Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Lycanthropy is a black metal band formed in Orel (Russia) in 2007 by Gunner. There were different lineups, but today Lycanthropy are Gunner and Furious plus session members.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Style of the band has changed - from black metal (early) up to strong influence from death metal (now). Blackdeath is is the most suitable genre for the band. But Lycanthropy can easily make a pure black metal record. As for influences - it is mainly Enthroned, Mayhem, Dissection, Lucifugum, Morbid Angel, Dark Funeral e.t.c.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
We try to play unique material, in our own style. Lycanthropy is quite an honest band, we play what we feel.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have released some demos during 2008-2009, then followed albums and Ep's. With "Instinct For Vengeance" album band have got the first real contract, signing with Russian Musica Production. Now band works mainly with the U.S.A. based Unmerciful Death Productions and German K.S. Versand.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Band has stopped live activity. Since Furious had joined the band Lycanthropy became Russian/Ukrainian collaboration. So, it is very difficult to organize touring, because we live in diffirent countries, but I should say that we do have some plans for touring in future.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Mostly all underground labels have heard at least something about us. They should be interested in Lycanthropy because we are working very seriously on our product, trying to do our best. That's why we are intrested to co-operate with those labels which could do good promotion, release our new stuff in the right way, without delays and e.t.c.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Plans for future - new album and probably Ep in 2013. Time will show.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can check our samplers album Previews on http://soundcloud.com/lycanthropyband
As for Cds - all stuff except early demos can be found on e-bay or simply through our labels.