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Interviews: MAMMOTHOR


We have had the opportunity to interview the Rock band MAMMOTHOR from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

We wanted to have a band name that was original. Something that nobody else had. So why not make something up? The way the word looks is just HUGE. Unfortunately, we didn't realize back then how much trouble people would have spelling or saying "Mammothor" correctly. Oh well!

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

I think we all grew up listening to varying degrees of heavy music. Our influences wildly vary, which I think is a good thing and helps make us unique.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

No, everyone met each other through band advertisements. We got very lucky to meet some like-minded individuals!

4. Each band member's favourite band?

I can't speak for everyone, but I know Josh is heavily into a lot of 80's and 90's rock and metal...Megadeth, Testament, Soundgarden, etc. I like a lot of the same bands and am also big into Faith No More and Incubus. Alex is a huge fan of metalcore music like Killswitch Engage. Lori grew up on a lot of pop punk music, and Euz is into some pretty diverse, and sometimes even experimental stuff.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

We find inspiration all over the place. Sometimes you pick up on something another musician did in their song. For lyrics, I often like to draw from watching people or telling stories. For instance, our song "Hitcher", which is about a guy who likes to run people over with his car, is about a real-life accident I witnessed, where a pedestrian was run over. I did my best to help, but he ultimately died. Later, I thought to myself, "what if someone were to do that on purpose?"

6. Where was your last gig?

I believe it was in New Hampshire, U.S. It was definitely March 15, 2020, because the next day, they shut down the whole country!

7. Where would you like to act?

As in, where would we like to play? I'd love to play in more countries someday. We did a show in Brazil once, and it was a lot of fun. I think the South American rock/metal scene always looks like fun when I watch the videos.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Well, we already played with some bucket list bands...notably Megadeth and Godsmack. I think playing with some of the other big influences would be pretty amazing. Faith No More would have to be WAY up the list for me.

9. Whom not?

I'm happy to share the stage with just about anyone. I think it takes a certain level of guts to put yourself out there, so I usually try to refrain from smack talk. Everyone's trying their best.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Honestly, I tend to get a lot more nervous and self-aware for the small shows than I do for the big shows. I'd rather play in front of 2,000 people every night than 20. There's something about people able to see each individual person in a room that is scary. When it's a sea of people, there are so many focal points that you can get lost in the performance. Tips? Well, practice a lot! And then maybe have one or two drinks before the show...not too many though, because your performance will definitely suffer!

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

They've become something altogether different to me in recent years, but growing up, Collective Soul was a huge band for me. They are pretty decidedly pop rock, but they had a way of writing these crazy hooks and were surprisingly heavy sounding live (maybe it was the three guitars). Nowadays, I think most of their stuff (and their frontman's style) is way too reminiscent of Elton John and The Cars though, so I tend to kind of shy away. They still write some great tunes here and there though!

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Great question! At a show in Minnesota, a fan tried to buy the shirt off my back. Ultimately, our drummer did sell his. I think my asking price was too high.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We wouldn't be doing this without them. They are small in numbers but very passionate, and it really fuels us.

14. What do you think of our site?

It looks great, and it gives a lot of bands who otherwise might not get a lot of press a chance to get featured and have their voices heard. Much appreciated!

15. Something you'd like to add?

Hit us up on social media or go to http://www.bullmoose.com and buy our new album, "The Ecstasy of Silence...The Agony of Dreams"!

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