“The music climate was a lot stronger,” recalled Sikth vocalist Mikee Goodman on the period when an unsuspecting music world was introduced to his band in 1999. “We were coming out of the 90’s and at that stage there was a lot of nu-metal bands and people gave nu metal bands a bit of a cuffing because of bands like Limp Bizkit but at the end of the day, nu metal was quite an experimental form of music. It was taking one type of music like hip hop and doing a more basic form of groove metal and also loads of different experimentation so that was a big scene. There was a lot of great bands around in the 90’s and there was a scene because the music scene was a lot stronger back then. There was still such thing as a record industry where you were getting development deals… it was a completely different time. We wanted to do something different and invent our own sound. There’s a lot of bands in every scene in every generation who want to sound like other people because they want the fine angle and hop on the wagon and be accepted. Nowadays there is more bands than ever going for social acceptance through music and metal is in a horrendous state where people are just repeating the same formula and doing the same thing going over the same ground again and again and things have to change.”
In an extremely forthright and honest interview Goodman discusses the bands first ever Australian tour with The Contortionist starting ??, the social pressures inherent in the modern music age, the reaction to the monumental album The Future In Whos Eyes? plus the band’s thoughts on the album nearly twelve months later as well as certain things that he believes are crippling the industry from the inside. Tune in to the attached audio for all this and more.