Recently, our friend Gary “Turbo” Webb from KRSC/Claremore/Tulsa, OK caught up with Chimaira’s Mark Hunter in Oklahoma City. He spoke about the new album, Crown of Phantoms, as well as the Indiegogo campaign to help fund content creation (btw, in just four days, the band have raised over $25,000 of their goal of $30k, so they’re well on their way to success), the first time a band and label worked together with a crowd funding campaign.
Another topic he touches on is using media states to push political or social agendas, which is where Dave Mustaine’s name comes up, saying “I want people to do what they want, so the onus is on them,” he says. “If Dave Mustaine makes a silly 0r ridiculous claim about religion, then the onus of proof is on him.” As far as touring with Asking Alexandria, who are a little more “core” than them? “It’s going to leave people scratching their heads, and that’s interesting to me,” Hunter says. “What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I like that it’s making people scratch their heads, it’s out of the box for us.”
And what metal is he listening to? Try rap. Hunter names Rick Ross, Yelawolf, Kanye West and Pusha T. as artists he’s been listening to lately. Check out the interview in the SoundCloud player after the jump.
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