|Posted 31-05-2018 17:23 by BroccoliLeg (Redacteur)
Om nog maar eens even terug te komen op The Armed... Een interview met Ben Koller, die op dit album drumde: https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/july-2018-ben-koller-on-the-armeds-only-love/
I was skeptical at first—it was short notice, and the recording would take place right in the middle of tracking drums for a new Converge album, which seemed [like it would be] pretty stressful. The selling point for me was that at one point I’d heard that Rob Trujillo from Metallica would be playing bass. This seemed weird and farfetched, but I believed it since another friend of mine had jammed with him for a project recently.
“It turns out,” Koller continues, “Rob was never involved in any capacity. When I showed up for the session asking, ‘Where’s Rob?’ Kurt looked at me like I was crazy. Also, the Armed had sent Kurt demos for the record and made him tell me they were Converge songs so that I’d start learning them. So essentially, I was conned into playing on this album. I was so taken aback by these weird tactics that I just went with it.”
Daarnaast is er dit artikel: https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/the-armed-have-a-message-of-love-perfectly-suited-for-the-disinformation-age/Content?oid=11685653
And for a while now, press photos have mostly featured guests — studio collaborators, perhaps — who don't necessarily look like the live band local fans might expect
After stepping away from the table a few minutes, Dan Greene comes back, and he's got blood on his face. It's dripping a little down from his nose over his mustache toward his mouth.
I can't decide how to bring this up, and I'm wondering if it's actually been staged. Finally Stolarski points it out, and Greene seems surprised and a little embarrassed. "I've been sick," he says. "The loveliness of winter."
"I thought you were just trying to rock it Andrew W.K. style," Stolarski says, referencing the iconic cover of W.K.'s 2001 record, I Get Wet with the singer's smashed face on it. Greene runs with it and jokes he's stashed a vial of blood in the bathroom for this purpose before offering a self-deprecating, "Do I disgust you?"
W.K. is one of two musicians that keep coming up as I talk to and think about the Armed.
Ik krijg zo geen genoeg van deze mindfuckyness. Bizarre band, en tegelijkertijd zo goddamn goed. Inmiddels is het top 3 materiaal van het jaar geworden voor me.