LOCUS TITANIC FUNUS (for The Grinder)

  

THE GRINDER

 

1. Thanks for your time. Tell us about your band and what you do for your band.
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Well, I'm bass guitar player and vocalist (growls) in LTF.
Denis Andrianov:
Greetings. I am playing guitar in Locus Titanic Funus. Participation in this band is most significant for me.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be in a band?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
I decided this long time ago. I studied music (guitar, bass, and vocals) for several ages. In 2014, I took part in Lorelei band. I entered LTF, 'cause I wanted to try myself as a bass guitar player.
Denis Andrianov:
In 2015 I got offer to play guitar and it was a big challenge because I have never performed this kind of music. But during every song I understood that I love them more and more.

3. What is different about being a musician than you imagined?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Before I became musician myself, I had been communicating to musicians for a long time. So I knew all costs of this occupation, and I'd been ready to everything.
Denis Andrianov:
All I do present time is approximately the same I imagined before. I think that the main reason was absence of any expectations of that from beginning. I just wanted to perform music. I do exactly the same thing now. That is all.

4. What gear do you use and why?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
My present stuff is Hohner professional V-bass 5, I love vintage basses of this form-factor. Also I use Shure SM48, it's quite good for extreme vocals.
Denis Andrianov:
It is a hard question because I search the tone every week. But if to say more explicitly, then I use Gibson Flying V for many years for studio and live performance. I use floor guitar processor with tubes for distorted tone and many FXs. My opinion it is most comfortable stuff to do live shows.

5. What music do you listen to that would surprise people?

Alexey Kuznetsov:
My favourite genres are Doom and Folk/Pagan Metal, I also listen to other genres of Rock and Metal music. As a nostalgie I can listen to old Pop and soviet music.
Denis Andrianov:
Sometimes I want to listen to something extraordinary. Sometimes more extraordinary than I can imagine (laughing).

6. How do we find your music and merch to buy?
Follow this link please https://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/1/8341

7. How did you get a record deal?
Kazimir Gravenface:
We sent our first record to various labels, but conditions of Metal Scrap Records was much comfortable for us. In result, we already released second CD on this label, exactly on it’s sub-label Another Side Records. I recommend this company to all the bands, they know how to manage bands in a right way.

8. What bands do people compare your music to?
Kazimir Gravenface:
I’d like to know that it will not be compared with certain bands. I’d say that it is just trial to compose doom metal without reference. Of course, I was inspired such bands as Autumn Rain Melancholy, Estatic Fear and Desire but I did not get the same mood of music and flow of emotions. I am sorry that arrangement of songs is some kind of imperfection and I would be fix it in the future. For example, we need keyboard player, because scores for keyboards is very ugly, we need good singer to perform scores of clean vocals. We need to rehearse much more and compose together much more. My POV is it will be a key to successful band tone and to perception of being crew member. Instead of this we have to earn money another way and care of many other things. I think it is problem of thousands of bands.

9. Are you pro Spotify / streaming services? Or do you think it hurts sales?
Of course. Our label care about all these things. Here is what you ask https://open.spotify.com/album/4gxkVqIndMuOFoaphIbQL2

10. What’s the ultimate goal for the band?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Emm... to have a constant crowd of fans and to realize ourselves as live musicians.

11. Will we see you tour?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Maybe, but not in the nearest future
Denis Andrianov:
Hard to plan that but it would be a good experience for us.

12. Who would you love to tour with?
Without answer

13. What is your favorite song of yours and why?
Denis Andrianov:
Of course, it is Sweet Embrace of Cowardice.

14. Why should people take the time to listen to your band over the thousands of other bands?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Cause of our unusual atmosphere and high-quality lyrics.

15. What are your favorite music websites labels podcast etc?
Our label site) https://metalscraprecords.com

16. Is imagery important to you? Do you judge albums by the cover?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Imagery is particularly important in such genres as doom and black metal. Black-and-white covers is "our everything" ^^

Denis Andrianov:
I am not from those guys that judge music by the cover. It is not the main criteria to judge. But I must admit that sometimes I paid attention for some CD due to it has pretty cover.

17. If you could choose a cover song your band mates would hate what would it be?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Of every Russian Folk Metal band ^^
Denis Andrianov:
“Enter Sandman” or “Smoke on the Water”. My opinion is they are most frequently and popular cover songs. And I think people are very tired of that.

18. Is the record or live show more important?
Alexey Kuznetsov:
Both of these activities are important, even though they are different. As for me, live show is a more preferable way of realization as a musician.
Denis Andrianov:
For many bands it is important to hold the balance between of these methods to bring music. There are exceptions like cover bands. They don’t need to record music, right? Or another side of subject is bands like Burzum in such live performance is impossible. All the other cases is necessary studio and live workout and every of them are essential parts of life of band members.

19. Name 3 people dead or alive you would want to play your music for.
Kazimir Gravenface:
I consider this action as some kind of worship. I think music have to be delivered to right people. And thanks guys from Another Side for that.

20. Lemmy Ozzy Dio and Rob Halford in a cage match who wins?
Denis Andrianov:
I would choose Ozzy. It seems to me that he is craziest guy from this crowd. You can expect very weird things from him.

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