FDX GUITARIST – ADZ TALKS ABOUT THE NEW RECORD!!!

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Tell us a little about FDX

ADZ: It’s a long story my brother what would you like to know first.

How did it all come together?

   ADZ: Well its been GA our front-mans’  baby for a long time , things only really hit a pro stride when myself and Davie joined just under two years ago and introduced our style and drive into the mix.

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Speaking of style and drive, describe the sound of FDX.

ADZ: That’s not an easy one to define , GA would probably give a much more apt description than me but I would say that the X are the next natural evolution of metal music.
How has the recording process been?

ADZ: Long and stressful as its been a self funded and mostly self recorded album between our home rehearsal area and couple of local studios here in south Wales but given the situation I believe we’ve done some pretty hefty work for the first official FDX release.

Is there a title for the record?

     ADZ: The current title is ” Killer. “

Is this a “Full” release or an EP?

 ADZ: A full album.

How will it be released?

   ADZ: Both physically and digitally through PolyRam records.

Do you plan on touring to support the new record?

 ADZ: Oh for sure bro , weve a couple of small festival slots booked here for February and a small run. f dates then were planning a small U.S. Promo tour in late march sorta time with fellow PolyRam  label mates still to be confirmed.

Tell us anything else you want about FDX

ADZ: Well the only thing to really say is expect the unexpected in the most bad-ass way and finally as we always say ” Prepare to not know what the f**k hit you ” we’re coming.

Thanks for this quick Q&A, any shout outs you want to give?

 ADZ: Anytime brother , a massive shout out to the incredible DBZ guitars and diamond amplification for the support and yourself for your amazing support brother , what you’re doing with Bleach Bangs and the blog is awesome and you will always have my support.

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GA Calford – Vocals, Guitars
Adz Redpath- Guitars
Rob- G- Bass
Kristofer Davies- Drums

 

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DARKSITE/FDX GUITARIST- ADZ DARKSITE REDPATH SPEAKS!

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We are talking with Adz Darksite Redpath from all the way from Wales. He is the guitarist for Fear Death Xperience and Darksite.

 

What can you tell me about your first musical experiences as a child in the UK.
     Adz : For me its impossible to corner it to one individual event , I was born in 1978 and my father ran a successful folk club before I was born and is an incredible banjo player and often played with my mother who sang and played the Appalachian dulcimer , as well as this my father was a luthier so I was always in the workshop watching him work on instruments from the point I could crawl , henceforth the music thing is less events in my life and more a second by second interwoven part of my existence .

What are some of the most outstanding musical memories from your childhood that stay fresh in your mind today?
 Adz: again there are many but I remember many times before even my eighth birthday I used to sneak downstairs after my bedtime into the smoke-filled living room full with bikers and musician’s and just sit behind the sofa and just take in everything , which back in the early eighties just fuelled my mind to want more than being a member of the 99% and seeing all these at the time so-called outcasts who were actually doing something with their lives rather than the yuppie culture at the time that was just about work and not about fuelling the soul . my soul is music and without it both me and my soul die .
At what point in your life did you decide you wanted to play music?
 Adz: I truly think ive always known and wanted to be a musician , ive even got pictures of me with guitars when I was literally half their size so I guess it’s just something that has always seemed obvious for me , I just have never seen another real option for me as it has been my calling for as long as I can remember .

Was guitar your first choice? and why or why not?
     Adz: yes I would say it was my first choice I got my first proper guitar at 11 although by then I was insanely into iron maiden and Metallica so six months later I got a bass and that was my main focus until I was maybe 16 at which point the scope I felt I had on the guitar was just too enticing to stay away from any longer , although I did play guitar throughout the whole time I was a bassist I always knew it would come back to being an axe man.

What was the process by which you learned to play?
     Adz : I have had one proper lesson my whole life , when i was in secondary school the 4 people who took music for their exams were offered lessons , we had a guitar teacher brought in that my friend took to like an addict lol , myself I went to one class where we were shown the basic blues scale and that just bored me senseless as I was mad addicted to playing the likes of slayer and Metallica , Pantera etc at the time so I didn’t go again which I found out after was probably good for me as the teacher spent almost 2 months going over that scale apparently lol , so other than that I am totally self-taught.
What were/are some of your musical heroes that influenced your musical spirit?
 Adz: well band wise I was brought up on a crazy mix of hard rock and folk everything from Earl Scruggs to Little Feat and Zappa , but the bands I site as my original influences when i first got into music and really sparked my interest are without doubt , Metallica , iron maiden ,slayer , Pantera etc , at the moment im hugely into a massive variety of bands but in a big way the bands , Cirlces ,Textures , Neosis etc , on the other side as a guitarist ive a small number of players who truly interest me , for example , Zakk Wylde , James Murphy , Steve Vai , Tremonti are all players I can listen to all day , musically though I don’t have one hardened group of bands or any one style that I adhere to as I truly believe that to be a great musician you must listen to as much of all styles as you can to broaden your horizons and expand your knowledge and inspiration
What do you think was/is different about being a musician in the UK?
Adz : that’s an awkward one to answer without pissing off a lot of people lol , lets just say its a very closed scene here at the moment , unless you’re in with the current trends and are constantly kissing up to the right people here then your fighting an ever increasing uphill battle and are more than likely going to be ignored shunned and just plain cast out .
If you could be a musician during any period of time what would that be and why?
Adz : Ah bro it would have to be the eighties , to be a part of the birth of thrash and death metal etc would have been insane although if im honest I think I would pick right now as I see huge advances ahead within music styles and scenes and I believe only for the positive .
Would I be surprised by anything on your MP3 player?
 Adz : quite possibly hehe.
What do you think of the happenings in the music world these day?
 Adz : I have very mixed feeling’s to be honest , it’s harder than ever to be a part of the scene as a band , I think we all see there simply aren’t enough people getting off their lazy asses and going to shows anywhere which is just shocking to myself . on the other side I hate the way everything has gone to iPods etc I miss having that vinyl or cd and reading the sleeve notes and having that tactile object that in some cases can change your life , like I remember taking the cassette of the black album to school every day and reading the lyrics all the time etc ,  I think losing these things is a shame although the changes do hold huge possibilities so I attempt to embrace it as much as possible when it’s warranted , I think the way labels play the game is also sadly hugely different , we don’t see any labels paying anything towards bands or investing anymore apart from major’s , they expect the bands to do everything unless you by some glance of fate land with a label that actually believes in what you’re doing and will put their money where their mouth is which is so rare now its a joke , however that’s only from what ive heard in the U.K. , I can only hope it moves forward in the future.

 

Interesting conversation with my brother from Wales. Make sure you go to the band pages and “like” them if you find them to your tastes (which I’m sure you will)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Darksite/175647035817743

http://www.facebook.com/pages/FEAR-DEATH-XPERIENCE/25562763683

 

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10 bands that should be in the ears of the WORLD. The radio won’t play them, but I’ll spread the word.

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There are some really great bands out there. Unfortunately corporate radio will not play them. I’m gonna give you ten of them right here. In no order and the first of many Blogs like this, I will be bringing you new bands that I feel should be heard around the world. Let’s get it on!:

1. Scattered Hamlet

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http://www.scatteredhamlet.com/

http://www.facebook.com/ScatteredHamlet

A good old fashioned Rock band, when you see ’em live it’s just like a gatherin’.

“Hillbilly Harmony” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdq1dUf11ws

2. Crowned By Fire

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http://crownedbyfire.com/

http://www.facebook.com/CrownedByFire

The evil spawn of Lemmy and Sabbath with a nod from Zakk Wylde himself and you’ve CBF listen if you dare! :

“I Spit On Your Curse”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiOIKvLrDXg

3. Voice Of December

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http://www.voiceofdecember.com/index.htm

http://www.facebook.com/vodband

Stark imagery, eclectic lyrics, brilliant musicianship give this band credibility.  A VOD show will not leave your mind readily. When you’re in, you’re in for good.

be their “Guest” right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rykom1HP6nQ

4. Sunset Riot

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http://www.sunsetriot.com/Sunset_Riot/Home.html

http://www.facebook.com/sunsetriot?ref=ts

A FUN band that likes to give a great show as much as they love to give great music. Give a listen and get bit!

“Rattlesnake” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMQGRhrA9W8

5. Die Hard Til Death

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http://www.diehardtilldeath.com/

http://www.facebook.com/DieHardTillDeath

This band is proud to be Metal! Make no mistake some ass kicking will go down right here!

Do you have “The Will”? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30BVfGJVEw&feature=fvwrel

6. Fear Death Xperience

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/FEAR-DEATH-XPERIENCE/25562763683

A new band from the UK that burned its way into my ears and now is running around freely in my madhouse of a mind. some Classic sound mixed with new. I love it.

“Shallow The Grave”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkltZ4I3jfM&feature=related

7. Rusty Tramp

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http://polyrammusic.com/rusty-tramp/

http://www.facebook.com/RustyTramp

Yeah! Let’s get back to the Feel good party band times! Rusty Tramp brings it in a BIG way. Shoot for the stars boys!

“Liar Liar” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaOZq8sxnkU

8. The Hard Ponys

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http://www.thehardponys.com/

http://www.facebook.com/thehardponys

The Hard Ponys hearken back to the LA sleaze days and that make me very happy. Now if I only had a Hard Ponys T-Shirt……Give a listen!

“Psychodoll” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wRrbXQY898

9. Mindset Evolution

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http://mindsetevolution.com/wp/

http://www.facebook.com/mindsetevolution

I had the pleasure of interviewing these guys recently. Fun guys, great band glad to see they are chasing the dream! These guys remain in touch with reality!

“Relevant” :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tM4emrS61A

10. Texas Hippie Coalition

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thcoutlaw.­com

http://www.facebook.com/texashippiecoalition

When you throw THC in the CD player you automatically get a little more baddass. I feel like somebody poured a bottle of Jack out on the Texas ground and these guys sprouted out of it.

“Troublesome Times” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy33nprcFxU

Just the first ten bands I want to bring to the attention of the WORLD!!! Many more to come. I am not afraid to spread the word about bands I love. They’ll get played right here!

the Hellion.