Interview with Syn Ze Sase Tri done by Patrick
1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hello there! I am Corb guitarist and vocalist of the most bloody and powerful metal band from Transylvania-Romania. And not only! Haha
2. Syn Ze Sase Tri was formed in 2007 when did you all get the idea to start this band?And how did you choose Syn Ze Sase Tri as the name of the band does it have a special meaning?
Me and the first members of Syn Ze Sase Tri we had sung together before Syn Ze Sase Tri, in several bands approaching genres of extreme metal generally, bands that have influenced and led to the birth of this band. The name itself is inspired by a pre-Christian prayer dedicated to a deity, prayer carved on a gravestone which was discovered by archaeologists here in Romania, which translated would mean “I’m with triple six”. This number, 666, being away from the occult meaning, in many cases in the pre-Christian mythology being assigned as the limit between the world of gods and men, a sacred number. The prayer itself was incorporated into the song “Ruga” (The Prayer) a song that ends our first album. The prayer became the perfect starting point for the whole concept of the band and the name gave the identity of who we are today as a band.
3.What is the current line-up of the band and who would you say are the bands biggest influences are?
On this album Syn Ze Sase Tri is:
Corb - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, traditional instruments, synth and programables
Mos - electric guitars
Dor - drums
Suier - vocals
On this album we had an army of musicians which are playing in some of the greatests bands from Romania as guests, which I would like to mention with this occasion:
Ovidiu Ioncu "Kempes" (facebook.com/Kempes.Official)
Andy Ghost (facebook.com/altar.ro)
Constantin "Castor" Lapusneanu (facebook.com/GODtheHorde)
Dudu Isabel (facebook.com/duduisabel)
Alin Moise (facebook.com/
Andy Ionescu (facebook.com/taineband)
Cristi Gram (facebook.com/
Aura Danciulescu (facebook.com/scarletaura)
Adrian "Geagea" Marias (facebook.com/marias.adrian)
Nicolae Covaci (facebook.com/
Costin Adam (facebook.com/
Andrei Oltean (facebook.com/eanna.romania)
Me as the composer and founder of the band, i was very moved by the conceptual music. The Wall of Pink Floyd, or the music of King Diamond, Avantasia or even better Scenes From A Memory of Dream Theater were my guiding point. I always wanted to make music which has a story. I like to listen to something that keeps me nailed to the music for the entire album, not just on some tracks. But of course other bands from extreme music such as Dimmu Borgir, Emperor or Cradle of Filth, had a big impact over me so from all those Syn Ze Sase Tri was born. I listen to anything that sends an emotion, that has something to say. Otherwise is a waste of energy and time.
4.The band is signed to Code 666 Rec. How did you all come contact with this label?
In 2009 i joined Negura Bunget as full time member for 2 years, and in this time I got to knew Emi from Aural Music, and that was the moment when we started this collaboration which now is at the 4'th album and going on.
5.Zaul Mos is the band's fourth full length release how long did it take the band to write the music for this release?
I started working on it at the end of 2015 and it took me until the end of the recordings in May 2017. It was a continuous process of creation and recordings.
6.Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the band and what are some subjects you wrote about on Zaul Mos ?
I compose the music and the lyrics as well. For this album as for the previous 3 albums, the subjects are taken from the Romanian mythology, folklore and history. It is a fantasy, a fabulation, but it contains facts that have a deep foundation in our culture.
7.Does Syn Ze Sase Tri play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?
Yea, we like to play live as much as we can. It is hard to book shows nowadays because the industry is overwhelmed, but we try to get to as many shows as possible.
The best shows so far for us were the ones in which we opened for the biggest names in metal, such as Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Dark Funeral or Carach Angren. Why? Because at that level of organisation and the importance of the events, we had our chance to prove in the same conditions and to the same public that we are close to their level, a fact that the public shared with us, and was somehow our certitude that we are doing the right thing.
8.Are there any tours or shows planned for the new release? If yes where will the band be playing?
In september we will have a european tour, THE ELDER GOD TOUR, which will be the first leg of the promotional tour of the new album, tour that will be continued in the spring and throughout the rest of the 2018.
You can see us live in september as follows:
16/09/2017 - Osijek, HR - Exit Club
17/09/2017 - Bjelovar, HR - Mario Pub
18/09/2017 - Wien, AT - Viper Room Club
19/09/2017 - Zurich, CH - Ebrietas Pub
20/09/2017 - Munich, DE - Garage Deluxe Club
21/09/2017 - Praha, CZ - Fatal Music Club
22/09/2017 - Bratislava, SK - Fuga Music Club
23/09/2017 - Poprad, SK - Rock Fabric Club
24/09/2017 - Kosice, SK - Colloseum
9.Has Syn Ze Sase Tri ever made a video for any of their songs? Are there plans to make one for any of the songs off the new release? If you could which song would you like to see made into a video?
Sadly until now we did not manage to make any real music video, and we will not make one until we will be able to make a professional one. We have in plan to make one but it will take a lot of time, effort and money because it will be very cinematic. Something like our version of Lord Of The Rings. Haha. I hope that next year we will make it, and for sure you will hear about it too.
10.Besides working in Syn Ze Sase Tri do any of the members currently work with any other bands or solo projects? If yes could you please tell the readers a little about them?
Two of my band mates, the drummer and the lead singer are playing in some other bands like Malpraxis and An Theos, bands that are also very good and have their own identity and message. I cannot say much about their activity in those bands because i am focused on Syn Ze Sase Tri, but for sure i can recommend them to be listened. Check them out!
11. Syn Ze Sase Tri comes out of Romania's black metal scene what is your opinion of the Romanian metal scene?
I have a very good opinion. We have here a lot of good bands, take your time and search for Trooper, Bucovina, Gothic, Target, Kempes, Altar, Seven, God the barbarian horde, Alin Moise, Taine, Awake, Scarlet Aura, Transsylvania Phoenix, L.O.S.T., Malpraxis, Necrovile, Clitgore, E-an-na, Cargo, Resita Rocks, An Theos, Ashaena, and those are just a few that comes to my mind right now.
12.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Romania? And are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
All the bands i mentioned above. I strongly recomend them!
13.Besides working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your spare time?
I love riding motorcycles, horse riding, carving, painting, working with leather and organic materials, nature, reading, anything that can give me a state of relaxation but in the same time to give me the opportunity to become much better as human. The good thing is that many of these things help me a lot with the band. So it combines the use with the pleasure.
14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
Listen to our music and you will find out other great musicians who joined us on this album, buy our CD's, come to our gigs, and support our band. But don't forget to do this with all the bands. Without you, we cannot exist. Without us you have nothing to listen to. So try to support the metal scene as much as you can. Not just the big bands. Once they were like us.
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Rock on and get bloodstained! \m/