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No other rock group from Russia has exploded onto the music scene quite as rapidly as LOUNA. Their first English language album, Behind A Mask, was released on April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED. Frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian was named the best female rock vocalist in Russia in February of 2013 at the annual Nashe Awards, the closest award show in Russia to the Grammy's or American Music Awards for rock musicians. She was nominated for the same award the year before.

Last city you were in?

Minneapolis. But, I had no time to look around. Usually I always have some time before sound check to walk around the city when we play other gigs, but it was so cold and there was a lot of work to do so I had no chance, but I did like the views I saw through the window of our van.

Thing you would miss the most if the power went out?

It will never be gone, and I try to never miss anything. I love my past, but most of all I love my future!

Do you arrive late, early, or right on time?

Almost always on time, but I love it when people have to wait for me for a few minutes.

If you could add any musician to your band, who would it be?

Oh, it's impossible. It's pretty hard when there are a lot of people in a band. Less is more for sure. But, I think if I could choose it would be Dave Gilmore, Ray Manzarek, Kurt Cobain and Yuri (Georgy) Kasparian from the Russian band "Kino".

Have you ever gone skinny dipping?

No! I don't like it and I really don't understand people who love to show their naked bodies to anyone except their lover or doctor. It's just not interesting and it's old school.

Did you ever have braces?

You mean for my teeth? No, I never needed it. =)

What wild animal would you like to domesticate?

A tiger or a lion.

Something you are loyal to?

To the ideals and ideas of rock and to the Rock'n'Roll movement throughout the ages.

Your influences range from punk to metal. What genre do you associate yourself with?

I'm pretty varied and sometimes I cannot recognize or identify myself, so my musical ways are the same. It depends on my mood, the weather, situation and even the exact time in my life.

What was your reaction when Revolver asked you to be part of their "Hottest Chicks in Metal" issue?

You know, I love Revolver as a magazine. I respect it as a movement and as a part of my rock life and rock culture. It's an honor for me to be a part of it, but I never in my life have thought of myself as a chick, especially a hot chick. I just do my best so that I can feel like I’m a useful part of the band for our listeners and for Rock'n'Roll history. I want our songs to forever be in people's hearts.

Interview by Kara Johnson