With an empowering and emotional sound that bonds aggression with melancholy, MAZIAC take no prisoners. Rendering influence from alternative rock, modern prog and metal, the power trio have deftly amalgamated their influences to craft a sound that is unique and utterly captivating.
Formed in 2017 and residing in the nation’s capital, MAZIAC are comprised of Tony Best (Guitar/Vocals), Tim Stokes (Bass/Backing Vocals/Synths) and Marc Vachon (Drums). The band’s heritage is varied, much like their sound; Tony is half English/half Salvadorean and grew up in The Netherlands. Marc is from Montreal, Canada, and the only British native, Tim, is from Bedfordshire. Although MAZIAC are a relatively new unit, members from the band have previously been featured in RockSound, Moshville Times, Ultimate Guitar and on Kerrang! TV.
In May 2018, the band set loose their self-released debut EP, Parallel, which was mixed and mastered by Justin Hill (SikTh). The record picked up strong praise and was widely lauded by the likes of The Circle Pit, GBHBL, and Misfit City, to name just a few. MAZIAC were also favourably reviewed live by both Metal Hammer and Powerplay, just shortly after releasing the EP.
Recently, the band have been chalking up shows with the likes of The Ever Living, Epsilon, Derange, On Hollow Ground and Winchester, as well as heading back into the Studio with Justin Hill to put down tracks for their blistering debut album Forged. The album arrives this Summer and fronts stout guitar riffage, immense drum-work and engulfing vocals. The release showcases the band’s impressively eclectic sound whilst highlighting their melodic edge, as well as their abrasive tech metal bite and keen use of atmospherics. Start to finish, this is a towering album that is sure to make a strong and hefty impact.
| The band play with ‘LestWeForget’ at Fiddler‘s Elbow, Camden, London on Sunday 23rd June |