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Between The Buried And Me's Paul Waggoner Shares Advice With Young Metal Musicians

In a free ranging discussion with Great New Metal founder and publisher Brian Shields, Between The Buried And Me's Paul Waggoner let's young musicians know that is takes more than just advanced software in a bedroom studio to earn the attention of metal fans.

"If you're going to commit yourself to being a musician, particularly in this genre, it's a blue-collar job," Waggoner tells Shields in a conversation recorded at San Francisco's Fillmore venue. "You have to get out there. You have to get on the road. You have to tour. You have to work hard. You have to hit the streets and play shows and people's basements and whatever you have to do to show people that you play your instruments and that you're not just a recording. You're a band."

Waggoner says that's one of the reasons he's joined other established metal musicians, such as Paul Masvidal (Cynic) and Brian Fair (Shadowsfall) in supporting Great New Metal, a music journalism project designed to create a buzz around up and coming metal bands, growing their audience, and helping them to monetize that new fan base. Watch the video interview below.

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1. Joseph Parry writes:

Great interview, confirmed a few things I had going on in my brain. Especially about merch etc!

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2. Willie El Muerte writes:

Great New Metal is going to change the industry. Paul Waggoner and Between the Buried and Me kick ass.

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3. Greg Kennelty writes:

Hell yeah, really looking forward to the fruition of this project! Awesome to see Paul in on it as well :)

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4. BeccasBiz writes:

"You can't download a t-shirt yet" Love that comment. Great video and Paul really shares a lot of insight as to what it takes to be a young successful band. Thanks for posting and looking forward to more bad-ass interviews from Great New Metal \m/

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5. Jovan writes:

Love this band, met them and they are so real. They let me disturb them from packing their supplies for about 30 min as we talked about music. So humble, the death metal version of dream theater

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6. The_Avant_Garde writes:

@Jovan;

BTBAM may be the death metal version of Dream Theater musically but DT could learn ALOT from Between the Buried and Me in terms of how to treat its fans. Dream Theater still make their fans pay for autographs lol

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