I had the pleasure of speaking with Marz Nova from the Toronto based band The Worshyp
and here is what he had to say...
1) How long have you been playing your instrument ?
"I started playing around the age of 9"
2) At what age did you start listening to Metal?
"I started listening to heavier rock and metal when I was about 13"
3) Which Band or Bands introduced you to Heavy Metal?
"I think Rush was the gateway for me. It was an evolution from Rush onto Priest and then Metallica"
4) What are some of your favourite Metal Bands?
"The Big 4, Rush,Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Label Society"
5) In your opinion which Metal band is the true Grandfather of Heavy Metal ?
6) Are there any other Genres or sub-genres set apart from your current style of music that you listen to personally.
( if i was to look in your IPOD library what would we find)
"lol, you'd find everything from Chill-out, country, and celtic folk to Amon Amarath and Opeth. Different music for different moods"
7) Was your choice of instrument, influenced in anyway by possible band postioning?
(IE choose drums because you didn’t want to be up front)?
"No, I started playing guitar because my father played in a band, I switched to drums for a year and then went back to guitar"
8) How would you best describe your music and who are your influences?
"At first The Worshyp started by me not being able to purchase what I wanted to hear. I thought that the metal that I grew up with was being forgotten and although I liked a lot of the new stuff, it never seemed to move me as much and did not seem to be as riff based or melodic as the metal that I grew up with. After writing a few songs I decided to put the Worshyp together. The Worshyp's sound is like putting the most popular heavy rock & metal bands from the past 40 years into a blender. With each song you get a different blend. That keeps us fresh. One or two bands influence may be more prominent in a certain song but the next song will be a totally different mix. That being said, I think that the Worshyp's sound still remains the dominant characteristic throughout the entire body of work."
9) What do you like or dislike about playing a live show?
"I love the stage, I feel very at home there. I love and feed off of the energy projected by the crowd. The best part for me however, is meeting the fans afterwards".
10) Lastly what is the most F!cked up thing you have ever seen or experienced at a live show you have performed?
"hmmm, One time at a show in Toronto one of the amps onstage was picking up a weird radio station which you could hear between songs...totally bizarre but humorous. Perhaps the fans thought it was part of the Kingdom Earth concept. lol"
We would like to thank Marz for taking the time out of his schedule to answer these questions for us fans
You can reach them at
on twitter @theworshyp