Interview with Chris Broderick
(Act Of Defiance)
After getting out of work I ran for the bus up to Camden, of course after weeks of burning sunshine and drought, as soon as I stepped out the office doors, the heavens opened upon me. So, unfortunately I had to arrive to the interview half drenched. But hey, who cares when you’re going to meet Chris Broderick! We had a chill chat on the sofa back stage before the gig, it was just like talking to a mate down the pub, almost forget I was talking to a metal legend!
This was definitely the best interview so far, as Chris has always been one of my all-time favorite guitarists; his talent is undeniable and awe-inspiring. They say don’t meet your heroes, but he was genuinely such an open and friendly guy, despite his impressive career in some of the best metal super-groups. Getting to meet him and chat was definitely an experience I will never forget.
Hi Chris, as it’s your first European tour, is there anywhere you’re most excited to play?
C: To be honest, we are actually really excited to play here. Camden and The Underworld is such a big name in the rock and metal world. And I haven’t played here since 2014, so it’s great to be back.
Why and under which circumstances did you decide to form Act Of Defiance?
C: We were passionate about playing whatever type of music we want to play.
Are there any plans to record a new album anytime soon?
C: We are still in mid-tour mode, alongside Armored Saint, which we’re really enjoying, so want to continue that for now. So there’s no immediate plans for a new album. But we have been working on few new tracks.
What do you want to achieve long-term with Act Of Defiance?
C: We have no fixed long term plans, we just want to continue playing the music we want, and see where it goes.
Did you bring any elements or influences from your previous bands (such as Megadeath, Eidolon, Scar The Martyr) or did you want to create something completely new?
C: You know how it is, you always pick up elements from your history. I think we have all taken parts from our past that we liked.