BLACKTHORN INTERVIEW! All Female Russian Hextreme metal band!!!!!
Can you give us a brief history of the band?
Aina: BLACKTHORN was found in October 2004 by me and some girls from the original line-up. Being active since that time, we have, however, lived through serious line-up changes. Elvira became our guitarist and composer in 2006. Then, as far as I remember, Greta joined us, shortly after that we got Less in through mutual friends. Acotath replaced our previous drummer Varaska in 2015.
Our discography includes “The Prologue of Eschaton” (2007, demo), “Gosamer Witchcraft”/”Аранеум” (2009, full-length), “Codex Archaos” (2011, full-length) and finally a full-length conceptual album “Witch Cult Ternion” released last December. Besides, we released a few Internet singles; “Sister September” (Anorexia Nervosa cover), “Era Obscura” and “Death of Love” originally performed by Cradle of Filth.
How is the local scene in your area?
How would you describe your live show?
Aina: We look like witches, play hextreme symphonic metal and we do our best. I think it already sounds interesting.
Take us through the writing process for your last album.
Is it difficult to find fresh ideas or easy?
How much time do you spend promoting on social media?
Aina: Still not enough!
Name a band or a song that is on your playlist which people would not expect?
Acotath: The main theme from our local tv-show “Criminal Russia”.
What are your thoughts on the structure of organized religion?
Aina: I don't support this. However I'm sorta able to bear it if their followers do their thing and don't pry into other people's affairs.
Are people truly elevated above nature or are we equals?
Aina: In a perfect world people elevate above the nature in a good way and treat it as an equal at the same time. Too bad we live in another kind of reality.
Acotath: Since we blockheads have a weapon to destroy nature we are not equals anymore.
What are the future plans for the band?
Acotath: Conquer this world.
Aina: Having a blast at Metal Female Voices Festival this October in Belgium! Other plans I'd like to keep secret for awhile.
Name a band or two that you would love to tour with?
Acotath: Butyrka, AK-47, 1349, Kuvalda.
Lastly, anything you would like to say to the fans?
Aina: Thank you for being bewitched. See you!