(Rules of The Gauntlet: The artist (Like in this case the Bad Ass Russian Hard Rockers Vo’Devil Stokes) is sent a butt ton of questions ranging from standard to stupid from which they must choose at least 12 to answer and return them to us with a minimum of tear stains.)
Tell me why your music rules. Or why it sucks.
What do you say? Rules? O no! Everyone does what he wants, and we are no exception!
Tell me about your new album. The writing, vibe, production/producers, etc.
Our new album, Black Snake, is not like what we did before. It is filled with deep lyrics and sounds much softer than what we played earlier. We hope that this album will make people to have good emotions and will make them of strive for the best.
Why do you make your style of music? Why not polka? or Japanese symphonic folk metal? or..?
We have an overwhelming desire to insert elements of folk music, or to record a solo on balalaika in our songs! We are always happy to experiment, there is nothing wrong!
Which voice in your head is the craziest?
This crazy voice says that we are rock stars! Hahaha
How often do you work on your music?
We work on music everyday. We cannot live without this. Relatives and friends hate us for it! We always make noise!
What was the last song you listened to before this interview?
Specifically the last song was Don Broco “Money Power Fame”. Best fooling around music!
What’s the most embarrassing band you listen to?
It’s (the) Melvins, they look like crazy and their music is cool crazy too! Most embarrassing band, no doubt.
Nothing concrete right now, but we would like to make a grand tour by Europe and United States to promote the new album.
Why should people experience your music?
Most of new music is awful! Sometimes it seems that all flies to hell! Do not make mistakes, listen to Vo’Devil Stokes!
Top five favorite albums?
Linkin Park – Meteora
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water
Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood
Soil – Scars
How many unarmed but very angry 4 year olds would it take to kick your ass?
We’ve consulted with the experts (who did not wish to be named) on how to maximize our odds of winning a fight against angry children. They taught us to conduct various techniques of combat. Follow these guidelines we can easily cope with twenty or twenty five young hooligans! They will regret that they crossed our path!
If you had a time machine what would you do with it?
I would have gone in the era of the dinosaurs! No one has ever played a rock for the dinosaurs!