Sin City Presents Magazine August 2017 Volume 4 Issue 8 - Page 8

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DANNY: That was as great a feeling as you would expect, knowing that we can try to help those wounded warriors in need. I remember a cold Thanksgiving morning prior to that where all the members of Crown of Earth went to a Veteran’s shelter and helped serve up a nice Thanksgiving meal. We also showed them the video (https://youtu.be/0VexUTiJjOg ) and it was very well received. Another awesome feeling of accomplishment!

METAL BABE: Definitely. What’s the story behind “Frank (The Hellraiser)?”

DANNY: To be honest, Mike Ellis wrote the words, and it’s basically about the movie “Hellraiser.” Remember the Cenobites and Pinhead? F*cking creepy! We have a Halloween greeting that we like to send out around Halloween. Check it out. It’s pretty funny. (https://youtu.be/5sksJblvFOs)

METAL BABE: That’s such a great and fun video! Love it! What else can you tell us about the album?

DANNY: We had a great time recording it since my longtime friend Richard Gavalis at Dome Sound Studio http://domesound.net/ in Royersford, PA. Co-produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the entire album. We abused and took advantage of him in the sense that because he’s my friend, we got a great deal on the cost of the project. Shhhh…. Don’t tell him I said that. He has a number of gold and platinum credits to his name for work on bands like The Bloodhound Gang, Viking Skull, (England) Bam Margera, and countless other bands.

METAL BABE: That’s awesome. I won’t tell anyone. [LAUGHS] You definitely have some high-octave screams on the album. Who is your biggest influence as a vocalist?

DANNY: My influence as a vocalist has always been a toss up between my two metal heroes; Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden and Eric Adams from Manowar. Those guys are arguably the best in the business. I have no doubt they are at the top of everyone’s list.

METAL BABE: Do you have any kind of formal training?

DANNY: Funny you should ask that because I do have some formal training and I attribute the power and my capabilities to a vocal instructor at the local music store back in Detroit where I grew up. I was in a band throughout high school and I guess I sucked as a vocalist because my peers

SIN CITY PRESENTS MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2017