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Magnum Opus - Magnum Opus Newsletter Interview

13 Aug 2007 // An interview by Shade
1) What is your greatest achievement?

Playing a gig while very drunk

2) What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?

That's for the musicians to do, although I would like to see the government supporting music as an art rather than as an industry.

3) Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Very rich and very famous... haha. No, I think we'll just be doing exactly what we do now but on an international level. That's the plan. We have our first album out early next year and we want spend a good year or so touring and getting our music heard. Then we'll record another and do the same again.

4) What is the best thing about making music?

When someone gets something out of your music for themselves. Also, just having fun.

5) What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Focus on your purpose, not your outcome. In other words, you're a musician so focus on the music. Get someone else to take care of the "success" or business side of things.

About Magnum Opus

From their beginning as an instrumental, neo-classical/metal duet through to their present band status, Magnum Opus' focus has always been on musicality.
In 2004, they won the Wellington Region Rockquest Final and made it through to the national semi-finals, placing them in the top 12 bands of more than 600 nation-wide.
2005 saw the release of 'The Nightshade of Lycanthropy' (EP) and several changes of line-up.

2006 has seen them write and perform more than ever and establish themselves throughout New Zealand.

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Magnum Opus
Year: 2006
Type: EP

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