Lauren Dix recently sat down with Another Day's Armor vocalist Logan Manganelli and guitarist Ryan Bicknell as they discuss various topics - Read it HERE
Digging the Metal Sound
by: Lauren Dix
Creating timeless music in a way that fits the changes of metal Another Day's Armor vocalist Logan Manganelli and guitarist Ryan Bicknell recently sat down with Lauren Dix for Bad Ass Productions.
Looking at the metal scene right now where do you see yourselves in it?
Logan Manganelli: I would say we’re right in the middle of it all. In the recent time since the release of the single we've gotten on a lot of peoples radars and we are working on having that number grow by the masses.
Is metal always in development?
Logan Manganelli: I would say so in a way. Metal over the years has changed a lot but I think now we just have sub-genres of metal and theirs still bands who really created metal still making the same or similar sounds as before.
What have been some of the greatest metal bands you yourselves have ever listened to?
Logan Manganelli: My top metal bands would have to be Disturbed and Slipknot. Both bands have made some timeless music and still stand tall in the metal world to this day.
Do any of you still reach back, way back into the influences of let's say Dio and such?
Logan Manganelli: I would definitely say so! I've always been one for respecting a culture that I am trying to be apart of so learning about the originators of such a genre I feel is a key that most people should read up on when wanting to be in such a mass genre.
For your metal sound- what do you feel is the best lead guitar to use? What fits?
Ryan Bicknell: This is more of a question for Nick, our lead guitarist. He uses Schecter guitars but he’s a really big tone junkie and he’s really good at coming up with the perfect note selection and tone to make the solo fit the vibe of the song and enhance what’s being played under it.
How much technical training or even classical training has each band member had?
Logan Manganelli: When I was in high school I was in regular choir, men's ensemble, and select ensemble but other than that I never had any technical or classical training.
Break down the song's lyrics for us in "Death Investing" what is this song really at its core saying and where did the inspiration come from?
Logan Manganelli: Basically I wanted to write a song that was darker in a way but the idea is about people who think they can walk around and do whatever they want but little do they know they're digging their own graves.
Why was this song in particular chosen to be the first release and when will there be a follow-up?
Logan Manganelli: We felt it was the best well-rounded song to release as a first single with me as the lead vocalist and we should be releasing the next single soon.
Do you feel that the music video conveyed the personality of each band member?
Logan Manganelli: In a way yes because we had the solo shots to give each person their own light but we are all our own individual characters and as time progresses the world will get to know everyone on a more personal level.
How did you come to work with Blackwolf Imaging and Alex Kouvatsos?
Logan Manganelli: We've seen his work before and were huge fans so we hired him and he actually killed the visuals and got us back the video very quickly I might add, highly recommend his services to others.
How do you all work together as a band in song-writing? Together or separate?
Logan Manganelli: Mainly the rest of the band wrote the instrumentals to the music and I wrote all the lyrics to the music.
If each band member would Tell us what you would like to develop on your own personal musical level for the rest of this year?
Ryan Bicknell: We all just want to progress and become better musicians and songwriters.
Overall what would you say is Another Day's Armor strength in the realm of metal/rock and music?
Ryan Bicknell: Not sounding like anyone else. We definitely have a sound that’s unique.
How soon might we expect a tour?
Ryan Bicknell: Soon haha. We can’t give any specifics yet but be on the lookout for sure