Recently, myself, Wes “Rockwell” and Melissa “Mischievous Mel” Anderson completed a coast to coast adventure covering music festivals in Louisville, KY, Camden, NJ and Sacramento, CA for Tattoo.com, EdgeRockRadio.com, and ROCKwellMag.com. But the festivals were only part of the story and our four-week journey that covered 8,621 miles by car. The main storyline of the entire adventure was centered around one band – Bullet for My Valentine, who will be featured on the front cover and also have a 20+ page spread in ROCKwell UnScene (print) Magazine’s “Best of 2018” out in late December 2018.
One of the elements of the upcoming feature in ROCKwell Mag is our in-depth interviews with each member of the band, individually. To get all that we needed required us covering multiple shows, in addition to Rock Allegiance and Aftershock – the two festivals BfMV played which we covered. Bullet had already been on a headlining tour for a couple weeks, with tour support from We Came As Romans & Bad Omens, when we sat down for our first interview with a band member at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio (additional headlining shows we covered included the House of Blues in Boston, MA & Las Vegas, NV plus The Fillmore in Detroit, MI).
That first interview that we filmed in Cleveland that we’re bringing you is with the newest, “finally” official member of Bullet for My Valentine, drummer Jason “Jase” Bowld.
Even though his official status with the band is recent, his experience with BfMV dates back to 2010. So how did he become part of the band, who influenced him as a drummer and is his idol to this day, what are the pitfalls and bonuses of being a “hired gun” versus being in the band, when not on tour – how does he de-compress, how does he balance family and tour life and how do both lives intertwine? All of these questions and much more is revealed when Mischievous Mel gets Jase on the couch and on camera in Cleveland, part 1 of 4 interviews we’re bringing to you over the next few weeks. Enjoy!
Written by Wes “Rockwell” Anderson, EdgeRockRadio.com