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You have certain expressions when you write music, a lot of different emotions, a lot of different feelings.
Singing and playing have always gone hand-in-hand with me. I love ’em both equally.
I think anyone who suffers from chronic pain can agree with this – you feel this great significance. What I wanted to capture was that significance, and as a matter of fact I think that’s one of the lyrics on ‘Conflict,’ on the split. I touch on the significance, and really it’s a selfish thing, in an offbeat way.
I don’t care at all about the mainstream; I don’t care about popularity contests; I don’t care about who’s got the biggest-selling album; and I don’t care about glossy production.
I went from being a kid-kid, listen to everything from The Beatles through Kiss, Peter Frampton, Jethro Tull classic rock, classic stuff into immediately, it seemed like, Iron Maiden and stuff like that. The first Iron Maiden record and then, obviously, the first Metallica record.
We definitely have a hardcore following.
You gotta look beyond the mainstream… the mainstream’ll drown you, you know? There’s always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive.
I love the Beatles, and when I was very young, I had young parents, so Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles constantly were big influences on my life.
This is the band I always wanted to be in.
Honestly, I got the best of both worlds: groove of New Orleans meets the intensity of Texas. That’s the best education I could have, the best experiences I could have.
I am the type that cannot stay put in living in the past and solely in the past. It’s not healthy and it doesn’t feel right.
With this LP we were all very clear on the approach we wanted to take, which was to do something heavy, but also experiment with a lot of other things we really like.
Creating any type of art is all about mood. I’ve been making extreme music in one fashion or another for decades. And truthfully, Down has a big enough fan base to where I could remain content to do only that, but music is a vast territory and I am an explorer. And I’m a lover of all things considered extreme in music.