Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Madzilla.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
MADZILLA: Madzilla LV is a Las Vegas based Melodic Thrash Metal band. The Band officially launched in 2018, but the project itself began years earlier, when an unfortunate car accident in which David Cabezas (Band Leader) lost a great childhood friend, led to the creation of the band’s earliest single “Judgment Day”, a song dedicated to the final moments of life, and the loss of a loved one. Having a few songs written, David felt the need to get his ideas and feelings heard, which lead to the creation of the Madzilla LV. Madzilla LV are David Cabezas (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Daniel Gortaire (Bass/ Background Vocals), David Oliveri (Guitar/Background Vocals), and Robert Wiggin (Drums). The Band recently toured alongside Max Cavalera’s Metal Legends Soulfly, in February 2020.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
MADZILLA: Madzilla LV delivers a hefty mix of melodic, classic thrash-metal, reminiscent of the likes of Megadeth, Metallica and Iron Maiden.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
MADZILLA: Our latest release was the music video for our latest single “The Last Goodbye”. We are always trying new things, in this case, the song features Australian vocalist Natalie Brown, who really added a great deal of melodic diversity to our sound. Being a Las Vegas based band, we are of course surrounded by the desert. We thought it was fitting to have our video shot out there, where it feels like home. The song itself describes the frustration that arises when trapped in one’s own world. The inability to see the light when surrounded by it, fixating on the bad, will completely erase all the good. When every night carries the same pain, ‘The Last Goodbye’ represents giving in to this limitless sorrow.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
MADZILLA: Mostly energy! We go all out on stage. And definitely fast, heavy riffs, joined by enjoyable harmonies, melodies, and guitar solos. Expect to come have a good time!!
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
MADZILLA: One of the things we enjoy most is playing live shows. We love the interaction with fans, it’s the main reason why we do this. We can’t really know where we’ll be in 5 years, but touring is definitely in Madzilla’s future.