„Rubicon im Interview“

Band: Rubicon
Album: Demonstar
Genre: Dark Heavy Metal / Power Metal
Label: Rock City Music Label
Release: 16.07.2021

„Rubicon“, eine russische Dark Heavy Metal Formation, wurde im Jahr 2008 gegründet und veröffentlichte seither eine Demo, zwei Singles („Crom Prayer“ 2017, „Demonstar“ 2020) und zwei  Langspieler mit „Welcome To Wasteland“ 2018 und dem aktuellen Album „Demonstar“, dass sie im Januar 2021, jedoch ausschließlich digital, releasten. Meine Review zum Album könnt ihr unter diesem REVIEWLINK lesen und hier habe ich heute mein Interview mit Rubicon für euch!

Tobi – Metal and Me


Hello „Rubicon“.  My name is Tobi.  I run a Facebook page and a webblog.  On thispage I post reviews of current albums, interviews, band presentations and reports about concerts that I visit withmy wheelchair.  On the one hand, to tell other wheelchair users how the venue is equipped in terms of accessibility and on the other hand, how to best proceed to get tickets, which is usually not possible with conventional ticket portals.

In the future I will also write about hygiene measures, as this is important for me as a high-riskpatient and for my readers too. Of course, I also write about the bands‘ performance.  Today I have a few questions for you about your new Album „Demonstar“.

First of all, I want to ask you, how are you and your Bandmates doing at the moment?

Hi there! Oh, thanks, we’re doing all right! We had the Demonstar presentation show in Moscow not so long ago and we’re inspired very much about that!

If you meet someone who did not now what kind of Band „Rubicon“ is and what kind of Music you make – what do you tell him?

Rubicon – the breath of fresh night Heavy Metal air!

What are the differences between „Demonstar“ and your album „Welcome To Wasteland“?

Demonstar is harder, faster, more angry and melodic… and it has got its own atmosphere, different from the debut album!

Where did you get your inspiration for the songs from?

In classic Heavy Metal, Fantasy and Scify!

How excited are you when you think about playing „Demonstar“ in front of an audience? 

Moscow show was not so long time ago and we’re inspired very much about that! The material from the new album was well recieved by the audience!

What where your thoughts after seeing the Cover Art for the first time and who made the Artwork?

So, we collaborated with the same artist as the first time, so the result was predictably good!

How is it to you to stay in contact with your fans via social media in these pandemic times and to find out what the mood is like in the fans‘ camp?

Oh, it’s easy now to stay in contact with fans because of the social webs… And as far as we can see the mood is positive!

How did you deal with the restrictions in the mean time?  How much does it restricted you in your working life?

Of course at first time it was a kind of shock for us, but then, because of the internet, we’fe found a way to keep on working with the musical material and so on… So,  nothing can stop Heavy Metal! Even The COVID itself!

How have you spent your free time underCovid 19 so far? Have you any restrictions in Russia at the Moment?

Here in Russia we have the same restrictions as the other countries in the world… But we hope that the nightmare will end sooner or later

Which Music do you prefer to relax?

Heavy Metal. Art/progressive rock. Ambient.

Which Band or Musician has inspired you the most?

Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Blaze Bayley, Judas Priest, Halford, Savatage, Manowar, Manilla Road, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Manowar, Motorhead, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Overkill, Master, Mekong Delta, Megadeth, Testament, Annihilator, Death Angel, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Nevermore, Morgana Lefay, Helstar, Cage, Vicious Rumors, Metal Church, Accept, U.D.O. Black Sabbath, Dio, Ozzy, Rage, Arrayan Path, Rough Silk, Virgin Steele, Running Wild, Grave Digger, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Seven Witches

Primal Fear, Edguy, Paragon, Enforcer, Ambush, Cauldron, Wolf, Rubicon, Deep Purple, Nazareth, AC/DC, Queen, Uriah Heep, Gillan, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Sweet, Motley Crue, Ratt, Journey, Asia, Blue Ouster Cult, Twisted Sister, Guns’n’Roses, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Survivor, Sinner, Jorn, Allen/Lande, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Eloy, Rush, Gentle Giant, Spock’s Beard

Flower Kings, Dream Theater, Shadow Gallery, Tiles, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jonn Serrie, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Lustmord, Tiamat, Paradise Lost, Anathema, Tristania, My Dying Bride, Antimatter, Lake Of Tears, Flowing Tears, Opeth, Novembers Doom, Lacrimosa, Diary Of Dreams, In Strict Confidence, Him, Charon, 69 Eyes, Otto Dix, Therion, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth, Mental Home, Dark Tranquillity

And which Album, if you have to chose one?

You mean my favorite albums ever?
Tiamat – A Deeper Kind Of Slumber
Judas Priest – Painkiller
King Diamond – Voodoo
Yes – Tales From The Topographic Oceans
King Crimson – Lizard
Iron Maiden – No Prayer For The Dying
Uriah Heep – Conquest
Nazareth – Sound Elixir
Deep Purple – Stormbringer
Whitesnake – Restless Heart
Halford – Resurrection

Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies of you?

Sciense fiction! A’m a huge fan of a classical Sci-Fi of Golden Age!

Do you do „a normal Job“ beside making awesome Music?

I’m a teacher of English!

If you got one wish…?

I’d like to be the eternal, the Immortal one

A few words to your Fans out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?

Hey, there, guys! Here we are, born in the depth of frozen god-damned Siberia! So, we’re making our music for you to enjoy it! That means nothing is impossible!

Thanks for the interview, „Rubicon“. Many greetings to all of you. Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and good luck for the Release of your new Album!

Stay metal! And don’t forget to check out our new album! See ya!

Das war mein Interview mit Rubicon! Danke fürs lesen und bleibt gesund! Heavy Metal never dies!

Tracks “Demonstar”:

01. Demonstar || 04:06 Minuten
02. Neon Gladiators || 04:31 Minuten
03. Last Floor Of Hell || 05:55 Minuten
04. Down The Darkness || 05:55 Minuten
05. Speed Of Night || 04:43 Minuten
06. Snake King || 06:22 Minuten
07. If It Bleeds || 05:24 Minuten
08. The Darkness Machine || 07:25 Minuten
09. Robot God || 03:40 Minuten
10. I, Immortal || 07:13 Minuten
 11. Line Of Dreams || 04:33 Minuten

Line Up:

Ivan “Ian” Bulankov – Vocals
Dmitry “Belf” Safronov – Bass, arrangements
Katerina Pobedinskaya – Keys
Bob Saliba – Lead & Acoustic Guitars

Photocredit: Andrey Juna Suchova und Romain Barielle

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