Obzidian goes back to the founder’s high school days when Baz (guitars), Paul (drums) and Jeffsy (bass) formed the basis of the band in 2001. Having added a couple of further members in the formative years, by early 2005, the line-up was stripped back to just one guitarist, Baz, whilst Matty J was added as frontman and vocalist, and the band’s current violent but groove-laden sound was conceived. Today we have Matty J, the bands vocalist in to chat to TBFM’s Mucka Jay…
What was the last album you purchased?
Lamb Of God, Sturm Und Drang, and its epic!
If your music could be used in an advert on TV, what would you most like it to be advertising?
A brand of alcohol, most definitely Jagermeister as it had a lot of sponsorship deals and influence on many metal festivals in recent times.
If you were to do a cover of a song, what would it be and why?
We’ve done many covers over the years for various types of gigs but if we were to record a cover I’d imagine there’s a good chance it would be Ruin by Lamb Of God because we absolutely nail of course and due to some of the crowd reactions we’ve had from it over the years. People do love a cover and that is a crowd total stopper
Dead or alive, which band would you most like to co-headline with?
Has to be Pantera, they are the reason we wanted to do this
What has been the most memorable moment in your musical career so far?
We’ve had some incredible experiences over the years, many of them being in recent times since signing for Rocksector Records but it has to be for taking the stage with Sepultura in my home city of Wolverhampton
If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
The money situation, if it was still like it was back in the 80’s for example under a label like Rocksector I feel we’d definitely be making a living doing what we love most but sadly with the damage the likes of Spotify and many other online music download stores have done trying to sell physical copies of albums has become a lot more difficult. Everyone said when Lars Ulrich warned of this when Metallica went after napster, people said Metallica are money grabbing bastards, they just tried to warn the music world of what was coming.
Also due to the price of alcohol this days and I believe the smoking ban in this country had an effect the bottom has dropped out the pub/club industry therefore pubs and venues just aren’t able to pay well any more. Not wanting to sound like its about money because its not but being able make money whilst doing it would make doing this so much easier. Thanks guys
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