Summer Slaughter Celebrity Playlist: Veil of Maya Vocalist Lukas Magyar’s Top 10 Heavy Hitters
MetalSucks is a proud sponsor of this year’s Summer Slaughter tour featuring Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation and Beyond Creation. We’ve asked one member of every band on the tour to assemble a themed playlist for our Idol Listening series and we’ll be counting down one per week until the tour begins in late July. Get dates for Summer Slaughter right here to make sure you don’t miss it!
Today new Veil of Maya vocalist Lukas Magyar shares his ten favorite heavy hitters. In the Q&A that follows, Magyar talks about some of his choices, his new life as a full-time touring musician and more.
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1. Metallica – “One”
2. Megadeth – “Symphony of Destruction”
3. Marilyn Manson – “The Beautiful People”
4. Rage Against the Machine – “Bulls on Parade”
5. Skindred – “Nobody”
6. Pantera – “Walk”
7. August Burns Red – “Mariana’s Trench”
8. System of a Down – “Chop Suey”
9. Rob Zombie – “Dragula”
10. The Devil Wears Prada – “Big Wiggly Style”
Marilyn Manson was a gateway to metal for a lot of people. Was that the case for you? Can you talk a bit about his music’s influence on you?
I’ve never actually heard his music described as a gateway to metal before. That’s an interesting perspective and certainly understandable. For me it’s just something about his tone of voice that catches me. He has this sinister vibe that I enjoy.
The same could be said for System of a Down, who often inspire “are they metal or not” arguments. What’s your take?
System of a Down has surprised me a lot with their style. I think that’s why I grew to like them. No one sounds like them and it isn’t bad in any way, just different. I respect that. The whole “metal or not argument” to me is foolish. If you hear a band and it’s obvious that they are highly influenced by the metal genre then they’re a metal band, System of a Down included.
Favorite Megadeth album?
My favorite Megadeth album is Countdown to Extinction. That record has basically been around my entire life and to me it’s a classic.
How are things going for you as the new guy in the band? Have you adjusted to the touring lifestyle yet?
I’d say so far so good. I’ve had a lot of great experiences early on. I’m actually quite fond of change so I was eager to jump right in. I did have some concerns about my voice cooperating since I had no previous tour experience, but luckily all went well.
Which other bands or dudes on this tour do you look forward to hanging out and broing down with the most?
Honestly I’m pretty excited to meet everyone. One of the absolute best parts of touring is who you meet along the way.