Band of the Day: O.Y.D.

Time to head to the warm climes of Greece once again for today’s BotD…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from Greece. Specifically, we live in a small town in southern Greece called Kalamata.

How did you meet?

In a small town like the one we live, people often know each other. The way we met doesn’t have to do with anything special beside all of us living in the same town.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We’ve been around since 2012. Two years later we recorded our debut album Deep Breath and after 4 years, our second album Indigo.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

It has to do with some kind of things that did not make it on time. To be specific, these things happened with one-year delay and that’s it, we get to keep the name O.Y.D. (One Year Delay)

What are your influences?

It would take literally hours for us to write down every single band but for the record: Slipknot, Tool, Architects and Faith No More are a few bands we’ve been influenced by.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

It’s kind of hard, you know. Even we can’t specify the genre but for sure we can say that we can combine many genres in our songs in an interesting way. And that what makes us unique (beside the fact that the difference between the oldest and the youngest member is 20 years)

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Yes and no. There are songs that have a specific lyrical theme and other songs that don’t have to do with something specified.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

It’s full of energy, trust us. We enjoy every single second of our shows and the audience can clearly see it. We’ve played a lot shows but the most important one was the one where we were supporting Comeback Kid at Principal Club in Thessaloniki.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

We we’re playing at a festival in Crete. Due to some technical difficulties we got on stage at 1 AM. We thought that it’s gonna be lame cause it was way too late. But no, the audience was so wild that made the show so special.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

We do not endorse any companies yet but we play with ESP and Musicman guitars and basses, Orange and Ampeg cabs, Pearl and Tama drum kit and Zildjian Cymbals. We also use Shure microphones and in ears.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We are still promoting our second album Indigo.

What are your plans for 2020?

First things first, we hope that the whole Corona virus thing ends as soon as possible. We got a show in August at Romania and we got a special show after that. More information to be announced.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before.

That’s a hard one. We would love to tour with bands that we’ve been influenced by (Slipknot, Tool, Meshuggah). It’s inconvenient for us to choose a band to open for us, so we’re gonna go with “the band that wants to”.

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