Thursday, February 5, 2015

Roadhog Interview

.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Roadhog is a band consisted of four young heavy metal maniacs from Poland. Me - Przemek Murzyn on guitar, Maciek Szupik on another guitar, Krzychu Tabor on vocals and bass and Michal Koziol on drums. We play classic old school heavy metal and have fun about that. Band started in 2012 and until then we play in clubs round our city. We are kind of tribute to the best time of 80’s heavy metal. I mean not music only but appearance and image as well.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Yes, we have just released our debut album on Stormspell Records. It’s absolutely classic heavy metal with some Hard Rock and Speed Metal influences. Our producer, Olof Wikstrand, did great work and songs sound really old school. Sound is sharp and compositions are very melodic so die hard fans of the genre won’t be dissapointed.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Some songs are about life experiences (Poison Man, Taste Your Sin, Roadhog) and some tells dark, mysterious story. All lyrics are definitely in heavy metal style. We play heavy metal so lyrics are typical heavy metal too.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Roadhog'?

It’s actually from Slade song ‘Gypsy Roadhog’.  It’s good name for us because we’re kind of speed maniacs on the road. Everyone of us is in love with any kind of vehicles so name fits very well.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

It’s hard to choose the best show. Great show is when the audience is definited and react spontanious to our music. Quality of sound is very important thing for us too. Our stage performance is like time machine. You look at us and realize that is 1984 J Synchronic moves, headbanging, melodic guitar solos. Just pure fun.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

After premiere we are about to do some gigs of course. Dates are still unknown but in the nearest future we will inform about that so check our facebook page J

7.The new album came out on Stormspell Records, are you happy with the support they have given you so far?

We are extremely happy that they choose us to make release of our album. Nowadays is very hard to find label. Stormspell specializes in heavy, speed and thrash metal. It’s absolutely definited label and we are proud to be on its rooster!

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of heavy metal?

Feedback is very good. We get mails from whole world – it’s super great! This is still deep underground but when you realize that someone from another part of the world has found Roadhog and listen it you feel fulfilled and aprecciated. Great feeling and motivator for future plans.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

As I told before, Roadhog is some kind of a tribute band to glory days of heavy metal, so chance for change direction is impossible J We have second album almost written and I can tell you it will be really strong and heavy! First ballad will appear on it but it’s not love song J Next album will be maybe not as fast as Dreamstealer, more mysterious and dark but still catchy as hell.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

There are plenty of bands that influenced on our music. For instance Accept, Running Wild, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Grave Digger, Savatage, Mercyful Fate or King Diamond to name just a few… We love tons of not well known bands from Germany, UK and USA. All guitar oriented music is our inspiration actually. From light rock and AOR music to strong thrash metal.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I live in the mountain area in Poland so mountains of course. I love skiing and tracking. Also motorbikes and cars but music is most important. I’m huge cd collector and spending money for cds is my biggest interest actually.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks a lot for interview! If you like old school hard rock and metal from 70’s and 80’s check us out! Support us on our facebook page and maybe we will meet someday on the road…Cheers!

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