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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER: ‘After I Grew Up, All people Supported The Scene’

Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER: ‘After I Grew Up, All people Supported The Scene’


WITHERING SCORN, the brand new band that includes former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover and his brother, and fellow ex-MEGADETH member, Glen Drover, together with former FATES WARNING bassist Joe DiBiase and German singer Henning Basse, who has beforehand performed with FIREWIND, METALIUM and MAYAN, will launch its debut album, “Prophets Of Demise”, on July 7 by way of Frontiers Music Srl.

WITHERING SCORN was shaped in 2020 by Glen and Shawn, who beforehand performed collectively in MEGADETH, in addition to in EIDOLON. The pair have teamed up as soon as once more for his or her newest musical providing and are joined by DiBiase, who performed with FATES WARNING for 14 years on a number of information and world excursions, and Basse. The potent mixture of those 4 extremely gifted musicians becoming a member of forces has given beginning to an uncompromising heavy metallic document within the type of “Prophets Of Demise”.

In a brand new interview with Lana Teramae of Steel Categorical Radio, Shawn was requested if it is more durable for brand spanking new bands to make a reputation for themselves than it was within the pre-social media days. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “After all it is more durable. So many individuals say, ‘Effectively, you have gotta have extra of a social media presence.’ Effectively, all of us do this. All people and their grandmother has a Fb web page and an Instagram web page and all these items. And look, it will get the phrase out. And if you may get followers, that is actually nice. However are these followers truly going out and shopping for the music? That is an actual essential level of what we’re speaking about. Getting recognition is one factor — if lots of people turn into conscious of what you are doing, that is actually nice. But when it is simply in passing they usually’re not supporting what you are doing, they don’t seem to be taking inventory of their bands, which that is commonplace now. Plenty of these youthful children, that is how they have been introduced up. I am not saying something adverse about it; it is simply the truth of what it’s now. You may hearken to 30 bands at the moment — I can go on Spotify or no matter and discover 30 new bands at the moment that I’ve by no means heard in my life or 30 information that I’ve by no means even heard. However as soon as I’ve listened to it, am I gonna exit and purchase 30 CDs? In all probability not, from these bands. So that you get the popularity, however on the finish of the day, if they do not take inventory within the band and go see your live performance or purchase your merch and purchase your document…”

He continued: “Anyone could make music now and put it out on YouTube. It does not imply you are a signed artist; you are not a signed artist. That is to not say that it is a unhealthy factor.

“We stay in numerous instances now. I am telling you — you want you grew up once I grew up. After I grew up, all people supported the scene. All of us went to live shows. We weren’t on our telephones, ‘trigger we did not have telephones. Our major supply of leisure was music. So that you supported the bands.

“Every part’s modified now. Music now could be secondary. It is virtually background music to video video games, in a manner. It is not the identical as what it was. And that is okay. So that you attempt to adapt and overcome with these instances. Actually, you attempt to do the most effective you’ll be able to and simply attempt to stay constructive and hold your eye on the prize.

“For us, we have now the affordability and the accessibility to jot down new music and document it and launch it. In order that’s a terrific factor for us; it is an enormous benefit,” Shawn added. “However we have no preconceived notions of considering we’re gonna be enjoying stadiums in two months. It is not taking place. And that is not why we’re doing it. We’re doing it as a result of we love the music, on the finish of the day.”

Shawn joined MEGADETH in 2004 because the substitute for Nick Menza, who had solely simply rejoined the group. Drover carried out on 4 MEGADETH studio information: 2007’s “United Abominations”, 2009’s “Endgame”, 2011’s “TH1RT3EN” and 2013’s “Tremendous Collider”.

Glen Drover left MEGADETH on the finish of 2007 and was changed by Chris Broderick, who beforehand performed with NEVERMORE and JAG PANZER.



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