As I Lay Dying: Interview with Jordan Mancino
From February 10, 2006
As many fans are already waiting with great anticipation, The Taste of Chaos 2006 Tour is about to kick off next week in San Diego, California. As I Lay Dying will be sharing the stage with such acts as Story of the Year and the Deftones as they rock across the country. I had the chance to chat with As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino about the upcoming tour, their music and the anticipation of seeing the Deftones live for the first time.
Tim: We are on the brink of Taste of Chaos 2006 and Chicago is excited as hell to see you guys again. Describe your anticipation for this tour.
Tim: Is it a bit more special starting the Taste of Chaos 2006 tour off in California next week?
Tim: I've seen you guys play twice in Chicago this past year (at OzzFest 2005 and as openers for Slipknot). One thing that blows me away every time is the turnout you get for your set no matter what time you go on stage. What do you think this says about your fans?
Tim: What was is like opening briefly for Slipknot on the Final Verses Tour?
Tim: When you guys tore apart the Congress Theatre here in Chicago it was your first date off of the European tour. How was Europe this past fall and what did you enjoy best about that experience?
Tim: Excited to play with Chino and the Deftones?
Tim: What OzzFest 2005 band were you most impressed with? Why?
Tim: What are your thoughts about playing a headlining (or co-headlining) show vs. a festival like OzzFest or Taste of Chaos? Any preference by the band?
Tim: Keeping the live theme, I read a quote by Tim Lambesis that "
the touring we did off Frail Words Collapse really helped us to learn what songs worked in a live setting and which ones didn't." What songs work best for As I Lay Dying at live venues? Can you give us a top three?
Tim: Some of the bands you have toured with in the past have gone mainstream at almost a snap of the finger. Of all these bands (and As I Lay Dying has toured with many), which one(s) have you learned the most from?
Tim: How is your relationship with Metal Blade Records doing?
Tim: Other than the Taste of Chaos tour, does As I Lay Dying have anything else interesting going on that your fans might want to know about?
Tim: Overall, how do you feel fans have received Shadows Are Security?
Tim: Tell our UnRated Magazine readers what "94 Hours" is all about and where your inspiration came from.
Tim: Random question - Who does your album artwork? I love it.
Tim: How is the band holding up right now?
Tim: Final Question: Let's set the record straight, metal or metalcore??
I would like to thank Jordan Mancino of As I Lay Dying for his time and willingness to chat with UnRated Magazine. Thanks also go out Jensen Lee at Adrenaline for making this happen. Also, keep an eye out for my live review of the Chicago stop (at the UIC Pavilion) on the Taste of Chaos 2006 tour and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org about anything at all!