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Thrash death metal act POKERFACE, released their latest album "Divide In Rule", which they have taken the time to discuss, as well as give some details about themselves as a band.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We started in 2013 as a proto-metal band with male vocals. Our first setlist included covers on Slayer, Kreator, Moonspell and Motorhead. Later we were focusing on our own new material in the thrash genre and moved to female vocals. In 2014 we recorded the EP "Terror Is The Law" and later in 2015 our full release "Divide In Rule".

Delirium Tremens - our front-woman with baby proportions but brutal growl vocal. Very young talented person.
Maniac - The dedicated guitarist, he plays in several band from doom to brutal grind metal.
Whitevad - Our new guitar, joined us in end of 2015
Dedmoroz - Bass guitar, tour manager, driver. Multifunctional member of band.
Doctor - Drummer, co-founder and a heart of the band.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Doctor: The name was given by Dietrich, ex-leader of the band. We played Motorhead covers very often, especially track "Ace Of Spades". And we thought - "Why not? Not ordinary name with old-school connotation!" Now we are POKERFACE and it sounds good!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Doctor: The band is based in Moscow, Russia, but all members from different cities of the country. The Russian scene never was huge and famous. We have a lot of political and economical problems here. In Russia everybody likes foreign bands and 2-3 local bands only. In present, folk-metal music is very popular, maybe you know Arcona.

4. How would you describe your style?

Doctor: Brutal-female-vocal-baby-thrash-death-metal! At the beginning we were playing simple, fast, old-school thrash, nowadays we are slowly moving to thrash-death, old-school-death and who knows what is next?

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Doctor: We released our debut LP "Divide And Rule" in 2015 with 10 speed and brutal thrash
metal tracks. We worked hard, we were balancing between tours, supports, and studio, recording. But we produced a nice album, I really love it, always ready to listen to it again and again and again in my player.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Doctor: Of course! We write new music every chance we get and everywhere - in the studio, on the road, and even backstage. We are planning to present new tracks in the Spring gigs or tours. I hope the new release will be done in August or September.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Dmitry: Yes, we have a confirmed a show with Death in Moscow and we will play on Metal Crowd Open Air Festival in Belarus. We will be playing with such bands as Atrocity, Leaves Eyes etc. We will also be joining Tearless on their Balkan Tour and will play on the Hammer and Tongs Festival in Novi Sad (Serbia) as a part of the tour. Some of our shows are awaiting confirmation, so stayed tuned on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pfacegroup/) to find out in which cities you can visit us!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Doctor: We are focused on EU promotion and we really want to be a famous baby trash metal band in Europe. I think we have all the opportunities to reach this target.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Dmitry: Our main store is Bandcamp, you can find our music and merch here: https://pokerfacerus.bandcamp.com. Also our last album "Divide and Rule" is available in digital shops such as iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon and etc. Also, you can find our songs on SoundCloud and YouTube.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Whitevad: Our songs indeed! Riffs, rhythms, lyrics - just all what can be remembered) It's a great pleasure for us to meet such people who know our songs - they are true fans of POKERFACE!

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