Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sectorial Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
Greetings to readers! Band lives for almost 10 years. This is the only serious one, we have ever played in. Ivan (Vocal, native instruments) and Igor (drums) and other 2 guys was a classmates, so they were standing at the origins of what we do now. After some time Dmitriy (guitar, vocal) connected to the band and the last brick in our foundation was Boris (bass, vocal). Because of many reasons we managed to release 3 EP albums and 1 LP, but have played hundred of gigs all over Ukraine and Russia. But those reasons have made us much more stronger then we would like to be)). So hard work at ourselves and plenty of obstacles are not last points in the establishment of the band ideology.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?

There is big difference in how we see our sound and how people see it. Igor: I would like to give everything to hear my and the whole band playing from aside. So we make a audio & video recording of each gig or important rehearsal and try to look at our work from aside. It’s good for excluding the mistakes too. Try, it really helps. As for style frames we should say that we are not critics, so don`t want to take their job)). We do all we like and no matter how it’s called. You can find grind, crust, thrash, hardcore, black and death metal, etc. in a combination with our native folk so it was hard to write tags to our new release. We have very critical attitude to the track production and if we would think about style, genre or something we will go crazy for sure. The main thing is - if new shit truly rocks me - I will rock you. No false, it works.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

People are in rights to make own decisions. These perverted decisions are subjects and reasons for our music mostly. World is full of shit and sweets - we can see it and enjoy or moan with closed eyes. Mankind is not a crown of nature; we all have too much work to do. We are not teachers or accusing one`s but if someone will be motivated to improve himself by our deeds it would be "epic win" for us totally.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band’s name?

Sectorial - is a containing part of any whole one, like microcosm in Macrocosm. In our band each member is separate unit, another world and our band`s deeds combine them into something really native for us. Maybe in other case we would never be friends but music and all what we do together makes some kind of family. From tiny split to big happiness - all is in Sectorial`s ethos.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

Igor: Actually I don`t divide into the best or worst show. Anyway after the show, when everything is over, emotions and energy are being sorbet by your body and mind, you are driving home with one only thing. It`s experience. The only one thing which differ true musician from a pretender. As for me when you have some unexplained connection with a fans - that`s a good show, other shit is technical moments.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?

Sure, our first LP are ready to see the world. We have confirmed about 10 gigs all over Ukraine and other is TBA at the moment. But I know that it would be Russia, maybe Belorussia. As for Europe - we don`t have any direct relationships with booking managers. But we`ve made anything that depends on us - own big bus, totally equipped road backline and possibility for crossing a borders. So if you are interested - plz contact us by email sectorial.band@gmail.com

7. On a worldwide level how has your music been received by underground metal fans worldwide?

Without any kind of epic, there is a rule - any new club we played in soon send us an invitation or we have some other possibilities to come back there and our new friends there are happy. We are well known as a live band, so the last LP was only an attempt to bring all energy of the live show to CD. Hope it will become a good tradition for the next visiting of new place. As for audio - many people like the way we use native instruments in hard music. We think that everyone may find his own in our works, question is - does he really need it now? We even have a fan in friends; he is Aghori prophet and live in Spain. His "religion" seems quite strange for many peoples, but we don`t care. His name is Bhairavananda and he really enjoyed our stuff. So the first single "Too Much?" before LP "E.A.R.T.H." is Aghori meditation soundtrack now. People get in touch with our audio and video on popular social networks, YouTube mostly. We have official band site www.sectorialband.com under construction at the moment.

8. Currently you are signed to Metal Scrap Records; how did you get in
contact with this label and how would you describe the support that they
have given you so far?
Our good friends from Crusher band have already released their debut work with Metal Scrap. So as we decided to make a common tour with them the decision came quick. Situation with music promotion is not simple today, no serious business on that - no serious propositions. All is kept by people who love this and believe in what they do. Label`s support is on high level, everything goes clear and distinctly. It`s really important, no matter what you do. We keep contact with Anatoliy and have a best regards for him. So our music and merch will be available for underground metal fans worldwide thanks to Anatoliy and Metal Scrap Records.

9. Are there any other projects besides this band or is this full time line up?

No, there are no other projects. Sure some of us have helped some bands, but it was totally trial playing. We like to jam and it’s enough for us.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Its hard question. The clearest answer is - we don`t know))). Sure it would be hard and fast tempo energetic and atmospheric music, but we can`t outline any frames of it now. As we`ve spoken before - if we will be rocked by own stuff and will believe in it we will surely rock our fans. Genre direction is important but not so as the true portray that comes from the inside.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Our music tastes are very wide. From new age and classics to hard stuff we don`t have any icons. There are too many bands with good music to enumerate. In different time some of them made influence on our music and some of them were passing by.

12. Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in the music?

No, we leave it to people who have more time for this. For the rest we have created track "Religion - Business". It`s fun to look at the bands with all of this "pure evil" symbols. Those who really deal with this are doing real things.

13. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Needless to say that the music doesn`t feed us. So Ivan and Igor work at music company, selling all kind of music instruments and equipment. Boris is raising IT-stuff in international IT-company. And Dmitriy in several months will finish his studying for sociologist. Igor: as for me my interests outside of music is closely related to the music. I love drums, fixing, tuning and watching. I love big cars so they can transport a lot of my drums and so on. There was a time when I was sleeping for 4-5 hours and the rest time was working or playing. Great moments! Ivan: in some cases so do I. I find myself in self doing and playing on native instruments. Like to lift my body and press up for better feeling yourself. Anyway we have some thin clue which unites each member and band ideology in whole. It`s self-evolution. We think that a man is a man only when he is going to the point. Motion defines our consciousness. When you don`t make any moves you are not standing at one place, your losing, falling as time goes quick.

14. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Jump higher than your bar, strike stronger then you let to yourself, keep progress in your moving to points! Life is too short to waste it. Thnx to all for your time, hope to meet in real at our gig. Please e-mail us or directly on Metal Scrap for new CD`s or add us on Facebook for other questions. Cheerz!