Hanna Tsepesh: Здравствуйте!(Hello in russian), how are you? First of all welcome to THE GATES OF METAL! Thank you so much for accepting this interview! Can you tell us a little bit about Psilocybe Larvae history and introduce as well the others band members…
Hanna Tsepesh: Thank you so much! HELL ON FIRE is already your friend!
Vitaly: The history of Psilocybe Larvae is the same as of other bands and I don’t wanna bore the readers with the line-up’s changes and other shit that happened during our existence. We’ve been playing gigs, rehearsing, recording albums, drinking and etc. I’d prefer to divide our history into 2 parts. The 1st part: early years, when I founded PL in my home town Vyborg (small place near Finish border). It was in1996. We recorded two albums released via Russian label Black Side Productions in that period: “Stigmata” in 2001 and “Agony” in 2003 accordingly. In 2005 both albums were re-released by one of the biggest labels in Russia called CD-Maximum. At the same time the situation inside the band was going from bad to worse for many reasons and we were forced to relocate to St.Petersburg. After many troubles we got a new bassist and a keyboardist and at last our line-up was completed. So we’ve turned the new page of our life. The fresh blood fed on us and in 2007 we recorded our 3d album called “Non-existence”. This year it was released through Moscow label Mazzar/Mystic Empire in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Now we are looking for the label for the worldwide release.
Nowadays Psilocybe Larvae are:
Andrey – guitar
Alan – drums
Alex – bass
Dmitry - keyboards
Hanna Tsepesh: What are your music influences?
Hanna Tsepesh: In 2007 you guys release the new album “Non-Existence”, the album have GREAT Vitaly! My congratulations for all the band members, the riffs are very cool and your voice is fantastic, the lyrics and all the melody around the album have some kind of mystery (in my opinion), so tell me 2 things: first if you have some kind of singing classes and second, tell me a little bit about the album for our readers to understand a little bit about your music style and all the history around the “Non-Existence” album…
Hanna Tsepesh: It is the truth, you don’t have to thank me! If you can choose one music in this album that you like the most, what will be your choice and why?
Hanna Tsepesh: How was the studio recording? Everything was done (lyrics and riffs) when did you guys started?
I have to say, there are hard times for the bands like ours because such music is not popular out there thus the record companies can’t support us as well as emo bands, for example.
Hanna Tsepesh: That happens in all country’s and it’s sad to see bands with a lot of talent without labels and to see some crap bands with labels! But life can be easy! Talking about concerts, do you have any concerts for now? If yes, can you tell some dates/places?
By: Hanna Tsepesh