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Swingin' The Chain: Double Barrel Metal Talk With J.T. of Dawn Of Correction

Philadelphia’s very own, Dawn Of Correction, are quickly establishing a solid reputation as an in-your-face metal unit with old school metal roots, such as Black Sabbath, Slayer and Pantera. The band recently set the underground on fire with their new 5-track CD Swingin’ The Chain. Recently having signed a management deal with Praying Mantis Entertainment, headed by music industry veterans Steven Cermanski and Chris Natalini, D.O.C.’s Swingin’ The Chain has been receiving rave reviews and heavy airplay worldwide.

I wanted to provide you all with a closer look into the madness behind the microphone. I am excited to bring you this interview with lead singer Jeremy Tillotson, who was gracious enough to answer some of my questions inbetween his steady diet of JAGERMEISTER SHOTS, MASSIVE QUANITIES OF BEER and "420" DOUBLE BARREL BONG RIPS.

Rocket: Brother man, I’ve got to tell you how much I love the new material. The song Swingin’ The Chain has such an old school feel to it. Tell me more about the band’s major metal influences from the past?

JT: Rocket, what's up, bro? How the fuck have you been? Well, the old school feel in "Swingin The Chain" is definitely rooted with music from the past. The metal world as we know it today is so watered down, and polluted, I would be ashamed to say I possess any of it in my collection. With that in mind we decided to mold our style around what we truly felt was "real" to the scene. I guess when you really sit down and analyze it , the old school scene was what was and still is "real". If I were to go as far as crediting any bands I would probably say "VENOM, PANTERA, SLAYER, and BLACK SABBATH".

Rocket: Dimebag Darrell, Rex, Phil, and Vinnie 'The Brickwall' Paul, and the gritty, no holds barred approach of Pantera seems to possess this band for certain. What exactly does the Pantera legacy mean to you?

JT: When I was young that band was my fuckin world. The town kids had heroes like Superman, Mighty Mouse, and all that shit, my heroes were PANTERA. I was 12 yrs. old when I got "domination" tattooed along with "CFH". We would stay up all hours of the night as kids watching their videos. At that time they were the "CFH videos" and the "Vulgar videos". We were kids that were smoking, drinkin, fuckin, shaving our heads, dyeing mohawks, and were no doubt rebelling against all society. When the 3rd video "Watch It Go" hit stores, we cut school and partied at my joint for like 2 weeks straight. Those were the days.

Rocket: Give us a quick rundown of the other bandmates and also a brief description of their playing styles.

JT: Ech is our bassist. He plays a five string, and is an oldschool KISS, BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, kinda guy. Mike Radliff is our guitarist. He plays a seven string which brings forth a more heavy edge. Influenced by bands like IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, etc. Rich Tornetta is our drummer. He's the newest member to the D.O.C. family, and sorta like a fuckin blessing in disguise. Rich is influenced by bands like PANTERA, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, etc. "CHEERS TO YA BOYS!"

Rocket: What is this deal with Praying Mantis Entertainment about?

JT: We hooked up with "Praying Mantis Entertainment in the summer of "05". Its been nothing but positive ever since. The guys at PME are so fuckin supportive, and are always, looking to give D.O.C. that extra push. We did some shows with them and decided signing with PME would be in our best interest. Thanks to the PME family ya'll fuckin rock!!!

Rocket: Where did you record Swingin’ The Chain? And who produced it? I have to say that it sounds top notch. Great levels for everyone in the mixdown. Holy shit, you can actually hear the bass guitar!

JT: We started off recording at this one studio joint in Fort Washington, whom I would like to give none of the credit too. We then decided to bring our works over to The Dome Studios in "PA". Richard Gavalis then helped finishing up with the recording, along with the mixing, and producing end as well. So the credit goes to Rich and Dome studios. Thanks for the great work. Ya'll rock. As far as hearing the bass tracks goes, we are all a team and everyone shines at certain times, and certain parts in songs. There ain't no jealousy in D.O.C. When there's a certain part in a song, that a certain instrument sounds fitting, or complimenting to the song, we crank it the fuck up!!!!!!

Rocket: Tell us about some of the tour dates that D.O.C has already completed and what’s to come down the road? I imagine you guys are booking tons of shows, right?

JT: Bro, we started it up with our new drummer in Sep. "05" and its been shows ever since. We did some east coast shows and are currently in the midst of recording a new give away demo, to hand out at shows, etc. Our street team fuckin rocks, thanks for pushin!!!! Were playing the Trocadero in Philly Mar. 11th, then after that hopefully some west coast shows in the near future. I just recently got word, we might do a Virginia to Texas tour this summer. So keep your ears open and your eyes peeled for D.O.C. in "06"

Rocket: Obviously all the killer reaction you guys are getting off MySpace from the true underground metal fans has got to please you very much. Everyone knows how important of a marketing tool that site is for band today. You agree, right?

JT: I agree to the fullest man. The computer in general is such a great push for musicians today, worldwide! All the support Myspace has givin us is just incredible. You have so many bands trying to win the good fight. It's probably in my opinion one of the best tools for the underground to be heard.

Rocket: Yeah, no doubts. Okay, It’s been well established what a party maniac and lady killer you are, going by the bastardly stage moniker of J.T. Fux. Like the motor city madman, Ted Nugent, who I grew up listening to in a major way as a kid, you always seem to be ‘switched on’. I can’t think of a better trait for a metal front man. Is this an act with you or are you really throwing shit down 24/7 as it seems? Enquiring minds want to know.

JT: Lady killer, thats funny. But NO!! I'm not trying to impress anyone with my actions or my drinking or anything like that. What I say and what I do is who I am, everyday. I was raised on lots of oldschool punk/hardcore/oi, and as you all probably know, those dudes lived that shit. I mean bands like " BLITZ, COMBAT 84, AGNOSTIC FRONT, CRO-MAGS, etc..". These guys were punk as fuck, on and off the stage. Like GG Allin once said "I do my own thing, My mind is a machine gun, my body's the bullets, and my audience is the Target". Words I have lived by my whole life, which have served me very well. So thats a huge part of where my energy stems from. Like my old heroes so to speak.

Rocket: What is your opinion of Faux Metal acts like Avenged Sevenfold? Is it just me or is this M Shadows the biggest poser dick on the planet.

JT: I try my best to ignore that vein off music all together. To me its all a joke. I would like to see what someone like SID VICIOUS, or GG ALLIN, would have to say about this new scene. If they were still around off course. GG ALLIN would off slapped the shit out off someone in a band like Avenged Sevenfold, in his day. Not a doubt in my mind. If you're gonna pose don't bring that shit into the underground.

Rocket: Oh hell yeah. This M Shadows cat talks more trash about the true metal scene than Joan Rivers blasts chicks outfits at the Oscars. So what is D.O.C.’s mission statement. Just give me one sentence.

JT: WORLD DOMINATION, my friend!!!!!

Rocket: You know growing up playing in garage bands myself, I’ve had many hilarious stories of times that things just plain went wrong. It happens to everyone along the way. Tell me the funniest story you can think of that still sticks in your head today.

JT: This is one I'll never forget. We were playing a few shows with "Circle Of Fear" this past summer. Long story short, a 5th of Jager, massive amounts of beer induced, I decided to rock out with COF on one of their tunes. I got up on one off the PA speakers to get a closer look into the pit. Fuckin BANGGGGGGGGGG!!!!! I fall off the speaker thru the stage monitors " not one, but two", onto the fuckin stage. All I remember is my bassist carrying me back to the bar for another round off shots, saying, "Yo, bro. You just fell off the speakers, are you allright?" I was like, "Yeah, dude. I just need a drink".

Rocket: What’s next for D.O.C.? A full length CD I hope.

JT: Absolutely, a full length CD. We're hopefully gonna get some time to start writing again soon. We all have lots off ideas, and I know the next time around its gonna be raging. Were all alot more aware off the direction in which we all want to go. D.O.C. is stronger then ever, and ready to grab the metal world by the balls!!!! Right now were gonna finish up some show dates we have in store. Then we'll see what happens from there.

Rocket: Is there anything else you’d like to say to the fans?

JT: Thanks to everyone that helped to support D.O.C. We got alot brewing for everyone in "06" so stay tuned for some "Ear splittin, Jaeger spittin, Beer drinkin, mosh pittin', DAWN OF CORRECTION!!!!!!! Hope to see ya'll at the shows!!!! We love you!!!! STAY HEAVY!!! On Behalf Of D.O.C. - Jeremy T. "J.T. FUX"

Here are some links to check out the band:

www.myspace.com/dawnofcorrection
www.myspace.com/swinginthechain
www.rockindocstyle.com

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1. Dustyhaze writes:

I hope everyone slaps that M.shadows when they see him.....Keep On Truckin D.O.C.

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2. G writes:

That was tight....
M shadows wouldnt know real metal if it jumped up and bit him on his clitoris....
D.O.C Horns to ya..

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3. slowhed writes:

Rocket, you rule the school. Great meetin you! Thanx for shedding light on D.O.C. and the music that matters. and to the late, great GG, RIP.
cheers

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4. JJ.L.K. writes:

WORLD DOMINATION!! WOo HoOO! I'm feelin' that for D.O.C.! Love ya guys! See ya at myspace! ~JJ :)

# Feb 6, 2006 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Armed and Dangerous writes:

D.O.C f***in' rules!!! Jeremy is the sh**!!! No one owns a stage like he does!!! Rock on!!!

# Feb 7, 2006 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. The Gate Keeper writes:

Hey I am Jeremys Pops I read the story where he remembers falling off the stage
I remember a better story where i was called at 5 am. And he got into a fist fight with 2 police officers
And how i would take his beer and dump it down the drain . To find out that he was hideing his sh** in my classic car . I rembermer how I cought his a$$ cuting school . And the not comeing home all night and Me walking the floor looking out a window allways worrying And NOW all the sh** I did not know about I read You are so f***ing Grounded like you would ever listen Best to you jeremy rock on and stay safe Jeremys Popps Beter Known as BT FUX The Gate keeper

# Feb 7, 2006 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. scutter@whiplashradio.com writes:

awesome interveiw Jeremy,D.O.C is one asskickin band,
ive seen them live and meet them all a few times and
look forward to see then live a few more times,they put on an awesome show with great music.
i also play there music all the time on my radio show at www.whiplashradio.com
DAWN OF CORRECTION is currently my favorite band.

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8. dr. dre writes:

hey yo people were could i find J.T. Metal???

BY:Dr. Dre

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9. JaRule writes:

Hey like Dr. Dre sayed were could u find J.T. Metal well Holla Back at youre boy JaRule c yea

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