EMQ’s with ANTIMOZDEBEAST
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Florida, USA based Experimental Electronic/Industrial Metal Project, AntiMozdeBeast. Huge thanks to main man, Gabriel Palacio, 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?
My name is Gabriel Palacio. I play the electric and acoustic guitar, I sing and write lyrics, I write every beat as well as play the keyboard and synth. I write, record and produce all the instrumentals for every track under AntiMozdeBeast!
How did you come up with your band name?
Well to make a long story short. My mother was a nun, and I was born on June 6th. So, growing up especially in my teenage years, I thought I was going to be the Antichrist. Hence Anti. I believe that Mozart is the core foundation and fundamentals of Metal. Hence Moz. And I could not name my project AntiMoz alone because I sounds like I’m literally anti Mozart (or Moz), so I decided to add DeBeast. For the devil sends the beast with wrath for he knows the time is short.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I am from Florida, United States. The metal scene is pretty lively down here especially in Lake Worth.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
My latest EP release will be “The Ritual” which will release on April 23rd.
‘Masquerade Of Death’ (Audio)
Who have been your greatest influences?
My greatest all-time influences include Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, My Dying Bride, Windir, Satyricon, Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Rob Zombie, Metallica, and CygnosiC.
What first got you into music?
I had an older brother that played guitar and he showed me the principles of guitar like chord theory and chord structure.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I would definitely collaborate with Maynard, Trent Reznor, or Thom Yorke.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I would play KnotFest. Because it has my kinds of people.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
The weirdest gift I ever received from a supporter would be a hit off their homer Simpson 6-foot bong.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
I thank you all for all the support and continued enthusiasm in AntiMozdeBeast. Without any of you listening I would not be able to continue making music. Thank You.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
I would bring back…Robert Johnson.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I enjoy creating music the most as a musician. The only flaw of being a musician that I detest is trying to solve issues with other band members. This is why I now work alone.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Copyright Infringement (to an extent). If music is being sold and the band is making money. I don’t see why another musician can’t sample the music without fear of lawsuit or losing their rights to the song.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Bob Dylan – “Love And Theft”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Just local bars and venues nothing spectacular (So far).
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Nothing probably be homeless and/or possibly dead.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Any Five people? That’s simple. Christ, Judas, God, Satan, and Myself.
What’s next for you?
Keep making music!!!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I actually don’t even know what Jaffa Cakes are, so I assume they got to technically be cakes.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you for featuring AntiMozdeBeast.
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