Preferred Genres: Atmospheric and Pagan Black Metal. Tasting other subgenres such as Depressive as well.
Favourite bands: Khors, Burshtyn, Nokturnal Mortum, Arkona, Moonsorrow. I’ll also add Krumkač and Raventale as honourable mentions.
Favourite albums: There are loads of excellent ones. For that matter, I will not mention any in particuliar.
Favourite venues: The Art Zavod Mechanica in Kharkiv (Ukraine). It was formerly a locomotives then a tanks factory. It kept some steampunk features and is now a place for festivals, art exhibitions, concerts and such.
The Parlament Club in Plzeň, Czech Republic, is basically a metal bar in a cellar with a tiny stage for generally black metal concerts. It has a certain charm and this is also a perfect plan for a week-end.
Most embarrassing album owned: None.
First gig: Dropkick Murphys in Paris, February 2013. I was 16.
Favourite gigs: Burshtyn at Ragnard Reborn 2018 (Kharkiv, Ukraine) ; Khors at The Parlament Clup in Plzeň (Czech Republic), November 2018 ; Arkona at Gare de Lion in the middle of nowhere in Germanic Switzerland, June 2019. There will hopefully more to come!
Favourite drink: Baileys.
Favourite food: Basically anything Irish and always interested in Ukrainian cuisine.