ENG: The project Absence Betrayal was formed after my main group Escadaia suspended its activities. I (Andrey Baranov - the Author of the project) decided to finish my musical activity and do something else, but after some time the desire to write music took over and I began to compose songs just to throw out my energy. After recording the first song (When the sun goes out), I showed it to a few people who were impressed with my work and convinced me not to give up and release the
album. Absence Betrayal is a solo project of one person.
2.In September you had released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on this recording?
ENG: In writing music, I never rely on a particular genre, so each composition may differ in its style from the others. The style of this album I call Extreme Metal, I think it is a mistake to say that it is
specifically Death or Black style, I can get a hard song, and lyrical, and maybe even epic.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
ENG: For the most part this is a philosophical and life themes, but not always.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Absence Betrayal'?
ENG: I was just looking for a beautiful phrase that starts with the letters A and B since these are my initials. Picking up the words for the name of the project I liked the phrase Absence Betrayal, as its
meaning has a great meaning for me.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
ENG: On the cover is used silhouette of my face.
6.Originally the band was supposed to be a solo project, what was the decision behind adding other members?
ENG: Project as it was solo, so solo and stayed. The composition was recruited once for live performance, but later on I left my old friend and colleague in the Escadaia group, Nikolai Sokolov on the guitar, he will take part in the next concerts and upcoming studio work.
7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
ENG: Presentation of the album in the city of Irkutsk.
8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
ENG: I have plans to tour Russia to present the album in the first half of 2019. We would also like to present the album in other countries, but it remains only in dreams.
9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
ENG: The debut album Emotions was released on the independent Russian label Metal Renaissance. I would like to try to publish the next release on another label that could give substantial support. So yeah, I'm looking for a label.
10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of melodic black and death metal?
ENG: Globally, at the moment, there are not very many people who have heard my music, but those who have heard have left positive reviews.
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
ENG: Work on the second album has already begun and there are even a few recorded songs that will begin to come out in the form of singles in the 1st quarter of 2019. For the most part, the style remains the same Extreme Metal because it is not possible to specify the style, also on the album there will be several experimental compositions.
12.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?
ENG: I don't want to answer that question, sorry.
13.What are some of your non musical interests?
ENG: Creating games for computers and phones. This is not my main activity, but I love doing it very much.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
ENG: Thanks to all those who read this interview! Be always adequate