The founding members were Frodys and Tomas, after some beers, they decided to create new band, where they can combine modern metal with old school roots, becouse they were and their still are fans of old Metallica,Slayer and In Flames stuff.
On first rehearsal was written song called Dreamcrusher,and that song kicks'em to write more and more groovy music.Venca, one of the best drummers from Havíøov and Roman , one of the most talented bass player, joined band very soon and hybrid monsters AWRIZIS was COMPLETED!
Shapes of Imagination EP was recorded in professional GM Studio in Jablunkov.
They performed first show in January 2012 to support BORN FROM PAIN in Ostrava city.
1. Hi guys, tell us when you formed your group?
Greetings from Czech Republic man,thank you very much for chance to propagate our band.
Actually we are young band ,but our members have a lot of experiences from other projects or bands.We known each other a long time and when me and Tomas started thinking about new band ,where we can combine modern metal sound and riffs with old school stuff we contacted our friends and a year ago AWRIZIS was born!
2. What is the genre of your sound?
We called our stuff HYBRID METAL,which is for our music typical i think.You know,for modern metal we have a lot of old school parts or riffs so we can’t say that we play deathcore or something so i came up with HYBRID metal.When you’re listening to our music you can hear a lot of influences.We don’t want to have one genre ,because we love a lot of kinds of music,i love for example post-rock,grind core or black metal-and all of this influences i want to put to AWRIZIS.
3. what is the source of inspiration for the lyrics? Who writes them?
When i wrote lyrics for SHAPES OF IMAGINATION i tried to show a future of mankind and nowadays problems of people .And some songs are about myself and my feelings.I’ve got written some lyrics for upcoming release and they are darker then at SHAPES OF IMAGINATIONI can say that new record will be heavier,with more melodies and faster that SHAPES OF IMAGINATION
4. Do you think that English is the universal language now?
That is really good question,i think that english language is really important in this days,especially for bands a companies.If you want to do a big things you must know the language and English is the right choice.I believe that every language is beautiful but peaple needs to find some language close to everybody.
5. what are the reasons by which you decide to give your band the name "AWRIZIS"?
When we created a new band we wanted to find a name that is little mysterious,something that you cannot find at google:-DSo i came up with AWRIZIS,if you find out what AWRIZIS mean ,let us know!:)
6. your EP "Shapes of imagination" will be promoted in international media, what are your expectations?
Firstly i must say that this is great chance for us,not many Czech bands have this awesome promotion.We love gigs so we hope that we will have many shows not only in Czech republic to show what a mess can we do on stage,of course we want to record some new material
7. How did you decide to sign the record deal with Mirko DeFox's INVINCIBLE RECORDS?
We had a lot of offers but Mirco’s was for us best.We love CDs and vinyls but in digital distribution is great power,especially for young people.After some mails we definitely decided to sign a contract.In future we want to release new record on CDs ,of course.We hope that cooperation between us and Mirco will be without problems and together we will create a great stuff!
8. To promote the record are you planning a live tour?
Yeah,we have some gigs here in Czech republic and tour ,and we hope that in year 2013 we will have a chance to play outside Czech republic.As i said we love gigs and live playing,that is what all that stuff is about.Right now i have plan for tour with some czech bands and it looks awesome so far!
9. have you played in some important festivals?
Of course,here in Czech we’ve played some summer festival shows ,we hope that next year we will have a lot of festival chances to show fans our music.We love open air festivals and with good weather it is awesome combination
10. I would like to have your own point of view about the poor sales of the CD's, it's caused by the internet? technological development?
or it's changed the mentality of the fans?
That is evolution i think,young people don’t have CD players when they are walking through the streets,they have mp3 players so they don’t need CDs ,is much easier to download songs from the internet then searching for CDs.There is nothing wrong about that, it’s just evolution.
11. You're certainly not a international mainstream band, how do you judge the underground music scene?
Underground scene is the most beautiful thing for me,especially if you have many friendly bands and a lot of fans.I don’t want to say that mainstream is bad ,but there is some magic in underground,something what mainstream haven’t.
12. tell us a few funny anecdotes, in the past?
Ok,i have one.We had first gig, like a support for BORN FROM PAIN,there was a lot of hard-core fans and we haven’t there our fans or friends.I was little nervous but we have great music and we have a lot of rehearsals.I started the first song but my guitar cable did not work!It was new cable and i had it for first time but he did not work so band had to play without me and i must quickly change cable.It was not good first moment:-DBut rest of the show was awesome