Eye of The Destroyer Interview 08/04/21
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
Hey, my name is Joe Randazza. I sort of do everything in Eye of the Destroyer. If I had to list my influences we could legit be here all fucking day. I love music and consume as much of it as possible. For Eye of the Destroyer it's mainly influenced by Bands like Hatebreed, Pantera, Dying Fetus and Slipknot. Also, I really fuck with Limp Bizkit. Wez Borland is such a sick guitar player. Supremely underrated and creative with his riff writing.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Most of my inspiration is pulled from having a really rough childhood. I was exposed to a lot of violence and manipulation and for many years it tormented me. In fact it still does. Often times lyrics come to me after a long night of nightmares. Which is usually brought on but my ptsd being triggered.
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
At the moment the newest song "Retinal Deprivation" is my favorite. I think it really represents where the band is headed and it was just a very therapeutic experience to create it.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2021
At this time we have no plans of playing out live. It's not to say it won't happen but with the current state of the world it's just not in the cards for us at this time.
MM: What can we expect from you guys live
You can expect to have a really good fucking time. Many people have told us that are songs hit harder live and that we have great energy while on stage. For me it's about creating an atmosphere where people can forget about their real life and just let loose.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring
Best thing about touring is the time you spend with your band members. You become a fucking family. I mean you really do. The hardest part or the worst part about it is being away from your family. Sometimes you miss things you should have been around for. Shit like that.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
Seeing Lamb of God play their first show as Lamb of God was pretty fucking memorable. Changed my entire trajectory for sure.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
The biggest accomplishment for me is getting the messages from kids who tell me that they relate to the music. That it helped them through a hard time or prevented them from hurting themselves. That is truly just unreal. Music has done so much for me in that way. Its crazy to think that I have been able to change someone's life by telling my story.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
This is such a hard question and I feel like it should be one of the easiest ones to answer. I feel like Slipknots self titled and Paul McCartney Ram album are my top two.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
Yes. It felt terrible and I spent the entire set facing my drummer and wouldn't look at the crowd. I was literally shitting my fucking pants.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
All nu metal bands. All the time. System of a down, korn, slayer, etown concrete, downset, slipknot, ozzy. Shit like that fam.
MM: Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
MM : What's the most important thing to the band right now?
Writing music that makes us happy.
MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
We covered Nirvana Breed because we thought no one would expect it. It really worked out great. Spoiler, no one expected it.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band.
Because our songs are short. We change parts a lot and focus heavily on those with short attention spans.
MM: Four words to describe your Band
Drunk, high, fun, motivated
MM: Final Words for your fans and our readers
Thank you for doing this interview. Please check out our new track "Retinal Deprivation" follow us on Spotify and add us to your playlists.