0Zone is a death thrash metal band ,with some heavy metal elements,from Salamis,Greece.They started in 2013 and they released their debut "End Of Dayes" in 2014.We have the opportunity to do a great interview with the guitarist and founder member Dimitris Boutsis who talk to us for everything about the band.
M.L. Hi Dimitris!Long time from our previous interview.Then you was member of Conspiranoia and now you are in 0Zone and you already have released an excellent album(rated with 8/10 in greek Metal Hammer).Tell us about all this time and a short bios of 0Zone.
D.B. Hi Leonidas!Actually passed many years...The results of the time between my departure from Conspiranoia and now you can hear in 0Zone album.I don't stopped to play music.I did many jams with friends and fans of our music.In 2013 we decided me,Argyris and Michalis to join our ideas , then wrote 9 songs which includes on "End Of Days".We continued to compose while looking for singer and drummer.From known and friends we meeting Aggelos who in short time he managed to record the vocals.The result of this you already heard.
M.L. How would you describe the style of 0Zone and what are your main influences ;
D.B. I don't believe that you can put our music in some genre.Is enough thrash and death for me , with some heavy passages.In some reviews somes have told for hardcore elements and even stoner passages.All have right because all of these exist in our music.Now for the influences....all know and unknown true metal bands.We hear everything.If i start to tell you for the bands which are our influences , we never end this conversation.
M.L. Tell us some information about the recording of the album .
D.B. The recordings done in our home studio with no stress and with no problem for the time and with full fun hahaha.The mixing and mastered made by Nikos Glykiotis from Helish production and i believe that did very good work.
M.L. I believe that the progress of software and hardware for creating recordings, as well as the most affordable prices , have helped the artist to record his job from the comfort of homestudio without further cost.With the combination of strong growth of the Internet and social networks i believe that given the opportunity to heard his work from many people with zero cost.What is your opinion about this?
D.B. I will agree.I remember that we stayed many days in studio and paying a lot of money , in the past and we hadn't the desired result.After all of these, we run in the postoffice to sending our job to many people and after wait for answers.By the way... now is more easy , but need a lot of time to learn this software
M.L. You're from the experienced of metal scene and has gone through many bands (Soulfade, Sempiternus, Conspiranoia) of metal scene of Salamis.How are the things these difficult times for the music and what problems have the new bands ;
D.B. Look the things are easier now.... I believe that the new bands haven't the problems that we had .... i believe the only problem which exist until now for the new and old bands is their selves... The aim is to you like what you do and not do it by force.
M.L. The album recorded with drum machine.The drummers are not easy available now.Have you find any drummer until now?
D.B. Drummers.... the eternal problem of our music.Yes is not easy available.We speak with many drummers from Salamis and Athens but some hadn't time because play in 4-5 bands and other never came.Lately we have discussed with a friend and i believe that everything will be fine .... so it seemed .... i believe that soon will announce it.
M.L. There are plans and proposals for concerts ;
D.B. Exist plans and proposals.We are ready but all depends from drummer.I believe that we do some lives in September and October if all goes well.
M.L. Do you want to add something?
D.B. I want to congratulate you for your effort who you did all of these years to promote unknown bands without any personal benefit.Is realy respectable what you do.
M.L. A message to Music Legacy's readers?
D.B. KEEP THE METAL SPIRIT ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!
In this time i want to thank Dimitris for this great interview!I suggest to all of you to hear the "End Of Days" now and believe me this album blow you minds in the air!Realy dymite!!!You can hear it online here .I wish the best to Dimitris and his band!STAY TRUE METAL!!!!!!!