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Melted Bodies’ Top 5

 A really fascinating metal band from Los Angeles called MELTED BODIES will be releasing a new EP, The Inevitable Fork Vol. 1, on November 25th. The record will be the first of three EPs that will be released as an album next year. 

This is their Top 5

TOP 5 pieces of equipment that every musician must own.

HOUDA – amp, cables, tuner, picks, RAT pedal

SCOTT – earplugs, tuner key, stick bag, drum cases, sticks

ANDY – earplugs, metronome, tuner, voice memo app, choice of instrument

BEN – earplugs, reliable headphones, gator case, bandcamp account, computer (an incredibly valuable music tool tbh)

TOP 5 pieces of advice NOT to follow, to make it in the music industry.

SCOTT – follow trends, avoid meeting people in local music scene, shun new technology, make sure your music is perfect, don’t think of a release strategy 

ANDY – sign anything without a lawyer, sell your publishing, don’t practice, don’t promote, expecting things to come to you

HOUDA – be a dick, compare your success to other bands, avoid doing shows/playing with bands that are outside your genre, stay in your comfort zone, think you’re above social media

BEN – Gatekeep the music you love, Don’t go to shows, Wait until your music is absolutely immaculate before putting it out, Only be willing to play shows that are guaranteed to be successful, Play the short game

TOP 5 clicks on your playlist. What are you currently listening to, on repeat?

ANDY – Haich Ber Na, Louis Cole, Panda Bear/Sonic Boom, Gilla Band, Chat Pile

SCOTT – Gilla Band, The Chemical Brothers, Bjork, Moth Cock, Meshuggah 

HOUDA – Viagra Boys, Charlotte Adigéry, Gustaf, Squid, Soul Glo

BEN – AMENRA, Inter Arma, Flagman, Black Braid, Panopticon

TOP 5 adventures you’ve been on with the band.

ANDY – Hellfest, East Coast, Six Flags, Guitar Center, Ad People music video

HOUDA – Hellfest, Troy NY, Disneyland, Six Flags, Shakey’s in Inglewood 

SCOTT – Hellfest, our first East Coast shows, Ad People music video production,  Rise of the Resistance ride lottery, every Halloween together 

BEN – Hellfest (dream band experience), Six Flags Halloween, Troy NY (our favorite town in America), Our 6-year hellscape in the first practice space where we recorded Enjoy Yourself, Every time we play The Smell

TOP 5 ways in which your band is awesome.


1. voted #1 metal band in the world by Consumer Reports 

2. winner of Berwyn Illinois’s “All You Can Eat Beef and Bacon Battle of the Bands 2019” , 

3. AAA Premier Members two years running, 

4. 20% more music than the “Other Guys”, 

5. Jagermeister Enthusiasts 


Love friendship

Love horror movies

Love metal

Bean juice


HOUDA – Friendship, the music rips, always down to try an idea rather than reject it off the bat, big bold flavors, gay-shit


We’re friends who like playing music together. 

We all listen to different things, and our sound reflects that. 

We’re adults who still want to bring our teenage dreams to life. 

We watch horror movies together. 

Our music fucking rips. 

Connect with the band

Instagram / Linktree

Andy Hamm (Vox/Guitar)
Scott McDonald (drums)
Ben Majoy (Keys/Programming)
Houda Zakeri (Bass)

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