Female fronted death metal from Russia – Ascent. Of course I know many bands from Russia, all female and male fronted, all melodic or brutal ones, but these starters should be supported on their very start, so, know more about Ascent right now!
Hi! Tell me about Ascent. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?
It’s for us like… Give a dog a bad name and hang him. If you want to be higher then reality and create something more you must act like you’ve already done it. And although this is short and cool. That’s why we chose this name.
“Don’t Stop When You Walk Through The Hell” album will be released within several days! How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
Now and forever we chose to be musicians. This means everything for us. It’s our life indeed. So could we place this album into masses without any wishes? NO! NO! and NO again! It represents us. That’s it.
Tell me more about “Don’t Stop When You Walk Through The Hell”? Album ideas etc…
Well they are all metaphors about out life. We face it every day… Every second we exist. What about you again? Tell us if you actually found THE reflection of your life in there.
Anna Dizendorf – how was your training to have such powerful voice?
Hey everyone! When I decided to get extreme I never found the teacher in our black hole. So some videos were checked (f.e. Melissa Cross Zen Of Screaming 😉 but it was influenced by music in general. The more you listen the more you learn.
Where do you take all inspiration from?
You know what if you were born in Russia it’s so complicated to create and promote something about heavy music. So we wasted so mush time trying but here we are. You actually can hear our music! It’s awesome anyway. You gonna face brutality, you gonna face melodies, you gonna face the atmosphere. Try it out and let us know if we are different from bands you do listen to. It’s really what we think and feel. And all lyrics are built on circumstances we face every day. As we create so we destroy!
In your opinion, what is the best way to define Ascent’s sound?
Ok. It.s simple. We had enough holy wars throughout the band to create an album that sounds not normal for nowadays listener. Not popular if you want. So it could be hard to understand but we want to sound as we want to sound no matter what.
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
Yes of corse! we’re preparing the second album now! never stop and never give up or you will be dismissed. Rules are simple.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
Ok. We do listen to each and every type of music. And feed on it all as much as we can. But talking about metal these are Decapitated, Sepultura, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Slipknot, Gojira, Lamb Of God, In Flames and more and more and more… Old and new. Both of generations.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
OOOOOOOh! O_O Vogg from Decapitated, Dirk Verbauren from Soiwork, all Katalepsy band 😀 (check them out by the way ;), Devin Townsend himself!… There are so many of them! We can’t choose! 😀
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
We don’t have such! But we wish )
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
Tattoo and vodka motherfffffff!!!! Oh! Bears… Balalaika… Taiga… )
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
Yes. They do like our ambitions. But it’s all too complicated. And our drummer’s mom is our sponsor by the way 😀
How’s the metal scene in Russia right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days? As far as I know, Russia took part of Ukraine, and there is some kind of war between pro- Russian people and Ukrainians, how was that war affected to life in Russia?
The scene here is fuc*** up ((( And if you wanna buy a CD or music itself via iTunes or Google play it coasts a lot more then expected. (Andrew: I have the Macbook and I wish to buy a music in iTunes but sometimes it doesn’t happen cuz there are some boards and I can’t do anything! It’s complicated as I have current geolocation – Russia. ?! Are we not allowed to live?) Gigs are cool as far as you are cool. If you got the level then gigs got your level. If not… then rules are simple. Ukraine… We live too far from it to feel something about this war. BUT! We feel bad about our brothers in borderlands (
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road! / Lukasz
Thank you and s u ’round 😉