Russia has a hell of a metal scene (well, the place is bloody enormous) so let us introduce you to just one of the bands plying their trade just round the corner from Red Square (maybe)…
How did you meet?
We’ve been friends for ages, actually.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Deathgreed was formed in 2019, but all four of us played together in now defunct Sarif since 2016. And some of us played together even before that.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
We already had several songs in works before coming up with the name. And greed of death was one of the lyrical themes, so we turned it around and got “Deathgreed”.
What are your influences?
Knocked Loose, Code Orange, Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan TX and older stuff like Rage Against the Machine or Limp Bizkit.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We try to blend together the most aggressive and heavy aspects of Metallic Hardcore with grooviness of Nu Metal. But it’s not abundant modern djenty Nu Metalcore.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Death, suffering, but not in the gross, gory way. More like a concept of those.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Ouch, we’re yet to play our first one. Covid is rather severe here in Moscow.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
8-string Schecter beast! That’s pretty much the only notable thing.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We’ve recorded and mixed our first self-titled EP and filmed a music video. So that’s our starter pack for now.
What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?
Release stuff online, promote it, gain fanbase. This is what we can do during the second wave of Covid.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Sharing the stage with anyone is a unique experience, so sorry, no preferences here.
From previous Band of the Day, Khaidian: Do you believe metal should challenge the listener?
Good one. We kinda tried to challenge the listener with our previous band and it didn’t turn out so well :D Some bands gain popularity being more simplistic and “good for what it is”. Now we try to stick to this paradigm.
From another BotD, Not Ur Girlfrenz: What was the first concert you ever went to?
Some local mixed Metal/Punk/Alternative gig in Moscow in… umm… 2004?
And from She Burns Red: What is the one thing that really annoys you about being in a band?
When dudes from outside the scene ask how much you earn as a musician…