SCARLETH

The Ukraine metal scene should not be ignored. I’ve had a great deal of cool bands coming my way over the years. SCARLETH being the latest. ©2016 Anders Ekdahl

You have one of these names that does not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name
-It was the initial idea – to have a name which doesn’t make any borders regarding the sound or genre of our band. With that name you can develop the music style you play in
without any problems or limitations. It wasn’t hard to get that name, just a spontaneous idea.

Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
Yes. The current line-up was formed in February 2015, it consists of Victor (guitars), Yana (keyboards), Oksana (vocals), Philipp (drums) and our latest addition – Igor (bass),
who joined the band in September. I can say that it is the most professional sounding line-up of all line-ups which the band had through the years.

What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-It is difficult question because band’s sound developed greatly during last years, but I can say Black Sabbath had strong influence on sound of some of the riffs and songs during
our early years, but anyway – we don’t sound anything like them in general.

What is the metal scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
-The ukrainian metal scene is evolving and there are some really cool metal bands here. Yes, we feel like we are part of the scene.

When you play the sort of metal you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-I think great album cover is the one which can grab visual attention of a listener and cause curiosity to appear. And of course, it should reflect the concept of the album.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-My opinion is the digital is the future. Physical CDs are absolete, almost nobody uses them because people used to have all their favorite music inside an iPod.
CDs are collectors items now. I don’t think digital is killing music – it’s just new era with new rules.

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-We really like to play open air festivals and looking forword to visit Europe.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-It is always a party and fun for us to play live. I think it is one of the most important aspects of activity for any band nowadays.

What would you like to see the future bring?
-The main goal for us now is to play live, touring and get more people to see us. We are really interested in touring Europe.

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