Interview: Lupu’ Cel Rau

Interview with Bogdan, the guitar player of the Romanian metal band, Lupu’ Cel Rau.

By Carla Morton

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Hi Bogdan, how are you?
Hello, I am quite good thank you for asking and thanks for the interest and the opportunity to present my band to your readers.

Beside the Gothic metal band Magica, you take part in another band called Lupu’ Cel Rau. When was the band formed?
Well you see Magica as “gothic” because the influences you find in the vocal parts. Besides that, instrumentally speaking Magica is more of a power metal group because that is the music that I like and the style that I have continued with my second group “Lupu’celRau”, band that I put together in January 2012.

Do you have some releases? If yes, tell me about them.
We are exactly on the brink of releasing our first material that will be called “Povesti din padurea de metal” (Stories from the metal forest) and until the album will be on the market you can enjoy a video that we made for one of the songs on this album, a track that is called “Haita” (The pack). You can find it on YouTube if you search for it.

What are the lyrical themes?
Some songs are satirical, some are fantasy with a touch of humor, some are social. We sing mainly in Romanian language but we also have a couple of songs in English as you will soon discover in our album.

Are there any influences?
All the band members have different taste in metal and when we meet everybody brings to the mix some of his personal influences. That is the reason why you will hear pieces that are heavy, other progressive and some other even hard rock.

Any shows confirmed for this year?
We always have new shows on our calendar. Of course they are not so numerous as a mainstream band but they still exist, so keep an eye on our Facebook page at where we announce our gigs all the time.

A message for the fans?
If you are looking for a melodic power metal band with a touch of progressive, we are the band for you. Keep on coming to all the metal concerts and support your local scene!

Thank you Bogdan. all the best!
Thanks you, Horns Up!

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