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Ilya Kapralov
guitars, bass, composer


Ilya is guitarist, bassist, riffs, musical ideas and song structure composer of Hammerforce.

My priority is always Hammerforce. My way is to compose, play and record music that I like and promote interesting and important ideas through it.


Interview for (December, 2013)


Date of birth: 12.03.1979

Equipment: Jackson Stars KV – TN01 (till November, 2013),  now Ibanez RGD 420Z-BKF (I am very happy with it), BOSS guitar effects, M-Audio Firewire 410 sound card, Acer Extensa 5630 laptop, Pro Tools, Nuendo

Musical education: private music school, rock-guitars

Former bands: Legioner (guitars, composer)

Side projects: Some bands without names (rock and blues styles), just for jamming.

Job apart of the band: DJ, live sound engineer, concert and event organization, industrial and household equipment specialist

Non-musical education: higher education, specialization: manager (never needed that stuff so far)

Non-musical hobby: none

Favorite song by HAMMERFORCE: Vtoraya Zemlya

Favorite albums: Hammerforce — Access Denied/Доступ закрыт (2013), Dice (2009), In Flames  Come Clarity (2006), A Sense of Purpose, Sounds of Playground, Sexy Kill Device — Electric Dandies (2013), Periphery – Periphery (2010), Arch Enemy – Wages of Sin (2001), Bullet for my Valentine – Scream Aim Fire (2006), Fever (2010), Temper Temper (2013),  Dimmu Borgir — Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, Abrahadabra

Favorite bands: Hammerforce, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Kamelot, Arch Enemy, Children Of Bodom, Lost Horizon, Labyrinth, Dream Theater

Favorite season: late warm spring

Favorite holiday: any successful event in my life (purchase of new musical instrument or car,  birth of a child, new album release etc.)

Favorite alcohol drink: gave it up since 2013, alcohol is no good

Favorite drink: water, tea

Do you smoke: never

Computer game: not a big fan of them, sometimes I play shooters with blood (more blood!) and tank battles online

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite sports: table tennis, swimming

Favorite animal: cat

Pet: none

Message to the fans: Do what you like! Thanks for listening, appreciating, criticizing! Stay with us and with Metal!

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