American Gangsters: Interview with Broadway Mob
Last week, TBOS conducted an interview with Broadway Mob, a death metal band from Minot, N.D. They discuss their upcoming album and the importance of supporting local music.
Here are some snippets from the talk.
The Blog of Shredding: So why did you choose the name Broadway Mob? It’s such an atypical name for a death metal band.
Tony Waswick (vocals): (laughs) I guess that’s more Tom’s story than anything.
Tom Shepherd (drums): We live in a town that had a lot to do with Prohibition in North Dakota, and Broadway Mob is a Prohibition gang from that era. And Broadway is the main street in our town, so it just seemed kind of fitting.
TBOS: Your first song is called “Blessed By Thor,” and you described it as a “jaw-dropping experience” because you hadn’t heard anything like it. Could you describe it? Like why would you say that?
Shepherd: I personally had never played anything like that.
Waswick: Yeah, I’m kind of in the same boat. There was nothing I’d been involved with before. It was kind of eye-opening to see how fast it came together with the three of us playing together for the first time. I think it was that first night (when) we really got it written, so it’s kinda eye-opening that way. And jaw-dropping, as far as the song goes, it’s different to us… It’s just awesome.
Shepherd: And Colin? Colin wrote it, so he’s gotta say something.
Colin Swanson (guitar): Actually, it changed quite a bit from how I originally had it. But it sounds a lot better than the way I envisioned it going at first.
TBOS: And you’re working on a possible debut album, am I right?
Waswick: Yeah. It’s been kind of half-a—- in the works for over a year, but now it’s just kind of down to the core of the band again. We’re kind of really buckling down on it, say, “Let’s just f—— do it.” You know, get some good songs written, get whatever we’ve got, make it as good as it possibly can be.
You can hear more of the interview below.
Thanks to the guys from the Mob for recording the videos!
February 18, 2013 | Categories: Death Metal, Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Interviews, Interviews, Music, Music News | Tags: blessed by thor, broadway mob, Death Metal, local music, minot, north dakota, prohibition | 1 Comment