Godeth – Interview

High flying hard hitters. GODETH, have just released their stomping new EP, The Path Of Destruction. We caught up with the more to find out more:

What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument?

Dylan Walters – Guitar

Danny Campey – Drums

Luke Dyde – Guitar

Jimmy Johnstone – Bass

Miles Case-Watson – Vocals.

How and when did the band form?

The band formed in 2018 after Dylan responded to a Facebook post from Danny about wanting to start a band. Luke then joined soon after. Jimmy then joined as bassist in 2022 after the departure of our original one, and then Miles joined in March 2023 after replacing our previous singer.

When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?

Whilst we have been a band for a while, it wasn’t until Miles joined the band that we really started gelling. We had a bit of local success prior to him joining but since then things have gone on to another level, with us playing many more venues in different cities up and down the UK, and even getting to performing at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2023. Since Miles joined, we have also had ‘Solace’ play on BBC Radio 1 Rock Introducing by Alyx Holcombe twice, which was a huge honour. Overall, Miles has helped us to solidify our sound into something we are extremely happy with.

Who are your musical influences?

As a band we all have a wide range of musical influences that we bring to the band to help make our sound, ranging from black and death metal, to early 2000s emo and pop punk. But to be more specific:

Jimmy – Rage Against the Machine, Incendiary, Alice in Chains, Fit for an Autopsy, Body Count

Danny – Behemoth, Gojira, Thy Art Is Murder, Slipknot, Fleshgod Apocalypse

Dylan – Rammstein, Alice in Chains, Gojira, Type O Negative, Malevolence

Luke – Bullet for My Valentine, Parkway Drive, Avenged Sevenfold, Vukovi, Bring Me the Horizon

Miles – Knocked Loose, Kublai Khan, Deftones, Gojira, Slipknot.

How far back does your history with each other (the band members) extend?

Dylan and Danny went to the same high school, but didn’t really speak too much before the band. Miles and Danny went to the same music college, and we knew Jimmy from nights out and coming to our shows before asking him if he wanted to play bass for us.

Where have you played or toured?

We have our hometown of Leeds, of course. Played at venues such as The Key Club, O2 Academy Leeds, Boom, and Brudenell Social Club here. Have played shows in Manchester playing at Satan’s Hollow, Grand Central, and The Peer Hat being the highlights. As well as this, played in Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, Whitchurch, Bradford, Bolton, Stoke, York etc. But the highlight for us was having the honour of playing Bloodstock Festival 2023, which is something we had always wanted to do being such huge fans of the festival. In terms of recognised bands, we have played with Lost Society, North Atlas, Black Orchid Empire, Evile, and all the amazing bands at Bloodstock 2023.

In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?

We are not constricted to playing one sub-genre of metal, but applaud and take influence over all other genres, therefore creating a sound which is enigmatic and unique to us. We are not set out to be the heaviest band people have heard, but to create a feeling anyone can resonate with. Through lyrics and musical connotations, we feel as though we can communicate a deep connection with the listener.

If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?

Godeth present a visceral showcase of emotion through powerful, hard hitting riffs and grooves. Vocals that are delivered with sheer tenacity and pain whilst carrying a strong melody underlined with thought provoking lyrics.

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