Interview w/ Somi Arian
Somi Arian - Vocals
Jonathan Hughes - Guitar
Joseph Perumal - Bass
Szymek Lawik - Drums
1. Tonight we are speaking with Somi Arian the creator and vocalist for the intense and powerful new band Mortad. Somi at this point the band really is brand new. How long have you been playing as a complete band?
3. Here at the zine we get a lot of requests to listen to music and check out different bands, sometimes it gets very predictable. I must say Mortad blew my mind! I was floored, this band is really heavy and has massive riffs. It was a great surprise, and I really like what I hear so far. So please tell me what led you to make such a powerful band?
It was quite difficult to make that video. We shot it at the top floor of a pub. It was not easy to set up the green screen and get the right kind of lighting, we weren’t quite sure what we wanted to use in the background in the beginning. It was more of an experiment and to give something to thousands of fans on our Facebook and other social media sites who supported us.
6. Have you been playing any live shows, and will there be any shows coming up in 2011?
Yes we have been playing live shows in and around London and we are arranging a UK tour at the moment.
It been incredibly positive, I sometimes find it hard to believe myself how supportive the fans have been on our Facebook, Reverbnation and other social media sites. We are number one on Reverbnation London Metal charts, number two in the UK one below and have around 30,000 Facebook fans as of this writing, that’s increasing everyday.
I think we can even do a better job than the boys! (Smile) I do hope to see more and more females in metal.
I’m hoping the band will begin to realise its true potential and that we will have released our debut album and would be an officially touring band.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. That’s all I would say.