From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
czar (zär, tsär)n. 1. New Chicago post-metal trio consisting of Jason Novak (dj? acucrack, acumen nation), Dan Brill (acumen nation, 1350cc) and Brian Elza (chiral, bridgelayer), favoring melodic dirge instrumental sound signals (see: tool, jesu, pelican, mastodon, life and times, homer's odyssey and poseiden himself). 2. A male monarch or emperor, especially one of the emperors who ruled Russia until the revolution of 1917. 3. A person having great power; an autocrat. 4. Informal appointed official having special powers to regulate or supervise an activity. Czar is the most common form in American usage and the one nearly always employed in the extended senses "any tyrant" or informally, "one in authority." But tsar is preferred by most scholars of Slavic studies as a more accurate transliteration of the Russian and is often found in scholarly writing with reference to one of the Russian emperors.
Czar Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Czar.
Chomping at the bit with energy, Chicago three-piece Czar has released an impressive EP and one album, titled "Vertical Mass Grave." Defining Czar's sound is a bit like searching for a black shirt in a dark room, although one thing is certain: It has a trail-blazing quality to it. Czar's Brian Elza, Dan Brill, and Jason Novak explain their craft, their songs, and themselves. More...
Czar is a new local band from Chicago. They have only released an EP so far, but I have to tell you, their EP is one of the best EP’s I have heard in my life. To put it in perspective, a lot of band's full length albums fail in comparison to this EP. I met Czar at a small time venue in Chicago called the Empty Bottle. They played alongside with two established local bands, Blood of the Tyrant and Chicago Thrash Ensemble. Czar is a three-piece band and the interview was done with all three members: Jason Novak (lead guitar and vocals), Brian Elza (bass), and Dan Brill (drums). More...