Interview: Odd Zero

Posted January 27, 2008 by shooting in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Odd Zero

Three words: Rock. Punk. Metal. Check them out and find out if you agree! But before that, read these following questions that Mike Friedman (vocals) was kind enough to answer for us. How do they think they differ from others? What’s their idea of success? Read on!

1. Who is this and what do you do in the band?

Mike Friedman, vocalist for Odd Zero

2. How do you feel your sound differs from other bands?

We feel like we are a raw, dark, aggressive modern rock band with the attitude and intensity of old school punk and metal. Our reviews have all labeled us as something different, including “metal-tainted punk,” “power punk,” or “post punk.” In many of our songs, you can hear the essence of a great punk song; our drummer, Milt Hernandez, and bass player, Tay Malloy, combine to create a direct and intense sound. But then Mike Fujii’s shredding guitar puts a strong metal stamp on the songs, which I think creates something very different from what other bands are doing. Other songs are distinctly metal, but retain the punk edge. Whatever we do, we want to make sure people feel the intensity and emotion of the song and come away feeling something.

3. Do you have any albums currently released? Any in the works?

Our first self-titled CD, produced by legendary hardcore/punk producer Don Fury, is available for sale on Itunes, CDBaby, and Soundclick, as well as on Rhapsody Radio and Pandora Radio. We are currently working on our second CD, produced by Joey Z (Life of Agony, Carnivore), which should be out in the Spring.

4. What’s your idea of success?

For as many people as possible to have heard our music or gone to our shows and thought to themselves, “Wow, that was intense — this band kicks ass.”

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