We chat to Matt Haynes, vocalist from UK nu-metal band Dialekt about their latest single, influences and the joy of hearing from fans.
Interview by Jane Howkins
How is 2020 treating you so far?
All things considered, not so bad cheers! Thanks for having us here.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
So our last track The Demons I Hide was released in January. It’s one of our heaviest tracks, physically and mentally. It’s got a little bit of everything in it, and a pretty direct message.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We finished writing Legacy at the beginning on February and have plans to go into the studio soon to record that. There’s also another song in the works that we want to get released ASAP because we think it’s amazing. Release will be mid to late 2020, provided we can get back into the studio soon.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
There are no tours planned as yet but we are in talks with promoters. A UK mini-tour might not be far off. In terms of where we’d like to play, the Midlands has a great metal scene. Nottingham would be awesome.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
That depends on who you ask. Jamie would say Avenged Sevenfold, Mat would say Metallica, Mariano probably Andy James, and I’m going for Evanescence.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Make Them Suffer – Worlds Apart. It’s heavy, it’s melodic, and has everything you want from a metal album.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
No matter what you’re after, we have something for you. Powerful messages, precision solos, sex, we’ve got it. Expect to hear a band who sound as good live as they do on the record along with a lot of sweat, a few laughs, and a group of guys happy to drink with you afterwards.
Any last words for the fans?
Thanks for checking out this interview. Look us up on any of your favourite music streaming sites, follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest, and say ‘hi’ sometime. Always a pleasure to hear from a fan.