MetalMasterKingdom.com conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick on November 9 at Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On whether he still has plans to release a solo album and what it will sound like:
“Oh, yeah. [I]will definitely will. Absolutely. I’ve got one song that’s like a total mixture of metal and flamenco. And then I’ve got another song that has classical guitar elements on it. And then another one that’s a little bit more experimental, a little but more maybe on the slightly jazz-fuzion side of things. So it’s pretty interesting stuff.”
On whether his solo album will be all instrumental or it will contains songs with vocals:
“I’ve considered both. And where I’m looking at right now is… what it’s looking like is about fifty percent of the songs that I do are gonna be instrumental, and the other fifty percent, it’s gonna be sung. So far, I’m demoing the vocals on it, so it may be me doing it. I don’t know. I still haven’t decided about that.”
On whether he will ever release a guitar instructional DVD:
“Yeah, I am. I’ve talked to numerous different companies about doing it, and just haven’t really sat down and laid out a lesson plan — something that I’d really like to teach.”
On ACT OF DEFIANCE’s plans to release a follow-up album to this year’s “Birth And The Burial”:
“You know, it’s funny how quickly people start asking about [a follow-up album]. It’s insane. And we definitely have material that… Like, anytime I come up with something I think is really cool, the first thing I do is I pull out my phone and I video it and I archive it; I throw it into my ‘riffs folder,’ is what I call it. And then Shawn [Drover, ACT OF DEFIANCE drummer]… I know Shawn said he’s got one song written already. But we haven’t started really formalizing the writing process yet. We feel like ‘Birth And The Burial’ still has some time to offer. ‘Cause it came out a little over… you know, about two months ago now. So I think we’ve still got some legs on this one first.”
ACT OF DEFIANCE is the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL’s Matt Bachand (bass).
ACT OF DEFIANCE’s debut album, “Birth And The Burial”, was released on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD recording was split between three studios in three different states: Broderick handled vocal and guitar production at his own Ill-Fated Studio in Los Angeles, Chris “Zeuss” Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, REVOCATION, MUNICIPAL WASTE) worked with Drover tracking the drums in Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, while Bachand laid down his bass at ManShark, in Southampton, Massachusetts.