Magor – Pre Fest Interview Wacken 2014

Magor are the Israelis winners of this years Wacken Metal Battle. They play at Wacken along with all the other Metal Battle winners from all over the world to compete for the Over All Metal Battle Champion!

MagorCan you give the readers a quick introduction to the band.

We started Magor in the year 2002. The only current founding members are the drummer and I.
After endless struggles and years of lineup changes we have released our first EP in 2009 “Mania Depressia”, a single in 2010 self titled “Magor” and our debut album “Drawn To The Dark” last February 2014.

How would you describe your sound.

Most of our fans would describe our sound close to artists such as Dimmu Borgir,Dissection, Emperor and other artists of that genre and they are right because these are the artist that we listen to growing up but of course we have our own approach that makes it Magor.

How would you describe the metal music scene in your country? What has changed over the last few years.

Despite all the struggles and the problems in the Middle East our metal scene has been flourishing more than ever. Many Israeli metal artists are releasing new albums, between major artists that come to our country local shows are plentiful all wrapped in a brotherhood of non-judging and unconditionally excepting metal scene to all metalheads.

Why did you enter the WOA Metal Battle Competition.

We have been going to the festival since the year of 2005 and it’s clear to say that it is the undisputed Mecca of metal.
Year after year looking at those stages and seeing all those artists it would only be natural for us to strive to conquer that mountain which is the metal dream and the Wacken metal battle is our chance to prove ourselves and give you a show of a lifetime!

What was your initial reaction when you found out that you have won & you were playing at Wacken.

A chemical reaction in our brain Best described as complete and utter bliss all wrapped together with the comforting feeling that what we have been doing for the last 12 years has made a difference and the recognition and appreciation from the fans and the supporters of our country have left a speechless and will give us the strength to make them proud.

What was the best and worst part of the competition for you?

The best part of the competition was showing ourselves that we can accomplish everything we set our mind to and that perseverance does pay off as long as you are willing to work hard and be dedicated.

The worst part was the stress and the pressure trying to satisfy everyone and meeting their needs, thanking fans that show their support, and not breaking when people tell you suck.

Would you recommend the competition to other bands? Any hints/tips for bands that are looking to enter.

Definitely, I would recommend this competition to any band that is true to the metal Genre and takes itself seriously, that is willing to work hard and never quit.

My biggest tip would be to give it all you’ve got no matter what and know that there is always a way no matter what the odds, always play fare and stay true to yourself no matter what anyone says.

What can the audience expect from you at the festival.

The audience that will be at the concert can expect the best show Magor had ever given!
Every drop of blood sweat and tears that we have given working on this show will burst on that stage and our mission is to give the audience a show that they will never forget.

Wacken 2014 Metal BattleWhat has been the bands biggest achievement so far?

We have done many shows all over our country and had the privilege of working with artists such as , Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Moonsorow, Orphaned land and many other israeli metal bands.
Though the biggest is performing at W.O.A

And now our time has come…

Have you ever been to Wacken before? If so when and what did you enjoy most about it.

The first time I stepped on the holy grounds W.O.A was in the year 2005, since then I have been going every year.
Every single detail in this festival has been thought of and executed to perfection, from the atmosphere in the camping area which is an endless party of freedom and metal to amazing, heart stopping shows that would turn anyone in to a dedicated metal head!!

What is your opinion of the Wacken line-up.

Crazy line up!!! there are so many bands and artist we want to see that the only hard thing about W.O.A is trying to manage your time in a way that you can see everything you want!!! there is always something you just have to see!!!

In one word :perfect

Can you sum up Wacken in one sentence.

Makes you proud to be a metal head!

Any message you wish to pass on to the PM readers.

Come to Wacken and see what we can do!! It will be something you will never forget!!!


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About Sheila

Former Editor, Team Co-ordinator as well as PR, news poster, pass requester, Ex-Scottish Team Leader for PM since 2011 \m/ \m/ Also owner of the infamous Garfield L'arpie, who is a official mascot of RACPA UK. Check out RACPA UK (Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK)