#124 Yegor Savonin of Fires In The DistanceTuesday, December 20, 0203 12:10 AM PT
In the latest episode of Lambgoat's Vanflip Podcast, host Lurk had the pleasure of sitting down with Yegor Savonin, the mastermind behind the Connecticut-based melodic doom metal band Fires in the Distance. The two dive deep into the band's journey, exploring their unique sound and the challenges they've faced along the way.
The Evolution of Fires in the Distance
Yegor talks about the band's evolution from their experimental debut album to their more refined sophomore release, Air Not Meant for Us. He goes into detail about how adding live instruments like cellos, violins, and violas, along with sophisticated orchestrations, brought a new level of depth to their music.
Striking the Right Chord with Audiences
The band's ability to reach a global audience, evident from their impressive Spotify Wrapped stats, is a testament to their appeal. Yegor attributes this success to a more accessible sound in their latest album, while still maintaining their unique blend of slow, melodic death metal.
Challenges on the Road
Yegor candidly discusses the struggles of balancing a burgeoning music career with day jobs, especially in a demanding genre like doom metal where lengthy songs make live set planning a complex task. He also touches on the challenges posed by the pandemic on their album release and tour plans.
The Creative Process and Future Plans
The band's creative process is as intriguing as their music. Yegor shares his approach to writing and recording, emphasizing the importance of not rushing creativity. With a focus on writing new material and plans for playing at UK's Desertfest, Fires in the Distance is poised for more captivating work in the near future.
A Deep Dive into Metal Influences
Later on in the podcast, Yegor shares his personal journey into metal, tracing back to his roots in Moscow and a surprising influence from the Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack. This segues into a broader discussion on the metal scene, comparing Europe's mainstream metal culture with the U.S.
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