Is there a Moldavian metal scene? Apparently according to ESPEROZA. Check them out if you want to get to know another metal scene. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
Could you please introduce us to the band?
-Kickass moldavian one and only symphonic and extreme metal band Esperoza… just kidding. usually we are more modest
What has been the greatest catalyst in forming your sound?
-What is the catalyst of the sound?… Hmm, maybe it’s a desire to stand out, to be different…
How hard is it to record and release new songs?
-I think it will be a pretty obvious answer for all unsigned and underground bands. It’s very hard from the financial side, but there are pluses… In my opinion pluses are more significant. For example nobody don’t tell how must sound this album or that, how many songs it must contain, and how many ballads and commercial songs we need to write. So it’ s a pure freedom, we doing just what we love, really.
Has digital made it easier to get your music released?
-There is two sides of a coin. on the one hand for example you can take a guitar and a mic, to record something, and already after a hour your music will be heard by a many people, and it’s kinda cool, but from the other hand your risk to release something just too raw, unlistenable, and to shame your band name with this.
If you release your music digitally is there a risk that you release songs too soon, before you are ready compared to releasing them on cd?
-It’s just as simple as digital. Still the most important and primal thing is music. If music will be ready for release then we don’t see a big problem to release it in physical format.
What kind of responses have you had to your recorded music?
-Being honest people we even can’t to embellish this truth. We received not so much responses, and not so adequate, maybe because people didn’t understood what we wanted to say. But we can’t blame anyone, just ourselves for this. Though were a couple of people who really succeeded in understanding what we had to say, we would like to thank for this.
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-Yes it’s true, today we don’t see many borders, including the one, that is between the listener and the artist. And while we can’t point out someone, the sum of people that contacts us, is the thing most amazing for us. It is something igniting…
Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community playing in a metal band?
-Unfortunately we can say only the opposite, we feel completely alienated! And there is two sides to the coin. First of all, if we are talking about the local scene, people just don’t take us seriously. “what, clean vocals? pussy sh*t” – something like that. Oh yes if you growl over Hard’n’Heavy riffs (not implying that they are bad) that makes you XXXtreme!! Due to this we weren’t able to establish a stable band even. The other side is even more depressing, and it’s the one concerning listeners. Maybe because we have a girl on vocals, or maybe because we have “Symphonic” word in our description, or combination of both, people usually tend to categorise us in a genre we don’t want no part of.
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-The other day we just talking about that, like how to find a scene for us, bands with which we can perform, and the audience which would listen us,… and guess what, we haven’t found a right answer for this question.
And the other part of a question, definitely yes, it helps a lot. But specifically about us, surprisingly we observed that people more easily liked our music on our live gigs, than listening studio recordings.
What plans do you have for the future?
-We have so many plans now, unfortunately not so much time for this, nevertheless we preparing to shoot our first serious videoclip, it’s in the nearest future… Then making new album, (this including composing music, lyrics, recording, mixing, mastering, photo shooting, making a cover, and printing), and after this we plan and wish so very much to make our first tour.