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Jon Dette Meshaak - Interview
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JON DETTE

MESHIAAK


Meshiaak

Made up of power house, seasoned musicians, Meshiaak have delivered a savage and crushing slab of metal the way it used to be done. The twin guitar attack of Danny Camilleri and Dean Wells locked down by bassist Nick Walker and cemented by the heavy hitting drums of Jon Dette (Iced Earth, Slayer, Anthrax and Testament) have created a force de rigueur not seen since metal's hey day. Steve talks to drum legend Jon Dette about the band and their new album "Alliance Of Thieves" as well as his previous trip to Australia with Slayer and Anthrax.

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Jon: I would say Meshiaak is a combination of metal influences and a great heavy metal band that's trying to not be redundant and try to explore new territories and give a different twist to territories that have already been explored. It's interesting because people will say it kind of sounds like the old school bands like Metallica or this and that, I can hear the influence in there but at the same time I would want people to know we're not trying to be that band or this band. These are our influences just like every other band out there, they have their own influences.

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Interview by Steve Monaghan on August 12th 2016