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GRIMAZE is a death/groove metal band from Sofia, Bulgaria. The band was formed in 2013 by Pavel Krumov - vocals, Melina Krumova - guitar and Nedislav Miladinov - drums. In 2015 Anton Dimitrov joined the band as a bass player. As time passed by the band found their music style by combining groove, death and progressive elements. Their lyrics reflect on the exploration of the inner-self and world. In 2016 the band started touring the country, combining concerts with events for cleaning waste from nature along with fans. There already have been two tours under the title “Metal for Waste” where over 200 000 liters of waste have been cleaned. Here is a video from the tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAO5t4m9Ck0 In 2016 GRIMAZE published an EP, containing 6 songs. Currently the band is recording their full-length album, titled “Planet Grimaze”.

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How did you get together as a band?

NEDY: I met Melina at RockSchool one night and she asked me if I wanted to play drums with her and some other people. I said "yes" before she started her sentence :)) MELINA: A few people told me they were putting a band together and asked if I knew any guitar players and drummers looking for a band. I sort of jumped into it and thought of Nedy to fill the drumming part. PAVEL: The previous vocalist wasn't attending sound checks and so I started checking his mic before gigs and soon after took the vocals part. ANTON: Was something like - You wanna play the bass in the band?

What is music to you?

Music is a conversation with our souls; a way to know ourselves in depth. And of course - we love doing it :))

What is the meaning of the band’s name?

It's a secret. Become a dedicated fan for some years and we'll share it :))

What is your band to you? Each member can write their own answer

NEDY: The band is my family :)) MELINA: I've embraced it as a part of me. It's a natural to dissolve myself into something greater than my own identity PAVEL: Tightrope ANTON: In the essence - it is to meet other aspects of oneself, accept them and work as a whole.

What is your music about and what message do you want to send with it?

The music we make simply reflects our inner world and emotions for the given time. We let it flow through us and that's all.

What inspires you to make music?

NEDY: For me it's the music itself and the love for her. Nature as well :)) MELINA: Within the band it is the connection and friendship we have. But in general the largest inspiration is life itself, all experiences we go through. PAVEL: Dreams, nature, pain, thirst ANTON: The need to hear something that isn't already there.

Which musicians or bands have influenced your music?

True ones. Who love music and dare to explore the unknown.

What have you learnt from each other that you didn’t know before joining this band?

We learnt and we are still learning to accept each others' differences and find the beauty in them. Everyone is enriching the rest with their own uniqueness. Like a great ginger soup.

What is the feeling during a live show?

NEDY: It gives a taste of freedom like nothing else. MELINA: For me it is a huge energy storm that makes me forget I exist. It unifies all people into one experience. PAVEL: It's like getting a KO after KO and it's absolutely great. ANTON: Depends. Sometimes it's an urge to chop my head off and it's great but it really depends on the energy of the place and the people.

What do you dream of?

We dream of friendship among all living beings. Also to see the unique potential of each individual unfold truly.

What does it take for a band to get their music heard by a larger audience?

- Hard Work - Enough boldness to be true and don't care who thinks what - Perseverance - Sacrifices

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The thing is that music is more of a product nowadays. Most musicians think of fame, fortune and goals and forget the actual love of playing and writing music. Even a lot of artists who claim to be "underground" are full of hypocrisy. Many things could be improved but on the first place - people need to accept their ugliness and simply sing it.

What do you think of Drooble?

We think Drooble is the next big thing for musicians across the world. It could unite us and help us build a whole new culture of communication and collaboration.

What does frustrate you most as a band?

The culture of musical consumerism and "star wanna be" attitude among musicians.

Do you support your local scene as fans? How?

We visit concerts of other bands, we buy merch, we share, like and comment events and music of other artists on our social channels. We also work on several projects through which we try to develop and support the music scene as much as we can. Among our projects are a music lessons school, small event venue, recording studio and an online media for underground music.