is about to get it's official release, and now that all of the work
that went into it is behind you, how do you feel about the finished
think the album is amazing and I really think that a lot of people
are going to like it.
all helped you behind the recording console?
worked with my executive producer JIM FOGARTY out of Westfield,
Massachusetts. He's got a couple of albums behind him from artists
such as ALL THAT REMAINS and a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. I arranged the
album but he mixed and mastered and he came up with some ideas here
and there that really worked out. My drummer COREY did a lot of the
drum tracks and we had both JEREMY TABOR and JOHN BOSS on guitars.
JIM did some bass work and so did FLIP. We had a handful of people
working on this, plus there are some guest spots on there. For the
title track we had PABLO VIVEROS of CHELSEA GRIN on bass and guitars.
He did all of the music and I did the vocals on top of that. Even
though it says ANDREW W. BOSS, a lot of people helped in putting it
together. That's why I think it turned out so good.
about some of the reactions that you've gotten from the music on
favorite song on the album is BREAKING BRIDGES and a lot of people
are telling me the same thing. . I really wasn't expecting that. I
was expecting CLEAN and VENGERS to be the favorites but instead, a
lot of people are talking about BREAKDOWN and BREAKING BRIDGES. That
has surprised me.
deep are you into this tour at the moment?
is the first date with TWISTED. We're going to be doing all of their
West Coast dates. After the TWISTED tour , we fly back to LA to do a
show with HED P.E. at the WHISKEY A GO GO. After that, we'll be going
on a Fall tour that will take us throughout he whole U.S.
got you into music making in the first place?
I was in the fifth grade, my mom got me a saxophone, and that was was
what got me into music. I started by learning classical music and
reading sheet music. At that time, my brother FLIP was in a band
called TWISTED FABLE. His band was one of the first concerts that I
ever went to. But the first big concert I ever went to was THE
DEFTONES. That was the first time I ever saw a giant crowd. I even
did some crowd surfacing and moshing. I lost a shoe and my shirt was
ripped off that night. CHINO was climbing up the speaker towers and
was jumping into the crowd and going crazy. After that night, I was
like, "This is what I should be doing! I need to be climbing on
shit and jumping on people!" That was where I got my motivation
how the songwriting process works for you. How do you go about it?
goes by a song by song basis. Sometimes I'll map out the bare bones
of a song, with vocal tracks and scratch tracks and then I'll send it
to FLIP and he'll put guitars to it. We'll jam together and make
changes. Other times I'll have an idea in my head. I'll put on a
click track and record vocals on top of it and build music
around it. It depends on the song. It's a collaborative project with
a lot of people involved.
about the band you have put together for this live show of yours.
What is it about the group of guys that make it all worth while for
me start off by saying that earlier this year, it was announced that
we were going to be doing a West Coast tour with ALTER BRIDGE. We
also had some off dates with NONPOINT. The day we were supposed to
leave we found out that we were kicked off the tour because of my
vocabulary. Because of my language. But what's key is that NONPOINT
wanted us to do more shows with . We were already packed , so we did
it. We couldn't do those shows with ALTER BRIDGE, but we made the
best of it. That is what makes this a good band. In music, shit is
going to come up, and things won't go your way, and you're going to
need a group of guys who are ready for anything. These guys are
always ready to go and that is what makes this such a good project.
songs off of INVINCIBLE have you the most excited to get people to
hear and why?
PIE is a song that I wrote for my wife, so I think it's a good one.
BREAKING BRIDGES is probably my favorite song on the entire album. I
can sit down and listen to the whole album and think that
everything on it is great. It's good feeling knowing that I've got a
solid album. I've always wanted to make an album that you can put on
random and every song is good.
are some of the lessons you've learned from being a band on the road?
can change. At any minute, you can be packed and ready to go and then
get an email that says "fuck of." That's a good lesson for
any musician. Be prepared for that. Something is always going to
next for you musically?
going to be touring this album for the next year. We're also going to
push for placement in TV and movies and stuff like that. I
to make the most of this album and go as many places as I can
and to get as many people to listen tot he album as I can, before we
move onto something else. There are so many people who don't know who
we are. It's our job to get out there and get in front of them.