Scorpio: Hi! Well, let's begin!Group Act Of God is young and most of our readers don't know much about it, so tell, please, history of group and about Snark project.
Roman: Snark was founded by three school friends in 1996г. It wasn't metal music, just punk/grunge and didn't have long life. The end was right after first concert. Rebirth was in 1998, and Snark became punk project. And only after next changing of line-up, in 1999, when Ilia and Irina have appeared, smell of death start to fly from dynamic during rehearsals. And so from Gothic/Doom Snark went to Death/Black, and members of band decided to change the name. Act Of God was the new one.
S: Have you already found publishing label for releasing debut album "...For Demon"?
Roman: Nowadays few labels are thinking, but right now we don't have a contract.
S: Design of album's cover leaves to want the best (logo and name of album are hard to sees). But whose idea was to place the picture of Jesus, and why is he so frightened?
Ilia: That was idea to place a mug. Mad glance of Nazarethian, beautifully reflects his maniacal essence, a prepare to leave a mankind on millenniums to vegetate in swamp of hypocritical morals, having substituted word "death" and "servitude" on "salvation" and "god". I think, if Christ appear at our days, he'll called crazy. On this subject was already much said in books, hurried beautiful songs, and even formed whole musical styles, however, infection is adapted and successfully lives in the whole world. That we can here do? Here is at least once again show of his true person on the cover of our album. But logotype is beautifully seen on the material copy unlike virtual.
S: For what-such daemon is an album "...For Demon?"
Ilia: Name of album we have plagerized from one of our song, in the russian translation it means "…To the Daemon". Notion "Daemon" is here used not as a determination of some person, but sooner as a certain spiritual image, through which we grew accustomed to observe and value objective reality.
S: Who are musical mentors for you?
Ilia: My main mentor in musical part is my grandpa, who, being in the elated location of spirit, basically late in the night, plow "Murka" under his rakish accordeon. Naturally after the close contiguity with beautiful it was difficult not to begin to listen Death metal.
Roman: Notion "mentor" means presence of some teacher, who helps nad assists. In my event such does not exist.
S: Girls, but particularly guitarists, in groups, playing death, black is a rarity. What can you say about your charming Victoria and Irina.
Ilia: Victoria and Irina are great musicians, fine understand in the music. Certainly, any cans be, quarrels, after all we are men. Irina is my wife, and I love she.
Roman: In general Victoria isn't guitarist more, and answerring following question, I'll say that whereas, she's studying in the institute of culture on the class of operatic chant we decided to stay with one guitar and with one vocal (healled operatic).
S: Who from participants have a musical education?
Roman: Today, only Irina, musical school.
S: What groups from C.I.S. you consider the best?
Ilia: Fermented Corpse.
Roman: Atoll Nerat, Fermented Corpse, Mind Eclipse.
S: Tell about you own musical passions.
Ilia: I like Modest Musorgskiy! Extremely brutal person! His "Pictures from exhibitions" is really HELL. Imperative recommend before hearing to go to WC, otherwise consequences can be inconvertible. Uniquely Morbid Angel and Decide are kids in contrast with our compatriot. Well but at a sentimental minutes Immolation, Behemoth and Hypocrisy are our best friends.
Roman: My musical passions are very broad and different: Behemoth, Pink Floyd, Hypocrisy, Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Mayhem, Nail, Morbid Angel, Pain, Dark Funeral, Doors and many others.
S: How relatives find you creative activity?
Ilia: Basically positively, while speech does not call at ideology.
Roman:They creat an illusion of interest, but in general - all the same.
S: Your message to the metal fans:
llia Dear metal fans! I wish you happiness, health, successes in work. And save you our celestial father and his son Jesus Christ, undertooked our sins and opened gates to celestial fuckness, sorry, bliss. Amen.
Roman: Don't indulge a will of majority, don't wake in the herd, you are not sheeps, not worms in the shit - you're PEOPLE.
S: Thank you for the interview. I wish you to find a contact with the good label very soon!