Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Is 'Really Excited' About Sophomore ACT OF DEFIANCE Album
October 18, 2016
RadChad of Maximum Threshold Radio recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. You can now watch the chat below.
In addition to Broderick, ACT OF DEFIANCE features former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover, ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass).
ACT OF DEFIANCE's debut album, "Birth And The Burial", was released on August 21, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.
Speaking about the writing process for the follow-up to "Birth And The Burial", Broderick told Maximum Threshold Radio: "We're really excited to be able to have the full band contributing equally. Because Matt was such a late addition to the band, all he got to do is record his bass lines. So he'll be able to write on this CD, and then we kind of know each other a lot better now than we did, and so we kind of know how to contribute with each other. It's more of a working relationship, whereas last time it was, 'All right, here's our format. This is the way we're gonna do it, because we've gotta get it out.'"
Chris also talked about the importance of getting everybody's input and allowing every musician to contribute his ideas to the final product. He said: "The main thing is not to bicker and argue. I think you have to put your ego aside and just realize that everybody's opinion is valid. There is no one best way to write a song or to make a band the way that the band should come across or the way that people should act. It's not for any one of us to try and do that."
Broderick told the "Thunder Underground" podcast earlier in the year that his desire to be more involved in the creative process contributed to his decision to leave MEGADETH and launch ACT OF DEFIANCE. "That was the whole reason for the formation of this band — so that we could have our own say and be our own musicians and be our own people," he explained. "Obviously, we're coming out [on the road], we're grinding it out, we're building it again, and that's fine, because it's all about the music. Because, at the end of the day, Shawn and I could have stayed where we were at, but if you're not on the stage playing your own music, then, at some point, it's, like, why are you here?"
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