Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
VADIKAN is a Russian Gothic Metal band with female vocals. It is a studio project founded by the guitarist and sound producer Vadim Pashutin (Gross Grolland).
The first few tracks were recorded in 2004.
Vocalist Yulia Tikhomirova joined the project in 2007, and two demos were released soon after. These were performed in different styles and featured a number of other vocalists and instrumentalists.
Bass player Ilya Filipyev joins the band in 2011, and new material is being built within one year.
A video of Hydrargyrum is shot in 2012, director Nikolay Gorshkov (Tractor Bowling).
As of 2013, Metal Scrap Records release VADIKAN's debut album, Hydrargyrum.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
One might say that this is an emotional and melodic gothic metal that pushes beyound the boundaries of the style. Vast impression was laid by Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Obituary, and Enrwine.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I hope that we came up with a good Russian gothic metal.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We realeased our debut album in January of 2013. It is too early to speculate on this.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
VADIKAN is a studio project and we don't play any gigs.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Those that want to discover Russian gothic music.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are hoping to release our next album.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can buy our stuff from Metal Scrap Records.

January 2013