Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ljosazabojstwa Interview

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

LSZB: Ljosazabojstwa emerged in 2014 in Minsk with intention to desecrate the land with some proper black/death metal.

2. Recently you have released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

LSZB: It is ancient sounding black/death metal with simple and raw production.

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

LSZB: Our lyrics deal with death, Armageddon, Satanism and blasphemy.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ljosazabojstwa'?

LSZB: It's in Belarusian and can be roughly translated as "murder of fate" or something like that.

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

LSZB: We are not a "live" band at the moment. If there would be a Ljosazabojstwa gig one day, it will be simple as fuck, without any grim black robes, torches or other pseudo-occult annoying stuff so popular nowadays.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

LSZB: No such plans currently.

7. Recently 'Hellthrasher Productions' re-issued your 2015 demo, what are your thoughts on the final product?

LSZB: It's not out yet but we think it will be fine. We've got some of Hellthrasher's previous releases and they are cool.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?

LSZB: The feedback was surprisingly good actually, we've got only positive letters and reviews so far.

9. When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

LSZB: We're working on the second record at the moment. Not sure about it being the full-length now but something is surely coming. We aim to keep our actual riffing and drumming style in future.

10. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

LSZB: Beherit and Archgoat, also Mortuary Drape, Master's Hammer, Blasphemy, Torr, Root, Mystifier and Sacrofago were a influence, music- and sound-wise. We are addicted to extreme and old-school metal of any style.

11. Does Satanism or Occultism, play any role in your music?

LSZB: Perhaps not in music, but in lyrics and visuals. The lyrics are utterly satanic/blasphemic. You could also notice the artwork concealing some symbolism.

12. Before we wrap up this interview, d you have any final words or thoughts?

LSZB: Hail the Dark Spirits!