How would you describe your music?
HRH Metal describes us as nu metal post grunge metalcore… we’ll use that.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
So the band is Mariano’s third child basically. It’s a long term project of his that he brought over to the UK from Poland. Over the years band members have come and gone but Dialekt in its current lineup has been together for about 2 years, with the singer Matt, Guitarist Mariano, Bassist Mat, and drummer Jamie. We released two singles in 2018 with our old drummer Dom, and have since released two more with Jamie behind the kit. We’ve played some pretty solid venues on the indie scene, and scored ourselves a slot at HRH Metal IV in February at the O2 in Birmingham.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
There are absolutely all sorts of influences in the band as it is. Lots of metalcore influence from bands like While She Sleeps and Bury Tomorrow, heaps of nu metal influence from bands like Linkin Park and Papa Roach. We have so many years of metal in our heads that at some point it’s hard to tell exactly where an idea has come from.
What inspires you?
Music has been a big part of our lives for as long as we’ve been able to hear it. We’ve been inspired by so many artists, singers, musicians to do what we love by listening to and watching what they love to create. We want to create and inspire other people to follow suit.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We’ll write anywhere we can! But in the studio is best, when we have everything set up so we can get a real feeling how it sounds and take care of it early on.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
It’s got to be Legacy. It’s hard hitting, with some great riffs, solid drum patterns and a hard hitting message directed at those who don’t, to help their fellow man.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
The US market is notoriously difficult for up and coming UK bands to get into. A tour of North America would be absolutely amazing, potentially alongside one or two of our favourite bands.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
The music industry is inundated with young and new acts and that makes it that little bit harder to shine through to get to the top of the pile to move onto the next level. Once you get to that point there are then so many other established acts to compete with. It’s hard, it’s stressful, but it’s dead worth it. Even more so when you get to play with the big boys.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
The weirdest experience has definitely got to be the night we agreed to play on when the venue accidentally billed us on another night that was already full. We get to the venue, set up, sound check, cool. Up first are a couple of acoustic acts, no worries, we’ve followed acoustic before. Then we come on, metal energy, punchy, lots of fun. We are then followed by the headline act. A funk and soul band from London.
Don’t get me wrong, they were great but you’ve built up a completely different energy in the room that they’ve then got to turn to something they can work with. Weird as hell, but surprisingly a lot of fun.
What are your future plans?
So we have plans to record another couple of singles very soon. Legacy is the next into the studio followed by our newest and as yet untitled track. We’ve been working really hard to get more gigs booked in to fill our diary and hope that this epidemic blows over soon so we can get back to work doing what we love. Next year may also see a debut album. Watch this space.
Thanks for having us Loud Stuff!