Monday, August 24, 2009

Ashen Light Interview

1.. Can you give us a brief history of the band?

I shall tell fairly, this question very much has bothered us. Therefore I shall tell just Ashen Light it was formed in 1997 and exists about one today. For this time the structure varied and at present it: Alex - Guitars, Belf - bass and a vocal and Andrey Ishchenko - Drums.

2. How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you before?

We play black metal.

3. What is the meaning behind the band's name?

Ashen Light? This astronomical phenomenon.

4. What releases have you put out so far?

We have written down ten albums and while one DVD. Our new album Now prepares for an output "Blood of the Apocalypse". It will leave on More Hate Prod this autumn.

5. Have you done any live shows before and if so, which ones would you say were your best and how would you describe your live shows?

We constantly act also the nearest concert takes place on September, 18th in Moscow. And we yet have not won back the best concert. In general we like to act at the open concerts, than in clubs more. Though on such performances arise more problems with technics and the personnel serving a stage.

6. I noticed when I listened to some of your newer stuff, the sound was alot different and had more norwegian sound than the stuff I have heard in the past, How would you describe your musical progress over the years?

All varies, including certainly and a sound. We always aspired that our music was as more as possible aggressive and with each our album it is possible to us. Any changes it is progress, it is a parameter of that the group is not necessary on a place, it develops. We vary, but nevertheless sometimes as though we look back back. Sometimes having written down a song we think and as though it sounded if we have written down it earlier.

7. What direction do you see the music going into during the future?

Me this question does not interest. I do not pursue a fashion, I am engaged in music first of all for myself. I do not wish to be limited whose or desire. To me it will be indifferent that in the future - Actually the future we do ourselves!

8. What are your main influences music wise or non music wise?

I listen to different music. The jazz, a blues or metal, is pleasant to me all. Not important in what style the group, the main thing plays that its music was good.

9. What are you listening to nowadays and what are some good bands or releases that you would recommend?

Basically I listen to music executed in the ninetieth years. They sound a little живее and sincere than that enters the name today. At that time at groups was not so many means for good record, and the equipment was dear. And now any can by means of a computer and pairs programs to enter the name not worse than in normal, dear studio and to sound thus not worse than for example Metallica.

10. How would you describe the bands aproach to Satanism, Paganism, or Occultism and what role does it have in the music and life?

Satanism, Paganism, or Occultism - this time phenomenon in music. Here for example earlier to all listened thrash, to it on change has come death metal, then black and to it on change has come pagan and to it on change something will come? And it is normal. The part of groups will collapse, the part will change the style pursuing for a fashion. And only those who actually likes that it does will continue begun.

11. What are some good books or films that you would recommend?

I do not love cinema, and seldom I watch TV. I very much like to read. Here some authors, whose products very much like me: Jeffrey Ford, Paul Di Filippo, also I read the documentary literature on the second world war much & I study works on theology and theosophy.

12. How does the metal scene in Russia react to your musical sound?

In any way. It is not interesting to me.

13 Any final words?

Listen Ashen Light and come on our concerts! Success!

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