On September 23, Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with EMMURE frontman Frankie Palmeri at the Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. You can now watch the chat below.
EMMURE‘s fifth full-length album, “Slave To The Game”, was released on April 10 via Victory Records. The CD was recorded with producer Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), who previously worked with the band on last year’s “Speaker Of The Dead”.
“Slave To The Game” marks the recording debut of EMMURE‘s new drummer, Mark Costillo, who has previously played with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and BURY YOUR DEAD.
In a recent interview with Alternative Press, Palmeri stated about “Slave To The Game”, “I think this record is just brutal-sounding. It’s got everything I think that people expect from us — and I mean that in the sense that we kind of gave people, or at least for ourselves, more of what we felt the music should be from EMMURE. I’m probably making no sense right now. [Laughs] It’s just a heavy fucking record. It’s another EMMURE record that hopefully people get to enjoy with us, because we dig it and that’s what it comes down to. We just make albums we try to enjoy and hopefully people can come along for the ride.”
When asked what Joey Sturgis brought to the recording this time around, Palmeri said, “He’s got kind of amazing input as far as the music goes and his creative mind. He’s a pro at what he does. Honestly, as far as heavy music goes right now — especially with this new age of bands that have come up and become so popular — a lot of their success is owed to Joey Sturgis. He’s not only such a talented engineer and producer, but he’s just a creative person all around that really brings something extra to the table when something is lacking or even perhaps just a new fresh mind to material that maybe bands themselves weren’t aware of. It’s always good to have an outside perspective from someone who is just talented. It paid off for us on our last album and I think this one, as well.”