MAULE Interview 20.3.23
MM:If I knew nothing about MAULE how would you describe the band's music to me
-Straight up old school heavy metal fantasy darkness.
MM: Give us a bit of insight into your band's name
-Its my (Johnny - bass guitar) last name, which we chose over my preferred band name “Warnicorn” you know, like a unicorn, but for war, because it would be easier to license.
MM: How pleased are you with the responses to your debut album
-Really good. We’ve clocked almost 200k streams across all our platforms in the first year. Its really motivating to see such a warm response.
MM: Traditional heavy metal is on the rise. Why do you think this is
-Cause heavy metal will never die baby! Its fun and it means something so why not! Hell it never went away in the first place!
MM: The artwork is stunning.. Do you have a framed copy?
-Ha we’ll do back tattoos instead.
MM: Tell us your plans for the year's festival and tour wise
-We’ve put in festival submissions so we’d be stoked to be able to do that, or at least just get out on the road, but nothings set in stone yet.
MM:Do you plan to do live feeds at some of your shows
-I believe we did an entire stream show before for an online festival out of Argentina called “Heresy Fest”, that was pretty cool. None of us are particularly technically savvy so I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one, unless you can hold it for a REALLY long time.
MM: Which NWOBHM bands had the biggest impact on you
-Iron Maiden. Next question please. Haha theres a ton in there, Priest, Angel Witch, Sabbath, Ozzy, honestly theres too many too name, and its not like there won’t be more down the road.
MM: Who would be your ultimate 3 bands to go on tour with
-Maiden Megadeth Striker/Overkill
MM: What was the first concert you attended
-Ensiferum (Johnny) Ozzy (Evan + Justin).
MM:And the last concert you went to
-Exodus BLS and Anthrax Tour.
MM: Are u excited or not bothered about the new Metallica album
-“They’re old, they’re out of touch, they’re irrelevant, they SUCK” -Eddie.
MM: Which band or musician had the biggest influence on rock and metal in your opinion
-Iron Maiden for Johnny, Van Halen for Justin, Dio Sabbath for Evan.
MM: If there was a heavy metal song about yourself what would it be called
-Johnny “Back Pain Eternum”
-Evan “Mystic Soul”
-Justin “Givr till ya quiver
MM: Four words to describe MAULE
-Old School Heavy Metal.
fast five questions:
-Iron Maiden / Megadeth
2. fave singer
-Dio / Dan Cleary
-Blacktooth Grin / Coffee / Sex on the Beach
-Armed to the Teeth - Striker / Powerslave - Iron Maiden / Rust in Peace - Megadeth
Dio / Mustaine / Harris