WADE BLACK

\r\nWade Black is the current vocalist for the band Crimson Glory. We had the opportunity to talk with him about Crimson Glory and his personal band Disasterpeace, among other things.\r\n

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\r\nHello Wade. I’m pretty certain that you must be quite busy these days. First of all let’s start with Crimson Glory. What’s the latest news for the band? Can you give me an update? \r\n

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\r\nHi Dennis. Well right now we are in the process of writing new material for the upcoming Crimson Glory album. We haven’t recorded anything yet and we don’t have any immediate plans for the release. \r\n

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\r\nCan you tell me a few things about Disasterpeace, your personal new band with former King Diamond guitarist Pete Blakk? \r\n

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\r\nRight now we’re writing new material and new music and it’s some really heavy stuff. We’ve done a big show in San Francisco with Jon Oliva’s Pain three months ago and some local shows. My first priority is Disasterpeace and I’m focusing on that. \r\n

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\r\nOn May 17th you were co-headliners in the Bay Area Rock Fest along with Jon Oliva’s Pain. The festival ended up with Savatage’s classic song "Hall of the Mountain King" with Ronny Munroe of Metal Church singing with Jon Oliva and you on the refrains. Was this something you had planned or it just happened in the heat of the moment? \r\n

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\r\n(Laughs) When Jon and Ronny started singing the song I was backstage and I just jumped on stage and started singing with them and they were looking at me really surprised, like thinking “what is this guy doing”, since we haven’t planned anything like that. It was much fun. \r\n

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\r\nThe first time you left Crimson Glory, you have said various things about your departure and about the band, like they haven’t given you the respect they should have and that you were more like a hired musician for them. How did you get in the band the second time? \r\n

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\r\nWell Crimson Glory were always Jon’s (Drenning - Guitar) band and he was writing all the music and the lyrics and taking the decisions and they didn’t make me feel like I was a real member of the band. Now things are different, because after I left Crimson Glory, I made three records and I joined other bands like Leatherwolf and now I’m more experienced and independent and I’m no one’s puppet and this time I have more respect from Crimson Glory. If we make the album with Crimson Glory it’s fine and if not it doesn’t bother me since I have my band Disasterpeace, which is my main concern. \r\n

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\r\nDo you listen to other kinds of music besides metal? \r\n

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\r\nYes sure I listen to all kinds of music like blues and also I like thrash and death metal. You know a musician has to listen to all kinds of music so he becomes better. \r\n

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\r\nWade do you have any last comment or do you want to add something that I haven’t asked you? \r\n

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\r\nI just want to say that I love my career and I feel very lucky I can do this and for all the love I get from the fans. I appreciate very much your support and since you are from Thessaloniki I remember that last time I played there the fans were very passionate and I know that Greek fans love metal and I remember that they were acting like crazy and almost broke the barriers (laughs). I hope you will enjoy the upcoming Disasterpeace album. \r\n

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\r\nThank you very much Wade for this interview. \r\n

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\r\nThank you too Dennis and Metalzone for your support and I hope we’ll talk again soon. \r\n

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\r\nDionisis X. Dionisiadis \r\n

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