July 29, 2010


Zack for a living gets to beat the shit out of his drums. If you have not seen them live , surely they will rip your face off. Zack plays for sludgy black thrash grind gurus Goatwhore. I caught up with Zack.

Goatwhore are playing Ozzfest this year, are you doing the whole tour?

We are playing all six of the Ozzfest dates this year as well as headlining dates on the off days. We hit the road in about a week and are out for just under a month. We are really looking forward to this run. It’s an honor to be a part of Ozzfest again.

You guys are well known for being one of the hardest working bands. What keeps you going?

This is all we know how to do basically. Go big or go home, I guess. Some of the guys have side jobs when we have time off, but for me, this is really all I’ve got. It’s probably one of the coolest jobs you can have.

I agree. I think Goatwhore records sound great sonically, but i think there is a different kind of power when you lock in in a live setting. Do you think bands sometimes lose sight of that?

I know what you mean. There is an energy when you see a band live that cannot translate on an album. There are some bands that sound amazing on record but disappoint live, and vice versa. An album can only hit one of your senses. When you go to a show, you can see it, hear it, feel it, and smell it (if we haven’t showered.)

What drummers did you look up to when you got started?

I was a huge Ozzy and Sabbath fan growing up, and still am. I really looked up to Tommy Aldridge. He’s an amazing drummer. As I started digging deeper into the heavier stuff I got into Dave Lombardo, Nick Barker, etc… Nowadays I’m kind of rediscovering a lot of older drummers that kick ass like Cozy Powell, Ian Paice, etc. I’m more into solid rock drummers than drummers that exclusively play fast.

I think Tommy is underrated. Whats next in the chamber for the band?

We have been working on material for a new record that will be out sometime next year. The touring is probably going to slow down toward the end of the year so we can focus on that. Then we’ll hit the road and do it all over again.

Thanks for taking the time brother

No problem at all. Take it easy.

1 comment:

  1. Sick drummer, sick band. One of my favorites