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A Dirty Dozen with BRIAN KANG from ANOTHER DAY’S ARMOR – February 2020

| 21 February 2020 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Another Day’s Armor have premiered their official music video for their single “Underneath.” Another Day’s Armor out of New York is a heavy band with metal roots and musicianship that could just as easily be at home in an arena as they would be in a rock club. The band started to create a buzz for themselves with their debut singles “Reflections” and “Simple As Sin.” The band’s latest EP Phoenix, released on January 11, 2019.” We get guitarist Brian to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

Our latest single is called “Underneath.” It’s a song that represents our evolution and diversity as artists. The song has a lot of new and old elements that any hardcore or casual fan can get into. To put it simply: It’s Another Day’s Armor at it’s finest.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I got into music when I was a kid. I heard Green Day’s “American Idiot” for the first time when I was 8 and immediately decided that I wanted to play music for the rest of my life.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

When I started playing guitar, I grew up listening to bands that put a heavy emphasis on catchy riffs and cool guitar solos like Escape The Fate, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Veil Brides, Bullet For My Valentine, etc. Nowadays I love bands that have a demanding stage presence and can really get the crowd going. Crossfaith is a perfect example! They are a band that goes so hard and brings such crazy live energy. I try my best to bring that kind of energy to the stage whenever ADA plays.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Cazqui, Jake Pitts, Monte Money, Buckethead, and Richard Fortus.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

I would love to work with Don Gilmore! I’ve always been a huge fan of his production work!

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

We’re just a real, raw, and in-your-face rock n’ roll band, no holds barred. I personally have never come across a negative comment myself, since I’m still fairly new, but I’m sure the other members have seen a fair amount of those comments.

7. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

The best thing about being a musician is being able to do what you love as your job.

8. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Joe would probably be bringing drinks, Alec and I would probably cook, and we’d probably be blasting some hype rap music instead haha.

9. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

I can’t really recall.

10. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

If I wasn’t a musician, I probably would’ve just gone into social media marketing or aspired to become an astronomer because I love space!

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

I wouldn’t have gone to college, hands down. That’s 4 years of my life and thousands of dollars down the drain that I could’ve given to music that I will never ever get back.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Probably Appetite For Destruction, just to see how different the recording process was back then. We have so many conveniences and luxuries when it comes to recording/audio production, that I would love to see the process of such a raw and bare-boned album like Appetite.





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