By “Tampa Earl” Burton, Rock At Night
Interview with Odd City – Recorded April 4, 2023
Rock At Night has featured Detroit rock band Odd City in our website reviews and print magazine for the last year. The band’s EP Fission features an eclectic, unique blend of metal, prog rock, and a smidgen of metalcore. It is about time we further got to know them.
In this interview, Odd City discuss how they began as a 3-piece instrumental band but added Mike Szuminski (who was recording the band); how they share member duties by switching instruments and vocals; their philosophy “it’s about the song and not the genre”; how the pandemic influenced the music; the making of the EP Fission, and in particular, the song “The Upside Down”; and trying to juggle a full-time job while being a thriving band (hint: communication and practice).
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Who is Odd City?
Odd City, from Detroit, MI., is a unique and outspoken rock band consisting of Mike Szuminski (vocals, lead guitar), Mike Kap (bass, vocals), Pavel Guysinsky (rhythm guitar) and Brett Redwood (drums).
Fission was produced by Super-Producer/Engineer Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Soundgarden, Tantric) at legendary Pearl Sound Studios (Asking Alexandria, Eminem, Filter) Canton, MI.
Rock At Night’s theme song is “Get On Down If You Feel Up To It” by Billy “Bass” Alford
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