Monday, December 12, 2016

Synyster Gates about labels: "The bands that are signed should be giving a chance to experiment with their sound"


Synyster Gates was recently interviewed by OverDrive, you can read some excerpts below:


"I think that most of the other labels tend to ignore the genre and just don’t seem to have an interest in investing in new bands. The whole A&R process has really changed in the last 20 or so years. It’s such a shame really because there are thousands of really exciting and super talented bands out there just waiting to be discovered."

Gates continues: "The bands that are signed should be giving a chance to experiment with their sound and not rushed in and out of the studio. In order to make a record sound amazing, or to achieve a groundbreaking new sound, there has to be a level of time to achieve that.

"If that means that there should be a bunch of different guitar amps used to get a particular sound or a little more time in searching for a different tone or effect that can influence a whole new sound, then that really needs to happen. At the end of the day, nothing will ever change if there is no effort being invested in trying to make a change and push things forward."