Russian metallers Full Throttle is a band on the rise, their adrenaline fuelled classic metal sound capturing the attention and imagination of a growing greedy audience. Our big friend in Israel, Kostya Aronberg has stepped forward to find out more about the band and their music, concentrating on their new EP.
Good afternoon guys. How’s the band Full Throttle doing this days?
Good afternoon, we are fine. We continue to work in a heavy direction, preparing for the further implementation of the ideas.
With you solid playing classic heavy metal you have had some success: being signed by European promotion project GlobMetal Promotions for example. How did you do it?
With some degree of certainty it is a credit to each musician individually and the team as a whole. When forming the musical and textual components of songs, maybe we have invested part of the soul which is transmitted to listeners. We think, aspiration and persistence also played a significant role in achieving objectives.
Of musicians who was behind the Full Throttle? How to promote the creation of the band?
The group was founded in the city of Kaluga by guitarist А.Gunko in 2004. Initially the creation of the team was carried out in conditions of significant difficulties, was to find the priorities and directions, that also was a professional test for individual group members, and the formation of will to move forward. Originally the musical style best suits “soft rock”, but from 2006 with the arrival of new musicians we began to play in the style hard’n’heavy. Having played a few shows with a new repertoire, the band began preparing for an album, but unfortunately due to some disagreements, in January 2007 the group’s activities were suspended. We gathered again only in 2010. Right now we are working without a drummer, but hopefully will find one soon.
Perhaps this issue will affect one of the main secrets of the group – which is a planned full-length album? Will there be any special, breakthrough ideas that will further progress throughout the musical level of the team?
We are located deep in thought, will the next release be a long play or another? This will depend on a combination of meaning and music products to all songs which is an integral part of the whole, and without necessarily to link a single concept. A few songs from the new material are already written, some to determine in time. Necessarily to add a new sound to music lyrics are carefully checked, and trying to make every song memorable work, we think about every note, appreciate every word. We hope to convey to the audience the very important life components: the constant need for proper selection of vital categories; manifestation of will in overcoming any barriers and obstacles to the goal.
Where was the recently released EP “Roads of Life” recorded? What roads did fate take this record?
EP “Roads of Life” even six months ago, was not planned in this format. We wanted to produce a long play album. Recorded in Kaluga studio «Machine Band», for mixing and mastering the tracks were sent to Belarus. There were some difficulties, not enough free time during recording to edit some arrangements, sometimes had disagreements over individual understanding of participants. Because of this recording and mixing stretched about six months, but in general we think was good.
Will the Full Throttle shoot their first official video? How do you imagine it?
The idea of creating a video has been around for some time. Most likely, the shooting (already decided on what song) would start after the studio recording of the next release. In the video we want to fully express the inner atmosphere of the team and the semantic content of the conceptual ideology. We will not do, of course, without the special effects.
Heavy music old style is going through hard times, it is difficult to resist the new fangled trends. How are things on the stage of your hometown?
The general trend of heavy music fashion dictates the rules, and in the city of Kaluga this is no exception. In addition to representatives of the classical styles of metal, there is, of course, a large number of groups implementing new areas of heavy music. Even though the popularity has declined, heavy metal lives, that is periodically confirmed by participants at urban music concerts.
Whose music has an indirect impact on the work of Full Throttle? Whose level do you want to achieve? And in what ways do you plan to do this?
The formation and development of the group took place under the indirect influence of both local masters – “Aria”, “Kipelov” and foreign: Manowar, Nightwish, Metallica, Sonata Arctica.
However, the music of these artists is for us the example of the creation of creativity and performance, but in no way it is not plagiarism.
In terms of improving the limits for themselves, bands must constantly evolve. We hope to reach a minimum level of Dream Theater, everybody understands that it needs only two things: a strong desire, and “hell work”, which is always the most reliable ally. We will try to.
Thanks for your time, what would you wish to our readers?
To readers we want to wish good luck to the boundless, the implementation of plans and ideas, true friends in life. Nothing is impossible!
Interview copyright Kostya Aronberg
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