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Maxdmyz are: Frontman Twister, Roger on Guitar, Drummer Jamie Tatnell, Vortex on Keys and Bassist A'Zedd
Maxdmyz are a London-
Twister has a fantastic range and power in his voice, at once capable of sensitive,
melodic singing and soul-
His influences include Ian Gillan, Lou Reed, John Lennon, David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Andrew Eldritch, Roger Daltrey, Kate Bush and Grace Slick.
Roger Kirchner, late of seminal death-
Roger’s classic death metal style is complemented by a remarkable lyric, melodic quality and an inspired pop sensibility. His playing draws on a variety of styles and genres, as is true of the band in general. His stage presence is heavy and intense – a perfect complement to the power of Maxdmyz’s music.
A’Zedd’s background has predominantly been in blues and jazz, although in his first year with the band (replacing erstwhile bassist Scott, also featured in the video), he has spectacularly reconnected with his metal roots is an extraordinary bass player – powerful and dynamic, yet barely touching the strings when he plays with an ease and grace – as if the bass guitar were almost part of him. He exudes authority and presence on any stage.
A’Zedd plays hard and heavy, yet his jazz and blues feel gives a fresh dimension to the emotion and passion of Maxdmyz’s music.
Vortex also has been with the band about a year. He has brought a whole new level
of inventiveness and ingenuity to Maxdmyz’s musical arrangements -
Master Blaster, Jay, is the balls and bowels of the band. His drumming blends innovation,
technical excellence and sheer heaviness in equal measure. He is quite simply off
his nut, but he is a truly breathtaking talent. His double-
But what really marks this band out? Well, it's the music -
And when they play they own it -
The new album The Hate Plane is the perfect expression of Maxdmyz's unique power and vibe.
The Hate Plane, like Maxdmyz, is both visceral and intelligent. It contains a remarkable
diversity of tunes, from thrash to electro-
Maxdmyz effortlessly stride the genres, taking risks, challenging the metal clichés and teasing the listener with an amazing range of texture and feel. The strong identity of the musicianship and the quality of the compositions give the band and their material an integrity and coherence only dreamt of by most other acts, which rely on conformity to a particular genre.
‘Grieve’ Official Video
Grieve, taken from the album The Hate Plane produced by Ays Kura, out now on Renegade Records (RGD1002).
Maxdmyz deliver live, with a reputation as an excellent reputation for on-
2010 saw the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Cosmic Hearse’ EP, released on Renegade (RGD1002). Since the band has been working on bringing their music to a wider audience, through a series of UK gigs.
The Hate Plane was released on 15 September, and features a guest appearance on ‘Void’
by Valentina Reptile of tech-
Gary Levermore of Redsand PR is conducting a 4-
The band were scheduled to play Altfest, on 16 August 2014.
Click to hear The Hate Plane, which includes the extended version of ‘Grieve’, along with the single (video version) mixed by Simon Jameson (who has worked with Andy Gill of Killing Joke fame)