I may have mis-read this band name as “Dalek”. Mainly because I’m a nerd. Or maybe it’s because I’m tired.
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
How did you meet?
Matt joined in 2017, and Jamie in 2018, after finding an ad online looking for members. It’s not a very exciting story!
How long have you been playing as a band?
As it is now, since 2018. It’s not been long but it’s the strongest the band has ever been.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Dialekt was coined by the previous singer who understood that the unique mix of nationalities in the band could be a selling point. At that point there were two Poles, a Greek, and a Brit. Dialect was given a K to make it more cool.
What are your influences?
Too many to count really but basically there’s a lot of all eras nu-metal, some modern metalcore, classic metal…
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
As far as we’re aware, there aren’t any original nu-metal bands left on the scene. We understand that nu-metal passed on some years back but believe that our unique mix of sounds will be our success
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Many of the tracks were written during a particularly tough time so you’ll find plenty of anger but there are a couple of tracks on sex, a couple on issues in society. Our latest batch is arguably more mature and carries a message of brotherhood and charity.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our live show is raw and honest, and mostly about making sure the music comes first and foremost. We like to interact too, we don’t want to forget who our fans are. We’ve played maybe 25 or 30 gigs in total. It might not sound like many but I’ll let our appearance at HRH Metal IV, where we appeared among many established bands, speak for itself.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We were playing a charity gig at a well known venue in Bedfordshire and played a bit too hard. There was a massive bang and everything cut out at once. The sound techs took most of our set time to work out what the problem was (turns out it wasn’t actually our fault). We got to play two and a half songs but it was enough for a rep from a popular metal radio show to hand us his card. Definitely not the wildest story ever, but we couldn’t really believe any of it.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Matt uses a Rode M1 / SubZero SZ-V1
Mariano uses an ESP LTD ec1000 through a Brugera Trirec and Boss effects pedals
Mat uses an Musicman Stingray bass through an Ampeg PF500 with Boss chorus and Darkglass distortion
Jamie uses an SJC Providence 3 piece shell pack, custom Josh Dunn snare, Zildjian/Meinl cymbals, and Iron Cobras
What are your plans for 2020?
Spread our name and sound everywhere we can. We’re looking to record at least two more tracks this year alongside playing through our diary. A lot of time is going to be devoted to writing new material and it’s going to be worth every second.
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!
We talked for a long time about this one. Our headliner would be either WSS or Architects. The opener, and we’re aiming high with this one, Bury Tomorrow. Our newest material is sounding more metalcore than before, so we reckon it works.