Answered by Krzysztof Wieczerzycki (KW) & Marcin Warzyński (MW)
Hi! Tell me about MAZE OF FEELINGS. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore? And how did you meet, the people from different countries?
MW: Hi there! We started thinking about the band name from the moment when the songs were made. Our debut album consists of seven songs which explore many kinds of human feelings and emotions. You find there seven different stories which can take you to the voyage through your own Maze of Feelings. It can be allegory to the human mind as well.
“Maze Of Feelings” album was released on February. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
KW: We are very happy and satisfied that our music has been released by BadMoodMan Music/Solitude Production. When we were making these songs we didn’t even thought about our music release. We just played the music together without any plan for own satisfaction but when our band was complete and music was recorded we were and still we are pretty sure that our stuff is worth attention. We worked on this album very hard with care about details. We wanted to be convinced that everything sounds exactly as we want and we did it. 100% satisfaction ?
Tell me more about “Maze Of Feelings”? Album ideas etc… Why you decided to use self-titled to the band name?
MW: Our album is diverse and one single song cannot define the whole music. All songs together inspired us to find our name. We made songs without any plan. We followed the flow and we caught the mood of the moment. This flow determined where we want to go.
Where do you take all inspiration from?
KW: We listen to a lot of kinds of metal music. We have a wide point of view. We have personal favourites and also some common ones. These influences had impact on the music creation process. We knew where we were going.
MW: You can find there a lot of metal styles: doom, death, black, progressive and metal classics influences. These influences were transferred to our music via natural way. We didn’t calculate anything. You can hear inspiration by Black Sabbath and My Dying Bride for sure ?
In your opinion, what is the best way to define MAZE OF FEELINGS’ sound?
MW: It’s really hard to say ? We always listen to our intuition and we simply feel how to find the sound which we want to hear.
KW: The Priority for us is to make a very organic natural sound on the album which is very close to the rehearsal atmosphere.
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
KW: We make music all the time. Sometimes this is very dynamic process other times it’s going a little bit slowly. It depends on how we feel.
MW: You should know that we made black/death stuff at the same time when we created our debut album. Now we are refreshing these ideas. We work with Krzysztof’s son – Jakub who plays the drums. We make of course doom stuff as well. We really love playing together.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
KW: I grew up with Metallica and thanks to them I started to play guitar. Many bands has impact on my playing style. I try to focus on the whole sound. I never focus only on guitarists because it is more important how the whole band sounds, what the flow and arrangement are like. Marcin will say below about completely different influences and this is the key ? Mix of our inspirations has impact on Maze of Feelings style.
MW: If are we talking about my inspirations I grew up in the times when death metal ruled. I swallowed music of those great bands like Death, Obituary, Dismember, Edge of Sanity and many more. After a few years I discovered doom… “Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium” and “As the flower Withers” My Dying Bride… those albums changed my music world. It was like revelation ? Nothing was the same after that…
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
KW: We exactly know who will record the next album: Krzysztof and Jakub Wieczerzycki, Marcin Warzyński, Szymon Grodzki, Andrey Karpukhin and Ivan Guskov. There is no problem to create a band with people who live in other parts of the world. This is very simple in 21th of Century. We are not thinking about other musicians now.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
MW: Promotion is the key. Interviews, reviews and some news about Maze of Feelings are very important. We really know that the gigs are huge important thing and we will do our best to present ourselves on stage. The most important is to find the people who feel our music. This is the point of everything.
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
KW & MW: Music is our passion.
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
MW: Family is the fundament of everything.
KW: We are lucky to have lovely wives which support us and completely understand our passion.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
KW: Thank you for this interview. We really appreciate your support. See you all somewhere.
MW: Please don’t forget to listen to our debut album Maze of Feelings ? All the best for everyone!