Arctic Dreams 06/02/23
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
Alex_Y : “Hi, everyone! Our name is "Arctic Dreams" we play a fierce mixture of traditional styles of metal, classical music and electronic gothic. We have a huge number of inspirations, from the pillars of metal music such as Metallica, Manowar, Iron Maiden to underground styles.
Syd : I’m mostly influenced by classic, jazz and prog. A lot of instrumental music and also all masterpieces of classic rock, matal and pop artists
Glam Dickens : Personally for me it is a bunch of bands of various genres: rock, metal, pop, etc.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Alex_Y : It could be completely different sources. Stories, events, books, movies, or computer games.
Sometimes the topics are abstract, when the idea is born in my head and it is difficult to describe them in simple words.
Syd : Education, theories, phylosophy, books and thousands of hours of different music always rotating in the head. Don’t underestimate practice on the isnstrument: searching and accidently noodling something new
Glam Dickens :Everything happening in the world can have an impact on me, but, of course, the most is art, music, cinema, literature.
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
Alex_Y : I can't single out any.) They're all like kids. How can you not love your kids?)
Syd : Our 666th song, need to wait a while
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2023
Alex_Y : We're now finishing building a new recording studio and are starting the new album right away. At the same time we will organize concerts
Syd :It’s complicated yet…
MM: What can we expect from Arctic Dreams live
Alex_Y : Expressive show
Syd : Wouldn’t open a secret, hope you like it
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
Alex_Y : I like to travel to different locations, meet different people and see the fans who came to the concert. What I don't like is lugging equipment around
Syd : Waiting is the worst. When your job is actually doing nothing while smth happens. But you try to fill it with practice and something usefull. Walking on stage is like returning home - it’s the best reward for driving and wating.
Glam Dickens : I like being on tour, 'cause it is the greatest opportunity to see other cities, countries, people. What I don't like is to carry the gear and the baggage.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Alex_Y : Metallica, Iron Maiden, Cradle of Filth
Syd : The coolest music and funniest people to hang with rarely come tomether. Each of these rarely come in general
Glam Dickens : I cannot say for sure, but the people should be easy in conversation and responsible.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
Alex_Y : Metallica, St. Petersburg 2007.
It was the first time I went to a concert of heavy music legends.
Syd : The recent premiere of Jonathan Dawe’s violin concerto by Berlin Academy of American Music. With pieces by Caroline Shaw and Ursula Mamlock. Interesting involving music with perfect acoustics in a small hall. When piano is pleasantly intimate near youf face and forte is a concentrated full sound without forcing or being loud. I enjoyed that!
Glam Dickens : The first KISS show I attended, Lady GaGa, Iron Maiden... because I like big show, performance at the high level.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
Alex_Y : We spent a lot of time searching for our own sound. That's why at the moment we consider the release of the debut album and the debut video to be our biggest achievement.
Syd : Growing up such a smart, beautiful, talented and modest person!
Glam Dickens : I am still alive and wealthy, and can do what I want to do.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
Alex_Y : Black album, Metallica
Chaos A.D. , Sepultura
Syd : B minor mass, Karajan. And metal… Let it be Dillinger’s and Patton feat EP.
Glam Dickens : 'Tommy' The Who, 'Gallery of suicide ' Cannibal Corpse
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
Alex_Y : Yes, of course. I was 17 years old and I was playing with my first black metal band. We had a packed club, there were a lot of people. Of course it was a bit scary to go on stage.
Syd : It was a disaster ) And I was playing drums by the way )
Glam Dickens : It was awesome, every time I get up on stage and see people, it's awesome. Feelings? Yeah, look at me I just had your girlfriend out there.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Alex_Y : There were a lot of them... Mostly classics of the genre: Metallica, Megadeth, In flames, Sepultura
Syd : Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Slade etc. All the classic rock
Glam Dickens : KISS, Metallica, Avril Lavigne.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
Alex_Y : Lemmy Killmister and Black Sabbath. Just look at what the legends of the 80's, who in turn are the inspirations of the legends of the 90's and 2000's, have to say about them
Syd : Beatles made the rock song. Jimi Hendrix made rock guitar. Leap from rock to metal was founded by Black Sabbath
Glam Dickens : Brian Warner, Kurt Cobain
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
Alex_Y : Establish concert activities in the near future
Syd : It’s constant for any band: make more music and make better music
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
Alex_Y : I think it would be something from classic heavy metal.
Syd : Something like an arrangement of Mozart’s Figaro
Glam Dickens : The Devotchkas... because noone heard about them
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
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Syd : It’s fresh and unique, the combination of styles that never occurred in particularly this way
Glam Dickens : You have to. It's obligatory
MM: Four words to describe Arctic Dreams
Alex_Y : Gloomy, heavy, driving, catchy
Syd : Mentally Metallistic Meta Metal
Glam Dickens : I'm not the owner, but you have to keep it in mind while pleasuring yourself.
Final Words for your fans and our readers
Alex_Y : Stay true! Be metal! Never surrender!
Syd : Discover new music and enjoy expanding your listener experience
Glam Dickens : Be sexy!