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Nucleust incorporates four passion driven musicians who strive to deliver what can be classified as heavy odd music comprising of unpredictable combinations of metal riffs and motives. Having been inspired by a diverse range of genres from Classical Music to Doom/Goth Metal, from Thrash to Death Metal, and from Jazz to Progressive Rock/Metal, Nucleust creates music, which is a reflection of what is happening in the real world through their own screaming critique, backed by a distinctive sound of extreme 7 & 6 string guitar riffs, massive crunchy bass sounds and groovy heavy drum patterns. The band has just released its second EP titled “Resistivity”. This was followed by their first interstate tour in September with shows in Melbourne and Sydney as well as several dates in W.A. Nucleust guitarist Max Palizban took a moment to do a little Q&A with us

Max in the studio
Max in the studio


What was your first guitar?
Ibanez RG570

What was your first band t-shirt?

A record that changed your life?
Machine Head – Blackening, Sepultura – Chaos A.D, Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power, Metallica – Justice For, All Meshuggah – Obzen

What’s your main guitar now?
Schecter KM7 ESP Horizon III

Through what amp and why?
Mesa Boogie Mark V. Best Amp in the whole world. It’s a monster that literally can do anything. So versatile.

Which pedals are your standards?
Ibanez Tube Screamer, TS9 Decimator, TC electronics: Flashback and Hall of Fame

What’s your latest recording and when will you be back in the studio?
Resistivity EP is the latest one. We’ll be back to recording right after The Fearless Tour

What gigs have you been playing lately?
Resistivity EP launch at Amplifier Perth

Most memorable gig?
Bekasi, Indonesia

Worst stage nightmare?
Broken string and wireless unit issues

What gigs are coming up in the next few months?
October 2nd. 459 bar North Perth

A guitar tip for the kids?
Just keep practicing and write your own music. Work hard!

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