EMQ’s with GODETH – PART 2
In July 2020 we did our first EMQ’s interview with Leeds, UK based Metal band Godeth, courtesy of guitarist Dylan. With a brand new EP “Life To The Flame” being released on 30th July, they have returned to tackle it again. This time we thank vocalist Eddie Myland for taking part and offering his thoughts and perspectives!
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 Eddie Myland, I am Godeth’s lead singer and frontman.
The band was formed in 2018 and since then we have practised and played both cover songs and original music, we’ve written ourselves. In 2019 we started playing gigs as a full 5 piece band, and have since played venues such as The Key Club and O2 academy in Leeds with about 15 songs ready for gigs to come.
How did you come up with your band name?
Our bassist Lewis came up with the band name “Snowdeth” but none of us were very keen, he then came up with “Godeth” and despite not too much enthusiasm among us, we went with it and are now very happy with it.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I am from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England and the metal/rock scene is not the best here but good enough, there’s certainly plenty of us but just not as many venues/bars as we’d like.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release will be our new, upcoming EP entitled “Life To The Flame” which will be available on all streaming services from the 30th of July this year.
‘Animal Side’ (Audio)
Who have been your greatest influences?
The likes of Serj Tankian, Phil Anselmo, Freddie Mercury and Randy Blythe have been my greatest influences as a singer/front man.
What first got you into music?
Queen first properly got me into music, since listening to so much of their music I started getting into the likes of Led Zeppelin/Free/Thin Lizzy etc and soon after discovered metal.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
If I could collaborate with any musician, it would be Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, He’s one of my favourite guitarists and I feel his unique style of playing would be perfect for some of the vocals I can do/want to try.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I would choose to play Hellfest in France simply because I’ve never seen anywhere with even half as many amazing bands performing, it just seems like the greatest festival for all metal heads and bands. I’d love to go to it in general.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Not a weird gift but after the show I once got given a plastic medal for best dancer so I’ll take that as a compliment.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
One message for our fans “thank you so much for all the love and support you’ve shown so far, there’s plenty more to come from us though so let’s keep this party going”
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The thing I enjoy most about being a musician is performing, I feel being a frontman and hyping people up is what I was made for, what I’m destined to do and what I love doing more than anything!
The thing I hate is how much money you put into the band in relation to what we get out of it (money wise).
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
if I could change anything it would be that real musicians that play every note live and record without autotune get the credit and rewards they deserve rather than the manufactured pop artists.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Not a metal album but my favourite album of all time is The Prodigy – “Invaders Must Die”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Downloads are so easy and reliable but my favourite was always CD’s just because they’re what I grew up buying whilst getting into new music.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Our headline show, at The Key Club, just before the first lockdown was by far the best gig we’ve played.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
If I weren’t a musician, I’d be doing joinery full time, the trade I am trained in.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Phil Anselmo, Jack Nicholson, Salma Hayek, Fred Durst and Ariana Grande
What’s next for the band?
We are going to continue getting decent gigs and are currently writing bigger, better songs which will eventually be released of course.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We usually use Facebook and Instagram for all our posts.
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Jaffa cakes are cakes, it’s in the name.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Tickets are still available for our headline show and EP release launch at The Key Club, Leeds on Saturday 31st of July 2021, get tickets now!
Link to EMQ’s with GODETH – Part 1
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