Saturday, July 26, 2014

Zacky Vengeance: "I won’t lie, I hated having someone telling me that what we..."

Revolver Magazine has interviewed Zacky Vengeance, you can read an excerpt below:

You recorded Waking the Fallen at NRG Recordings in North Hollywood, right? What was that experience like?
I believe the actual recording took place somewhere in Burbank, and I can’t remember the name of it. It was our first time working with a producer [Andrew Murdock, A.K.A. Mudrock], and we got beat up by him—he was like, “Zack, you’re not very good at the guitar, the drums aren’t very tight, and you guys aren’t playing to any kind of tempo. And where you should have a six-minute song, you’ve written a shitty 10-minute song.” It was like going through boot camp, and we were pissed off. I won’t lie–I hated having someone telling me that what we were doing needed to be better, or that my guitar playing was sloppy, or that the parts of our songs didn’t really add up. When you’re a rebellious little shithead, you don’t want to hear anybody saying that. So it was a bit of a battle, but looking back, it was awesome. We learned a lot about recording, and it took us to a level of professionalism that we didn’t have.

Click here to read the full interview.