ADFAIL (for Doomed To Darkness)

(Doomed To Darkness)

Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?
A.P. : - After the recording and the release we have been occasionally performing in our city.
A.K.: - Soon there will be a video from the concert.

Recently you have released a new ep, how does the musical style on the new recording differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
A.P.: - The new album turned out to be more positive and symphony-like. Here we used opera vocals, and experimented more. The album has tracks from different years, which then formed into one.

This is your first release in 4 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
A.P.: - In that time there was a lot of stuff happening with the band, almost all of the band members were changed, but despite that we managed to record EP I Dreamed and a cover of Paradise Lost, and also gave a few performances.

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
A.P.: - The new album is mostly different myths and legends, and less personal experiences.
A.K: - Everything about love :)

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Adfail'?
A.P.: - Adfail is an ancient Welsh word, a poetic description for ruins, wreckage. In no way is it about weird videos on youtube.

What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
A.P.: -
I really liked to perform in Saint Petersburg in 2014, also a few concerts here at home (we’re a very local band)). We never paid much attention to stage performance, black clothes, darkness and camouflage of the violist.
A.K.: - We just basically stand there, and the violist is doing all the show.

Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
A.P. : - Really would like to do a couple of concerts at our Polish neighbors, but what I really dream of is to perform at the Czech festival Brutal Assault.
A.K.: - For now we plan on supporting our friends from The Sundial in august.

In 2016 you had done a 'Paradise Lost' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?
Y.K.: - We are huge fans of Paradise Lost.
A.P.: - I listened to them since 1995. Our version is not that different, we didn’t know what to add.
Y.K.: - A bearded guy with an alto.

On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of goth, doom and death metal?
A.K.: - Everyone seems to like it.
A.P. : - I don’t know what people listen to in Europe, South America. Our second album was nominated as the best goth album in Nicaragua in 2014 (never would’ve thought lol).

What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
A.P: - At the present time everybody’s concentrated on Adfail. Former members of the band are playing in blackmetal, death, doom bands Kocytos, The Sundial, Straylant.

When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
A.P: - There’s definitely going to be an LP, possibly next year. As far as everything else, we’ll see.

What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
A.P. – I’m a big admirer of Paradise Lost, Therion, Obituary, currently also listening to Judas
Priest, sometimes My Dying Bride.
Y.K: - Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Anathema.
A.K. : - Therion.

What are some of your non musical interests?
A.P.: - Surgery, sports (power lifting).
Y.K.: - Alpinism, traveling.
A.K.: - Radio electronics, motorcycles.
V.N.: - Shashlyk, samogon ))).

Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Be yourself and listen to metal.

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