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Interviews: NOMVDIC

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the  Progressive Metalcore band, NOMVDIC, from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Thanks for chatting with us. You recently dropped your new record "Euphoria." The word itself means "great excitement and joy" so is that how you felt while recording the album or is it meant to be a sarcastic title?

Hey thanks so much for having me, and thank you for putting thought into the title, I definitely want to inspire thought and introspection so that’s cool. So it’s actually neither of those scenarios haha. I’m essentially trying to make the argument with the album that feeling anything deeply, even negative and awful depression, IS euphoric “because it’s deeper than just existing” (the second to last line of the album). In reality it’s a selfish justification for feeling like shit all the time.

2. Tell us a little more about the title track and recent single "Euphoria"?

Euphoria is the musical “intro” to the album and the lyrical introduction to the concept. It’s also probably one of my favorites on the album. It kinda has everything I like in modern metal smashed into one track. The last line, “nothing is fine” sets the listener up for tracks 2-9, which explore those aforementioned deep, negative feelings and approaches hopelessness and suicidal death, only to be woken up by “Blue Jay” the final track, which is the realization of “the warmth of euphoria”.

3. The musicianship on the record is quite impressive. What was your first introduction to metal? Any guitarists or vocalists that really stood out to you? 

We’re pretty lucky to have a wide range of influences in this band. My favorite bands growing up were Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park, which led to a love for loud, melodic harsh vocals and huge, catchy choruses. I now have a love for ambient black metal with bands like Oathbreaker, Deafheaven, Wrvth, Outlier, Kardashev, etc. and I definitely think that influence is clear. A fan of ours named those segments of the album the “euphoria blasts”. The drummer and guitarist on this album have a death metal background which led to a lot of the riffy verse segments on the album. Interestingly, I think due to the production, a lot of people thought these verse riffs I’m talking about were influenced by bands like August Burns Red and Killswitch Engage, which is sick for sure, but not necessarily an influence. The bassist has a heavy “djent” and prog influence which inspired our breakdown sections and the song “I've known you for so long...”.

4. What artist would you most like to collab with?

I've got kind of a backwards answer here. So, there are 3 producers I really revere and look up to. It is a dream of mine to do a 3 song EP and do one song with each producer. Shout out to Josh Schroeder, Jacob Hansen, and George Lever.

5. What's next in the world of NOMVDIC?

Hmmm kinda hard to say with this pandemic going on. At the moment the plan is to do a Halloween merch drop with a vinyl pressing for our first EP. I’m filming a music video for the band in December. Then I’ll eventually release a 5 song Euphoria “B-sides” with a euphoria vinyl repress. Then I’ll probably get to work on that 3 song. Hopefully have a mid 2021 release for that one. Thanks so much!

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