Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Victor Morozov - guitar
Yana Kovalskaya - keyboards
Ekaterina Kapshuk - vocals
Igor Chumak - bass
Philipp Kharouk - drums
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to Scarleth? How long has the band been around?
SCARLETH is the first and the only band for Victor and Ekaterina, both of them haven't played in other bands before.
Yana was in the following bands before SCARLETH: Stella Vespera (2009–2012), Luna Dream (2012-2014), Dante (2013-2015).
Philipp was part of these bands before he joined SCARLETH: B.W.N., Trapped In Tremble, Maleficar, Vyhr Grez, Kolard, Body Juice.
Igor played in few bands before SCARLETH, but that was too long ago to remember their names :) Current line-up of SCARLETH has been around for about 2 years now.
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
SCARLET was just a cool simple name which came to my sister's mind :) I only added "h" to the end of the word, so it looks more "metal". We also like this name because it doesn't limit our musical style in any way. We can play anything we want under this title.
We haven't changed the name and do not plan to do so because we really like it.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
We write our songs together as the band - everyone's ideas are always welcomed. It is fun to create something as the band, not alone. Lyrics of our songs are as diverse as is the music. You can find quite interesting stuff besides just regular "love songs" or "freedom songs". I think I should avoid spoilers, so it will be more interesting for you to listen to the songs yourselves.
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
I think we can mention Within Temptation, Amaranthe, but we like a lot of cool bands so there are too many of them, and each one has it's impact on us.
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?
It was Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple. I've got my first guitar after watching live video of him playing. And then desire to create a band appeared after few years.
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …
Playing our instruments, having fun, exercising our necks for headbanging :) We do much of the preparation at the soundcheck, so before the show we don't need to worry about anything much.
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
Performing at big open air festivals, such as Carpathian Alliance and Drive For Life (both are in Ukraine). It was pleasure to perform to such huge amount of people who reacted very well to our show!
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
I think Within Temptation or Amaranthe would be great :) I've been to their shows and talked to them after - they are seem to be really nice people, it would be cool to tour with them.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Listen to good music, be yourselves, just live and do what you really like :) See you soon on the road!