Archaic visions

Base: Zurich • Switzerland
Genre: Moongaze/Post Metal
Title: Ombreine
FFO: Agalloch, Paradise Lost, The Gathering
Format: EP
Label: Independent
Release: April 30, 2023

• EP of the enchanting Swiss act
• Dreamy Post Metal with Doom & Blackgaze influences
• Completely unique style & aura

[ Pic: Manuel Vargas Lépiz ]

... the changing never rest, they say - and so WAZZARA expanded in 2021 with Deniz Lebovci on drums and in 2022 with Tom Kuzmic as another guitarist.

At the end of 2022 and beginning of 2023, the profound band recorded three new songs, which will be released as EP "Ombreine" on April 30, 2023.

Like the water, which sometimes appears quietly dreamy, sometimes wildly roaring, you can experience the formation live today near and far.

In addition, and since the beginning of WAZZARA history, Barbara shows up here and there with her ethereal songs also as a WAZZARA solo performance act.

[ Artwork: Wazzara ]

WAZZARA present three new songs on their latest release, which tell of transience, the vanity of existence and archaic visions. In addition, the Helvetic moongazers give a new form to the Swiss "Guggisberglied", which was first mentioned in 1741 and is known for its unique, sad melody.


[ "Obsidian Skies" • Official music video by Snakehill Productions ]

[ "Mænic" • Official lyric video by Olga Kann ]

Healing spirituality
Uniting Post Metal, Doom and Psychedelic Rock, WAZZARA is the culmination of a themed solo project from the former lead singer of Folk Metal band, Caladmor.

Taking initial inspiration from the natural poetry of water in motion, enrapt listeners have found themselves moved by the otherworldly, ethereal and magical offerings of Swiss-based songwriter Barbara Brawand since 2015.

[ Pic: Manuel Vargas Lépiz ]

In 2019, Barbara collaborated with Icelandic composer and musician, Árni Bergur Zoëga (Helrunar, Árstíđir Lífsins, Carpe Noctem), to give the world WAZZARA's first EP, "Zessa".

A show quickly followed in early 2020, alongside Grift and Wolcensmen; the first and last to grace the stage before a long and terrible silence descended over the concert industry.

Nevertheless, instead of allowing weeds to choke the banks of creativity, WAZZARA has continued to wind its course and met the year’s end having grown even stronger, composed an entirely new set list and become a full band:
Barbara Brawand (vocals, guitar), Mäsi Stettler (guitar), George Necola (bass) and Julia Kapp (live session drums).

The now initiated writing process for WAZZARA's first full-length album led to exploration of wider musical horizons, incorporating spellbinding, doomy riffs into the EP’s legacy of melancholic, dreamy and celestial soundscapes.

[ Artwork: Pierre Cheers ]

The water-bound concept has been extended to uncover unaffected but fragile lyrics dealing with vulnerability and feeling out of place in a world where sensitivity is considered a weakness.

A moon motif nurturing untamed, sacred femininity has also been woven into spells for healing old wounds.

Inspired by nature’s infinite wandering phases, "Cycles" praises the end that is always a beginning.

[ Pic: Manuel Vargas Lépiz ]

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Barbara Brawand • Vocals, Guitar
Marcel 'Mäsi' Stettler • Guitar
Tom Kuzmic • Guitar
George Necola • Bass
Deniz Lebovci • Drums

01. Guggisberglied 05:12
02. Visiûne 06:32
03. What Lies Beneath 05:58

Total: 18:02

2019 • Zessa • EP
2021 • Cycles • Full-length
2023 • Ombreine • EP

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