Medusa Touch, a classic heavy metal band newly reformed and reliving the glory days of 80’s metal.
How would you describe your music?
Good old 80’s Heavy Metal. I was trying to think of something awesome to add to that but that pretty much says it all hehehe.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
We started in 1982, have had a number of line up changes till 1990 (ish), took a sabbatical till 2019 then realised we still gotta do this. The guys in the band now are all friends from back then so we all know and love the music we play.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Iron Maiden, UFO, Van Halen, Metallica. All the great bands from back in the glory days of 80’s metal – especially the bands with the twin guitar vibe.
What inspires you?
The people we play to are our main inspiration. Honestly, it’s really heart warming and humbling to perform to people and be appreciated.
In terms of what inspires our songs… the music come from jamming initially, then the subject matter we sing about is pretty much always real news events or history. Craze Amazin’ is about the Guinness scandal, Cryin’ about Ruth Ellis and are based on the Hungerford massacre.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
New Songs and material seems to always come from rehearsals. Someone will have an idea and we throw that around for a bit and we end up with the guts of a song. Over a few weeks it will grow into a new song for us.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
The main one at the moment is Get Ready Baby, it’s being received well at gigs and it’s a good song to play live, really enjoyable.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
I think everyone in the band would be different, but I’d say a European tour supporting either Maiden or Accept. With the final gig being the Wacken Festival. Peeeerfeeeect.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
Really hard work for bands at the moment. There are loads of bands all trying to reach for the stars. Really good bands too. But it is so difficult to get your break. The chances of earning a living out of it is so difficult. I was saying just the other day that wedding bands and bands who play these types of events make money easier. But we’re not in it for the cash, so on we go.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Funniest part of the road is the guys in the band. Honestly, it’s a hoot all of the time. A lot of the time its just childish humour but entertaining and keeps you in good spirits. Nige seems to be the brunt of the jokes tho hehehe.
What are your future plans?
More gigs, a new album, we need to do a video, try and get our name further out there and reach a bigger wider audience. There seems to be a bit of a resurgence in 80’s rock and metal at the moment and we want to ride that wave when it comes.