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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Stojar Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
1. Stozhar Group welcomes readers' ... and the interviewer! At the moment the band is Stozhar in full combat readiness, rehearsals, preparing new material.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
2. On the new album we tried to make the sound more powerful and dense, worked on the sound, as on the previous album, Ilya Morok and in our opinion the work he coped brilliantly.

3.Your lyrics cover Slavonic Paganism and Patriotism themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these subjects?
3. The pagan worldview is our life, we live it, that in fact is reflected in our music and creativity.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Stojar'?
4. The Slavs believed that it rotates around Stozhar Perun Wheel of Time and the Universe. Stozhary - not just the center of the universe of the Milky Way, and even they patronize Russia.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5. Stozhar Group is quite active concert, one of the highlights of the show was held recently Folk Summer Fest.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
6. Of course we have the material for a new album, and we are already closely involved in the preparation of new songs. Most likely we will soon be releasing the single Internet.

7.The new album was released on 'Stygian Crypt Productions, are you happy with the support they have given you so far?
7. All of our albums come out, come out, and I hope will come out on Stygian Crupt prod. We like to work with this label, I want to emphasize the high level of professionalism of people who work there, for which they thank you very much.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of pagan and folk metal?
8. The new album, the audience perceived well, also quite high ratings given the resources that have made a review of the new album.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
9. What concerns the future of the group, we are not going to stop there, a lot of plans and we will bring them to life.

10.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?
10. Groups that have affected our work a lot, both Russian and foreign, but we tried not to be like no one of them, and to develop his own style. As for the groups that we are listening to right now they are also very much, mostly Russian metal scene.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11. Well, in fact, many members of the group have families and children, and free time is not much, so the main one hobby is music, many are involved in sports by music.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12. And finally I want to say, listen to metal, go to concerts, and support your favorite team.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stojar/At Twilight Of Battles By The Hammer Of Thunderstorms/Stygian Crypt Productions/2016 CD Review

  Stojar  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  pagan  form  of  folk  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "At  Twilight  Of  Battle s By  The  Hammer  Of  Thunderstorms"  which  was  released  by  Stygian  Crypt  Productions.

  Folk  music  instruments  start  off  the  album  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  pagan  feeling  and  they  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  guitars  while  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  female  vocals  along  with  black  metal  screams  are  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.

  Nature  sounds  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  music  also  gets  very  symphonic  at  times  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also h ear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Stojar  plays  a  style  of  pagan/folk  metal  that  can  be  symphonic  at  times  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  black  metal  which  also  gives  the  music  a  heavier  edge,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Slavonic  Paganism  and  Patroitism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Stojar  are  a  very  great  sounding  pagan/folk  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Molotom  groz  v  sumerki"  "Na  styage  plammenoy  zari"  and  "Pamyati  Slava".  8  out  of  10.