Igor D. Górewicz

Consider, then do not hesitate

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What should I say? I grew up om metal and it has accompanied me to this day. When I was just 8 or 9 I succumbed to the allure of Iron Maiden covers and having listened to the records got me hooked for life (I think). As new sub-genre of metal developed, after discovering heavy, speed and thrash metal, I reached for death and black metal. There are too many terms to list here, and there seems to be no need to do so.

When I was still a kid, my otherwise quite definite musical taste also appreciated the exotic addition of Mike Oldfield. In high school and early university years, I also came to appreciate Nick Cave. This entire bunch of artists is still on my playlist. My upbringing also gave me a need for the company of classical music, however, I am extremely allergic to snobbery often associated with similar statements. As I grew older, the spectrum of what I would listen to expanded, and after many years it turned out that the broadly defined '80s music, which of course I rejected when the 80s lasted as “music for the disco boys”, were definitely the best. You can see that, although metal flows from the Dionysian element of my personality, the other fascinations are an Apollonian counterweight.

Casus Belli

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I would not include a “Music” tab in my website just to brag bout my record collection. In 1999, the CASUS BELLI band was formed, where I became the lead singer and where I was responsible for the aesthetics. We founded it not to kill the excess of time but in order to make music. So, literally from the first rehearsal, we were preparing material for our first album, and in the spring of 2000 we entered the studio to record what we entitled “Kalos Kai Agathos”. Two editions were released, the first underground one by Hellvis Rec., and the other by Metal Mind Productions. Then came the contracts, tours and record signing...

Our music was defined as black metal, then as black-death metal or melodic black metal. The debut album featured such songs as the title “Kalos Kai Agathos”, “Amber” or “One Idea at the Break of New Dawn” and a non-typical “ballad”, “O Wzgardzicielach ciała”. A rebellious, mighty horned Copernicus by the invaluable Stanisław Szukalski was adorned the cover.

 

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„Kalos Kai Agathos”
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„Amber”
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„One Idea at the Break of New Dawn”
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„O Wzgardzicielach ciała”

 

However, this was all easy-come, easy-go. We somehow we could not and did not want to bend to meet the requirements of the market and as a result, we went our separate ways to go on with our lives. I then dedicated myself completely to historical reenactment, which is why I started my own business.

Every few years, we made minor attempts to reactivate, and recorded single tracks, which resulted in the release of two EPS - “Sequel of Generations" published in 2011 by my publishing company Triglav and “Hel-Ios” released in 2016 by Putrid Records, from whom you can purchase it .

At this stage, and therefore from approx. 2010, or as you prefer it, as Casus Belli 2.0, we have not shunned from follow our fascinations which happen not to be directly associated with metal. So, we gave vent to different ideas. Songs like "The Circle”, which is typical for us, would still come up, however, we reached for more literary quotations designated by "O Wzgardzicielach", and recorded “(Wyspiańskiego) Modlitwa do Słońca” and “Pieśń Bojana”. Even Oldfield cover of "Five Miles Out" and a kind of a neofolk(?) song „Krak V2” being a new take on the older song, “Krak syn Ludoli”.

 

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„The Circle”
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„(Wyspiańskiego) Modlitwę do Słońca”
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„Pieśń Bojana”
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„Five miles Out (Miles Oldfield cover”

 

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After a 10 years’ break, on December 19, 2015, we once again stood on the stage to play the only concert for the Szczecin audience.

SOUND OF TRIGLAV, czyli Archaicznie z Drużyną Grodu Trzygłowa

As nobody does live by Casus alone, as our living history group, in the evenings we dabble with the so-called archaic Slavic singing. This is not a musical project, but a preparation before the many nights at the camp fire during historical events. Just for fun, we have recorded “the song of songs”, called “Zoriushka”. The idea for the surprising clash of the music and the image was accepted enthusiastically, albeit not by everyone ;)

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Guest appearances

In 2013, with great joy I recorded some voice effects for Percival Schuttenbach which were used in their song “Upiory” on their “Svantevit” album.

 

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Percival Schuttenbach „Upiory”
 
 
 

 

In 2015, Daniel Potasz (Moonlight) and Joanna Lacher (ex-Percival) invited me to make a guest appearance in their project and we had some fun recording a cover of the “Pitbull Terrier" by Die Antwoord (yes, what you can hear deeper in the tracks sampled from Bregović).

 

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„Pitbull Terrier (Die Antwoord cover)”