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A Dirty Dozen with PADDY from NASTY – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Gnarly, metallic hardcore outfit NASTY have shared the video for “666AM.” “Back from hell on your train to damnation,” the band says about this clip. With their tireless work ethic and positive attitude, NASTY has become an international force, playing everywhere from Europe, USA, and Russia to Brazil, Japan, China, and Korea. They also joined in countless well-known festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, With Full Force, Resurrection Fest, and many more. ” We get guitarist Paddy to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

The whole album contains 12 Songs within 30 minutes playtime. I guess that’s a lot for such a short time. And it definitely needs some time to ease down. There are some new gimmicks we never used in previous albums. It’s fresh and hard at the same time. For us the hardest album we ever wrote!

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

My dad was into “hard” music back then. He took me on the road (truck driver) when I was like 7 or 8 and we were listening to old Metallica / Pantera / Queen / Pink Floyd and stuff like that. It took a while for me to start playing guitar and I was very late with that. I think I was like 15 or 16 when I started but after that it all went quick from rehearsals to first shows and touring.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Not really. I would say all the bands I mentioned above opened the world of heavy music for me.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Old Metallica, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Michael Jackson and Behemoth.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

Probably Corey Taylor. I love his screams, singing and all that. Would fit 100%!

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

10-ton hammer in your face! Some people see us as a “wiggercore” band. Whatever this means – I disagree with that.

7. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Nash delivers the food, Berry delivers the drinks and neither Matthi and me do crack out the acoustic guitar because we are not good at it at all, ha-ha.

8. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

Never been!

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

The best part of being a musician is pretty much f###ked right now because of corona. All the ideas and all the plans we had within this year are on hold and being exclusive to tour and to present a fresh new album is making us crazy. We are like caged dogs; we want to get out and show what’s going on. Everyone In the band is struggling right now because we can’t play. My dream job – being a good father.

10. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

I am tired of answering “yes / no” questions. Sometimes it’s too easy just to say “yes” or “no” but that’s not the way interviews work I guess, ha-ha.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

No. I think everything I did and everything the band did turned out to be good! It might take some time for things to realize though but we are happy with what we can do, where we are with the band right now and definitely with our personal lives!

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

There is only one song. Michael Jackson – “Give In To Me.” I just wanna be there and see how this song came together with all of Slash’s guitar work. Insane! Goosebumps every time I listen to that specific song! The whole recording session must have been epic!





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