Listen to the new song from MDMG – The Shocker
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
From New Jersey. As a band we just have to keep playing and refuse to go away.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We are in the process of writing a slew of new songs and will get to the recording studio to finish the album. The most current thing is a contest to play at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads festival at Madison Square Garden. Please check out the web site and support MDMG:
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The Shocker is a party type song with a great groove that’s accessible to everyone. It’s a song we did with minimal studio work, one take, no overdubs. And everybody could put their own meaning to what the song is about.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Although we target to a metal audience, we find a large percentage of the people that come to see us are not metalheads. All our songs sound different from one another. But we tend to appeal to a larger audience by creating a new style that brings an audience together.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The biggest challenge is the funding. The amount of money that is put into the band as far as studios, promotions, equipment, as well as anything else, could be quite astronomical.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
The biggest setback for us was when we lost half our band members. We just had to keep going and reached back to a childhood friend and that laid the foundation to something special.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Shady promoters. Some of them really suck. It’s best to deal directly with the club owners if you can. And as always, keep your eye on your money. People go into the business because they like making money, but reality sets in and you have bills to pay.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t let the media tell you who to be. Beware of cookie cutter molds. And don’t be afraid to stretch out and express yourself. If you want to write a jingle for a company that’s one thing, if you consider yourself a real artist don’t limit yourself.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
A live show. A recording doesn’t quite show the energy that a live show can. It’s a case of you have to see it to believe it. Putting on a good show will bring people back and buy merchandise.