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Episode #411: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW SLANDERUS
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Interviewing: Jason J. Kennedy – Guitar

Music Business..
I think the music business has been going through a transitional phase the past few years and record labels are having the most trouble adapting to the changing times. With streaming, iTunes and other digital services I believe it’s easier than ever to get your music out there to the masses. Though due to the internet and the convenience of downloading it’s also easier for music to be pirated so that creates a problems. There’s pro and cons to everything but I think the record industry will need to change with the times in order to survive. Like most people know, all bands make their money of merchandise and touring.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
I would love to meet James Hetfield since he is one of my biggest influences and Metallica is one of my favorite bands of all time. From interviews I’ve watched he seems like a very cool, humble, down to earth dude that would be cool to just have a chat with about gear, touring, writing music, etc.

Servant of the Night…
This song was created to reveal the duality of existence and suffering. At it’s core it shows the immortal life of a vampire experiencing perpetual existence while feeling the effects of perpetual suffering. Many people idealize the concept of immortality of vampires. I wanted to show a real life perspective of a character of fantasy going through the troubles of everyday life. The Ultimate goal of the piece is give the listener a sense of revelation that everyone suffers. That even a immortal being eventually becomes a servant to his reality. A reality composed of nothing but night. – Allen


New Album..
We are going to be recording our 3rd EP this February at Love Juice studios in Riverside, CA. We are going in for 6 songs like our last EP. This EP like out other will be very diverse and have a few surprises in store for our fans that haven’t been hear don previous albums. This EP should be available for physical and digital purchase as well as streaming in March.

All of us are from the Inland Empire, California. We rehearse in Ontario. It seems to be very difficult finding places to play in the IE as it seems most bars and venues tend to either not showcase live bands or do not welcome metal bands or feature cover/tribute bands only. Unfortunately most live venues are going the DJ route which makes it a lot more difficult for real musicians like us to play live shows. Hopefully theses venues will see the potential in live music and real bands to give us a show and let us build a scene in the IE again!



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