musicOHM.com recently conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
On reading books:
Dez: "It's just what I'm into, you know. After the show my band and the others will probably go out to clubs, but I'll go back to the bus and read — I enjoy it! I think I'm alone in that though! I only drink wine these days, not any harder alcohol; I don't do drugs any more or smoke pot. I don't do any of that 'cause I wanna be focused, and be clear with what I'm doing. Early on I partook in every cliché there could possibly be, and I think the excesses were great at times, but they can totally ruin a man if you don't look forward past them, which I think I have done."
On the intrinsic link between the darker side of spirituality and the metal scene:
Dez: "Obviously there's a lot of Satanic influence in many metal bands, but I don't think they really know what they're dealing with. Especially if they're dealing with guys like Aleister Crowley or Anton LaVey who are massive charlatans from my point of view.... But then he [LaVey] led a lot of people into something they could believe in. You find your power where your power is, and personally mine is in myself at this point.
"I believe in an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. If you step on my toes I'm gonna kick you in the face, and if you walk by gently and say hello, I'm gonna say hello twice as politely and I'll see you next time around."
Read the entire interview at www.musicomh.com.