Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Vilcinescu, ex-guitarist of Atropos band and a radio DJ in 2009 had weekly programme on metal music over the world in RRI RadioWid. At the end of every programme he always played a disco song from the country the programme was about. He postponed the programme about Romania, because he didn't know what to play. A friend from the Polish National Radio gave him a hint to search for manele on the Internet. The first record in Google was Denisa's track. Vilcinescu hit on an idea to make a programme only about her. But he needed some covers or remixes of Denisa's songs from different music genres. Since none of them existed he asked his old friends Stront and Sproket for help. And very important thing: the name of our band, Inima Salbatica /"Wild Heard" / is not taken from TV soap ophera but this name is taken from one of Denisa's tracks. When we named our band, we didn't know about this tv serie :).
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Maneaua-folkmetal. Manele is a kind of contemporary urban folklore. Bands and artists which influenced us: Helloween, Dalriada, Iron Maiden, Scorpions from metal side and Denisa and Valdes from manele/chalga side.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Our music is the result of our way of perceiving folkmetal. We all like traditional metal genres (heavy, speed, thrash, death, folkmetal) and darkelectro/darkwave sounds. Vilcin likes Denisa very much too so we connect fire and water - and in our opinion it is interesting. This is music for open-minded people, who understand that Pentatonica scale is a bigger power than we all thinking :) If you don't like our music, you can put our CD as a target for darts - your welcome :)
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Metal zines or tabloids' reactions were very spontaneous, nobody indifferent, he, he :) First article was published in "Libertatea" last summer. A lot of metal fans from Romania wished us some worst things /via emails, comments on our youtube channel or on forums/ but some people from Romania wrote that our music is inceredible but great. Some manele fans wrote us a lot of positive words that were very interesting for us. We don't want to divide people, we just play music. Vilcinescu has a conctact with official Romanian Denisa's Fanclub and has been cooperating with them.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Inima Salbatica is a studio project, but why not to play gigs?
6.What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Good question :) Theoretically we shouldn't exist, but we are real, we do exist. Zines don't know what should write about us. We know that connecting manele and metal music is dangerous, but we try, we broken the stereotypes because we like it. We can try to explain our point of view in these zines/labels :)
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Our plans are simple and clear: release official full length album and play concert or some concerts with Denisa as a vocalist, in Poland and/or Romania.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find our EP as webrelease on our official website: http://www.inimasalbatica.xt.pl for free download. If you want to have it as a CD, let know us via contact mail. We have myspace profile too http://www.myspace.com/inimasalbatica and 2 youtube channels http://www.youtube.com/wilczynwarszyc or http://www.youtube.com/lemoonzombie . Enjoy!