In the past half-year Metka is somewhat mysterious and
unexplained and so all who kept an eye on our creativity
certainly noticed that. That's why, as the founder of
the band, I need to give some explanations and comments.
In the summer of last year we had planned studio
to record a full second album, title of which sounded
like "Sands of Time" or "In the wilderness
of time". Musical material on a second album,
though raw, has been composed and required detailed
grinding. But at this stage band decided to work in
a free and democratic regime, and this, as it turned
out later, had a negative impact on the overall situation.
Free swimming led to a lack of specificity on all
the "front lines" and the musicians turned
to solving there own problems in personal life.
The consequences of such a situation could be seen
in crude concert activities, there was no news or
fresh and well-perfomed music.
To some regret, to correct what has happened does
not seem possible to me for several reasons both personal
and external, and that is why the fate of the band
entirely dependent on other band members.
Because it is senseless and even wrong to attempt to
do anything without addressing the fundamental issues
regarding the composition, the general discipline, activities
and focusing creative vector, me together with Vladimir,
have decided to suspend the activities of the band and
"freeze" the group "Metka" as a
musical project until better times. When and whether
these times come is difficult to say. It may be worth
waiting until the autumn, when concert season opens.
What will other musicians do, I have no idea. I know
exactly that our new bassist - Vanya Vetrogonov now
is on the drums in speed-metal formation called "Abordaj".
As for me, I want to revive and periodically maintain
my old project - Heavy Metal Guild, only this time
as the standalone online project. The updated "Metal
Guild" site will be on its old address - www.metal-guild.ru
and starts within a week or two. It will focus on
the metal scene of Saint-Petersburg.
And as a thanks to all those who went to our concerts
and listen to our music, as soon as possible, I would
like to put here to the site several completed midi-files
of new songs, which surely would be included in tracklist
of our second album. I know now its very fashionable
to upload midi-files (ringtones) on cell phones, so
its fun to issue some second album "prelude"
in the form of ringtones! :) This is likely to be
3-4 full tracks, with the vocal melody, drums and
even the guitar solo.
Stay tuned to our site and forum,
10th of June, 2007