2011 Interview: Angels On Acid






Angels On Acid is among the thriving bands in the Southeastern United States. They have shown a mixture in their music of trance, EBM, Agrotech, and metal. Angels On Acid as been one of the bands pushing the world of music in a new direction and they are far from done.

 


Q: How did you meet both The Omen and Jessica?
A: I have known Damien for over 15 years now. We both grew up in the same circle. As musicians our early roots were in metal and as we got older we eventually started producing our own music. I started Angels On Acid in 2003. Later in 2005 me and Damien reunited and the rest is history. Traditionally guitars are not accepted in EBM but as a writer I have always been open to keeping Angels On Acid diverse, allowing us to progress. Me and Jessica met through a mutual friend. I lost touch with her for a few years but we ran into each other at a Ministry show and began dating shortly thereafter. She was the love of my life before she started working with me as a live member. eventually the position was open and she fit the bill perfectly. We are a family first and foremost.



Q: Many bands have a motivation or an inspiration in their creation. Did you have such an event or person that impacted you into the creation of Angels On Acid?
A: Music has always been a part of my life. Even at just a few years I remember hearing songs on the radio and rushing over to a piano to figure out the chords. I never took classes for piano but I did take a few music theory classes that really helped out when I started writing on my own. My brother was always a big metal fan so he was the first one to introduce me to the classics like Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc. Later as electronic music became more popular in the late 80s he introduced me to artists like Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, and Depeche Mode. That was really when I knew I was hooked and that music was destined to be my future. At the age of 16 I started as a vocalist for metal band locally but once I started going out to underground clubs I knew that I needed to start writing on my own. When I was 19 I bought my first true analog Roland TR 505 along with a distortion pedal. it helped me get my feet wet with midi sequencing and writing beats. The following year I picked up the first version of the Korg Triton allowing me to compose tracks. After about 4 years of producing on my own I officially started Angels On Acid.

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