Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Whitechapel's Ben Savage
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:17:26
Whitechapel's Ben Savage gamely elected to partake in a Take Aim with legendary metal writer Amy Sciarretto. He used to be a gymnast and can still do backflips (so he says!) but that didn't deter Amy from getting into it with him. She would have retreated if he said he can do Chuck Norris-style roundhouse kicks.
The super fun Savage, whose band hails from Tennessee, was a terrific, succinct Take Aim subject. He spoke about the new song "Faces" from the band's self-titled third album as well as what he loves about the South. (There's a lot to love, we know!) He also revealed that skill he has retained -- the backflips!
If you were not doing music, you would be:
My god..... I don't know! Maybe flying planes. Not an airline pilot, just a recreational flyer.
Pick one song from your new album and tell us a story about it you haven't told others, like you drank a case of beer while writing and recording or that you wrote about someone you secretly hate, etc. Something colorful.
The song "Faces" was written in an hour by our bass player Gabe and myself. All I had was the beginning riff. Gabe took a liking to that riff about a month or so prior. Gabe and I have never written a song together mind you. So went on Alex's back porch and indulged in some blueberry herbal delight and one hour later it was complete. It was a true moment of inspiration. One of my favorite songs on the record. The prepro title was named "touch blue."
Best thing about the South is:
Any non-musical skills or hobbies?
I used to do gymnastics as a kid, so I can still backflip.
What are you bringing on the road with you for Mayhem?
Sunglasses and my Martin travel guitar.
Are you crushing on Whitechapel now?