Band Name: Obzidian
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What was the last album you purchased?
Revocation – Deathless, because it is simply the best technical, death metal out there at the moment, at least to me personally.
If your music could be used in an advert on TV, what would you most like it to be advertising?
A Dwayne Johnson film! The man is a legend and our music is fast paced and brutal, just like him!
If you were to do a cover of a song, what would it be and why?
Lamb of God, Remorse is for the Dead. One of our favourite tracks LoG have ever recorded and it’s no secret that Randy is a massive influence to Matty and the band as a whole.
Dead or alive, which band would you most like to co-headline with?
Pantera. It started with them, Groove Metal I mean. For me they were the guys who made aggressive, yet strangely accessible music when everyone else was stuck in a rut or selling out.
What has been the most memorable moment in your musical career so far?
There have been many over the last 15 years, but for me the best memories are the simple ones. One such memory would have been when we supported Sepultura at the Wulfrun in Wolverhampton some years back. It was a highlight and pinnacle for us that we wish to do again soon. We felt like we were meant to be on stages such as that and it felt amazing to have so much support from our friends and followers there.
If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
I would love it if the mainstream press, radio and labels could take a look to the underground and start to consider the idea of funding “grass roots” bands in areas that would usually never get a look in. It would also be great if we could get away from promoting the next big thing from overseas ahead of our own next big things and take more pride in UK music, which is thriving right now. I think there needs to be more direct contact with the people who run these companies, and more urge to push home grown talent.