Matt Copeland (drums) Adrenechrome
What is your name and band/label/etc?
My name is Matt Copeland, and I play drums in Adrenechrome from Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
My top 5 albums of 2012 would have to be:
- Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
- Deftones - Koi No Yoken
- Wintersun - Time I
- Torche - Harmonicraft
- Baroness - Yellow & Green.
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 I discovered in 2012 was Genesis. Specifically the early Peter Gabriel albums. When I heard the album Foxtrot for the first time I couldn't get enough. I became obsessed with all the early stuff and still am. It really changed the way I listened to music and thought about arrangments, lyrical importance and how amazing those 5 individuals played music together.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
2012 was a great year for music. Lots of classic bands released new albums that were outstanding. Even for some of the bands that have only been out for a few years released some of their best material to date. I was extremely happy with all the new albums from the bands I enjoy this year.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
In 2013 we're planning on doing lots of shows and hopefully a couple tours as well to eastern and western Canada. We'll also be recording our new album which we hope to release by the summer of 2013.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
The records I'm most looking forward to in 2013 would have to be the new Tool record and the new Tomahawk record as well.
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 bellieve if anything, it will help bands ( especially new ones) in the way they're produce and release material.