EMQ’s with O.Y.D.
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Greek based Modern Metal band, O.Y.D. Huge thanks to them 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?
Hello, our name is O.Y.D. (One Year Delay) and we are playing modern metal. We started as a jam band back in 2012 and after several years we have 2 studio albums and trying to play live all around the world.
How did you come up with your band name?
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Greece (Europe). In Greece we have a good metal scene with Extreme & Classic Metal and Stoner Rock.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release was in July! Brand new single/video clip. The name is ‘Bring Them To Justice’ and deals with racism and social injustice.
‘Bring Them To Justice’ (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
We try to blend all kind of music that we like from extreme metal, funk and jazzy moments in our music.
What first got you into music?
We always wanted to create our own music plus we wanted to record in the best possible way our songs, that’s the biggest inspiration for us!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
Right now, let’s say TOOL or DEFTONES!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Ahhh difficult question, let’s see…In Europe let’s say Download festival (historic one) In the States I will choose LOLLAPALOOZA festival because it combines Rock, Funk and other styles of artist.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
A big painting with our name.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay safe with all the Covid thing and try to be motivational and inspired.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Kurt Cobain! Nirvana was one of the biggest and last rock bands that evolved the music industry!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Creating our music, playing it live all around the world is what we love. We hate fake people in the music industry.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
With one word…justice…
Name one of your all-time favorite albums?
The one that comes in my mind right now is FAITH NO MORE – “ANGEL DUST”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
For new band, the best is their merch…Vinyl, CD’s whatever they have is the best way to support an artist. Because of the technology I can understand that downloading music is the easiest and faster way to hear in our time. I will go with Vinyl, better sound.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
With Comeback Kid at the Principal club in Thessaloniki.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Probably something that had to do with the music industry.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Mike Patton, John Lennon, Maynard James Keenan, Chino Moreno & Axl Rose
What’s next for the band?
As I said earlier, we just released the new single, rehearse new ideas for the new album and waiting to play live after the Covid 19 thing. The last one is one of the things that we miss so much!
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 think biscuit!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks, guys, for your time it was a pleasure! Stay safe enjoy music!
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