Getting to know Tshomarelo Mosaka (Vulture Thrust) of Overthrust (Part 2 Interview)

Overthrust front man-Vulture Thrust

The Vulture!!

Welcome back to the part 2 interview of getting to know Tshomarelo Mosaka, the founder of the band Overthrust. As you all know Overthrust was our band of the month here in Audioinferno, click here for details and their Winter metal mania fest is almost close at hand, is a festival to attend. To view the part 1 of this interview, click here, well enjoy the rest of the interview.

A.I: What places will you be playing in the immediate future?

The Vulture:

Our annual Charity Metal Fest, Overthrust Winter Metal Mania Fest 2015 in Ghanzi – Botswana on 27, 28and 29 May 2016.

A.I: Where have you played from then till now?

The Vulture:

We’ve played in many places around Botswana such as Gaborone, Francistown, Maun and we have also played outside Botswana in South Africa-Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

A.I: Is it always the same songs live?

The Vulture:

Nope, we change our song line up.

A.I: What has been the best/most promising gig so far?

The Vulture:

The Cape Town show was the best it made us realize heavy metal scene crowd behave the same anyway in the world, they love each other, they support each other and they are always they for each other without judging, we are family, we are warriors of the world, we are brothers and sisters of peace, hail to you all metalheads out there in world.

A.I: Have you had any bigger tours from start to now?

The Vulture:

The South African tour in Jan/Feb 2013, yes.

A.I: How big crowds do you usually play for?

The Vulture:

In Botswana the scene is not too big but is amazing, is so fucken unique and special because we have identity. We usually play for about 200 people if we say now the show packed.

A.I: What are the plans for the rest of the year?

The Vulture:

Play more shows in Botswana and South Africa and Namibia launching our album and composing more songs.

A.I: Where do you usually play?

The Vulture:

In Gaborone City.

A.I: How do you get psyched up for a gig?

The Vulture:

Just get crazy, of course after a massive rehearsal.

A.I: What are your goals with your music?

The Vulture:

To reach as far as Europe and States.

A.I: When did you decide to go all in for the music?

The Vulture:


A.I: Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern and what are your sources of inspiration?

The Vulture:

Stux Daemon of Wrust inspired us and he did help us to start our band, our influences are all old school death metal bands more especially Deicide is our main influence, Death, Possessed, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Obituary.

A.I: What’s the first step when making a new song?

The Vulture:

Since music is all about creativity, everyone have their own way of doing stuff, with my band, I write a lyric then we compose some beats/riffs then we take it from there and include chorus, bridge and other necessary music elements where they are supposed to differs from one band to another.

A.I: How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums?

The Vulture:

That’s a bad habit, it is destroying the future of artists/bands as they lose to free downloads when it comes to sales, people should stop that practice and support bands by buying material stuff, original stuff, I don’t have a problem if they pay online the owners of the products for downloading but if is for free then that’s not good.

A.I: What would be your dreams for the band?

The Vulture:

To play in Europe or States.

A.I: Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to?

The Vulture:

Beside death metal, I also listen to Black metal and old school Heavy Metal, bands like Accept, Bornfire, Saxon, Great White.

A.I: What do you hold most dear?

The Vulture:

My life style.

A.I: What would be your greatest fears for the future?

The Vulture:


A.I: When you are on stage, what do you fear most then?

The Vulture:

Nothing, that’s where I belong.

A.I: Have you been part of any other projects?

The Vulture:

Nope, i am strictly focused on what I do, my business.

A.I: What do you work with outside of the band and the music?

The Vulture:

Am a Police Officer and Professional Karate Instructer.

A.I: What would you do if there was no music?

The Vulture:

I would be a psychiatric patient and get admitted in a mental hospital.

A.I: How important are your fans?

The Vulture:

Without my fans they wouldn’t be us, we wouldn’t be existing, we are existing and surviving because of our fans, they mean a lot to us, we love them. When I call a name of song on stage without even finishing the name of the song my fans call it louder than me before a complete introducing it, now that’s what I call genius and brutal support, hahaha.

A.I: How often do you rehearse?

The Vulture:

5 times in a week.

A.I: Where do you rehearse?

The Vulture:

Where I stay in my bedroom.

A.I: Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment?

Vultures don’t die and Poltergeist of torment.

A.I: What do you feel is the best live band you’ve seen?

The Vulture:

Wrust from Gaborone, Botswana.

A.I: Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there?

The Vulture:

Whatever challenges that may arise, keep pushing hard, don’t give up, eventually we will make it!.

A.I: What are the biggest obstacles for a band?

The Vulture:

Biggest obstacles for the band is finance to finance band activities, it is very difficult for a metal band to get a sponsor.

A.I: How would you describe your sound in one sentence?

The Vulture:

Brutal, that’s the best I can describe it.

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