The Lublin Tyrada band sticks to classic metal. “The most important thing for me is the seventies and eighties.”

  • Tyrada is a band of two guitarist brothers who play classic metal?

– It’s a band of two brothers. It is not the same name.

  • Fans of this music have already received two big hits this year. First, the guitarist Andrei Nowak died, then the singer Roman Kostrzywski …

– It’s definitely not a good start to the year for metal fans. These were two legends, I grew up on their music.

  • Regarding your upbringing, in one of the interviews, you thanked your parents for instilling in you a love for this music and not others. They said to you: Son, this is Iron Maiden, this is Metallica, and don’t we listen to Disco Polo?

– In part as I said, because there was no disco polo in my family. Parents were more towards classical music and jazz. Perhaps rock and metal did a little less work. These are the people who made me get a clearer picture of the situation right from the start, that this is disco polo, that this is mainstream music and it doesn’t apply to me. There are other, more musically interesting ways. In this sense, I can say that they instilled in me such a musical thought – in what direction is it worth pursuing, and in what direction is not.

  • Did they take you to concerts and show you that there is music like this or that, letting you choose too?

– yes. My mother is a professional musician, she played the violin in a symphony orchestra. Karol Namisovsky in Zamość. That is why we had the opportunity to participate in symphony orchestra concerts. I, too, as a child in elementary school, participated in concerts playing the recorder. My parents have influenced my musical life. I was actually playing classical music. I remember we had the opportunity to play with the orchestra with my older brother, and not with my Tayrada brother. We played a small concert for Vivaldi, it was a great experience for me, I was nine years old then.

  • So where does the love for the “old” metal come from? You can’t remember the seventies or the eighties.

– In order to enter a musical genre – I mean performance, creative activity – you need to get close to its roots. This was the case with metal in my case. My interest in this music started from these roots. I came into contact with this music already in elementary school times, but such an interest in taking an instrument and playing such music was at my middle school age.

I started with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest… It appealed to me so much—this early orthodox metallic aesthetic—that I haven’t gotten it out of there yet. I’m not saying I don’t listen to the latest hits, trends, and bands, but in those early days there was so much inspiring music content that what happened next seemed a bit secondary.

What was at first was more interesting to me and was in line with my sense of beauty. The classical music we have been talking about is undoubtedly more music than image. The atmosphere associated with what is happening around the music is also important, but for me music is always in the first place. In the early ’70s – we’re talking about Black Sabbath here – or a little later, in the ’80s – this, among other things, thrash metal, like Metallica and Megadith and Poland Cat – there were certainly many innovative and inspiring solutions in the work of these bands that inspired me to create Music.

I have the impression that what happened next – in the ’90s and early 2000s to this day – was less creative. It can be said that everything has already been done, now it is reworked in different ways, it plays with a different sound and there is less and less music in the music – there are only more and more new ideas on different topics, different texts, a different image, a different message … The most important thing about metal for me was the 70’s and 80’s.

  • You are currently playing in the band Tayrada. Have you done something like this “real” before?

– This is the first band in which I had the opportunity to record an album and take it seriously, that is, compose some material and produce an album. Earlier, of course, there was learning to play, playing for fun, and passion, but there were no similar projects.

  • Who are the musicians of the Tayrada band?

– Carol Kosz on vocals, Christian Krzyowicz on drums, Christian Kosz on bass By the way I will mention that Łukasz Kosnowicz, who played with us and co-created the first and second albums, decided to leave the band. At this point, we are four.

Krystian Krzewiński is a veteran of the Lublin scene, and perhaps the best known of the Highlow band. This is the guy who really sat in that atmosphere, he went the right way and he is an experienced musician. His inspirations are also rooted in this “orthodox” mineral. We were from the same world and it was easy for us to coordinate what we wanted to achieve. There were no quarrels, no concessions, everything went hand in hand.

Carol Cotter is also a veteran of this scene, previously he could be heard, among others, in Cotter’s squad. In Puławy, he has also been involved in several projects, including for the Pan Krok team. In Tyrada, apart from singing, he is also responsible for the lyrics.

Christian Coas plays bass with us. What I associate him with most is Tayrada’s beginnings, as he was the first to join the team. We had our first training in an apartment I rented in Lublin. But the purpose of the place wasn’t a problem to feel like you’re on stage. Once the police knocked on us because it was too loud. Then we found out we still had to think about the rehearsal room.

In general, when it came to our team, it was easy for us to create our own materials. First of all, because the lineup consists of wonderful people and it is no accident that creating and recording music is a real pleasure with them. We didn’t have big dilemmas, what do we want to do, which way to go…

  • So you are people with similar or similar musical interests, you have a common goal and there are results in the form of recordings.

– exactly.

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