interview with Infected Rain

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Have any of you played in other bands? Everyone played in other different bands before, with the exception of Lena. 
How is it that you started playing music? I guess the love for music. When you play something you wrote it’s different though, it is 100 times more intense and emotional.
What are your names? / Who plays what?
Lena - vocals
Vidick - guitar
Vladimir - bass
Sergei - guitar
Eugene - drums
Have you had other previous members? We did have other members of the band before but, we are a stable family since 2011
Where are you from? We are from Moldova
What year did the band form?  2008
What inspires you? Everything inspires us. The people around us, the situations we are in, even the music we listen to.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? We are an independent band and we do everything for the band so it takes full time to do that.
Are you looking for a booking agency or label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are always open for ideas and proposals. It is always good to collaborate with people that believe in you. 
What are your songs about? Literally everything. Everyone can find a message in our music.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? All the lyrics are written by Lena and all the music is composed by the other band members together.
Have you done any covers live? Yes we did. some Slayer and Sepultura songs.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? It’s quite random. Everything depends from the country I guesse.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We like to change our playlist for every tour so people don’t get bored from the same stuff over and over again.
What was your first gig like? It was a tribute for Slayer actually. And we opened for bigger local bands and HATE from Poland. We were really excited and nervous, but it was tons of fun.
What was your latest gig? A show in Italy that we played during our Soaring tour 2016
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Sometime in 2011. We always have merchandise available online and during our shows. CD’s, T-shirts, etc…
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? When you buy the music of the band you like, you contribute and help the band, especially independent bands. But, we also understand that some people can’t afford it or have no access to any online shops, so we never judge or criticize. We are happy that you are listening and we appreciate your love no matter what.
How do you think the music industry has changed because of this? Everything changes in time. Evolutions in social media and the internet in general have definitely changed the music industry, which is a good thing.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Both, you can learn from everything and everyone no mater how old or new it is.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Honestly nothing is an obstacle when you do what you love and you believe in what you do.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Never stop! No matter what!
Do you have any new material? Yes we do, our new album called “86” is coming April 20th.
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? Facebook, Email…
What are your plans for the future? More music, more shows, more places to visit!
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