Archive for March, 2010

My Interview With Iron Man 2 Composer John Debney

Posted in Cool News with tags , , , on March 20, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw

I know it may seem that I do more writing for MetalInsider.net than for my own blog. But lately there have been just too many cool opportunities regarding the site. Besides getting to actually write a lot more full articles (in addition to the news ticker), I also got the chance to interview the composer of Iron Man 2’s score, John Debney. You may be thinking at this point, “How did he get to interview a movie composer for a metal website?!” I would have said the same thing if you had told me I’d get to interview him last year. But interestingly enough, a misunderstanding over a previous article I wrote regarding Iron Man 2 actually landed me the interview. Life works in weird ways huh?

So take a look at my interview with John Debs over at MetalInsider.net, where we discussed his work on Iron Man 2, collaborating with Tom Morello on the score, and what it takes to make it in the movie soundtrack business. Big thanks to my boss Bram for helping me out along the way (even when he was in Austin, Texas for SXSW)! Make sure to keep checking out MetalInsider.net for up-to-dates on metal news and happenings and the inside scoops on the music industry (not just because I write for it, but because it is a great site!!).

Oh yeah I am showing the new trailer for Iron Man 2 because…..well it looks AWESOME!! Do I need another reason?

Serj Tankian Reworks Solo Work With Elect The Dead Symphony, and Does So Successfully

Posted in CD Reviews with tags , , , on March 9, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw

Not many singers can go from fronting the decade’s most politically driven metal band to performing with a full classical orchestra while still maintaining their signature sound. Serj Tankian not only can, but does so successfully with Elect The Dead Symphony, a CD/DVD that captures Tankian’s performance with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in Auckland, New Zealand last Spring. Featuring twelve classical renditions of songs and b-sides from 2007’s Elect The Dead, as well as two newly written pieces, Tankian takes his voice and music to a different yet familiar realm, further proof of him being rock’s most diverse singer.
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