I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter from Vojd, here we discuss the band’s history and the new record:
1. What was the inspiration behind the name of the band, and what are your influences?
I went through a thousand names before I came up with Vojd. To be safe from other bands with similar name I choose the spelling with the J.
We all in the band has different influences. That’s what make our sound I guess.
My influences when I write music varies all the time. But this last year I’ve been listening a lot to bands like Roky Erickson, ZZ top, Motörhead, Alice cooper and Hurriganes, to name a few. One influence I’ve always had since this band started is The hand of doom. A great band from Germany that only released one album called Poisonoise back in 1979. Check it out.
2. How do you think your career has progressed over time? Is there anything you would change?
We have become better songwriters and more tight as a band. We’re moving more in the same direction now I think. And that’s a great thing.
3. The material on the new album is incredibly diverse, was that a deliberate choice? What was the process behind writing the songs?
It was not deliberate. The thing is that even if you’re not aware, you’re always getting new influences and ideas that take the songs in a new direction. Me and Joseph has a lot of different ideas when we write songs. So I guess that’s what makes it so diverse.
4. What plans do you have for the future?
Come out and play more live and promote the album. Maybe recording some cool 7″. I like that a lot.