Intervjui

Paganland interview

PAGANLAND is a group of people holding the same views, who respect and love their native land, their nation, their language, and who are convinced that the Ukraine is the cradle of all Slavonic people with improbably interesting history forgotten and distorted for the last ten centuries.

Objavljeno: 12.03.2013. 00:00

Postani fan na Facebooku ako već nisi!

Welcome to our pages for the first time. What took you so long?

The release of the debut album took a lot of time, but in was done in time. Debut album was preceded by two demos. Furthermore, the band didn't work during three years (from 2005 till 2008). But it has been done many from 2008 to the present day. In March we'll completing the work on the second album.

Tell our readers something more about the band and the music you create.

It's hard to talk about music, the music speaks for itself. Therefore, we recommend to the readers just to check our msuic, and then you'll know that we are the Ukrainian Pagan Metal band. Our music is a tribute to our land and traditions.
The important fact that at the moment the Paganland participants are not only musicians, but also like-minded persons, so we have a comfortable place to work. In addition, we have our own rehearsal base, where we can play how we want and when we want.

You find you inspiration in Slavonic mythology. When you compare it with other mythologies, which one is the most similar to Slavonic?

We think that to the Slavic mythology the closest ones are Nordic-Germanic and Celtic mythology. And this is not surprising, because all of these mythologies have the common European roots. It is well known that the Celts and Scandinavians have visited the territory of modern Ukraine. That's why runes still are found from the north of Norway and to the south of Ukraine.

You are aware that Croatia is part of Slavonic people too?

Yes, of course we know that Croatia is a part of the Slavic World. But did you know that the tribes that inhabited the territory of modern Carpathian called White Croats? Here you have quite an obvious kinship.

Have you ever been in Croatia before?

Unfortunately, none of the Paganland members ever visited Croatia. But we are well aware that Croatia is a beautiful country with a rich culture, architecture and nature. We hope to visit you someday: it is better to see once than hear a hundred times.

How is situation in Ukraine now, lots of thing happened in past two decades?!

Much has changed during the last 20 years, but, unfortunately, not everything has changed for the better. The Soviet empire collapsed, and it is very good. It gives a chance to Ukraine to find a place in the new Europe. But here is an unfavorable political situation in Ukraine. The people with questionable and often criminal backgrounds are torn in parliament. That's why Ukraine will hardly become part of the EU in any foreseeable future.

Are you nostalgic for old times?

We don't feel nostalgia for the old days. But there are good memories. For example, how our first demo named 'Gods of Golden Circle' was created in the 1999th. It was a good time.

Ok, tell me something about your new album 'Wind Of Freedom'?

Album 'Wind of Freedom' is like our child, and we treat it with love and awe. We were working on it for two years. All instrumental parts were recorded in December 2010, and all music material was mixed in January-February 2011. We were satisfied on result, although in time errors and flaws become clear. Musicians are rarely satisfied with their work at 100%.

Why 'Wind Of Freedom'? Is it political theme or you are focused just on paganism?

Our music is addressed primarily to thinking people, for which Ukraine - not an empty phrase. We raise the topic of paganism and try to avoid political themes. Although I can say with confidence, that we are the patriots of our native land - do someone like or it now we don't care.

Introduce me the album and your expectations from it?

We would like to bring the album to the maximum number of people to enable them to listen it. Listen and rate it. It is always nice to see when your work is appreciated.

What is it out there in the Carpathian mountains that occupied people mind and soul?

Really, there is its own, unique atmosphere in the Carpathian Mountains. People who have been here, are unlikely to remain indifferent. Still there are people, called molfars, who transmit their secret knowledge from generation to generation. Carpathian Mountains is a great source of inspiration, so Carpathian melodies inherent in music Paganland.
In July 2013 we participate in the Carpathian Alliance Metal Festival. So we invite everyone to the Carpathians and to this Festival.

How would you define your homeland threw metal music?

In Ukraine the political and economic situation is so negative that it can be said: do not be so bad - it would be funny. And this is something like a cabaret-porno-grind. But in spite of all in Ukraine the people are living, they work, hope and love. In addition, Ukraine is wonderful country. This Dnieper, the Carpathians, the Crimea and the Black Sea. And in metal music it reminds symphonic power-black.
So the result is a cabaret-porno-grind mixed with symphonic power-black - that's a a good description of Ukraine in terms of metal music :)

Are you competitive towards other bands and do you cooperate with them?

What's a point in the competition with other groups? In my opinion, this is stupid. After all, you still need to get up on stage and there prove that you do something you are. Unfortunately, there are many groups that "proclaim" a lot, but are worth little in reality. Generally music is very hard work, and success comes only to hard working and talented.

Your opinion about Russian band Arkona?

Arkona - good band, real professionals. We played with them on the same stage at CAMF 2012, have seen their live show and we can say that the Arkona works fine, they are great. But maybe someone does not like their work.

Is there any band you would like to play with, to go on tour together?

First we need to work hard to get into a company worthy bands. No need to list all those with whom Paganland would like to play on one stage. But still, dreams come true - I know it for sure.

Thank you very much for your time!

Thank you very much for your interest in Paganland. We wish you all the best!



Kalendar

20. ZAGREBDOX - Zagreb, Kaptol Boutique Cinema, 14-21.04.2024.

14.04.2024. - nedjelja

20. ZAGREBDOX - Zagreb, Kaptol Boutique Cinema, 14-21.04.2024.

Zagreb, Kaptol Boutique Cinema

DIOCLETIAN, SITIS, Zagreb, Močvara, 19.04.2024.

19.04.2024. - petak

DIOCLETIAN, SITIS, Zagreb, Močvara, 19.04.2024.

Zagreb , Močvara
20 €/25 €

TAROT, EISENHAND, DEATH RACER, Zagreb, Autonomni kulturni centar Attack, 20.04.2024.

20.04.2024. - subota

TAROT, EISENHAND, DEATH RACER, Zagreb, Autonomni kulturni centar Attack, 20.04.2024.

Zagreb , Autonomni kulturni centar Attack
13€/15€

DARK SIDE by TOMI PHANTASMA, Zagreb, Dva Osam, 20.04.2024.

20.04.2024. - subota

DARK SIDE by TOMI PHANTASMA, Zagreb, Dva Osam, 20.04.2024.

Zagreb , Dva Osam

GRIMA, ULTAR - 21.04.2024. - Zagreb, Močvara

21.04.2024. - nedjelja

GRIMA, ULTAR - 21.04.2024. - Zagreb, Močvara

Zagreb, Močvara
20 € early bird / 23 € u pretprodaji

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 23.04.2024.

23.04.2024. - utorak

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 23.04.2024.

Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture
25€/29€

THE BOOMTOWN RATS - Zagreb, Tvornica kulture, 26.04.2024.

26.04.2024. - petak

THE BOOMTOWN RATS - Zagreb, Tvornica kulture, 26.04.2024.

Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture
early bird 30 € /regular 35 € / na dan 40 €

LEAP + THE SIIDS, Zagreb, Boogaloo, 04.05.2024.

04.05.2024. - subota

LEAP + THE SIIDS, Zagreb, Boogaloo, 04.05.2024.

Zagreb , Boogaloo
20 €

BRYAN ADAMS - UK, London, Royal Albert Hall, 13.-15.05.2024.

13.05.2024. - ponedjeljak

BRYAN ADAMS - UK, London, Royal Albert Hall, 13.-15.05.2024.

London, Royal Albert Hall

SYMPHONIKA ON THE ROCK - Zagreb, KD Lisinski, 13.05.2024.

13.05.2024. - ponedjeljak

SYMPHONIKA ON THE ROCK - Zagreb, KD Lisinski, 13.05.2024.

Zagreb, KD Lisinski
29,90 € / 35,90 € / 41,90 € / 46,90 €

Travanj / 2024

Pon Uto Sri Čet Pet Sub Ned
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930 

Must Read

FINNTROLL, METSATOLL, SUOTANA, Zagreb, VIB, 14.04.2024.

Izvještaji

FINNTROLL, METSATOLL, SUOTANA, Zagreb, VIB, 14.04.2024.
OZRIC TENTACLES, Silas&Saski - Zagreb, Močvara, 15.04.2024. - galerija

Galerije

OZRIC TENTACLES, Silas&Saski - Zagreb, Močvara, 15.04.2024. - galerija
FINNTROLL, Suotana, Metsatöll, Zagreb, Vintage Industrial Bar, 14.04.2024. - galerija

Galerije

FINNTROLL, Suotana, Metsatöll, Zagreb, Vintage Industrial Bar, 14.04.2024. - galerija
20. ZAGREBDOX - Zagreb, Kaptol Boutique Cinema, 14-21.04.2024.

Kalendar

20. ZAGREBDOX - Zagreb, Kaptol Boutique Cinema, 14-21.04.2024.
DANAS POČINJE 20. ZAGREBDOX

Vijesti

DANAS POČINJE 20. ZAGREBDOX
ANDREA BOCELLI - Pula, Arena, 31.08.2024.

Kalendar

ANDREA BOCELLI - Pula, Arena, 31.08.2024.
GIPSY KINGS - Zagreb, Arena, 17.05.2024.

Kalendar

GIPSY KINGS - Zagreb, Arena, 17.05.2024.
GIPSY KINGS, predvođeni Grammy osvajačem Andreom Reyesom, dolaze u Arenu Zagreb

Vijesti

GIPSY KINGS, predvođeni Grammy osvajačem Andreom Reyesom, dolaze u Arenu Zagreb
BAJAGA & INSTRUKTORI - Zagreb, Tvornica kulture, 18.04.2024.

Kalendar

BAJAGA & INSTRUKTORI - Zagreb, Tvornica kulture, 18.04.2024.
JELUSICK - Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 12.04.2024.

Izvještaji

JELUSICK - Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 12.04.2024.
JELUSICK - Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 12.04.2024. - galerija

Galerije

JELUSICK - Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 12.04.2024. - galerija
ATTIC - Return Of The Witchfinder

Recenzije

ATTIC - Return Of The Witchfinder
MARIZA - Zagreb, KD Lisinski, 08.04.2024.

Izvještaji

MARIZA - Zagreb, KD Lisinski, 08.04.2024.
MARIZA - Zagreb, KD Lisinski, 08.04.2024. - galerija

Galerije

MARIZA - Zagreb, KD Lisinski, 08.04.2024. - galerija
VLTIMAS - Epic

Recenzije

VLTIMAS - Epic
KAWASAKI 3P - Zagreb, Tvornica kulture - 05.04.2024. - galerija

Galerije

KAWASAKI 3P - Zagreb, Tvornica kulture - 05.04.2024. - galerija
JUDAS PRIEST, URIAH HEEP, SAXON - Austrija, Beč, Wiener Stadthalle - 01.04.2024. - galerija

Galerije

JUDAS PRIEST, URIAH HEEP, SAXON - Austrija, Beč, Wiener Stadthalle - 01.04.2024. - galerija
NEKROZA - Procesija Ucrvanih

Recenzije

NEKROZA - Procesija Ucrvanih

Perun.hr koristi kolačiće (cookies). Više o kolačićima pročitajte u uvjetima korištenja.

OK