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Bringing Light To The Darkness With STOYAN From ADRIATIC

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Adriatic have long been considered by many – myself included – to be one of Brisbane’s best-kept musical secrets.

Their blending of technical and intricate metal with Bulgarian influences has endeared them to all who have heard and witnessed their live performance, and it now seems the band are ready to capitalise on that groundswell with the release of their new single A Lighthouse in the Desert and album Krile.

“Specifically for the melodic part it was aimed to be a lot more emotional. It needed to touch more of those emotional strings.”


HEAVY sat down with enigmatic frontman Ctorh Sharks (Stoyan) to dig deeper.

“There’s been some good, positive comments so far,” he smiled. “We’ve got a lot of support, and I’m really excited. We’ve got a few personal messages from people saying how much they love the song. That’s always a great thing to see and hear. Knowing how I normally follow new music when it comes out, it takes a few days for people to actually properly listen to the song, so I’m not holding my breath. I’m gonna wait a few more days for people to properly listen to it and give us some feedback.”

Playing it smart, Adriatic released the audio to the track earlier this week with the video to be premiered this Thursday at 4.30 pm via HEAVY.

“That specifically relates to what I said earlier about people not necessarily listening to the song right away,” Stoyan explained. “We felt that giving them a few days to potentially check out the audio on the streams – because people forget about things with attention spans being two minutes long nowdays – maybe they get reminded to check it out once again when the video comes out. It’s hopefully going to give people a second chance to go out and explore the song.”

In the full interview Stoyan discusses the new single in greater detail, delves into the cryptic title and what it means, the special guest female vocalist and what she brings to the track, the new album and what to expect, some interesting musical surprises on the album, exploring within their music while still retaining the Adriatic DNA, where Adriatic have been hiding the last 5 months, this weekend’s two shows with King Parrot, the limited edition vinyl and why you need to get your hands on one and more.


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