STORMY ATMOSPHERE (for Rock And Wrestling)

(Rock And Wrestling)

- Tell us about the origin of the band.
The band was started as a school band in 2000 by Edi Krakov (composing, keyboards) and Teddy Shvets (lyrics, lead vocals). It was finally declared Progressive on 2002, so that’s considered the beginning of the band as Stormy Atmosphere.

- Reasons to create the band, inspiration and influences.
We wanted to create something of our own, something original. Back then there were only few Prog bands in Israel, so it wasn’t the easiest way for beginners, but the genre let us do anything we want in our music and sprout boundlessly in our imagination.
We have been inspired by Prog-stars such as Dream Theater, Symphony X, Pain of Salvation, Evergrey, but also by the classical fathers of Rock and Heavy Metal – Metallica, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and many more. We’ve been also influenced by Classics, Electronics, Jazz and many other genres.
That’s the greatness of Progressive – any genre is welcome with open arms!

- Style description and musical attitude.
We play Progressive Metal. Our Prog is quite unique, because we have a duet of male and female vocals, which make it sound quite Gothic sometimes. We also like to add some theatrical elements to our show and conceptual meanings to our songs, which, hopefully, takes us towards the rock-opera style. The music we write allows every player to express him/herself equally, the instruments support each other through the songs and let the music flow towards the listener in a stream of passion.

- Tell us about the origin of the name’s band.
It was Edi’s idea from the beginning. but we all love it, since it suites us perfectly. There is a storm of feelings all the time, it’s in our songs, and our attitude,… our everything is about atmosphere.

-For those who are starting rocking
Which band and / or classic rock band’s song recommend and why?
It’s so individual… the key is to listen to as many as possible and then to find your own unique style. Today there are many great bands who you can be inspired with, but for a real metal musician - a bit of classic rock knowledge is a must. We don’t need to name the bands, everyone knows them. Just type “Best of Classic Rock” in your browser and you’re all good. We also recommend listening to blues and classical music sometimes – one should never forget that these are the origins of rock and metal, you know.

-For those who are starting rocking and begin to be known as a band
What song of yours you recommend and why?
We would be happy if any of our songs were played by the younger generation, as long as they give us the credit, of course. Our songs are quite various, choose the one that suits you best, and make a cover. And another thing that we strongly urge you to do - is to make a video of the cover and share it on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

-Which one was or has been the most important moment in your career?
Both album releases were very important milestones for us, but the most important event is definitely going on tour with Mike Terrana and his band – that’s was the first time we were playing out of Israel, the move that really made us believe in ourselves more than ever. We have always wished to share our music with people all over the globe, and that was a big step for Stormy Atmosphere towards that dream.

-Tell us about your achievements, future goals and what are you doing right now?
Well, we have two full albums, two tours across Europe, three international festivals behind us, lots of local gigs, radio and TV visits - that’s quite a record for a band.
But that’s not everything we have to say to a world – today we are working on a third album, having a local tour across the country, and making rehearsals for a big Progstage 2016 festival on October, with Circus Maximus, Haken, DGM, Andromeda, Special Providence and many great local bands too. There’s a lot of work, and we’re anxious to attack it with everything we got! So stay tuned for more news and releases very soon.

-As wrestling media, do you know wrestling, right?, What do you want to comment or add about this topic?
We’re Israeli and we play Progressive metal, so we do know a lot about fighting for survival! And we do love and respect sports of any kind. In addition to that, some of us were watching WWF as kids and loved the show. Therefore, we believe things you do are very important, since you combine sports and music, which are the best disciplines and values for the young generation.

-Greetings and message for rock fans and visitors of Rock and Wrestling website
Peace & Love from Israel and best wishes from Stormy Atmosphere! Keep listening to good music and respect all genres, because we all do it for you guys - to make your life more colorful and diversified!

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