This is our 2nd interview from our latest number 44, available on 1st of October 2019. Interview with street punk legends from Greece since 1995, OMIXLH. Enjoy it!
MirceONE (MPTYZINE) Oi guys, this is Mirceone from MptyZine, how are you?
OMIXLH: Hello Mirceone, we are fine!
Congrats for the new album Rebellion March, tell me few things about it.
Our latest album „Rebellion March” got released during last summer by Punk n Loud Records for Europe and Joe Pogo Records in the USA, and we are so happy with the final outcome. We are answering this interview few days after the release show we had, and it was the best experience possible.
For those who don’t know you, please tell us a few things about the band. Also please let me know about the message that the band is spreading
The band has a long story, starting in Kozani 1995. A lot has happened in between, but the last five years find the band with the most stable line up ever, consisting of Lefteris on vocals, Aris and Babis on guitars, Alex on bass and Dimitris on drums. The message we’ve been always trying to spread is unity through our scene, among with a firm antifascist and antiauthoritarian spirit. After all, we’re here for the good and the bad times.
I know that you have some songs about football, what team do you support?
We are all supporters of different football clubs, but the last years we’ve decided with the band to support our local Antifa League, a championship of independent football clubs among Greece. They do it better!
Tell me few things about the punk scene in Greece.
The punk scene in Greece has always been alive and kicking, since the 80s. There are many bands to pay respects for their contribution to the movement, such us Vandaloup, Xaotiko Telos and Kinoniki Aposinthesi. Right now the scene is more alive than ever, with great variety in different bands, and also we are happy that more than ever many greek bands tour abroad and spread their music.
Speaking of Greece, i am a big fan of Greek cuisine 🙂 how often do you eat gyros? Haha
Not that often luckily enough, but we can’t either avoid it as it’s the most common street food.
I saw that you played this year at Rebellion fest, how it was and where you guys will tour in the near future.
We played Rebellion in Amsterdam in June 2018 and in Blackpool back in 2016. The experience was great, sharing the stage with lots of bands we love and getting to know new bands and people from around the world. We are about to hit the road in two weeks, playing in Italy and Germany. There are some plans touring Spain and Portugal as well in the near future- we are so stoked about this!
Speaking of plans, where will be the band in 10 years let s say?
Given the last ten years found the band active and touring a lot, we really wish this goes on as much as possible. We want to play any given place, travel everywhere with our band and share our music with the world, after all that’s what we really want to do!
Please make me a top10 of your favorite bands.
So, Lefteris loves the Casualties and Funeral Dress, Aris GBH and Drongos For Europe, Babis Sepultura and Virus, Alex Motorhead and Poison Idea and Dimitris Discharge and Lion’s Law. That makes ten!
I know that you were scheduled in 2007 to visit Romania for a Los Fastidios show, how is the public in Romania? (this question supposed to be edited as I was to that show in 2007 and OMIXLH didn’t made it)
Well, this is quite a story, as we actually never made it to the show due to unfortunate circumstances, even though it was planed. We definetely have to play Romania in the near future.
Please tell us where people can listen to your music and find you online.
Right now our latest album is available on Punk n Loud Records’ Bandcamp. Rest of our releases roam free and wild on the internet. Also, for all the latest news of the band you can follow us on our FB page and IG account
A few words for our few readers
Well, thank you from our hearts for reading this interview! Stay punk, stay free!For ever punx we never give up.
Thank you so much for the time and this short interview, please feel free to add anything at the end.
Thank you Mirceone for your time and effort-UP THE PUNX
MirceONE vs OMIXLH – September 2019
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