1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Pomsta was formed in 2008. We went through garage period. The whole band changed repeatedly.
Today Pomsta consists of serious musicians. Everyone of them went some way in ukrainian musical underground.
Igor “Gary” plays guitar for more than 10 years. He chaged a lot of bands during this period but he thinks that POMSTA is his first serious team.
Singer Sergiy “Flash” sings in metal bands from 14 years old. Bands played very different styles of music. There is no enough interview to tell about each one.
We can say the same about drummer Max. He plays in different bands from 13 years old as guitarist, bassist and singer. There was period in his life when he moved away from playing music but his passion reborn with twice power as a drummer.
Bass player Michael “Mike” Gudzenko plays bass from 2001. He started with punk and pop-rock, played sympho-metal and art-rock. Finally he landed in a band that 100% corresponds his musical taste.
We played more than 100 concerts and we are not resting on our laurels and continue to move forward.
2. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
The question of style is very heavy always. Some band often accuires a label and after that lots of wiseacres appear and shout: “No-no-no! You play absolutely different music!” So we play what we like. Let it be called groove metal. Yes, we are grooving.
Every Pomsta bandmember listens to very different music and we were under its influence. Everyone brings it`s own part to the band music and it can be told that our music is merging of worldviews of four men. But the main goal is the music must groove always. We aim that our rythmic patterns make you jump, shake your head, knock your fingers on the table e.t.c.
3. Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
We play perky as hell and make it honest. Maybe we do something not briliantly but we feel that we are on the right way. Mark of that we doing something correct in this life is when you can see unknown people singing your songs.
4. What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We got one digital release that was released on Metal Scrap. We hope that it will be physically palpable soon. You can buy our debut EP on 24-7 Ent., 7digital, Amazon, eMusic, ITunes, Last.fm, Microsoft Audio, MTV Networks, Myspace Music, Nokia Music, Orange, Samsung, Sony Reader Store, Spotify, T-Mobile, Virgin Mega, Vodafone, Yahoo, YouTube e.t.c. (more than 600 digital shops in more than 200 countries). In addition you can get our singles “Iron Fist” and “Southern Road” from web for free.
5. Do you play live as well? How’s your live activity so far?
We always play live. Metalband cannot be withot it. Studio work is very important but live playing is something special. Communication with the public feeds our inspiration very great and it`s very cool to play big gigs (we played with Tiamat and Helltrain last year) as on small stages. Every place has its atmosphere and its drive.
6. What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We have alive musical material and we are the good guys in addition. You can work adequate with us, we don`t have hysterics and wacky breakdowns. So you can rely on us. We are adults. We can work.
7. What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are recording our first LP and preparing a new clip presentation. It will be strong brain-crushing material. You will like it. It will be the same groove metal but with southern metal touch. You can hear it in our single Southern Road.
And we hope that geography of our concerts and festivals will expand constantly.
8. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
– In WWW:
Stuff is ongoing. T-shirts, badges, hoodies are the minimum program.
1. Please tell us a few words about the new release, about the music on it as a whole or a few words on each track in part. How are you happy with the final release?
About our EP Sledgehammer. It is divided on two parts – every song was recorded in english and ukrainan language. We are quite patriotic guys.
Middle-tempo groovy Hunter is thematically very simple song. It`s main hero is sexy concerned dude that goes hunting in the evening. Something like that.
Puncher is peppy song with recitative. It is about love too. About physical part of love to be more exact. Love in perforator tempo. Yes, nothing lovely is alien to us.
Sledgehammer is serious and quite melodic track about war. We are ukrainians and good know what it is unfortunately.
Red Light is playful melodic song with smell of MDM. You can here even clean vocals here! The song is about bikes and people who ride them. Our singer is one of such people. He lived specific life in the ranks of traditional MC for a few years so he knows what he singing about.
2. How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
Everything always sounds like something another. Modern rock music has a huge history. Sure we rely on something before. It`s hard to tell what is like our sound. We are often being compared to Pantera what is pleasant and surprising for Pomsta because we don`t hear much of Pantera in our music.
3. Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
We recorded album on TOP SOUND Records in Kyiv already in 2013. It happend that title song Sladgehammer became prophetic. It transmitts the mood of that events that happened in our country. It is told that people went on barricades with this song in earplugs this winter!
4. What can you tell us about the cover artwork? Is there a link between the artwork and the lyrics? What are the topics of your lyrics?
Artwork in album is very simple. We decided not to bother with pictures and slapped our logo on the cover. We very like our logo. It is conceptual, aggressive and perky – it corresponds to our music.
5. What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band’s aims at the moment?
Our EP Sledgehammer must declare us as much as it possible. So we pushed it to swim and wainting for profit.
6. Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
Our disc was released only in digital format so we can not speak about any copies. We printed a pair of hundred of discs and granted them to our listeners on concerts.
7. Where and how will you promote this new release?
We presented EP on our information resources before signing the contract with Metal Scrap Records lable. People could listen and assess our art freely. And lots of concerts positively affected the promotion of the mini album. The label implemented the promo company with rotation on metal radios, interviews on metal magazines worldwide e.t..c. Digital distribution is carried out on such digital shops as 24-7 Ent., 7digital, Amazon, eMusic, ITunes, Last.fm, Microsoft Audio, MTV Networks, Myspace Music, Nokia Music, Orange, Samsung, Sony Reader Store, Spotify, T-Mobile, Virgin Mega, Vodafone, Yahoo, YouTube e.t.c. (more than 600 digital shops in more than 200 countries).
8. Where can we order it from?
You can get our album very easy on our lable official site http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/4249
so as in digital shops 24-7 Ent., 7digital, Amazon, eMusic, ITunes, Last.fm, Microsoft Audio, MTV Networks, Myspace Music, Nokia Music, Orange, Samsung, Sony Reader Store, Spotify, T-Mobile, Virgin Mega, Vodafone, Yahoo, YouTube e.t.c.
You can listen it on our official information resources:
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