Thursday, October 8, 2009

Avsky Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band, how you formed and what your goals were in the beginning?
Our initial goals were to o recreate that feeling you got when you listened to black metal back in the early '90s, not to sound exactly like those bands but to have the same feeling in the music, those are still among our goals even though our music has changed a bit over the years.
Not much to say about how the band formed. Just two guys who decided to play black metal together.

2. Where did you come up with the name for the band?
We thought it would be a fitting name for the band and for the views and ideas we express through our music. Avsky is Swedish for loathing/disgust.

3. How would you describe your musical style?
Hateful, Scandinavian styled, black metal.

4. How would you describe your musical progress over the years?
We have become much better musicians since our first recording, so our music has become more and more advanced for every recording. Also the songs have become longer and longer.

5. What direction do you see the music going into during the future?
I guess our song will become even more advanced and longer in the future. but we will continue to sound like Avsky

6. When can we expect new material?
We have just finished the recording of our third album that will be titled “Scorn”. It will be released early next year

7. How would you describe the lyrical content of the music?
The end of the world and the destruction of man. Mankind in its current state is a failure.
Most of our lyrics deal with subjects like these.

8. What are your main influences as a musician?
Mainly early nineties black metal and some newer bands like Craft and the way they take that early Scandinavian style and make into something of their own.

9. What are you listening to nowadays and what would you recommend new or old?
Lately I been listening a lot to bands like Coven, Black Widow, Uriah Heep, Blue Öyster Cult and that kind of stuff, they don’t make music like that anymore.
When it comes to black metal I’ve been listening a lot to the latest Mgla and Glorior Belli albums, both amazing records.

10. Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in the music?
No, not really. Avsky is not a religious band.

11. What are some good films or literature that you would recommend?
I don’t watch that much movies, but Tarkovsky and Kurosawa are among my favorite directors.
When it comes to literature I can recommend Michail Bulgakov´s “The master and Margarita”. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” and anything by Franz Kafka.

12. How has the response been so far to your music in the black metal community?
Quite good, most reviews on “Malignant” have been really good and people seem to like what we’re doing. So I have to say that we are pleased with the response we have gotten so far.

13. Any final words?
Be sure to check out “Scorn” when it’s released. It will take Avsky’s music to the next level. TOTAL HATE!

14. Thanks for the interview?
Thanks for support!

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