Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Istoriya Stozhar group dates back to 2005, prior to this, we also have projects, but something good came out of it. Then in 2005 I decided to create a group, the style is to be pagan metal, of the musicians there were only me and my friend Elena, who sang vocals on our first demo, as it is the author of some songs. So the two of us and recorded the first demo pagan Rus. After recording a demo, I decided to gain a full part, it consisted of my friend Alexander (keys) and Sergey (drums), and then there was a guitarist and bassist Eugene Paul, the composition then changed many times. We proceed to the recording of the first album, which then goes to the label Stygian Crypt prod. The group begins active concert activity.

How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music? 
The style in which he played, is playing and will play Group Stozhar this Slavic pagan metal. As for the groups that influenced the work, it commands such as Ashen Light, or rather their first album, "Song of Veles", the group Temnozor, well, some of the Western Group.

Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Our music can be easily found on the Internet, we do spread it so that people can freely listen to our work. Discs same people tend to buy in the memory as a souvenir, well, or to maintain the material group. We do not commercial music, so the financial component for us is not the main, important to convey to the audience our ideas for us.

What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media? 
In our discography includes demo - Pagan Russia, as well as 3 full-length albums - "Not one step back", "Perun's Men" and "Hammer thunderstorms, in the twilight of battles ...". All of them are different, and thus perceived differently, someone liked, someone not very much, but nevertheless, there is a certain range of our art admirers.

Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
The band plays, and will play. There are many ideas, and we are full of energy, so it is still to come.

What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
After the release of the second album was a series of publications on the Internet, have been interviewed in magazines Terorizer, Atmosfear and others.

What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Plans are actually a lot, now we are starting to prepare material for a fourth album, want to do some covers, but what is the secret of the group) is also possible to go in the summer on a tour of Russian cities.

Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Well, about the fact where you can hear, we always stand on cities of Russia, or, in www.stozhar-band.ru Internet.


September 2016

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