Drops Of Heart was formed in summer 2008 by young musicians without any significant experience of this sphere. After some changes of members, DoH was recorded a firts EP “Правда Закрытых Глаз” (“Truth Of Closed Eyes”). Skills grew, but frequent changes of members was has negatively affect on band’s condition. In 2010 Drops Of Heart ceased to exist. But after few years of silence, vocalist made a new birth of band, with new men and new music. New, “updated and improved”, DoH recorded a first full-length album “Новая Надежда” (“New Hope”) in 2014.
Drops Of Heart is symbiosis of beautiful melodies, punchy guitar riffs and extremely powerful harsh vocal.
How would you describe your music?
Close union of metal straightness, deep atmosphere and national character.
Tell us about how the history of the band?
We met each other playing in different bands in different genres. In 2012 our vocalist Den decided to reanimate Drops of Heart, which actually ceased to exist in 2010. It was completely different band, so we will not talk much about it. Then he met our current guitarist Vadim Nizamov (at that time they played together in deathcore band called Severed Seconds) and they decided to revive the band, because both were eager to play melodic metal. After this we found our second guitarist Igor and start to write new material.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
We have a lot of musical influences, many genres and composers. If we speak about the bands, first of all it’s certainly In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Insomnium and others Swedish and Finnish melodic metal bands. But we also love different kinds of atmospheric music – ambient, progressive and post-rock, electronic, etc. And about musical heroes… Kurt Cobain and Chuck Schuldiner.
What inspires you?
Nature, brave deeds and worthwhile music. But the most of all is how quickly time runs.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We prefer to write music at home actually. Nobody can interfere with process of songwriting when you sitting alone in you apartments, drink hot tea and record some new riffs and melodies.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
It’s our old song called “Мой Май” (“My May”) from our debut long-played album “Новая Надежда” (“New Hope”). An it turned out that this song became a favourite of our listeners too. So playing this song is doubly nice.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
We would really like to go with tour in Asia: Japan, China, Korea. We know that how Asian people love melodic metal. Moreover, their culture is incredible and very interesting, and it would be pleasure to touch it even on tour, when you didn’t see anything, except plains, minivans and concert halls
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
Unfortunately, it seems to us that the music industry is not changing for the better. Hundreds of bands are becoming popular due to the sexual vocalist and aggressive PR campaigns. Due to developing of Internet and possibility to record and mix albums at home, many young musicians get the chance to express themselves and spread their music around the world. of course It’s cool, but, on the other hand, the global network is n overwhelmed by heaps of musical garbage now. It becomes very difficult to find what really like, and it discourages people to take an interest in new music.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
The guitarist of the band we toured with was so upset that he dropped the plate with porridge on the floor that he started eating it right from there. Yes, he was very drunk. And of course he drank vodka, damn it, we’re Russian.
What are your future plans?
The main goal is the second full-length album and we have already start work on it. All our efforts will be directed to recording of new songs. So we will not assume how long work will last. But we won’t remain silent all this time – we are going release the first single from the album very soon which will pleasantly surprise listeners, we hope.