The End of Life (2008)
Clinic For Dolls (2010)
Origin Country: Poland
Aya(Anna Stefanowicz)- vocals, composing, lyrics
Mauser(Maurycy Stefanowicz)- guitar, samples, composing
Gonzo(Wojtek Blaszkowski)- drums
Patrick(Patryk Malinowski)- bass
; - http://www.facebook.com/pages/UnSun/122025811144307
1. Tonight we are
speaking with Mauser and Aya of the brilliant and dynamic band
Unsun. First of all, thank you both for taking the time to speak
with us. The band Unsun was originally known as Unseen. Why
was the name changed?
Aya: We had to change the name because there
was another band in the USA with the same name. That was not
good news for us, we really liked this name but our label told us
we must do it because we could have some problems with it in the
future, So we wanted a name that sounded similar to
Unseen and after some time we found the new name UnSun. What does
it mean? It's something incorporating day and night, dark and
light, the name is like the contrast in our music
which is melancholic, sweat, heavy and dark.
2. Unsun hail from
Poland, how is
the Metal scene in your home country and are you receiving good fan
Aya: After the big worldwide success of
band Vader the metal scene in Poland has developed very
much. The musicians from the genre believed that they can fulfill
this music. Since that time a lot of metal bands have
appeared on the Polish metal scene. They grew up like a
mushrooms after the rain. Behemoth,Vader, Decapitated, Vesania,
Hate, Dies Irae and a lot of more less known bands which want
to have a career. From our genre Delight (is not exist
already) and Darzamat.
Unfortunately there is no good way to promote metal, rock
music in Poland. There is no radio, TV or magazines, festivals
that are promoting rock and metal music. So, getting new
fans is really hard. Metal in Poland is a deep
3. Mauser, fans may
also know you from your work with renowned Polish
band "Vader". What made you decide to create
Mauser: I wanted to do something different
than I played from years in Vader or in my own second band Dies
Irae. The melodies that I was looking for were missing. But I love
metal music! This is my whole life and I decided that this time I
would try to do something not too heavy with normal vocals but
still metal. Something were there is space for violin (my
second instrument), piano and electronic accents which I
really like in music. Aya wrote the first song for Unsun
"Memories".This was also very inspiring for me to create
4. Aya, your vocal
style is very unique and captivating, have you worked with any
other bands, and what is your singing background?
Aya: Yes,I worked on my own one person
band .When I was 15 I performed in our local scenes with my songs
and my acoustic guitar. This kind of music
is called lyrical. Something like Jewel, Alter Bridge,
Creed,Nirvana,-the main inspirations of my songs are those
5. The debut album
from Unsun titled "The End of Life" was one of my favorite albums
when it came out. In fact it was in my CD player for about 3 months
before I took it out. Tell us about the writing of this
Aya: That's great! Thank you. After some time
finally I could tell that this is really a good
one for us (so far we have recorded only 2 cds.) It's really
hard to rate own art. There are a lot of feelings in our music,
there is a lot of heart in our art. But now I can tell definetly
that it was a good album.
We recorded it at Studio X (with the second album we
recorded there only vocals and the instruments were recorded in
Studio Hertz) The music was written by Mauser ,and 2 songs are my
(Memories and Face the truth) Memories is a ballad which I wrote
for our demo before the recording our first full album ,but we have
included it on our full length album too. I was
responsible for the lyrics on this album.
6. You decided to
create a video for the song "Whispers" which received over 3
million hits on youtube. Were you surprised that this many
people viewed the video?
Mauser: Oh, yes, but now Whispers has almost
5 million hits already ;) I dont know how this is working. It's
really hard to tell what the secret is to so many views. It seems
that people like this song very much and now we have to write
something similar. hehe It's a really good sign for the future
of our band. But we invite you to watch our newest video for
the song Home .It's worth watching.
7. Unsun have just
released an all new album called "Clinic for Dolls", tell me about
this title. What is the idea behind this song?
Aya: We released our second album almost 2
months ago. We have gotten very good feedback so
The title of the album has a really deep meaning. The
title fits every song on the album, so that's why we have chosen
Clinic For dolls is a kind of Hell on Earth. We all live in
this Hell. This is a place full of sick people with empty hearts,
they are bad people and they hurt us all the time.This is what the
album is talking about.
8. What would you
say are the biggest differences between "Clinic for Dolls" and
"The End of Life"?
Aya: There are some differences between them
.Clinic for dolls is a heavier album, the vocals are different
also, they are more natural but girlish at the same time, there is
no operatic vocals and we dont want to change this. The production
is better on our latest cd ,the guitar, drums and bass are more
noticable and vocals are not in the foreground. There is less
electronic elements on the album but our sophomore album is still
catchy and we like it very much.
9. Will there be any
tours or shows coming up for Unsun?
Aya: We are still planing our upcoming
shows and we'll go on european tour in the next year for sure .This
is our main goal for UnSun now .Also we wanna play in North America
and we have some plans for that too.
10. There is
obviously a very strong connection between the two of you when
writing and performing the music for Unsun. How would you
describe the experience working together to create this great
Aya: The work together, I mean the process of
writing music, is great. We have no problems with cooperation. We
understand each other very well ,there is no fighting between
us and we are unanimous working together. Mauser writes the
songs, then we talk together about how they should sound,
what can we add or change in the song, how should sound the
vocals and the rest ,etc...
It's really pleasant work.
11. What is most
important to you when you are writing and creating the
Mauser: Silence and peace
man:) It's always the same story.When I feel something I
just start playing. Some riffs are ok some not. I am talking about
the feelings. It's always about that man...Feeling...Really ia
a important part of creation some songs or anything. Its in my
12. Is there
anything you want to incorporate into the music of Unsun that you
haven't tried yet?
Aya: There is something what we wanna add to
our songs. That is a male voice. Like in the song Lost Innocence
from first album.
That works great and we think we want some
male vocals on the third album. We want to use Mauser's vocal
skills, and we want to add acoustic guitar and violin and use
the instruments on the stage. I can play the guitar and Mauser's
second instrument is violin so I think we could make
13. With 2 great
albums complete, what is the next big goal for Unsun?
Mauser: Touring,touring ,touring....... we
wanna focus on promoting our second album now ,and the best way to
doing it is touring, playing concerts. We already have a lot
of ideas for the next songs but we wanna wait with recording
another album. We did a video for the song Home from our
latest album now and we are thinking about the second
14. In closing
please leave our readers with any final thoughts or
Mauser: Thanks for your attention. Greetings
to all the readers of Nocturnal Euphony. Check out our
new video for the song Home!! !It's really worth your time
watching it. See you!!!