Dialekt Interview 2/6/20
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
D:Hi! I'm Matt, singer and writer for Dialekt, purveyors of Nu Metal / Metalcore from Bedford. Influences are too many to name but take anything you'd associate with 90s and 00s nu metal, and carefully mix in some modern metalcore with classic metal elements.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
D:Anywhere and everywhere. We've all been listening to music since we were kids. We've now got so many years of music to draw on and look back to to help us along. We've all had quite a lot of life experience too so we use that to add feeling and maturity
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song?
D:We finished Legacy not so long ago and took it for its maiden play at HRH Metal in Birmingham. It was well received and we agree it's some of our best material so far
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2020
D:Not so much while we can't put together a timeline but we're working on it. Hit us up on social media to keep up to date!
MM: What can we expect from (Band Name) live
D:A band who are consistently told that they're better live than on the record. You can expect a really tight sound played almost effortlessly, and plenty of punchy riffs to get your heart beating faster. We like to chuck in some laughs too, just because we can
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
D:Best - all the gigs, all the fans, all the new cities.
Worst - being away from home, the fear that you'll wake up without any gear.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
While She Sleeps
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
D:Recently - I was very impressed by Evil Scarecrows set at HRH. They were a lot of fun and are incredible showmen/women.
Of all time - Evanescence while on their Synthesis tour. Everything was just perfect, no other words describe it
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
D:I keep on about it, but HRH. Our first large scale festival at the largest venue to date. We felt a little out of our depth on arrival but felt like we'd proved ourselves more than worthy of the opportunity we'd been given
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
D:Evanescence - Fallen. Needs no introduction. My first and a firm favourite.
Loathe - Prepare, Consume, Proceed. It's a full on assault of your mind. Incredibly well written and composed. It's chaotic but whole and cohesive at the same time.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
D:Still fresh in my mind. As the shy guy I used to be, it was terrifying… and I was a drummer then. I had it easy. We got to the end of the set, had a celebratory beer, and didn't sleep for three days
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
D:With pride of place was an A1 Amy Lee poster which I was in awe of always. I was a massive fan of female fronted metal back then; so Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Nightwish, you name it
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
D:Hard to say. I don't really listen to classic metal much but any of the artists who pioneered metal in the 60s and 70s have my vote. They took a sound that was relatively new and innovated even further to give us metal that we can enjoy today.
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
D:Getting some more material out there for everyone to listen to. People always say they want more and we want to make sure they can have it
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
D:Honestly, we've tried a few covers before and decided they just weren't for us. The sound we've got just doesn't seem to match any of the tracks we've suggested so we shelved the idea for later
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
D:You should definitely check us out if you like heavy riffs, crushing drums, driving bass, melodic vocals, screams, breakdowns, solos, and all round polished tracks.
MM: Four words to describe Dialekt
D:Ambitious, fun, practiced, professional
Final Words for your fans and our readers
D:Hi guys, thanks for checking us out at The Metal Gods Meltdown. You can find us on all of your favourite streaming sites, watch our videos on YouTube and learn the words to scream along with us, and look us up on Facebook. Come say hi!
We look forward to seeing you soon.