Mynas hails from Las Vegas, Nevada and has become synonymous with the underground metal scene of the city. Giving off a sound that is unique, unrelenting and a reflection of love and dedication to the metal genre. The bands music is deep rooted in the sounds of traditional and Scandinavian metal. With influences from: Inflames, at the gates, slipknot, Metallica, Children of Bodom, Old Mans Child. Etc…
How would you describe your music?
There are lots of elements to the music, we try to blend all types of music in general and metal to make the songs come together. It ends up being very heavy but also diverse.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
The project came together around 2013, it was supposed to be nothing more than a studio project. Around 2014 we started branching out and met Jeff Pritz and Mike Fitzgerald (who helped with early drums). Jeff picked up lead guitar duties and at that point we decided to move forward with the band in hopes of playing shows, recording new songs and making music a career. Mauricio Joined not long after to complete the final line up.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Jeff (Black Dahlia Murder, As I Lay Dying, Jeff Loomis)
Mark (Jason Newsted, Rex Brown, Paul Mccartney, Peter Iwers)
Miles (Bjorn Gelotte, James Hetfield, Alexi Laiho, Jesper Stromblad, Hans Zimmer)
Mauricio (As I Lay Dying, Black Dahlia Murder, Lars Ulrich, Joey Jordison, Jordan Mancino
What inspires you?
The love of music. The grind of everyday life and the potential of playing music full-time.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We wrote the entire last record together in a room. Certain ideas were born while driving around or going to work or just thinking about music, but the majority of it came from us playing together and brainstorming.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Jeff (A Time To Fall)
Miles (Until I go)
Mark (Tearing Down The Clouds)
Mauricio (Until I go)
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Can’t think of a tour in specific but we’d love to one day play Wacken Open Air.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
It seems very independently based. A lot of it looks to be going back to the way it was in the 50s, bands are going to have to stop waiting for the big break and just get out there and put themselves in front of a crowd on their own.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on Tour?
We played a show in Utah and the trailer was too big to go in the parking garage and we made it fit any-ways, which made it a nightmare to later get it out (looking back on it is pretty hilarious), followed by Jeff burning his hands in the bathroom shortly after.
What are your future plans?
Short term plans are to grow regionally. We plan to hit the surrounding states (around NV) and grow the fan base in order to do a bigger tour in the coming months. In short, playing as many out of town shows as possible.
Tell us more about the latest release.
‘Dead To The Unknown’ is something we all wanted musically. It was a full collaboration between the four of us and we worked really hard to get the songs to be exactly what we wanted. Every song earned its spot and we couldn’t be happier with it, it is a true reflection of who we are.