1. Tell us who you are and where you’re from.
I am JJ and from the US. Roman is from Moscow, Russia.
2. Describe your music.
We call ourselves Progressive power/thrash. Simply put all those styles are represented in the music. We combine everything to best tell the story behind the music.
3. Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.
The Shattered Destiny story started with just me, JJ, as a screenplay for a movie. I began composing music for what would be the movie score and ended up with songs. With some encouragement I decided to put together a full-fledged band and move forward and this is where Roman came in.
4. What did you do before you were in a band?
JJ composed music for movies and did some acting. Roman has always been a guitarist!
5. List the first CDs/records each of you bought.
JJ – I remember clearly I bought Helloween – Walls of Jericho and Venom – Welcome to Hell on the same day. Roman bought Deep Purple’s Burn.
6. What’s the band up to over the next few months?
We just released our video for Epilogue. And now we are working in pre-production for the full-length which will be recorded this winter.
7. Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?
All of it? We truly appreciate everything that has been sent and all the support.
8. What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus?
We have a tourbus? Haha I always have Goblin running on my ipod. Roman cycles through all his guitar gods of the 70s and 80s!
9. What gear do you use?
JJ – just a Shure mic. Roman has tons of guitars he uses. His amp is a custom made by a friend of his.
10. What’s your best on-tour story?
Come back to this one in 2013 ;-) We haven’t had a proper tour yet but we will by then.
11. What do you demand on your rider?
Hennessy and Jack
12. What’s your website?