Roland Juhasz of Enter VI - Back
1. How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?

Roland Juhasz: The band was originally formed in early 1998. I, the bass player and guitarist/singer Alex met at a jam with a friend. Our styles seemed to have a very similar direction and since we both were taking music seriously we set out to look for a talented drummer and lead guitarist to form the band we have today.

2. How would you describe your music?

Roland Juhasz: The best way to describe Enter VI is progressive, power thrash we aim to retain all the power without the sacrifice of melody and variety.

3. What are your biggest influences?

Roland Juhasz: We have a lot of influences but most prominent are probably Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, Kreator and throw in a bit of Sepultura and Fear Factory. As the bass player, my influences are Morbid Angel, Testament and melody wise Moonspell is awesome.

4. What influence do you think your bands has in music and metal today?

Roland Juhasz: We want people to get a rush of adrenalin everytime they hear our record and we are trying to introduce more complexity in our brand of thrash and power.

5. What made you want to be in the band? And if you weren’t in the band what would you be doing now?

Roland Juhasz: I've been playing music since year 8 in school. If I didn't think that I would be in a killer band one day I wouldn't have pursued it for so many years.

6. Are any band members in side projects? If so what are they, and explain a little about them.

Roland Juhasz: None that I am aware of.

7. How would you feel if a band took their sound from yours and became very well known?

Roland Juhasz: Then we would always be better because no other band can replicate another if that's not their true style. Try copy Meshuggah, for example, it won't work because they are simply the best at their style.

8. What current bands do you like or respect?

Roland Juhasz: Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah, Fear Factory, Entombed, Testament, Immortal and Slayer. We respect and like countless others but would be too long a list.

9. How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them!!

Roland Juhasz: We initally released a 3 track demo which was well received and now our debut album just came out, titled "Dreams."

10. What demo/album do you like the best?

Roland Juhasz: Dreams!!

11. What is the meaning behind the songs?

Roland Juhasz: Every band member has their chance to add his own ideas to the lyrics. We are open minded and will choose the meaning that best reflects the personality and direction of the band at the moment.

12. What are the bands favorite songs?

Roland Juhasz: Hexed, Passed Realised and Onslaught Server. Within these 3 songs the listener will hear power rhythms, unusual melodies and over all the really rock.

13. What does the future hold for the band?

Roland Juhasz: The way I see it is we can only get better. We are striving to establish a new standard with every song we write in both composition and overall progressive, metal feel.

14. If you could play with any band who would it be and why?

Roland Juhasz: I think Testament or Pantera. Their styles would go well with us and they both are innovators of metal music.

15. Who writes the majority of the music?

Roland Juhasz: The majority of the music is written by our singer/guitarist Alex Vexler. Onslaught Server was co-written by me and can be heard distinctively as the bass is very promiment in that song. Most of our lyrics are written by drummer Andriha Skocic. All leads naturally by the lead man himself, Daniel Shore.

16. Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with and why?

Roland Juhasz: Most probably Cryogenic. They supported Slayer here on their last tour and they definately know how to get a rowdy crowd going.

17. Where did you get the band name from?

Roland Juhasz: It was our drummer's idea. Out of several names that popped up in his head we chose this one.

18. Describe what the band is like live?

Roland Juhasz: We are very straight forward. We play with all our energy and then we get even more hyper when we see the corws go wild. We have a tight sound and we don't spend lots of time telling stories to the crowd. People want to see some seriously powerful and technical metal and that's what they get.

19. If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?

Roland Juhasz: Haven't had the chance to plan that out yet, we have ideas but too early to discuss them.

20. Are there any touring plans made; if so tell me about them?

Roland Juhasz: Too early to confirm.

21. Where do you think the band will be 20 years from now?

Roland Juhasz: Depends where technology and equipment takes us. Hopefully at the forefront of the aggressive and uncompromising wave of bands.