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Formed: 2005
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Pandemic Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Pandemic.


Interview with Pandemic's Andy Giardina

Pandemic is a Sonoma County, California based metal band that I stumbled upon while covering a show for HOSTILITY last year. Their style is a combination of the more traditional Iron Maiden heavy metal, mixed up with some of the thrash and melodic death metal. One of the things that I love the most about the work I do is getting to meet so many different types of metal musicians from all walks of life, and let me just say that this band Pandemic may not even register on a restaurant napkin right now with most of you, but this band, to me at least, is what heavy metal is all about: brotherhood, having a damn good time while you're alive and kicking, yet still being able to throw down some music that revitalizes the scene by any means necessary and not just going the copycat route. This is a band that really could care less what anyone outside of them thinks. Yeah, they want to try and make it somewhere, who the hell doesn't? But they will not sacrifice eachother or their music to make that happen. And that's the kind of metal band I want to be around. I am real happy to bring this Q&A to all of my readers here with Pandemic's colorful and out spoken lead vocalist, Andy Giardina. More...

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Interview With Pandemic's Julian Kidd

PANDEMIC is a progressive thrash metal act from Sonoma county. They formed in the summer of 2005 initially with drummer Eric Ford and guitarist Julian Kidd, following the break up of their previous short lived project D.E.K. Their potent lineup now is rounded out with vocalist Andy Giardina, formerly of TOTAL ECLIPSE, Patrick Daly on rhythm & lead guitar and Adam Herman on bass guitar. The band is set to release a full length album soon and turn up the tour dial up to eleven around the Southern California area in support of it. I got some Q&A in with their lead guitarist, Julian Kidd. More...

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