1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Viktor: At the moment, that's quite a few days ago we finished the work on a track that will go into a tribute album, not without a certain group.
2.In February you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Viktor: Yes, the album itself is very interesting work on it full swing parallel to our other albums and split. Ukrainian-language album in full, we can say with patriotic roots. This the first time we have.
3.The band has been around since 2007 but waited until 2013 to release any music, can you tell us a little bit more about the first 6 years?
Viktor: This is the period of this creative stagnation. I almost did not do anything for the project, being busy with the participation of the other groups.
We can say that these 6 years, the group was able to freeze.
4.Since 2014 there has been a great amount of material released, do you feel the band puts a great amount of time and effort into writing and creating music?
Viktor: Hmm, I would say that we just burst, we have received many interesting proposals that we are easy to perform.
We really put all the attention the project and engaged exclusively to them.
5.Your lyrics so cover a great amount of satanic, occult and anti christian themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these subjects?
Viktor: There are many factors that influence the writing of texts, whether to read a book or a news ticker on the Internet. In his texts, I often just make fun of this farce called "church" and all that is connected with it. Now this whole circus just insane, if you look around all the clergy alcoholics, perverts and necrophilia. Why is anyone in their opinion that does not adhere to the Christian faith - Herod and Satanist. I think that 95% of these people do not even know who is actually a "Satanist".
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ancient Funeral Cult'?
Viktor: The name of the project gave Sam from "Tale", and his hand was drawn first logo that we use almost anywhere.
I can not say it as it affects us, or music. It's kind of a cult, the cult of the afterlife and the afterlife.
7.Currently there are only two members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
Viktor: Yes, I plan on expanding in the group, but most likely in terms of session musicians to bring them to the concert. For everything else, we have enough and the two of us.
8.In the last couple of years the band has been a part off a great amount of splits, can you tell us a little bit more about working with these different bands on these recordings?
Viktor: It was very interesting, in a short time to make a large number of splits, I was pleasantly surprised to work with all groups with which we did. Everything was at a level that is very inspired to write songs in a very short time.
9.The new album was released on Barbatos Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Viktor: About Barbatos Productions say not much, the label in terms of relationships "Publisher - a group of" very good. No hitches and other nuances, we did not have them, everything was at a high level.
10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
Viktor: Reviews about our project very much - nothing wrong with his side I have not heard. People who listen to us - support us.
11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that the band members are a part off?
Viktor: All that you write all what is so busy, work in full swing - nothing stands still.
12.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Viktor: We exist until we have - what will happen next I can not say a lot of ideas, and of course all of this can be realized.
13.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Viktor: I was influenced by the early recordings of bands like Burzum, Emperor and Darkthone. At this time, I listen to almost anything if I just went through earlier styles - now listen to what touches, what gives the drive. I like sort of a black'n'roll style Carpathian Forest.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Viktor: You have to do what you do without hypocrisy, remaining himself in any situation. Do not make yourself a clown or jester, for black metal music is not for the weak, and for people originally strong in spirit and mind.
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