Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
Reab.: We are underground thrash metal band from Ukraine.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Reab.: We started to play at 2010. It took us 2 years to learn how to play instruments and find all members for the band. Our first concert was played in 2012. We had a lot of concerts since 2012 and most of them was in Ukraine. We have only one abroad gig. It was in Bulgaria in 2018. We have recorded two albums “Global Degeneration” (2012) and “Social Programming” (2016) and made two D.I.Y. videos for the songs “Thrash Way Of Life” and “Save Me God”.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Reab.: A lot of different styles of music inspires us but the main influence is old school thrash from the 80s. Also, we like Brazilian (thrash, hardcore punk, crossover) scene.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
Reab.: Our goal is to play and spread thrash metal all over the world and make people happy when they listen to it. Also, it would be great to visit Brazil and meet bands like Violator, Evil Corpse or Ratos De Porao.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Reab.: All members of the band write some material for the band, but most songs were written by our drummer/vocalist. Our lyrics is about society, mass propaganda, hedonistic lifestyle, social manipulation and definitely thrashing.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
Reab.: We actually not very good at this but we just trying to do all our best. We have accounts in Facebook, Instagram where we post some stuff. Also, we have our official website and we make some videos for our Youtube channel.
Official website: https://reabilitator.ru/
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
Reab.: If people download music free it’s bad for the big, famous and professional bands because they lost a lot of money. But for the underground bands it helps to promote themselves.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Reab.: Slayer – Angel Of Death. Because it’s kickass and crazy.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
Reab.: We not very good at promotion and we speak and write English with mistakes… haha.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
Reab.: Every time when we are on the stage and see how people have fun. It is very good to see people happy when they listen our music.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
Reab.: At the moment we are working on our third album “Mentally Defected”. It will include 9 or 10 good thrash metal songs. The sound quality will be better than at the previous two albums. Also we will record some singles (which will not be included in album) and make some D.I.Y videos for them.
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
Reab.: There is mini-zombie-covid apocalypse outside, shows are cancelled, quarantine everywhere…
Hope, we will play shows when life come back to normal.