Denver Whipple (bass) Edge of Attack, Spread the Metal Records
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Denver Whipple (Bassist) , Edge of Attack, Spread the Metal Records
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- ‘Bringer of Light’ -- Damnation Angels
- ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ -- Alice Cooper
- ‘Stalingrad’ -- Accept
- ‘The Power Within’ -- Dragonforce
- ‘Kobra and the Lotus’ -- Kobra and the Lotus
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
The band that had the largest impact on me upon discovery in 2012 would be Damnation Angels. They are significant solely because of their incredible ability to produce beautiful and powerful music. As soon as I listened to ‘Bringer of Light’ all the way through I was hooked. Since discovery of the band I’ve also developed a close friendship with their bassist, Stephen, making them all the more significant.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
2012 will always be a special year in terms of music for me because this was the year I truly became a part of the music scene. Keep in mind I’ve always been an admirer of music, but this was the year I had the opportunity to create and really pay attention to what others around me were doing. I’ve had the opportunity to meet several bands and become inspired by them which is truly a memorable experience.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
You can expect a lot from Edge of Attack in 2013. To kick off the year we will be releasing our long awaited album which shall be followed by touring.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
The first album that comes to mind would be Holy Grail’s ‘Ride the Void’. I’ve loved the band since ‘Crisis in Utopia’ and I’ve been patiently waiting for another release.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I think fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo definitely are a positive for artists and I think that it has quite the potential to shape how artists produce their material. It opens a lot of doors for artists that may not be able to fund their own work, which is incredible. I have yet to use either site, but I know of people who have and several amazing things have been produced because of it.