On September 29th via SPV/STEAMHAMMER will be out the new JAG PANZER album "THE DEVIANT CHORD".
We have the privilege to talk about it with the kind guitarist MARK BRIODY! 💿 Hi,it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal Mark Briody of JAG PANZER, a real legend in classic Heavy Metal history. Let’s start talking about the early days of the band..When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you? Mark – It all began for us when we were 15 and 16 years old. We were just some kids from Colorado that wanted to play some heavy music! We were tired of all the bands that the radio was playing. We wanted to hear music like Iron Maiden and Angel Witch. So we formed our own band to play the kind of music we like.
💿 On September 29th will be out your new full-length THE DEVIANT CHORD! Can you tell us somethin’about this platter and its composition process? The two appetizers, FAR BEYOND ALL FEAR and FOGGY DEW are both amazing! Mark – Thank you! I am glad you like the first 2 teaser tracks. I’ve been working on this album for a few years. I start the songwriting, then I bring in my band members and we start refining the songs. Everyone has input and we all try to make the songs better and better. The final album has a lot of variety (but all still classic metal!) so I think that is cool. 💿 The album will be out worldwide via SPV. Can you tell us somethin’about the relationships with this label? Mark – Relationships can be tough with record companies. I think the record company always wants the band to do more, and I think the band wants the record company to do more. It’s a hard relationship for everyone to be totally satisfied. But the guys from SPV seem cool. I don’t really know them well, but they work hard. 💿 The real “news” in music industry is the return of vinyl; What’s your feeling about this classic format and the current music business? What’s your opinion about the renewed interest for a lot of classic bands? Mark – I love vinyl. I love the sound, the feel, everything. I hope that the return of vinyl brings back social listening. I used to listen to vinyl with all my friends listening as well. But in recent years I see everyone just listening to music alone with headphones. So I hope vinyl brings back people listening together.
💿 Can you tell us somethin’about your next live projects to promote the new album? Mark – We’re working on some live shows now. I can’t wait! I am going crazy here right now, I want to hit the stage!!! 💿 After over 35 years of career you’re a “classic but not old band”..What’s your secret to be smart and fresh after a lot of time? Mark – Our secret is that we enjoy the music. I don’t play for money or fame, I play for the love of heavy metal. 💿 Thank you so much for your time! See you soon on HARDROCKHEAVYMETAL!
Mark – Thank you!!! I hope to see you on tour.