before we actually played together and are pretty much good friends. It's more than just music, and band, it's really our lives.

2. How would you describe your music?

Bob Vigna: Very dark, haunting, intense, unique, heavy, atmospheric, and unholy!!

3. What are your biggest influences?

Bob Vigna: There are so many, we like all kinds of music. We started out with Metallica, Sabbath, Dio, Maiden, Preist, Zepplin, Slayer Voivod, Destruction, Kreator, etc, too many and lots of music today inspires us, metal and non-metal.

4. What influence do you think your bands has in music and metal today?

Bob Vigna: I think we have played a major roll in the underground, but many people don't realize it.

5. What made you want to be in the band? And if you weren’t in the band what would you be doing now?

Bob Vigna: We've all been into music for as long as we can remember. There's just something about it that keeps us going. It is something to look forward to, something that is powerful. It is just an interest we started pursuing and never gave up on. Now we work even harder and put that much more into it. We've been able to see the world, and meet so many different people just from playing metal! And that's what it's all about, the music and those who releate to it.

6. Are any band members in side projects? If so what are they, and explain a little about them.

Bob Vigna: No, we run our own contracting/construction business and deal with this band as it is, and that's enough for now. Haha...

7. How would you feel if a band took their sound from yours and became very well known?

Bob Vigna: I think some have taken bits and pieces by now, but we are the only ones who can truely do our style.

8. What current bands do you like or respect?

Bob Vigna: Cannibal Corpse, Incantation, My Dying Bride, Nile, Type O Negative, and many more.

9. How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them!!

Bob Vigna: We have 3 full length albums. "Dawn Of Possession", "Here In After" and "Failures for Gods". They are all great so check them out!

10. What demo/album do you like the best?

Bob Vigna: There is no best, just alot of great music out there.

11. What is the meaning behind the songs?

Bob Vigna: There are alot of meanings, it all depends on what the listener gets out of it.

12. What are the bands favorite songs?

Bob Vigna: "No Jesus, No Beast", "Once Ordained", and "The Devil I Know"

13. What does the future hold for the band?

Bob Vigna: Going on tour in next week with Six Feet Under in the states. Then we will work on and record a new album, then tour some more and the rest only time will tell!

14. If you could play with any band who would it be and why?

Bob Vigna: Tori Amos, because we'd get to see her every night.

15. Who writes the majority of the music?

Bob Vigna: We all have our strong points but it is the collaboration of everyone involved that makes the songs the best possible.

16. Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with and why?

Bob Vigna: Alot of great bands, all cool and great performances, Cannibal Corpse, Impaled Nazarene, Vader, Six Feet Under, Nile, Incantation, and lots more.

17. Where did you get the band name from?

Bob Vigna: Our first drummer Neal came up with it.

18. Describe what the band is like live?

Bob Vigna: We are more powerful than the album and more furious too. We are a live band for sure and definitely kick the llamas ass!!!!!

19. If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?

Bob Vigna: We have lots of ideas , but we don't see any videos on the horizon.

20. Are there any touring plans made; if so tell me about them?

Bob Vigna: Six Feet Under , next week. Can't wait!

21. Where do you think the band will be 20 years from now?

Bob Vigna: In Yonkers of course!!!