DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Drummer Opus Talks New EP Death Of The Rockstar - "The Title Of Our EP Is A Metaphor For The Dying Music Industry Of Today And More"
August 13, 2014, 4 years ago
Dead By Wednesday drummer Opus pounds the skins with sheer brute force for his Connecticut band mates who are just on the verge of celebrating their tenth anniversary as a vital part of the East Coast of the United States independent metal scene. Fresh off a tour of the states supporting Massachusetts heavyweights Shadows Fall and showcasing Dead By Wednesday's new powerful June issued five track Death Of The Rockstar EP, drummer OPUS returned to Matt O'Shaughnessy's WVOX Metal Mayhem show in New York armed with plenty of oral ammunition to discuss the EP, video for When In Rome, upcoming shows, and more.
Death Of The Rockstar is the group's fourth release and produced by noted Nicholas T. Rage who has also worked the control board for the likes of Hatebreed, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Jasta and more. The album follows on the heels of 2005's debut Democracy Is Dead, 2008's The Killing Project, and the most recent The Last Parade. Dead By Wednesday has snagged the "Best Metal" award two years in a row from the Connecticut Music Awards. During the interview, Opus also talks about a deeper meaning behind the title Death Of The Rockstar, "It's a metaphor for the dying music industry of today. In another sense, the death of one long chapter of the band's history due to the loss of long-time guitarist Ross Ragusa" (who is still playing on the recent EP). Dead By Wednesday every day of the week! Hail The Death Of The Rockstar...
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