Interview  with  Lycanthropy  done  by  Patrick posted on 9-29-17

Interview  with  Lycanthropy  done  by  Patrick

1.Hails! Please introduce yourself to the readers?How are things going with you this week?
Gunner: Hails, I am Gunner - a guitar player from black/death metal act Lycanthropy. So far this week goes pretty well. At the moment I’m listening new Satyricon’s album and it sounds a bit strange... 

Oleg I.: Oleg hier, not much this week, working hard, sometimes hardly working.

2.When did you first discover black,death metal and who were some of the first bands you listened to?
Gunner:  around 2005, I was 16 or 17 years old. The first band I heard was Mayhem. Later I discovered Dark Funeral, Dissection, Lucifugum & Enthroned. Before black metal I was more into death metal kind of stuff, mainly Florida’s school.

Oleg I.: in 2000-2001, first heard metal mainstream as everyone else then found out about Emperor and everything changed since then.

3.A.V.R.E.I.L is Lycanthropy's six release which was released through Lower Silesian Stronghold Rec. how did you and the band come in contact with this label?

Gunner: Lower Salesian Stronghold released our previous EP “Operation Werwolf” back in late 2014, so we knew each other & it was naturally to continue cooperation with Krzysztof (the owner of the label). He offered good conditions and that was it. 

4.How long did it take the band to write the music for the new release?

Gunner: As for guitar it took one year, everything was ready in summer 2015. This album marks the longest gap between our albums. Our previous LP “Totenkranze” was released in 2013. 

Oleg I.: as Gunner mentioned we had the material since 2015 but I wasn't in a place and time in life where I could record so we had to wait for me to settle in Ireland, then in January 2017 I finally went and recorded the drums on whatever equipment was there hah!

5.What are some topics you all wrote about on A.V.R.E.I.L?

Gunner: Lyrics on this one is definitely something new for Lycanthropy. A lot of porn oriented stuff. 

6.Besides the new release does the band have any of the past releases still available?Beside the physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?
Gunner: Oh yes, our releases are available via band’s bandcamp page -
As for merchandise, USA buyers can find shirts via Stahlhelm Records, in Europe shirts are still available via Sturmglanz Black Metal Manufaktur. Plus new shirts will be available in a week or two via Lower Silesian Stronghold. 

7.What have been some of Lycanthropy's most memorable shows over the years?

Gunner: The last one was extremely good, it took place in Orel (Russian town) in late 2009. 
8.Are their any upcoming shows or tours in support of A.V.R.E.I.L ?If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will share the stage with?

Oleg I.: doubt it.
Gunner: No, there won’t be any shows. But maybe in future, who knows! Time will show. 

9.What does black metal mean to you?

Gunner: Its mainly self expression and freedom.

Oleg I.: music for the soul. 

10.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Gunner: sightseeing. This year I have visited something like seven European countries.

Oleg I.: sightseeing, reading about astronomy and new researches in science. 

11.Besides working in Lycanthropy do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?
Gunner: I have never had side or solo projects.

Oleg I.: I have my own bm project called Khôra where I record guitars and program drums at home, new album coming soon with a few interesting guests. 

12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
Gunner: Stay Strong! 

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