AGHIAZMA interview 13/12/2022
MM: Please give us a brief description of AGHIAZMA and the songwriting process within the band.
Igor Cherepanov (guitar): Aghiazma is a free way to express our creativeness, a family and something that brings a lot of fun to all of us Basically we compose new music with our drummer Paul at his studio and then Elvira makes a vocal line and lyrics. Sometimes I write the lyrics when I am inspired and sometimes we jam to get new fresh music ideas.
MM: How difficult is it to keep motivated in your country and have any of you been called up for service
I am always motivated and I enjoy the process of being in a band, composing music, playing shows and even doing promotion.
We were not called for service, don't know how to shoot and we are afraid of killing people, but everyone in our band tries to do something to enfaster the victory. Our bass guy Johny brings cars to the front, I opened a free hostel for the refugees in Lviv. We also organise a lot of charity gigs in Kyiv and Lviv now and are planning to visit Europe with a charity tour this spring.
MM: Tell us about AGHIAZMA live and do you ever do live feeds
We tried to do live feeds, but thats not our thing, we just don't feel the necessary energy that way. We love to play live shows with the band, try to perform often and alway do that with maximum passion.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring.
The worst thing about touring is that I don't have opportunuty to tour a lot. I run two music clubs in Kyiv and a concert agency, so I am a little bit tied to the city. And I love to go to play in other countries and cities, but I think that it is a fresh feeling I want to keep about it. I don't want touring to be a routine for us.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Type o Negative, Joy Division and Velvet Underground )) We will have a lot of fun together, especially if Bowie will also join us )
MM: tell us the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
It was a show of Depeche Mode in Kyiv on the Olympic Stadium. Im a big fan of Martin Gore as a song writer, so It was a fantastic moment for me to be there. They played for more then 2 hours and that impessed me a lot, especcially if to compare with Merlyn Manson who had a solo concert less the for an hour.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
I warship David Bowie as a person that gave inspiration to the rock and metal bands of the world. He changed a lot and the world of music changed with him.
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
The most impotant thing to our band is to do something to help our country stand in this modern war of ours and get the victory, so that music world and life in general can continue.
MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
We did some covers with Aghiazma and we pefermed one of them with the author. It was Oomph! Dero Goi came to Ukraine for a couple of shows and we perfermed a couple of his songs with him. And we made a cover and shoot a video gor You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive a year ago. It was a big fun for us
We are planning to do Marilyn Manson cover soon.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
Because men that listen to Aghiazma get wild animal instinct and have their cocks standing like american rockets. And girls who listen to Aghiazma embrace the energy, wishdom and passion of motherwitch Lilith herself. And trangeders that listen to Aghiazma just stay as perfect as they already are, but have some beautiful music for their sweet ears
MM: Four words to describe AGHIAZMA
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