Fear Factoryn kitaristi kommentoi yhtyeen eroa Gene Hoglanista

Fear Factory 2015Yhdysvaltalaisen industrial metallia soittavan Fear Factoryn kitaristi on antanut hiljattain haastattelun Metal Wanille, jossa mies kommentoi yhtyeen eroa vuosina 2009-2012 rumpalina toimineesta Gene Hoglanista. Dino Cazaresin mukaan Gene vaati yhtyeeltä liikaa rahaa ”The Industrialist” -albumin nauhoituksista ja tämän takia yhtye joutui lopulta nauhoittaaman konerummut albumille. Voit lukea Dino Cazaresin mietteitä aiheen tiimoilta tästä:

”Well, the thing about it was that we actually wanted to use [Gene] for [2012’s] ’The Industrialist’, but, unfortunately, negotiations didn’t go very well. He wanted too much money for us… [more] money than we can afford; I mean, that’s basically [it]. It’s business. So he, obviously, took the TESTAMENT gig, and so we were kind of left without a drummer, so we ended up using a drum machine. [’The Industrialist’] didn’t sell any more or any less than ’Mechanize’. But then again, now we’ve got a new record [’Genexus’], and it seems to be doing really well. I mean, we were trending on Facebook — all Facebook — over Donald Trump and over Kim Kardashian. So that says something. We’re Number One on Metal iTunes, we’re Number Four on Rock, we’re Number 25 on overall iTunes as of today, which says a lot, you know what I mean. It’s kind of like… You go back to sports, okay? I can compare this to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. Now, together they were unstoppable; they won three championships in a row. Then drama happened and Shaq left, and everybody was saying, ’Kobe Bryant can’t win a championship without Shaq.’ Well, he won two more. That’s the best way I can describe that. So we feel that we have a great album. We feel ’The Industrialist’ [was] a great album. We did have a lot of backlash, because we used a drum machine, which is kind of hypocritical for people to say that, because, you know, … we sing about technology; that’s our M.O., that’s what we do — sing about where the future’s going. And you know what? People use it today, but a lot of bands don’t admit it, because theyre afraid of the backlash. But the thing about it is that nowadays, they have computers… You know, everything… I mean, a drum program is not just something to make demos with in your bedroom. People are making albums with drum programs in their bedroom. That’s just the way the future’s going. A lot of people can’t afford to pay studio drummers. A lot of people can’t afford to pay for studios. So they do it in their room — ’cause they have the technology to do it now. That’s just where it’s at, and that’s where it’s gonna go. Unfortunately, we feel, and we hope it doesn’t go that way — at least not in my lifetime — that the musician will be obsolete. Because nowadays you can go to a concert, some dude’s pressing ’play’ on a laptop, and ten thousand people are going nuts at an EDM concert with just one guy [up on stage]. That’s where a lot of money is. We’re also singing about how things can become obsolete; we’ve said that for years. We have a record called ’Obsolete’. You know — how people’s jobs can become obsolete, just [how] humans are becoming obsolete. But, you know, we know that there’s gonna be a big change in music, and we hope that the musician does not become obsolete.”

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