OMEGA DIATRIBE

OMEGA DIATRIBE is yet another band that I just recently discovered and liked so I had to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
Akos: Yeah, actually we are big fans of scify and alien stories so it wasn’t that hard, haha. Only one thing was sure, we wanted to chose a name that is unique, so no one has the same even in his mind

How do you introduce the band to people that are new to your music?
Hajer: If you like uncompromised true heavy music, Omega Diatribe’s definitely your choice. We always try to manifest our inner world to the world by our music.
We focus on heavy grooves, energy and psychedelic atmosphere which makes you trippin’.

We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
Hajer: Musically I influenced by life. All the bad things what happened with me, all the bad feelings and all the instructive experiences what I’ve got. I never influenced by good feelings… never. I always write out from myself the bad things which accumulated in me and this is what sets me free!
Soundwise I influenced by the heavy, in your face guitar sound which includes heavy drum grooves under it. I totally fell in love when I was a kid and I’m still a fan.

What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
Akos: We have a lot of metal bands here in Hungary and some of them are really good. But it isn’t that easy to reach any support and get the attention of the audiance. Once you get it you are ok to go a head, but it is a long journey. I can feel it is getting better nowadays so there is hope for the scene.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
Akos: It is always a great feeling to create something with your friends that is valuable for yourselfes and for others too. This movement evolves with the fans. I can remember when I was 15, we wore those band shirts.. we knew we belongs to somewhere, we are not alone.

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
Hajer: For me, I like when it’s got some hidden meanings and it refers to something. I also like symbols with spiritual attitude.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
Hajer: It’s kind of a hard decision, because digital releases open new gates for bands but also killing physical releases. But the most dangerous thing for physical release selling is the illegal downloads which comes in the early 2000.
Akos: And now they’re doing the illegal thing legally.. Just check out Spotify. It really killed music industry in its classical meaning. Your music can’t be that valuable as before. It’s simply not possible any more. You can say that you can use the digital platforms as a weapon and reach more people with your music, but there are 7 million other bands doing the same thing at the same time with you. So it’s a complex hard thing to be the one who have been listened to.

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
Hajer: Our scene is getting bigger and bigger by the past years. The audience is really supportive so we don’t have any bad words about the scene. The hardest thing is to get your name out there and grab the audience attention. But if you work hard and stay true to your imagination it has to happen.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
Hajer: We always die and reborn on the stage, you know. This is why we’re doing this. The adrenalin when we got into the stage and the energy moving from the crowd is just outstanding, more effective than any drugs.
Akos: Yeah, this is the purgation for us. For example when we can’t play live for a while we can feal we are getting nervous much more easily. On stage you can release all that negative energy and get re-charged with the positive ones you can get from the crowd.

What would you like to see the future bring?
Hajer: We would like to travel with the new record as far as we can and reach bigger audience with our music. This is our main goal for the future. We’re also planning to release a vinyl version of Trinity with some extras in the beggining of next year.

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