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Omega Diatribe Interview

1. Tell me about the name! I think it's really interesting.

Akos: Yes, we wanted a unique name from the beggining to avoid even the possibility of duplication in the world, haha.

So we crated this acronym Omega Diatribe from one of our earliest idea, Omega Directive. Which was from a Star Trek episode where Omega Directive was a general order to find the Omega molecule.

The name Omega Diatribe doesn't tell too much at first sight haha, but we also assigned a meaning to it, which has been described in the following story:

There’s a secret ancient writing stem from an unknown alien civilization, a contract between humans and aliens about the use of the planet Earth. The government calls it ‘Omega Diatribe’. This contract says humans could only use the Earth in a limited time. Overtime is not allowed. When our time is over they’ll come back and take us to a higher level planet. Only the open minded people could survive the transmission, ‘cuz their mind can undergo the changes of the human body.

2. How has the band progressed over the years?

Akos:  In 2013 we released our full-length debut album entitled Iapetus. Which we recorded at our own studio, 515 Studio.

The album was nominated the ‘Best album of the year‘ & ‘The best studio production’ in Hungary, and landed on the second place.

In 2014 the band split ways with our first drummer and start to work with the legendary drummer Kevin Talley on a new material called Abstract Ritual, which we dropped out in 2015.

In the summer of 2015 we signd to the US based record label Independent Ear Records. Thanks to this, the record Abstract Ritual has been released in the US too.

Later we released a brand new single in the beggining of 2016 called Contrist. The release also contains an exclusive cover of slipknot’s anthem.

By 2016, the band was mostly playing abroad and festivals suchs as Euroblast Festival.

In the beggining of 2017 we got signed to ILS Group at Universal Records and released our third studio record called Trinity in 2018, which has been co-produced, mixed and mastered by the danish producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios. Trinity has been released under the ukrainian Metal Scrap Records.

After an intense tour season, we won the ‘Best live band’ & ‘Best album of the year’ award at Hungarian Metal Awards.

In 2020 we released our forth studio record Metanoia which has been mastered by the Swedish producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

We started working with Tue Madsen again in 2022 and released our latest EP, My Sphere.

3. Tell me about your release "My Sphere" what went into the song?

Akos: With the new song, we absolutely continued the style of Metanoia in terms of the clarity of the music. This time, however, we got more electronics and samples instead, and jungle/drum & bass elements also appeared in the new song, which we have been planning for a long time.

It is a special pleasure for us that we were able to work with Tue Madsen again, since when the new song was born, we immediately dreamed of his unique, deep sound.

In the last decade, social media has absorbed everything, and as a result, it has been possible to lock people into their own information bubble. They shove in your face what the algorithms think you might find interesting. After a while, this starts to become oppressive, and we wanted to demonstrate this narrow, enclosed feeling with the lyrics and visual of the music video.

4. What is the writing process like for the band?

Akos: We usually write song ideas at home and send the structures, riffs to each other. You can imagine these as almost full demos sometimes, with guitars, drums and fx recorded. Later everyone could add their own ideas and we finalize the songs together.

In recent years, we have tried to pay more attention to the structural composition of the songs.

5. What's the most rewarding part about writing music for you?

Akos: It is like a therapy for us. It helps to process the various influences and trials that befall us in everyday life. It is not part of the writing process but also playing live is a big part of the reward I must say.

6. What are the bands plans coming up?

Akos: Currently we are hard working on our fifth full length record which will be released by the end of 2023. We will finish the recording process soon in early September and send the material over to Tue Madsen for the mix & master process.

We've also started to work on a new music video, so we're pretty busy and also excited right now.

7. How did the band form?

Omega Diatribe was formed in 2008 by Gergő Hájer (lead guitar) and Ákos Szathmáry (bass). We started to play live in 2012 with a 5 piece line up.

Throughout the years the whole band changed around us so still we are the only original members in the band. Luckily every change was a positive progress for the band.

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