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INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SILVERIA (KORN, BIAS

*๐‹๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ ๐“๐Ž ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐“๐‘๐€๐‚๐Š: https://youtu.be/-nnWjDeHQ5A



๐Ÿ. ๐†๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ž , ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ?



When I first got my drums, I literally played to a top 40 rock station in my bedroom to learn different styles. Later I really got into Motley Crue, Primus and Faith No More. I think my first 4 years of playing to just top 40 songs really had a major impact on my style and the way that I play now.



๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฌ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ?



People were having a hard time finding us as BIยทAS on the internet and because of the political climate we were getting buried in political articles. We decided that we needed something more unique and thought to un-acronym the name. Richard put together a list of names and we all stopped him when he got to Breaking In A Sequence. it's a cool name.



๐Ÿ‘. ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐„๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž? ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐จ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐? ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค? ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ?



We have more material recorded for a 2nd EP, we may release that later this year. We have been primarily focused on writing new material.


For the latest EP, we decided to call it "Acronym" as a subtle way of saying BIAS.



๐Ÿ’. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ฌ , ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ?



The new songs are really good. When we first started we were trying to be a rock band and as we kept playing and writing we just got heavier and heavier. We will normally all write together without Richard. Joe or Mike will come in with a riff and we just go from there and see how it feels. Once we have a somewhat working structure for the song , we will record it at practice and send it to Richard. Richard will take the song and arrange it for his vocals or provide input on the changes that he wants to hear and then write and record his vocals over the music. He lives far away from us all, so he only comes down to practice once a week. We've adapted to this tho, because he comes in with a fresh perspective on the songs when we have been working on them for hours and hours.



๐Ÿ“. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?



Working with different musicians always has a different outcome. It's just a learning curve to click with different people.



๐Ÿ”. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ค๐จ๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ'๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ?



That I like to write music in a room with everyone, it comes out more organically that way.



๐Ÿ• . ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ?



It was horrible, everyone steals from you and it requires a lot of your time and attention.



๐Ÿ–. ๐ˆ'๐ฏ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž , ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฉ ?



Absolutely, I think we need to try to get on a tour with a bigger band as a supporting act so that we can build up our fan base a bit.



๐Ÿ—. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ? ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ง๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ?



I hang out with my dogs all the time. Literally dogs, not dogs as in human people friends.



๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐œ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ? ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ?



It's definitely more difficult cause you don't want to contract or spread it. We couldn't get together as often, but we were still able to write a bunch of material.



๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ฌ (๐š๐ฅ๐›๐ฎ๐ฆ)?



There is no timeline in place for an album. The EP was meant to test the waters a little, and the response has been great, so we may follow up with a second one, but it's really on what really happens this year.



๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. ๐ˆ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž'๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ฌ , ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ?



They should expect to hear great music... heavier, bouncier, more melodic, just the next evolution of this band.



๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐๐ˆ๐€๐’ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ , ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ?



Chris, Joe and I played together in another band before this. We all decided to split off from that project and put out a worldwide singer search. We got about 300 submissions and filtered those down to 3 people who were standouts to us. We sent out some music to those 3 to write to and had them come out for live auditions. Richard was not one of those 3 people. Chris had decided to send him music on his own and one day he just sent Joe and I a track with a different singer (Richard) on it. Richard's take on our song was different than everyone else's cause he actually changed the arrangement of the song. We all were kinda mad about it initially and said "who does this guy think he is changing our music"? But, after listening to the song more we realized that he made it better and he made it make more sense in terms of being a fleshed out song, so we decided to invite him down for an audition. Within 5-10 mins of playing with Richard, we all looked at each other and knew he was the one. We ended up jamming that day for about 5 hours with him and had 4 songs down before the end of the night. Mike was the last one to join. He was actually Joe's guitar tech and just quietly sat in the corner thru the previous band's practices and shows. When we started looking for another guitar player (cause Richard didn't want a keyboardist) Mike came to us and said he wanted to try out. I didn't even know he could play guitar! But, he was sitting there at our new rehearsals with Richard secretly learning the songs. So he brought down his rig and him and Joe just clicked together and that was it, we had our new band.



๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’. ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ , ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ?



The significance of this band is my proud return to playing music again. It's been way too long and I'm having a great time doing it again with these guys.



๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“. ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ?



Yeah there is new merch coming, I think Joe is working on that and we were trying to have that ready for Acronym, but it didn't pan out. It's coming though, be patient with us.



๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”. ๐“๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ , ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ฌ!



Thank you to all the fans around the world for listening to my music, going to our shows and allowing me to live out my childhood dream. Checkout the "Breaking In A Sequence - Acronym - EP" on all digital streaming platforms and follow us on all social media @biasbandoc



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