Band der Woche: Haze of Summer


Aus Podolsk (Russland) kommt unsere Band der Woche. Melodic Black/Post Metal steht bei Nikita und Alex auf dem Programm, seit 2016 spielen sie zusammen, 2017 erschien ihr erstes Full-length-Album Znoi. Klingt interessant? Dann solltet ihr mal weiterlesen!

Who is behind Haze of Summer?
Me (Anm.d.Red.: Nikita) and Alex Klaptsov from Grace Disgraced. I decided to try to record some music which I wanted to listen to by myself, cuz I was really sick and tired of classical black metal these days.

If you had to put your music into a drawer and print a label on it, what would it say?
Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space (c) Interstellar

Forget about genres for a second – Haze of Summer’s music sounds like …?
… Hipster in Burzum t-shirts. Seriously, Haze of Summer is „Black Metal for everyone“. That’s what I wanted to create at the very beginning.

Which sort of mood produces the best songs?
All my tracks are done with „broken heart“ mood. The album is totally dedicated to my lovely friend. Hope she likes it, ahaha.

Which instrument will surely NEVER be heard on a Haze of Summer-album?
Hope to use as much as I can in the future. I’ve already got balalaika, violin and accordion on the 1st record. Now it’s time to make black metal with wind-instruments and mix it with Ska and Reggae.


Which record would you want to listen to when you leave the bathroom in the morning, while the beautiful girl from last night is still in your bed?
Oh that’s an awesome question! The album Our season draws near by 1476 from USA has exploded my mind this year. Anomie by Violet Cold is one of the best post-blackmetal album ever. And also I like to listen to Neolunar and Hardcore Café while the beautiful girl from last night is still in my bed.

The Fairy-Godmother pops up in front of you and grants you a wish. What do you wish for?
I’d ask for a huge sum of money for my parents. All the best things I want to give to them.

No alcohol is no solution either. What booze combination will definitely dissolve all your troubles and issues?
Two IPA always make me relax after hard working day. Who am I kidding? I never stop after two, haha.

What shows you that someone is a true friend?
If someone

Who was the hero of your childhood?
Keith Flint of course (lacht).

What is the most embarrassing/surprising record in your CD-shelf?
The best of Modern Talking.

What’s next? Tour? Studio? Vacation? Something completely different?
Next, I’ll go to the bathroom, cuz the beautiful girl is still in my bed.