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With influences from prog and rock and incorporating hard and soft vocals, we throw experimental death metal band MOGA into the spotlight





MoGa are a new experimental death metal band formed in 2023. They are based in Sofia, Bulgaria and strive to challenge the established musical boundaries.


TELL US ABOUT YOUR LATEST ALBUM OR SINGLE


Our debut album bears the title “Where do you come from”. It tells the story of MoGa, a little red alien (and at the same time our band mascot) who has travelled across galaxies to visit our planet and get to know us humans. Each track on the record captures a moment of his journey on earth.


WHICH SONG WOULD YOU SAY SUMS UP YOUR SOUND THE BEST?


That’s a tough one. I’d go with “Contrastmus” – this the track we open our live shows with. It has a little bit of everything which the audience will hear later on in our performance.





DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC IN A FEW WORDS.


We have a surreal mixture of heavily distorted 8-string guitars, harsh vocals and extreme drumming on the one hand and clean vocals, ethereal calmness and clean tones on the other. We have riffs that fire up the circle pit and experimental ballads to calm the senses.


WHO HAVE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES BEEN?


This album is not a product that takes after any particular band. The main composer and mastermind behind it all is Anton Dimitrov (guitars), seasoned musical veteran, who has drawn inspiration from nature and many real-life situations. Even though fans tend to recognize some references to well-known and established bands, I wouldn’t want to name them here to prevent that anyone gets biased before they give us a listen. Check out our links, listen to our album and decide for yourself 😊


HOW DID YOU GET INTO MUSIC?


That’s easy. I (Hristo, the band’s rhythm guitarist) am the son of a classical musician. I started playing piano when I was 5 and even though it took some time until I switched over to guitar, I have been playing a musical instrument for as long as I can remember.


WHAT IS THE CREATIVE PROCESS LIKE FOR YOU WHEN MAKING MUSIC?


The band’s lead guitarist, Anton Dimitrov (Tony Flo), is the main creative force that drives the band. The creative process is relatively straightforward: He composes most of the music (including all guitar and drum parts), while our two vocalists (Milko Dyulgerov and Borislava Yordanova) contribute with the vocal parts and the lyrics. The electronic backing tracks which play a vital role in the overall sound of the record are subsequently done by a world-renowned electronic music artist (Ivan Shopov – Cooh).


WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD BE THE COOLEST COLLABORATION PROJECT BETWEEN YOU AND ANOTHER ARTIST?


Any collaboration with another musical entity which is based on mutual respect and understanding is cool. It shouldn’t necessarily be a high-profile artist. We are happy to collaborate with anyone we find common ground with.


PLEASE TELL US A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF.


Our band name was supposed to be a different one, but it turned to be copyright-protected in some countries. We initially struggled to find another one, until it basically found us. We are thrilled with how things turned out though.


WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?


Follow your dreams and don’t get discouraged by anything.


IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE INDUSTRY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?


I’d make it easier to be a musician. I’d change the industry in such a way that original music creators get more out of it so that they can continue making music.


WHAT'S NEXT?


More live shows, new audiences and we also strive to continue the story of our album hero in a new record which will hopefully come out in the future.


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Check out all our links here: https://linktr.ee/mogaband

Be sure to give us a listen and consider following, subscribing or supporting us on bandcamp or by buying our official merch (DM us if you’d like to buy something).


You can find us on: Instagram: https://instagram.com/mogaband

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