EMQ’s with VOYD
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with North East England based Death Metal band, VoyD. Huge thanks to Chris Swainston and Jonah Lambton for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Hey, this is Chris & Jonah of VoyD. We are a studio-based death metal band, we both play guitar, Jonah also plays bass. We met at our place of work, quickly realised we liked metal, we both played guitar and promptly decided to form a band.
How did you come up with your band name?
The band name we wanted something to be short, simple and memorable. And of course, something that sounded metal and after the usual thought vomit of thousands of ideas we decided to settle on VoyD.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from a small town in the North East of England and its very rural were we are from. No scene as such to speak of, we have to travel to major cities to see shows.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release is our second album, titled “Death’s Crown”. It will be self-released April 17th and we plan to drop a lyric video of our first single ‘Well Of Emptiness’ on March 20th.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Compiled together our influences contain, Avenged Sevenfold, Septic Flesh, Brendon Small, The Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation, Death.
What first got you into music?
Chris: I remember hearing Slipknot’s ‘Wait And Bleed’ and that was all I needed to start my journey.
Jonah: I remember my parents playing music from The Shadows, AC/DC and Rainbow when I was younger.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
The list is endless but, Brendon Small would be phenomenal to work with.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Hellfest in France, also 70,000 TONS of Metal.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Never happened yet!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Thank you for the support and we hope you enjoy “Death’s Crown”.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Playing and writing music is a fantastic outlet, also seeing the hard work come together is really rewarding. We don’t really hate anything.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Breaking into the industry seems to be the biggest mountain for bands at our level. Although with services popping up like DISTROKID and TUNECORE it has made a big difference for getting our music across the globe.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Chris: The Black Dahlia Murder – “Nocturnal”.
Jonah: Avenged Sevenfold – “Self-Titled”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Vinyl for Collectability, any physical merch supports the artist.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Unfortunately, we haven’t reached this stage yet. We are in the process of looking for members to complete a live line-up.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Jonah: I would have liked to work with wood, joinery, carpentry etc.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
No dinner parties, beer and pizza around a fire with friends.
What’s next for the band?
We are looking to expand from the studio into a full live band when we find the members, we are also in the very early stages of writing another album.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp etc. the usual spots.
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Jaffa cakes are a cake, but orange clubs every time.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you so much for getting back to us and giving the opportunity to speak to you. Our new album “Death’s Crown” is out on all digital platforms April 17th.
We hope you enjoy it.
Chris & Jonah, VoyD
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