interview with Lostbone

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What´s the name of your band? Przemas: Lostbone.

How was the band formed? P: I formed it in late 2005 in Warsaw – Poland.

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? Members: Przemek Łucyan - guitar Bartek „Barton” Szarek – vocal Janek Englisz - drums Michał Kowalczyk – bass

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? P: After two other bands I played in before as well as some projects I get to the point when I felt like if I would like to play music I really like I need to do it by my own from the start and make it work the way I want. And I wanted to play simple – as energetic as possible heavy and fast music! I grown up on thrash and death metal but with Lostbone great inspiration was Hatebreed for sure! It was like – fuck – this is the direction I want in my music – lets stripped down songs – throw out solos, throw out acustic interludes – make it as simple and as much RIGHT INTO YOUR FACE as possible!

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? P: Its always hard for me to try to name our music but if I have to – it’s kind of mix of all we like the most in metal and hardcore. For me it is mix of thrashy riffs, with brutality and speed of death metal with hardcore simplicity and groove!

Where was your first gig? P: Lostbone first gig - Warsaw – Poland – in 2007 or sth. My first in life gig – also in Warsaw but in 1999.

Where was the latest gig? P: Zory – Poland – supporting PRO-PAIN!

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? P: On first album I wrote all music and lyrics. Then the actual line up was formed and since then we work together. Cause I play the guitar and it is guitar music it used to be like I throw some riffs at the rest of the band and we work on them together. Most of lyrics are still mine. Barton co-wrote some on the last album so we will see how it will become on the next one but its to early now.

Who has the best since of humor in the band? P: Good question – we all like to laugh our asses off. But I guess I’m the worst in telling jokes (laugh).

What are your songs about? P: Mostly – about the world around and all that pisses us out about it. Lyrics in my opinion should show the problem – be like a sign, and if somebody wants he will dig it deeper. We are not telling anybody how to live, we throw out our opinions and show themes are worth to speak about.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? P: 99% is our material. We do some covers live but since the band exist we did only 4 of them or sth.

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? P: 4 album and 2 EPs for today. More details you will find on

Do you have any clips on YouTube? P: Ow yeah – there are couple here:

What year was the band started? P: 2005.

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? P: For now we have plans only for Poland and Romania but we just started filling the calendar for next year so hopefully more to come.

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? P: Metallica, Morbid Angel, Paradise Lost, Gojira, Machine Head, Illusion, Acid Drinkers and many more.

Is it always the same songs live?  P: No. We change it time to time and of cource every time we put out new album. Now we play more than half of the new album “Not Your Kind” released worldwide this year. And to that some older songs. 

What are your goals with your music? P: World domination of course! (laugh) The main goals are to make music we enjoy to play and have as much fun from it as possible, play as much live as we can and have fun with people and to push it forward and explore!

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? P: I think that my inspiration are and will be mostly from the bands I listen while growing up. This is the music that’s just in me. I like some new stuff but I still like the most bands I listen to for 20 years or so. There are some exceptions like Gojira, Hatebreed, but they are still bands that are around for quite long.

What are your sources of inspiration? P: Life, all shit around, anger… many different things can inspire you. Could be a movie, some accident – there are no rules and that’s great!

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? P: It is a big issue and it changed the music world and industry for sure. Internet brought many great great things about promoting music and getting connection with people but technology also has it dark side. Lets face it – stealing is stealing. If you go to the shop and take bread and run without paying – you are the thief. But when you download illegal music, movies, games – you are the thief too – no matter that you are sitting save at home and no one sees it or nobody will catch you hand while doing it. So you know – we cannot change that so we need to take whats good out of it. Thanks to internet you can get your music to the fans from other side of the globe that would never ever heard about you if not internet – so that’s great. And you just need to do what you do the best you can. Just play and have fun of it – hopefully people will also do! In the end of the day – it is not about money – it about music and having fun!

What would be your dreams for the band? P: To play and have great fun of it as long as we want to do it. To write and records better stuff every time we do new stuff and to get more and more people interested in our music! And support Metallica!

What would be your greatest fears for the future? P: Death. I fucking hate that bitch!

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? P: No fear – excitement!

What do you work with outside of the band and the music? P: I have a regular work that I also really enjoy, but lets not talk about it.

What would you do if there was no music? P: I guess I would have other hobby! I need to have a passion in life and make it sth more than just eat – work – shit – sleep days…

How important are your fans? P: As hell. We do music for ourselves cause we need to let it out from the inside of us. But when its done we play for people. Without people exsisting of the band would be done (laugh).

What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? P: We get some stuff from them – one I remember and we still have it – on 5th anniversary of Lostbone we got big animal bone! We still have it in our rehersal room and for some time we took it with us on shows! So – the bone was found heheh!

How often do you rehearse? P: Twice a week.

Where do you rehearse? P: We have our own place that we share with some friends.

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? P: “Severance” and “Not your Kind”.

What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? P: Metallica, Morbid Angel, Paradise Lost, Gojira, Machine Head, Illusion, Acid Drinkers and many more.

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? P: We are not trying to make a living from music. We get some money from it but we treat it as a hobby. It is healthy – we play what we want and when we want and nobody force us to anything. If we would live from it – it would become must have-must do instead of fun. Cause in this kind of music – you will not become a milionare anyway hehe.

Do you have any webpages?

How do you view the music indusrty of today? P: It’s a bid and hard question. It changed a lot since I began playing. To make long thing short – all need to adopt. Big CDs sales probably won’t be back, young people listen to songs not albums – I don’t like that but there is nothing you can do about it. Our last album was probably downloaded illegal couple times more than we sold it. But – if more people would know us thanks to that and enjoy our music and maybe they will come to the shows – that’s a good thing out of bad thing. The other thing is that years ago fans were looking for music, looking for bands, wanting to find out more details and shit – in pre internet era. Now its more like bands try to get to fans who are bombed by million new things a minute from every side.

How would you describe your sound in one sentence P: Heavy.

What is your favorite crappy instrument? P: Polish Meg Mensfeld electric guitar – was my first electric guitar.

What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? P: Line up changes before actual was made I guess – now we are unit!

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