The Complete Interview: Hot Chick in Hard Rock Uliana of Cilver

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When we interviewed Uliana, vocalist for Cilver, for our Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock issue (see page 45), we discussed several topics, including the supernatural, ghosts, and magick.

Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we couldn’t include all of the interview. But that’s what the Internet is for! Read what she has to say below! And make sure to catch Cilver live on the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour with Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, and Eyes Set to Kill.

CilverHeadshotREVOLVER Do you believe in the supernatural?
ULIANA I’m an orphan, so I have to believe in the supernatural. After both of my parents passed, my father when I was very young and my mother recently, I started believing that there has to be something more. I can’t really settle on the thought that the very short time my parents and I had together was all there is going to be. After my mother has passed away, I questioned everything. I questioned the existence of God and considered Buddhism as an alternative. I was pretty upset with my Christian God and searched for answers in other places. Eventually, I came back full circle made peace with everyone in my heart and mind and finally had to let go. But, I do believe they are watching me.

Do you believe in the Devil? If so, what form does he, or she, take?
I grew up in a religious community where the Devil was present in every story or fairy tale. I was really scared of it my entire childhood. It got really old to keep hearing about this Devil dude–as if living in a communist country wasn’t scary enough. The Devil, as it was taught to me, was and ugly hairy creature–half man, half mule and very big.

Have you ever seen a ghost or otherwise encountered one?
Single straight guys in New York City are ghosts. Also we call the G train “the Ghost train” in New York City, for obvious reasons.

Do you believe in Heaven and Hell? If so, what form do you think they take? And which one do you think you’re going to?
I believe in Heaven and in Hell. Despite me fronting a hard-rock band with all guys, I have a pretty girly and childish side. So I think Heaven has puffy and cotton candy clouds. I’m going to Heaven. I have no other choice because I would like to hug my mom and dad and see those loving faces again. I need to see them being proud of me. They did not get to see me sing and perform. I need that closure.

Have you had any experiences with fortune-telling, divination, curses, or other forms of magick?
I was born and raised in Romania. As a child I learned how to read tarot cards, palms, and even the bottom of a coffee cup! Back in 2009, in the Lower East Side after I was done performing a show with the band I was in before Cilver, I ended up partying a little too much and I started reading palms for fun. Next thing I know, a line of people formed for me to read their palms and predict their future. One of the people I read his palm for had a short life line and showed signs of having a pretty hard life too. When I told the guy what I saw and that he’s probably only going to live to about 45, he started crying and told me his dad and brother died of cancer and he is doing tests to see if he is OK that very week. I felt so terrible. That was the last time I read anyone’s palm. I prefer bringing hope to people.

I moved to the USA in the early 2000′s, with my mother. Back home, there is and was so much magic going on and so many gypsies. As a child I was told once by a gypsy that I will be traveling the world and live a life I never dreamed of. I thought he was so drunk and just saying shit. In communism no one could travel anywhere. I was that kid waiting in line for food, getting eggs and bread in ration, just like you see in pictures of the Great Depression in America. Anyway, 15 years later I’m in America with my mother with a completely different life and that’s pretty magical. But, music changed my life once again and that for me is the true magic like the people I’ve met, the friends I’ve made, the songs we get to share, and the connection with the public you get to experience. They are my extended family. Everyone who has seen me perform knows that.

What’s your astrological sign, and do you think it fits you and your life well?
I’m a Taurus–sensual, sexual, stubborn, and very hard-working. It’s pretty accurate.

 

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