“Koldun” is what happens when East meets West- not Asia, but Eastern Europe- and youth from the far reaches of a small post-soviet nation end up on the rock-drenched soil of Seattle. One can hear the traditional melodies of the homeland mixed with encounters of progressive and alternative influences from Britain and the US rock scenes. Lead by the dramatic vocals and eclectic guitar riffs of Andrei Panicerschi, melodic and steady bass lines of Max Stiles, and the groovy and powerful beats of Sam Stiles, “Koldun” is an experience in the abstract but remains easy to connect to through catchy choruses and inspiring lyrics.
Beyond their unique sound, each song shares a story. Their demo album, “Hero of Our Time,” is a journey in search of Truth and a struggle to recognize fears as the illusions that they are. A true hero is brave enough to accept fears and work towards finding genuine connection with self regardless of the situation. This is their message for all, as we all share the same experiences.
“We are coming to this world, growing, constantly learning, becoming who we want to be, experiencing what we want to experience, teaching . . . loving . . .This is the only reason we are here.”
Their music describes life with all its beauty, with all its darkness, struggle and happiness- it is abstract, and always brings you where you deserve to be – where there are no rules, but yours.