• Mark Hosking of Karnivool

    Mark Hosking of Karnivool

    “So it was a challenge and it was exciting but we knew we had something, we knew the sound was fresh so we were just excited. We weren’t kids but we were much younger back then and I think we just wanted to get it done real quick and get out there and present it to the world…” From release: [...]

  • Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth

    Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth

    “…it’s just the five of us playing the songs and we’re trying to play them as good as we can with as much passion as we can. I think what we have to offer is just more of a musical experience you know and very little eye candy, and some people probably find that very boring and they need that [...]

  • Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

    Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

    “Instead of thinking about that we just went in and had a great time *laughs* and made some music that got us excited and put it together, so it was a different mindset, again I think that the only rules in place were we’re not going to record the record in the same way that we did the last two, [...]

  • Erik Ohlsson of Millencolin

    Erik Ohlsson of Millencolin

    “So this time around we focused on how do we sound when we play live because when we play live that’s really what we are and those songs we choose to play from our records sound a lot like the songs on the new album, so it felt like it’s been a fun and great process trying to bring out [...]

  • Matt Barnes of You Me At Six

    Matt Barnes of You Me At Six

    “I remember the first time we did it was a Soundwave we were plying to four or five hundred people and then last time was supporting Paramore on those gigs was absolutely monstrous, some of those were like 15,000 odd people, so it’s been a steady grow I think.” From release: From infamous sold out shows at London’s Wembley Arena [...]

  • Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard of Gallows

    Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard of Gallows

    “I felt like this album is a chance for us to really experiment and push ideas and try new things… I feel like Gallows has always been a very aggressive band and for this record it would be nice to turn that aggressive behaviour and explore the darker depths as opposed to just being angry in black and white you [...]

  • Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low

    Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low

    “…the record started taking shape as we started writing songs but we definitely knew we wanted to push things, we wanted to make a dynamic record, we didn’t want to do a repeat of the one we had just put out before. Those were all the things that we went in with to start and then I think when we [...]

  • Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

    Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

    “…it’s connecting with other people through the medium of music, we love playing in our studio, we love recording the songs but they never have the same passion as when you’re trying to play them in front of someone. I think almost the goal of our band is to be like a magician who’s equally as surprised when the rabbit [...]

  • Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper

    “…when I created Alice it was at a time when I looked at all the bands and they were all heroes, all rock heroes and I said where’s the rock villains and rock needed a villain and I will gladly be Captain Hook, I will gladly be the Dracula of rock…” The word legend gets used a little too much [...]

  • Jim Bogios of Counting Crows

    Jim Bogios of Counting Crows

    “It’s great to have something that’s stood the test of time like that and where people just relate songs to certain periods of their life or certain things that happened to them and you can see that on people faces because they get really emotional about a lot of the songs on that record.” From release: Counting Crows have sold [...]

  • David Ellefson of Megadeth

    David Ellefson of Megadeth

    “Part of rock and roll is doing things out of the box and trying new things that push the envelope and kind of open your thinking up to different things, so I’m very appreciative that Australia has welcomed the idea and opened it up for me to do it.” From release: From the Megadeth’s inception in 1983 until the band’s [...]

  • Rage of Venom

    Rage of Venom

    “…we had to do something a little special so we did take a little bit more time than we probably should’ve but we just wanted the album to be perfect and knew we had to hit a home run with this album because the last album was so strong and very popular with the legion, this album had to be [...]