VICTIM PATH

Belarusian VICTIM PATH are another cool new discovery in my never ending quest to find every single metal band on the planet Earth. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-The name of the band came up pretty naturally. I cannot say that we did some special work and spent a lot of time making it. We can characterize our music as quintessence of Black Metal, Doom Metal and Dark Metal

How do you introduce the band to people that are new to your music?
-We prefer to show ourselves via records and live performances.

We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-There are many matters that have its impact on our music, not only musical bands. Lots of different things influenced us personally, creatively and artistically as well.

What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-We have many friends among local musical scene. But we do not hang out much. We don’t give a lot of shows in our country, 1 show a year on average.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-We consider ourselves a part of musical movement. It’s complicated to say exactly how widespread this movement is. We are in the underground metal scene

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-We play gloomy and melancholic music that describes sorrow and frailty of human life. The choice of the album cover depends on our band’s concept at some particular period of time. It’s obvious that album cover will be dark.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-Digitalization doesn’t kill the music. The popularity of physical records goes down, but if the music is great, it’s gonna be on demand.

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-From time to time black metal shows take place in our area, though not often enough.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-We do our best to plan carefully our shows technically and creatively. It’s very important for us to present our music in high quality and in the way we’ve wanted to. This is some kind of our revelation and ritual.

What would you like to see the future bring
-We don’t know what the future holds for us. Nonetheless, we’re ready for everything.

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