Thursday, April 12, 2018

Maze Of Feelings Interview

Answered: Marcin Warzyński (MW) and (KW) Krzysztof Wieczerzycki.

For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

MW:  Me and Krzysztof knew each other couple of years and played together before but those days didn't recorded anything. After two years we meet together again and decided to jam together. We took couple of beers and guitars and started play without any plan. After few months our music was done. We recorded rehearsal with metronome and presented our music to our friend Michał Mularczyk. It was the most important moment because he decided to be our executive producer. From this moment all things went very dynamic because we felt full of energy to go forward with our music.

2.Recently you have released your first album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

KW: The point is that we listen a lot of kinds of metal music. We have a wide point of that. We have a personal favourites but also the same. These influences were impact on music creation process. We knew that we thinking the same about our music and we match together perfectly. Because of that music creation process was a big pleasure. It's quite hard to say about one style because all 7 songs are differ between each other. You can find there a lot of metal styles: doom, death, black, progressive and metal classics influences. Important thing was to release our music with high quality to show all details. We knew where we going.

3.The band has been around since 2014 but waited until 2018 to release an album, can you tell us a little bit more about the first 4 years?

MW: Music creation process was not long but we had to find  right musicians. As we said - Michał Mularczyk gave us a lot of energy. We decided to send our rehearsal to Daray and he went in. Since september 2015 until end of this year drums, guitars and bass were recorded. We recorded whole album at Invent Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz where the Mastermind is Szymon Grodzki knowed as our Music Producer and bass player. On Yanuary 2016 Szymon recorded keyboards and samples which we arrranged together. We have started thinking about vocals.and then Wojciech Diovis Szymański from Mroczna Strefa and official distributor of Solitude Production in Poland have sent to us Mare Infinitum "Alien Monolith God" album. When we lstened this album we felt that Andrey Karpukhin and Ivan Guskov are the vocalists with big potential which could be perfect for us so we sent them our studio stuff.
KW: Yes, and turned out that our music is they pair of boots so they join us. Unreachable work did The Mastermind of voices Andrey Karpukhin who made the lyrics and arranged all vocal lines. Demo voices was created in Moscow but recording process was made at Invent Sound Studio with Szymon and our participation where unreachable duties showed Andrey and Ivan Guskov who presented few kinds of voice from clean to growl. Ivan convinced his colleague Olesya Levina to make female voices. We spend a lot of time on mix and mastering which Szymon made with us during 3 months. We wanted to reach maximum of organic and natural sound which to be the most close to rehearsal sound.
MW: When everything was done we started to looking for label to release this album. It took couple of months too. We was thinking from the beginning about Solitude Production... and finally they signed us. Thank you so much Solitude Production !!! :) 

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

MW: The lyrics are very deep and reflective. You find there a little bit of fiction but most they describe real life. Society problems, terrorism, war victims, drug abuse, social problems and society outstanding. Everybody can find  own history there.
KW: Andrey perfectly match themes of lyrics to emotions which includes the songs.  He created 7 novels. Novels about human's feelings. Lyrics and music taken you to the voyage through the maze of feelings.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Maze of Feelings'?

KW: We created our music without any plan. We wanted simply to take ourselves to the voyage through the own feelings.
MW: Yes, just we wanted to use the music to take outside our own emotions. These seven songs created our own maze of feelings.

6.A couple of band members live in Russia while the remaining live in Poland, how does this work out in the recording process?

MW: As we said before Andrey and Ivan prepared demo voices in Moscow but everybody agreed that the best idea is to record vocal lines at Invent Sound with Szymon. It was possible another time thanks to our executive producer Michał Mularczyk.
KW: Voices session was very intensive and creative. We was full charged of ideas and Szymon made them real. It was 5 days of great hard work and funny friendship time.   

7.Has the band done any live shows or has this been a studio project so far?

MW: So far yes but we are the band god damn it 😊 ! We waiting for good circumstances. This is a point. We will be fight for it because our music sounds  live much better. We are pretty sure about it.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom and death metal?

KW: We are debutants you know so every feedback make us happy. Feedback of doom and death metal fans is really good.  This interview can brings more listeners for example so we really grateful for support from your side. Thanx a lot!

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

MW: We are focus only on Maze of  Feelings and not participate in other bands. We put all of our energy in this band. Andrey Karpukhin and Ivan Guskov our vocalists have own band sludge/stoner band - Dopehaze. They are very creative musicians and they are involved in many of bands. Andrey participate for example in Abstract Spirit, Comatose Vigil, Rage of Khali, Ivan share the music with Mare Infinitum, Red River Hog. Szymon Grodzki bas player deal with Gnida and Sammath Naur. He is the owner of Invent Sound Studio where we recorded this album. Daray who recorded drums is known from the bands as Dimmu Borgir, Vesania and Vader. 

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

KW: It hard to say because we have wide look on metal music and we mixing many styles but usually we focus on doom, death and black metal influences. We trying to make music through our hearts and feelings. This must be honest music. It depends on flow. 

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
MW: As we said before mainly inspired us doom death and black but we didn't create some limits. We finding inspiration in classic metal sound, progressive styles and we looking for beyond the metal as well. We love music generally but If we talking about metal the absolutely gods are Black Sabbath. 

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

KW: We are breathing the music.
MW: Yes, this is our great passion.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
MW & KW: Firstfull we want to thanks for this interview and your attention. Thanks to you more people can find our music.
Metalheads! Please listen the music, have a good life and keep the distance to everything. 

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