Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
SYMURAN was founded in August 25, 2008 by Vlad Rommel in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
The band started out as a satanic Blackened death metal before evolving into a more pagan direction. From that period until now, we have changed a lot of players and that’s why we have some problems with recording our new stuff.
Current members are:
Vlad Rommel - Vocals
Khort – Bass
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
The name of the team comes from the Slavonic mythology and our winged fire breathing wolf as symbol perfectly captures the essence of the band. Symuran combines technical death metal with black metal in music and dark pagan was chosen as a lyrical component.
There are a lot of bands that have influenced our music: Behemoth, Zyklon, Slayer, Sepultura, Belphegor, Amon Amarth, Dark Funeral and so on.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Our debut album "Syklus av Helheim" is something like a first step. Our primary goal was to show that if you like this few songs get ready to fill more aggression and more hardness material in an upcoming full-length CD (2013).
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In the beginning of Symuran existing , we wrote live-demo "DEMOnized", which included three later copied our themes and two covers for Amon Amarth and Belphegor. Quality was terrible, but still it was the first demo-recording of a band. At the end of 2010 recorded another stuff called "The Night Will Fall Down Again" as web-single. The worldwide release of our debut album "Syklus av Helheim" was in October 1. I think that album reviews are more important because they show how metalheads relate to our music worldwide.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Symuran has concerts only in a period from 2008 until 2010 and only in Ukraine, nowadays we are a studio project with a great amount of material. But we are planning to start giving live shows in the beginning of the next year…to infect our listeners not only from the dynamics of their headphones.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
First of all, those times when Symuran was in a shadow are over. We set a goal to establish itself as band with greater persistence in making good music for death metal fans all over the world!
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
The plans for the near future are to record several covers of famous metal bands with some our changes. Until the end of spring 2013, we plan to record a second album, with thirteen tracks in it. So, we hope, until the beginning of summer we can expect an official release of the new SYMURAN long-play.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
We already have Myspace and official page in Facebook, also VK page where you can find our latest news and ask about stuff. All questions about CD send to our worldwide distributors CODE 7 , Plastic Head Distribution or to Metal Scrap Records (Ukraine).