Tehelka recently conducted an interview with drummer Chris Adler of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Tehelka: Was starting out as a band in the ’90s harder than it is now? If so, why? What was it that worked for you?
Chris: Starting a band then was hard, but easier than it is now. The Internet was just beginning then and we were distributing all our music online. We would play anywhere we could — at house parties, functions, everything. That, I believe, is the key to success — to be able to get out and play. Our goal was not to make money; you can’t expect art to pay very well. We didn’t expect to be METALLICA. Things are different now and every kid who has a laptop can make music in his basement with high-quality sounds, live with his parents and pay bills. People have to try much harder now; every six minutes, there is a better-sounding band releasing a track.
Tehelka: A few days ago, [LAMB OF GOD] vocalist Randy Blythe said the industry is dying because Marilyn Manson’s new ablum opened at #10. What are your thoughts on that?
Chris: Randy and I don’t always agree. According to me, Manson’s career finished a long time ago.
Tehelka: Tells us about your new album and what makes it different from the previous ones?
Chris: “Resolution” is a little different from our two previous albums. The songs are more progressive and dynamic. We have picked a lot from our earlier records, the ones before the two last ones. It is difficult to produce seven records that sound different without getting boring.
Read the entire interview from Tehelka.