Industrial-Rock frontman Brandon Ashley from THE DARK recently sat down with us to discuss a few of his favorite albums and more during our latest Quarantine Interview session!
Their latest single “Where’s Your God” has gone on to hit thousands of views and streams in a short amount of time and continues to expand along the way! Their upcoming album, ‘Hostile Gospel’ will release later this year.
TOP 5 FAVORITE ALBUMS FOR QUARANTINE
- Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
- Jane’s Addiction – Strays
- Peter Murphy – Ninth
- Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man
- 3Teeth – Metawar
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A CRAZY TOUR STORY THAT’S HAPPENED TO YOU?
This one time I almost got arrested on stage while playing at Rock In India 2009 opening for Iron Maiden. I guess I shouldn’t have taken my shirt off. Also, they got mad at me for swearing. The crowd seemed to like what was happening on stage, however, a bunch of guys wearing a military uniform lined up backstage and surrounded Vadim (my former TM). He then threw an empty bottle of booze at me to catch my attention. That’s when I realized I must have done something they didn’t appreciate. It took some excellent PR skills in order to get out of India and rejoin the European tour we were on. Those 24 hours in Bangalore I’ll remember forever.
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WHAT WAS THE BEST SHOW YOU’VE EVER PLAYED?
I think opening for Peter Murphy at Club Nokia in LA was the ultimate experience. It was kind of an exclusive show, lots of Hollywood rockstars and celebrities were hanging out at the show that night. Peter showed up during our soundcheck and made an introduction. I’m hard to get star struck, however, I must admit my voice got shaky for a moment when he said he liked our music. Hopefully, I didn’t come off totally stupid haha! He’s one of the most charismatic singers I’ve ever seen performing, a true legend, and also a real gentleman.
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NAME ONE SKETCHY THING YOU’VE DONE BEFORE?
This one time I somehow ended up at Marilyn Manson’s party. I recall seeing this beautiful print hanging on his wall. It was a Russian Avant-garde movie poster of “The Green Spider” by Vladimir Egorov, 1916. I took a quick picture with my phone and then decided to get a neck tattoo out of it.
Next time I see Manson at his birthday party at the Sunset Marquis. He takes a look at my neck and says: “Looks like we have the same taste in movies”.