Here is a new interview with the old-school death metal band Chaosbringer who come out of the Russian metal scene.If you are a fan of old-school death metal then be sure to check this band out today and if you like get ahold of their debut demo.
Interview with Leo drummer for Chaosbringer done by Patrick
1.Hello Leo how are things going with you these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hails! Everything is going pretty fine. I'm Leo and I do the drum duties for CHAOSBRINGER.
2.At what age did you first discover metal music? Who were some of the first bands you listened to?
Well back in times when I was living in a small town in Syberia, I had a friend from school with whom we were fascinated with heavy metal and rock music, and surely eventually we began listening to metal, growing hair and attending some local gigs, we were probably around 13-14 years old back then. We were blasting METALLICA, SODOM, KREATOR, DARK ANGEL, SEPULTURA, IRON MAIDEN, ARIA (basically the russian version of Maiden) and stuff like that, thrash and heavy metal. Then I began exploring more extreme genres like death and black metal. So eventually I became evil metal obsessed freak haha. That's basically the whole story.
3.When did you first meet the other members of Chaosbringer?Was it long before you all formed the band?
The band was founded in 2013 by Eugene and Igor and I joined them in 2015, cause their drummer had switched to bass so they were lacking a drummer. Eugene found me online in a local social network, then we met at ENTOMBED A.D. show in Saint-Petersburg and decided to try playing together.
4.What is the current line-up of Chaosbringer? And for the readers who have never heard Chaosbringer's music how would you best describe it?
It's Eugene on guitar/vox, Igor on second guitar and me on drums. Sadly we don't have a constant bassist now. Our music could be described as filthy OSDM in a British vein, heavily influenced by BOLT THROWER and the whole WARHAMMER universe.
5.The band is getting ready to release their debut demo "Immersion In Darkness" how long did it take to write the music for this release? Does the whole band take part in the writing process?Who usually writes the lyrics for the songs and what are subjects you all write about?
Well, it seems that you're lacking information haha, cause we already released it physically on tapes via Cadaveric Dissolution label, and we are also spreading it by ourselves. The music for this demo was written in 2013. Eugene writes all the music and lyrics, with occasional contributions to lyrics by Igor. But surely we are doing some arrangements together. Our lyrics are dealing with chaos and various aspects of war.
6.I believe the demo is available on Chaosbringer's bandcamp site are their any plans to release the demo on a physical format? If yes when will it be released and where can the readers buy it?
See the previous answer. It's available on tape through Cadaveric Dissolution records and through us.
7.Has the band started working on the next demo or will you all work towards a full-length?
Currently we are preparing to enter the studio sometime in winter, to record our first LP. The music and lyrics are almost ready and our guitarist Igor is working on the cover and booklet of upcoming release.
8.Any idea how many songs will be on the next release? Will it be self-released or would you all like to find a label to work with?
The album will contain probably around nine songs. We are searching for a proper label to release it and we've already had some good offers.
9. Chaosbringer comes out of the Russian old-school death metal scene what is your opinion of Russsia's metal scene?
The metal scene here is pretty small, but we have plenty of good bands, gig organisers and label/distro guys who're trying to be on the move with gigs and releases!
10.Who are your all-time favorite Russian bands and are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?
I don't listen to many Russian bands... my favorite among them surely will be ARIA! As for nowadays bands, you should check out PYRE, INTERNAL DAMAGE, CIST, MORBITAL, TANATOR. Also check my stoner/traditional doom project THY SORCERY, we have a demo available on our facebook page.
11.Besides bands are their any good labels or distro's you feel the readers should check out soon?
You should check out the label of our good friend Mik - Cadaveric Dissolution Records! It's great goregrind/death metal label and distro.
12.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Rotting home and listening to music, watching some movies or playing good old video games, hanging with my buddies, attending local gigs.
13.Leo you handle the drums for the band at what age did you become interested in playing the drums? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?
Well I became a drummer occasionally. When I was 17, I was hanging with my friends who were jamming some shit at the local rehearsal space, and they were lacking a drummer, so I just filled in and started to learn how to do it, so yeah, I am self taught.
14.Who are some of your influences and favorite drummers? Besides the drums do you currently play any other instruments?
First drummers who come to mind are Pete Sandoval and Dave Lombardo. I don't play any other instruments.
15.Besides death metal do you listen to any other forms of underground music? If yes who are some of your favorite musicians and bands?
I listen to almost all kinds of metal and also enjoy old hard and progressive rock. I'll leave that second question without answer cause there are tons of them!
16.We here at Ancient visionz are big movie fans do you enjoy watching movies? If yes what are some of your favorite movies of all-time?
Sure! Me and our guitarist Igor are obsessed with horror movies, especially with b-movie sleaze stuff, cult old classics, giallo, body horror, sci-fi, cyberpunk and so on. As for all-time favorites, let those be ALIEN, THE THING, BLADE RUNNER, VIDEODROME, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, HELLRAISER... the list could go on and on.
17.Who are some of your favorite actors and actresses?
Well... I would point out Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Kurt Russell, Edwige Fenech, Barbara Steele.
18.Thank you Leo for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
Thank you for your interest. On behalf of CHAOSBRINGER, I would like to thank all the people who support us and ordered our demo! By the way, it's almost sold out, so if some of you were delaying purchase, it's the right time to do it now! Stay tuned for more as we have plenty of upcoming stuff on the way!