I can say that I try to "live" all
my songs. My education is Vietnamist, and so many
times I had been to Vietnam. Actually, that is
why I started to sing heavy music.
The main means of transportation there - is
a motorcycle. Not having permissions there to
ride on it, I, nevertheless, took it on rent
and did a lot of trips. Cops there never stop
white men. Last time I've been there, I ride
at night with an enourmous speed on my bike
on a highway that is near Hanoi, and listened
to our song "In the Wind's Eye". So
I can say that the song is verified by my life.
I have a right to sing it.
Drive: And where else have you been?
Vladimir: Actually, the song "In
the Wind's Eye" is about Egypt. But I've
been to many countries: Egypt, Turkey, Sweden,
England, America, Armenia, Estonia.
Drive: What are the relationships within
Vladimir: Business-friendly! (everyone
laughs). While our business is quite small yet.
Zack: Well, I can say that it is difficult to
call our relationships friendly, because we never going
anywhere together, not even on some big rock concert,
we are also living apart... Everyone has his private
life and own affairs and so there is not so many time
for the band. Again, everyone also has his own friends.
In fact, we can say that we are a "working band"
to be honest.
Vladimir: Ah! We have good relations! We have
our measure of competition, struggle, competition..
Creativity does not exist without it.
Drive: What are some other bands that you
keep in touch with?
Zack: We are friends with a band "Citadel".
We are tighly interrelated, In all respects: we played
on each other's concerts, both on a session and on
an permanent basis. What we have not done yet - is
singing each others songs.
Vladimir: Although they have something that
Andrew (vocalist of "Citadel") does not
want to sing, so we have a chance...
Zack: Well, I can conclude, that we are like
a family. There are plenty of cuss too in some aspects.
Drive: As far as I know, the guitarist of
"Citadel", Sergei Tshe, referring to the
"Metka", described you as hard rock, and
a "Citadel" as metal. Which style do you
Vladimir: In fact, they are, in my opinion,
have more rights to belong to the hard-rock, given
that they played with a son of Grebenschikov' musician
- Oleg Sakmarov, Ilya (everyone laughs).
In general, what's the difference - rock, metal?
We just make music!