interview with Avenger Kills

Mina intervjuer / Permalink / 0
Have any of you played in other bands? Vocalist Victor and drummer Ivan plays in other bands.
How is it that you started playing music? It all started in school days. My friend and I listened to heavy metal and decided to try something to play. In general, this was my first music band.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Alexander Krasilnikov, 26, guitar
Maxim Polyakov, 29, guitar
Alexander Skvortsov, 20, bass
Victor Murav’yov, 20, vocal
Ivan Schevtsov, 32, drummer
Have you had other previous members? Yes, there were quite a few applicants
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, I started my demo record from the age of 16
Where are you from? We are from Russia, Yaroslavl city
What year did the band form? Official in 2012
What's your style of genre? Heavy Metal with a small addition of other genres of metal
What inspires you? Inspired by my favorite bands, the front men of my favorite bands, the films that are important to me.
How often and where do you reherse? We have our own rehearsal base in the city center, we share with a couple of other bands. Rehearsals once a week, although I would like more often 
How have you developed since you started with the music? At the moment we have 3 albums. They are reviewed in well-known journals “ASTARTA”, «ROCKCOR» and "Mastersland". Performed with such well-known groups as Easy Dizzy, Маврин, Arida Vortex, Arda, Гран-Куражъ, Артерия ,Melancholy, Bad Bones (Italy), The i don't know(Italy).
Our songs in rotation on radio stations:
http://www.metalmessiahrecords.com 
https://www.spreaker.com
http://rmestation.tk
http://www.knon.org
http://metalnation.ru
http://kamil-tom.webnode.cz
http://www.radiobon.ru
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? My whole life is connected with music. I like picking my guitars. I like to record and mastering my music. Sometimes I help with other bands.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? It would be great to cooperate with a good label, but now it's complicated. Many labels do not want to take on little-known group bands or ask a lot of money
What made you decide to make this music? Even when I was a teenager, I fell in love with metal music and realized that if I'm ready to create my own, then it should be just that. To charge with energy, give strength to accomplish certain actions, raise the mood. And in general this is really the most honest music, in which you put sweat, blood and soul
What are your songs about? We did not go much away from the traditional Heavy Metal themes: wars, warriors, the battle for life, for justice, a few nice alcoholic songs for dances and ballads. Also raise the topic of modern society, its rotten side
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? The lyrics for the first album were written back in the school days of my friend, his nickname is Rhinoceros. All the following texts have since then and to the present time written to the Crazy Violet.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? First of all, there is music, after it words are written
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Usually this happens when I'm at home or at work. Sometimes inspiration on the road and then you need to have time to write down all this until you forget.
Have you done any covers live?
We have such covers:
Thor (Manowar cover)
Sleeping In The Fire (WASP)
Highway to Hell (ACDC)
I want Out (Helloween)
What language do you sing in? The first album in Russian, all others only in English
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 16-50 years old.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We try to play different songs so that our audience does not get bored.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? We have several permanent festivals, in which we participate annually and several clubs in which we regularly perform.
What was your first gig like? At the first concert, a lot of people came, we did not even expect this. You know how it happens, some friends called their friends and so on. After the end, everyone waited for us and was called to drink beer with them. Well, we went with them, it was fun )))
Have you had to cancel a gig? Yes, it happened only a couple of times. Basically, because of the heavy workload of one of the participants.
Where have you played live this year? We played several times in our hometown and traveled twice to other cities of our region.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We began to deal with this literally this year. Now on sale there are mediators, badges, stickers, t-shirts.
Where can people buy your merchandise? They can buy through our group in a social network or in person at a concert.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It does not really bother me, let them download my music for free, the main thing is that they learn about our band more, listen to our music and come to concerts.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? the attitude of people to music has changed unequivocally. But not only because of this. People became lazy and soulless, now material role began to play material values. They will choose to sit at home, writing in the phone than going to the concert, even for little money
What do you think of my work?  it's very good that there are people like you left. Who is interested in himself and enlightens others. Thanks to you, more people will be able to learn about underground music bands.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We really hope so HAhahahh)) let's hope that your readers will pay attention to us and get acquainted with our creativity.
Do you have any role models or idols? Manowar, Rage, Edguy, Children Of Bodom, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Helloween, King Diamond, Suffocation, Grave Digger, Cannibal Corpse, Testament, White Snake, Dimmu Borgir, Dark Tranquillity, Death, Amorphis and many others
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I prefer the old bands. However, among modern, sometimes come across real diamonds
What have been your biggest obstacles? In our country there are few people who listen to such music. Not many big and good festivals where you can perform. It is very difficult now to be at least a little known, you need to go a long way.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? To not give up. Even if everything is against you. Even if you do not have enough students in the group, continue to create yourself, at home. There is always someone who will support your idea and bring a new breath
Do you have any new material? Yes, I always have new material. Billets that are waiting for their turn. Now I finish recording a mini album.
What are your web sites?
https://www.instagram.com/avengerkills
https://www.facebook.com/avengerkills
https://vk.com/avengerkills
https://avengerkills.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/avengerkills
https://www.jamendo.com/artist/442127/avenger-kills
What are your plans for the future? Take over the world
Till top