POKERFACE

POKERFACE

Genre: Thrash metal, Death metal
Band Members: Delirium – Vocals,
Whitevad – Lead guitars,
Maniac – Lead guitars,
DedMoroz – Bass guitar,
Doctor – Drums, percussion,
Nick – songwriter, sound producer
Hometown: Moskva

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1.How was Pokerface created, and were did you start a band?

OlesWe don’t have a manager to support us, so we do it on our own.The band  started because, we wanted to be famous in Moscow in 2013. I like it a lot, that we are famous, and that we travel alot.I created Pokerface with the guitarist Sergey Mordashev and Dietrich.

2. You are on ”Step into Inferno tour”, what do you think about the tour?

DmitryWe have many difficulties playing a tour, because it is not our tour only. We were planing to go on a tour with band Tearless in Serbia and Croatia but they canceled there tour.We hope that the last part of the tour, will be as planned.We have 5 shows. One in Russia, one in Romania. We have concert’s in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Novi Sad, Velika Plana and that’s all.

3. Which songs do you most like to play on your concert’s?

We don’t have a particular song, that we play on the concert’s.

4. What can you tell me about your second and latest album ”Divide and Rule”? 

DmitryWe realised the album in a difficult time. We didn’t know were to go or what to do, and we had a concert’s that we needed to play. We made this album step by step, and we found another gitarist, and then we recorded, and realised it in Semptember last year.

5. Which band is your role model?

Vadim: We don’t have a role model, and have our own path. We don’t have a lot of ifluences of other bands.

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 6. What do you think about today’s metal scene?

AlexandraWe don’t have a metal scene in Russia. Metal scene is a market. We try to create a good music, for ourself’s.

7. You first EP ”Terror is Law” is it different from ”Divine and Rule”?

Dmitry: Yeah it was certanly differentWe recorded it with our former guitarist Sergey Mordashev. When he left the band. We made our own sound and style of music.

8. What do you think of the progress of the band?

Dmitry:  We became close to be famous band, with the last album. We have more plans for this year.

 9. Where whould you most like to held a concert?

Alexandra: We don’t know. I think that the concerts in Romania and Russia will be amazing.

 10. What would you say to your fans?

Alexandra: We are trying to do our best for you and for us, stay with us, we are trying to create a good music. We put a lot of effort and passion for our music, and we have a lot of passion for our music of course.

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POKERFACE links: 

http://vk.com/pfaceband(VK)

Websitehttp://pokerfacegroup.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pfacegroup

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Carmine Cristallo-Subliminar Fear

Carmine Cristallo-Subliminar Fear

  • Gangre: Melodic Blast Metal – Death/Modern/Electronic
  • Band Members:
    Alessio Morella (Bass)
    Carmine Cristallo (Vocals)
    Doddo Murgolo (Guitars)
    Matteo De Bellis (Vocals)
    Rino Lanotte (Drums)
  • Hometown: Barletta / Baricarmine-cristallo-subliminar-fear

1.How did you came up with the idea to create Subliminar Fear?

Hello, it’s a very pleasure to be here and to talk about our project with you. Initially, SF was born from an idea to have fun only. We wanted to play just our prefer bands songs like In Flames or At The Gates and nothing more. After some years, like all bands, we started to write our material and we liked that we were creating together. If I look in the past years, when we started this project, I realize how many things they are changed in our musical tastes and the way to write songs. About that first line-up, the founder members remained are Alessio, Domenico and me.

2.What do you think about the progress of the band?

I like to think that our first season is finished. When we started this project we played a melodic death metal with thrash and metal-core elements and in our first two albums you can listen this for sure without doubts. In the past, there are been also many changes in line-up and this didn’t help our sound’s evolution. Domenico and me, the main writers of the songs, split from the band for some years and the second album is been released in a strange situation and with no stability. I have to admit that we would arrange the songs and all work in a more professional way. But it is in the past. When we started to talk about a new album and I back in the band, we felt many things were changed with new musical experiences and also many new influences that we wanted to include in our music. We needed to involve our sound in something personal and we worked hard on this. With “Escape from Leviathan” we started like a new life for the band with more defined personality and with improved skills. I can say we are in our best moment and we will continue to work in this way.

3.How can your describe your musical style?

“Escape from Leviathan” presents a modern metal with many influences. Really I don’t like to catalog the music but of course it’s helpful to make understand and describe it to new fans. For me it’s a perfect mix between melodic and extreme metal and also it shows groove-oriented parts and industrial sounds. I think it can be appreciate by all people that love contaminations in music. Now our sound has grown because we has grown like musicians and we needed to evolve all is around us too. We have chosen to change our skin and to make alive our project.

4. Your realised the album “Escape From Leviathan” , what can you tell me about the album, and about the lyrics on the album?

We started to work on this album in the beginning of 2014 and the songwriting process is been quite long cause, like I said before, we decided to arrange songs with a fresh and modern style, going over the genre of melodic death metal. The electronic parts and synths are the very new element in our sound. They are been arranged by Botys Beezart that he has co-produced this album with us. He is really a talented musician and we thank him for to be part of this project. After this I can add to list of new things also the new way to arrange the songs with a more groove-oriented guitar riffing, a more technical drumming and the mix of melodies from many kind of metal genres with extreme parts too. About concept of the album, it’s a futuristic and apocalyptic vision of our society. Concurrently with the music style we changed also the topics of our lyrics. They talk about a society that guide us and control us with new technologies, something is not so much far from reality, and at the same time the machines we created they control us subconsciously. This concept is been inspired by sci-fi movies like Terminator, Matrix and Blade Runner.

5. Which band is your role model, Do you have a influences form other musical genres except metal?

I can say we have many influences but not a real model band that we follow faithfully. We look at their music’s creativity and we hope to repeat these results. I like to listen also other musical genres like pop or rock music but I don’t feel to say they are a real influence in our songs also if in our new album you can hear some echoes from ’80 pop music, specially in some melodies and in synths. 

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6. What are you listening the most right know?

Always I try to listen most of the new music released specially of my prefer bands. Now is impossible to follow all new releases like when we were young metal heads! Lately I liked the new albums of two Italian bands: The Foreshadowing and Novembre. This is a demonstration that our scene doesn’t have anything less of the others and of course it needs attention from media.

7. What do you think about today’s metal scene?

The metal scene is yet rich of talented musicians and bands, also here in Italy. Here a bit of things are changed from we started like band. Social networks have changed in positive the way to reach people everywhere but, at least in my country, I see few people in live gigs and this is not good to make alive our scene. The live clubs or events are very difficult to find and if you want play to promote own music only you can hope in some pay-to-play event. I mean it’s not wrong this, but it must not to be the only way.

8.Do you have a plan to go on tour?

Of course yes! In these weeks we are working hard in our studio to arrange our live shows. Soon we will be on the road and I’m curious to see what people will say about new material and about new line up. After September we want to bring our music in many places we can, small or big events don’t care.

9. Where would you most like to held a concert?

Till now, our best live experiences are been in summer festivals. It’s something amazing to share stage with important bands and to know talented musicians also from unknown bands. It makes you grow yourself too.

10. What’s your plan for the future?

The main plan will be to promote the new album with live shows and I hope we will have some opportunities to do it also out of our country. Our new album is receiving good response specially out of Italy thanks also to Inverse Records and their work. I feel like this moment is the best for us and I’m looking to write new material soon.

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Subliminar Fear links:

Email: info@subliminalfear.com
Website: www.subliminalfear.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/subliminalfear

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Dystonia

Dystonia

Genre: modern thrash / death metal
Band Members:
Ilya Chikotin – guitars;
Alexander “Jesus” Zyablitskikh (Vspolokh) – guitars;
Denis Kovalev – drums;
Alexander Cherepanov (Sunless Rise) – vox;
Anton Malahov – bass
Home town: Siberia, Russia
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  1. How the band started?

Our band formed in 2011. We were playing different covers on band like Exodus, Testament, The Haunted, Annihilator, etc. A year latter we start to write own material, we made demo with two songs called “Justice” and “Holocaust”. After some gigs we made our single “Consumer’.

  1. Which band is your role model?

Probably it’s The Haunted

  1. What do You think about today’s metal scene?

I think it’s hard times for metal, but anyway it will always live, because there much people who like it. Сheap recording and internet made oversaturated market and therefore is very great competition, while people dont have time to hear all of that.

    4. How would you describe in one sentence your work?

Im just a stundent that wants to left some impact in the metal world.

  1. Why did you decide to play this musical direction?

I listen thrash most of time. But we have impact from death, groove metal. All that music exciting and causes a lot of emotion, that makes u feel much better.

    6. Where would you most like to play a concert?

at Wacken Open Air

  1. Do you think that the  metal festivals are enough visited?

In recent years there are not so much people who visits metal festivals as it was 5 years before for example. I think that people are becoming more lazy.

  1. What are you listening to the most right now?

Revocation, Gojira

  1. What would you say to your fans?

Listen our songs, and get prepared to World Wide War

  1. What are your plans for the future?

We wanna to release our first album that called World Wide War. Also we started to write new songs.

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Dystonia links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dystoniathrash

Bandcamp: http://dystonia.bandcamp.com

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Blacksmith Legacy

Blacksmith Legacy

  • Genre: Heavy Metal
  •  Band Members: Stellan Henborn (vocals),

    Torgil Sturesson (drums),
    Martin Sturesson (lead guitar 1),
    Mike Noberg (bass),
    Claes Karlsson (rhythm guitar/ lead 2)

  • Hometown: Munka-Ljungby, Sweden

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  1. How the band started?
    In 2009 Torgil Sturesson (drums) wanted a band for his son Martin (lead guitar) so he started up the band with a couple of friends. The first rehersal place were in an old Smithy and there’s where the name of the band came from.
  2. Which band is your role model?
    A bunch of bands actually… All The classic Heavy Metalbands. Past and present. Judas Priest, Saxon, Accept, Helloween to name a few.
  3. What do You think about today’s metal scene?
    Quite exciting. The older end established bands still deliver and lots of new bands Come all The time. Metal is developing in many ways and directions, and the future really looks interesting.
  4. How would you describe in one sentence your work?
    Classic Heavy metal with the sound and freshness of today.
  5. Why did you decide to play this musical direction?
    Well for me personally (Mike Noberg -bass), i grew up with NWOBHM and i simply love the music. 
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  6. Where would you most like to play a concert?
    Download (Donington) or Wacken. 
  7. Do you think that the  metal festivals are enough visited?
    The Big established festivals seems to be blooming and well but many smaller and local festivals are struggling. This makes it a lot harder for new bands to get out of the clubs and into the festivals.
  8. What are you listening to the most right now?
    Me personally again: Judas priest, In Flames and Nightrage (melodic death metal from Gothenburg)
  9. What would you say to your fans?
    Without you there would be no metal scene! You are the backbone of heavy metal! Rock on and be strong!
  10. What are your plans for the future?
    We are currently into writing process for an up coming full-length album.

 

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