Megosh perfectly blends clean and screaming vocals into catchy songs. Check out my interview with them below.
Rob: Where does your name come from?
Josh: In 1988, a reluctant dwarf plays a critical role in protecting a very special child from an evil queen… Well, Megosh, a very brave dwarf, willfully joins the journey in protecting the child, alongside his reluctant friend.
Rob: Who inspired you to play music?
Josh: I’m not quite sure, honestly. I’ve always loved music and I guess after failing at most sports as a child I somewhere along the lines discovered my love for singing. My parents then took me out of soccer (or off the bench) and put me in front of a piano, then guitar lessons, then vocal lessons and I just never stopped.
Rob: When did you start playing music?
Josh: I have been singing and dabbling with instruments, including my voice, since I can remember. If I had to put an age on it, I’d say I was about 14 years old when I started my first band.
Rob: Where does the title “Apostasy” come from?
Josh: I am a logophile…a lover of words! I try to keep up with my diction by constantly discovering and using new words. One day I just came across the word Apostasy and its meaning say perfectly with what the band went through while writing the album.
Rob: What is your songwriting process?
Josh: We don’t have a process per se– maybe Finch will bring a riff and we’ll start there, or maybe I’ll have a vocal line that we’ll build on. Derv likes to come late to the party and change stuff around. We all add our own unique style to whatever the other members bring to the table. Sure, there are some songs Finch may have written entirely and some I have written entirely, but for the most part it is a collective effort and we prefer it that way.
Rob: What is the greatest challenge for the band?
Josh: Getting on decent tours. At least that’s what I would say. We’ve played with some decent acts but I suppose because of our broad genre sometimes it’s hard for agents to really pin down whom we should be touring with and with whom we shouldn’t. I’ve noticed, however, that no matter the act, we have always had positive feedback from every crowd we’ve stood in front of.
Rob: What is the greatest joy of the band?
Josh: Our personalities I think. We just love to have fun and it makes the dreaded road a more pleasant experience. Also, each of us has a die-hard passion. No one, I repeat, no one will ever criticize us as harshly as we do ourselves. We work extremely hard and are proud of the work we put in.
Rob: What is something about you or the band you would like fans to know about?
Josh: That without them we would be nothing. That drive I spoke of before is truly fueled by their support and dedication. We try our hardest to meet and chat with everyone that comes to see us. We want them to know that we are not only approachable, but genuinely interested in who they are as individuals. We just love meeting new people!
Rob: What is your vision for the band’s future?
Josh: Space travel.
You can pick up “Apostasy” at All in Merchandise.