Mitt under MetalTown fick Rocksverige chansen att intervjua Dez Fafara, och det sa vi givetvis inte nej tack till.
Rocksverige - What made you quit Coal Chamber for DevilDriver back in the days?
Dez Fafara - Well, they got on drugs. They got on really hard drugs. They got on Speed. You can't travel with people who's on Speed and ruin thiers lifes. I kind of got to cut my own nose off , you know what I'm saying? I had to start my own life over. I realized that if I go onstage, that would give them more money in thier pockets, and they keep feeding them self with drugs. I didn't want to help killing my friends, so that's why I was out.
RS - Well, I've earlier talked with Liam (Cancer Bats) and you're appearing on their latest album.
DF - Yes, I sing on a song called ''Bastards''.
RS - How was it to record your vocals in another studio than the band?
DF - It was great man! I am a huge Cancer Bats fan! And as soon as i got the oppertunity they drived me over to LA, and I spended like 3 - 4 Hours in the studio. It's a plesure to be on thiers record! I love that band.
RS - Would you prefere to do it in the bands studio, with the band?
DF - Of course! But it was almost impossible to do that. They was almost done with everything, and I just finished what I had to do.
RS - And last year on the Eight Plague Tour it was a mashed up line-up with Machine Head, Bring Me THe Horizon and Darkest Hour. Do you think that you got more fans from it or anything?
DF - Well , it was Machine Heads tour, so they tooked who they wanted to take. But I felt that the Crowd gaved Bring Me The Horizon a hard time every night, but they're a great band you know! I believe in going out with mixed tours. You should take from each others fanbase you know.
RS - Do you still have contact with bands that you toured with?
DF - We've played with so many bands man! That's why I love festivals! You hit the ground, and meet all your friends, the crew and the fans! And I keep up with everybody you know.
RS - So you prefer festivals before own shows?
DF - I like it all! When you take the energy from a small club to a festival or take the big energy from a big festival down to a small club! It works ether way for me really!
RS - And today you opened the festival! How was it? Did you feel that the crowd wasn't warmed up or anything?
DF - Well, we're here just to get them dirty and get all on. And we did! It got packed really fast. So we're lucky for that. When we saw that we were opening up we thought that we just had to go and do buisness!
RS - You've earlier said that you're realesing an album every second year?
DF - I'm trying! (Laugh)
RS - Are there any plans for 2013?
DF - We don't know right now. We're get in to record at the end of this year or the begining of next year, and then we'll se. If we can get a album out in like October next year, so that would be like two and a half year. That would be perfekt for me. It's a curly thing to get one out every second year, but I'm a musicfan! And when bands let you wait three years for one record, it means two records in six year! And that's to long! I want to hear more music!
RS - So, it will not be an Anthrax thing and have seven years between?
DF - We like to think about ourselfs like "proffishians".
RS - That's good! Both for you and for the fans! And you have earlier won the record for the worlds biggest Circle Pit! Right?
DF - Yes, well that could be contested (Laugh). But we do have some pretty big Circle Pits! (Laugh).
RS - Did you know they were there?
DF - No. It's just something that been following us around. But it's a good thing, cause it makes people move! And wen you se people do it today like 1:30 in the afternoon, it's just glorius!
RS - Do you sometimes mis the time when you weren't in a band, when you were out watching your favourite bands?
DF - I walk around in the crowd. I was just in the crowd for Machine Head. And as soon someone sees it's me were shaking hands and than were both turn and watch the band. I'm a huge musicfan!
RS - Do you get to meet any annoying fans when you do stuff like that?
DF - If they keep talking with me while were both watching the band, I just say ''Hey look! Were both here to watch the band. So let's watch them.'' And they understand. I'm just a normal person who's out there to watch the band!
RS - Do you remember meeting one of your biggest fans?
DF - Well, one time I was walking out of my house and there was a person who was camping at my frontline in a tent.
RS - Thats cool! But creepy.
DF - Yeah! (Laugh) Kind of creepy.
RS - Your album "Beast", what was the biggest inspiration for that album?
DF - I think we needed to do something really raw and really punky. Something aggresive. And that's what I think the record is. It's a furvent feel, like an aggressive punch in the face.
RS - Earlier this year you searched for a new record label. Why?
DF - Well RoadRunner falled into Warner Records. I was at RoadRunner for a long time, and they were great people. But I think we had to go somewhere else at the end of the day.
RS - So did you just go with the flow and sign with Warner?
DF - Yes. But some days ago we signed with Napalm Records, so we signed to an european label.
RS - Cool! Now I think my time is out! Thanks for the interview Dez!
DF - Thanks man!
Rocksverige would like say thank you Dez for the interview.
Keep on rockin' .
|Intervju Av Emil Agrell 21 jul 2012 20:25|
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