Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?
C: We represent all the shades of Darkness in our art. Five warriors of the Night to reap the World.
PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.
C: We are all from Belarus. Each member has pretty solid musical experience in the past. The one and only thing that unites us is the Flow. The darkest manifestations of the World.
PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?
C: The inner flow and everything in our surroundings, is what we use as a materials for our music and lyrics.
PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?
C: To let the Darkness hit the world. We want to show how far one can go, being without fear to step in and walk in the dark.
PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?
C: Our debut album “The Tread of Darkness” is the point.
PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?
C: Well, pretty nice question. One day we decided to go out of our borders. Producing music at home is great when it comes to demo stuff, but not when you want to create something true and original, without using VST instruments. That’s what makes difference between your “homework” and the final declaration of art. That is pretty difficult nowadays, but still possible to get your own sound. The one thing that can help anyone to do that is to be yourself. And to not be afraid of anything. We strongly believe that real music will find the listener or a true fan, when the time comes.
PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?
C: We have a lot of plans for this year and the following. Now we have a banch of good contacts and trusted people to work with. We rely on our listener’s desire to meet everyone in personal on the main venues of their homelands.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?
C: Well, pretty specific question when it comes to “difficult” places of the world. If a man can’t buy even a bottle of water or some food to not die, but still want to listen to music.. I guess there is no tolerance to “anti-downloading” policy. What about Spotify? The biggest and the most common place to share your music nowadays. Good they exist, not only Spotify but a lot of similar services.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
C: They Rode On by Watain. You can feel everything in that song. It would be silly to make any descriptions on it, but you can feel the Path we are all in, when listening to that masterpiece.
PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?
C: One thing that we actually do not like in the whole industry is cheap makingfaces of lots of artists nowadays. Pretending to be something, but not being it in reality. That’s the worst thing.
PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?
C: We prepare ourselves to go live. Also constantly working on our new materials, our future album. A lot of things to do. We are doing our best and will definitely show something new when it will be the time.
PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?
C: You can follow us on our socials:
Also you can buy our physical stuff here:
Band/Artist location – Belarus
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