28 Jun
Interview with XENOTRONE


We had a conversation with Roskosenko Kostiantyn (Guitars / Vocals). Enjoy!

Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine.

Tell us a few things about XENOTRONE (Members, Starting Year etc).
The band started in 2021 when we were writing demos with Daniil Soulripper. The current lineup is:
- Kostyantyn Roskosenko - guitar, vocals
- Daniil Soulreaper - drums
- Artem Sakiro - bass

You have recently released your single ''Stone Cross''. What is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?
Many people find this work quite interesting. We recorded a song with our idol, Kelly Shaefer. It was the debut work for our drummer and bassist.

Label or DIY and why?
We are currently signed to the Bathoryhead label.

Is there any funny or weird story from the recordings or from your live shows that you would like to share with us?
There's an interesting but somewhat sad story. During a concert in Ternopil, a hooligan sprayed the entire hall with pepper spray. Unfortunately, the concert did not finish.

Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that?
There are advantages to everything. For me (Kostyantyn R.), physical media is beneficial because it is a great way to support bands.

Your music style is Technical Thrash Metal. Which are your main influences (Favourite Artists / Bands etc.)
Coroner, Cynic, Death, Atheist, Watchtower, Mekong Delta.

Which things do you think a band should sacrifice in order to succeed? Have you ever sacrificed anything in your life for a better future for your band?
The band needs to work a lot and invest money; there's no way around it. Of course, you have to invest time to make your band well-known.

Describe your ideal live show as a performance band. Have you already experienced that?
In my opinion, we played a great set at the "Into the Mosh" festival.

What attributes do you think that a new Thrash Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique?
It has to be interesting. The thrash about beer and pizza should be left to Tankard and the 2010s generation.

Do you believe that Digital Platforms help the new Thrash Metal Bands? Which, do you think, is the ideal way for a band to promote its work?
Of course, they help. We believe that bands should play live a lot in various parts of their country, also create merchandise and invest in good recording quality.

Do you see any differences between the Ukraine Metal Market & the EU Metal Market (Labels, Bands, Fans etc)?
It's quite close. There's a significant exchange between the EU and Ukraine in the metal disc sphere. We also have fans from Europe, and that's awesome!

Tell us a few things about the New Underground Metal Scene in Ukraine (Bands, Fanzines, Webzines, Metal Clubs etc.)
It's quite diverse. The new generation of thrash metal in Ukraine is full of talent and positivity. We get great emotions from sharing the stage with cool and interesting bands.

Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene?
Yes, we have heard a couple of bands from here.

The last 4 years, worldwide in the world, we have faced many dark, strange & new situations in our everyday life (covid, lock-down etc.) Did all of this affect you positively or negatively?
Actually, no. It was very hindering... Also, the war showed us many horrific things that reflect on us. It's very scary, and everyone who thinks Russians are good should know about this. No, they are not good - they wish death upon Ukrainians.

What are your future plans?
Currently, we are planning to record our first studio album!

Thank you very much for your time & keep up the good work! The closure is yours.
Thank you, Filthy Dogs of Metal, for the interview! Metal unites us!

By Steve the Filthy Dog.








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