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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Temnoles,ye Interview


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
“Temnolesie” was found in 2013. We play mix of black, pagan, doom and folk-metal. And some songs can be characterized like folk-rock.

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

It is difficult to describe music. It must be heard. It is mix of blastbeat, powerful guitar riffs, symphonic keyboards, extreme and clear vocal.

3. The band has been around since 2013 but waited until 2017 to release the first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the first 4 years?
First some months we searched bass-guitarist. Of course we created songs and prepared concert program. In 2014 we recorded demo for Internet. In 2015 we released a video and EP “Vision” (self-released). In that year we began recording of full album. This summer we filmed a video, but now it during editing.

4. Your lyrics cover a lot of Pagan topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Paganism?
I’m member of Union of Slavic Communities since 2002, the biggest Pagan organization in Russia.

5. I know that the bands name means 'Dark Shire' in Russian, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

More exactly translation is “Dark woodland”. The word “woodland” associated for me with Slavic history. There are was a great forests in Russia in ancient times. The word “dark” associated with black-metal, features of which are presented in our music.


6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

I remember two shows in Obninsk (Kaluga region) in 2015 – audience greeted us warmly. And last show in Bryansk this December I like too.
At stage we are usually dressed in Slavic style clothes. And part of show is wooden idol.

7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
In the end of December we take part in New Year party in native Kaluga. 30th of March we play with “Satarial” in Kaluga and maybe than go to mini-tour.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic black, folk and pagan metal?
We read good reviews from Greece, Tunis, USA and some other countries.

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?
Our guitarist Igor Pryanishnikov is in folk-metal band “Ladushka”. It preparing a great tour in Russia. Our drummer Sergey Senin is member of black-metal band “Asmund”. I don’t know anything about these plans.
 
10. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The next album (or mini-album) will be experimentally. It will be folk-rock. But then we’ll be back to hard style with more using clear vocal.

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?
There are many bands had an influence on our music: “Dimmu Borgir”, “Summoning”, “Cradle of Filth”, “Thyrfing”, “Amon Amarth”, “Amorphis” (early), Russian – “Tvangeste”, “Arkona”, “Butterfly temple”.  And I listening many genres from classic music to death-metal.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Besides membership in Union of Slavic Communities I’m a head of internet-TV “Vyatich”, and engaged mix-fight.


13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We are surprised that our album listening in other countries and thank our listeners for interest to our music.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Temnoles,ye/Skazaniya/Grimm Distribution/2017 CD Review


  Temnoles,ye  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  folk,  pagan  and  melodic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Skazaniya"  which  was  released  by  Grimm  Distribution.

  Female  pagan  vocals  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  along  with  a  great  amount  of  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  harps  and  keyboards  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  death  metal growls  are  also  used  at  times  along  with  the  music  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences,  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

    Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  as  the  album  progresses  symphonic  elements  can  also  be  heard  at  times while  some  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  guitars  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  clean  male  vocals  are  also  added  on  one  of  the  tracks.

  Temnoles,ye  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  melodic  black metal,  pagan  and  folk  metal  and  takes  the  genres  back  to  their  90's  roots,  the  production   sound s very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Paganism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Temnoles,ye  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  pagan,  folk  and  melodic  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gamayun"  "Videniye"  "Khvalynskiy  Pokhod"  and  "Bylina".  8  out  of  10.

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