Heres some mental interrogation with guitarist JACK FROST from SEVEN WITCHES. He is one of the up and coming guitarists of the new century. He has done several projects this year including BRONX CASKET COMPANY and SPEEED. Not only is he a great guitar player but he is an excellent song writer. If he's a part of a project, it's a real good bet that the CD will blow your mind and your AMP.
Prof.ManiC: How did SEVEN WITCHES get formed, did it just kinda happen or was it something you planned on doing but you needed to find the right people? And why the name SEVEN WITCHES?
JACK FROST: WITCHES GOT FORMED WHILE I WAS STILL IN FROSTBITE. WE OPENED A SHOW WITH FATES WARNING. THE SINGER BOBBY WAS IN THE FIRST BAND CALLED PROUD FLESH. WHEN I HEARD HIS VOICE I WAS BLOWN AWAY. AFTER THE SHOW I WENT UP TO HIM TO TELL HIM I LOVED HIS VOCALS. AND WHEN WE TALKED HE SAID HE LIKED MY GUITAR PLAYING. AND THAT STARTED IT ALL. WAS IT IN MY HEAD TO DO SOMETHING MORE POWER METAL? YAH . IT WASN'T PLANED IT JUST HAPPENED. WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER BOBBY CAME UP WITH THE NAME. WHEN HE TOLD ME IT I JUST LOVED IT. I THINK IT SOUNDS REAL TRUE METAL.
Prof.ManiC: What Is in the future for you and SEVEN WITCHES? Any touring here in the states? Can you tell me abit about the new cd?
JACK FROST: THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT. OUR FIRST CD SOLD VERY WELL FOR A NEW COMER. WE JUST COMPLETED OUR SECOND ONE CALLED CITY OF LOST SOULS. I DIG THIS ALOT. WE HAVE GROWN ALOT AS A BAND AND SONGWRITERS. THE NEW CD IS MORE EPICY. AS FOR TOURING THE STATES. WE WOULD LIKE TO. I GUESS THIS WILL DEPEND ON OUR SALES. LETS KEEP ARE FINGERS CROSSED.
Prof.ManiC: Whats the deal with FROSTBITE? Do you miss it? Will it happen Again? How is SEVEN WITCHES similar and different from it?
JACK FROST: FROST BITE WAS A GREAT BAND. I PUT ALOT OF YEARS WITH IT. YOU KNOW PEOPLE CHANGE AND MOVE ON. DO I MISS IT SURE. THOSE WHERE SOME OF MY FUNNIEST TIMES BACK THEN. WOULD WE EVER DO IT AGAIN. HAY THE EAGLES SAID THEY WOULD NEVER TOUR AGAIN. BUT THEY SHOCKED THE WORLD. THE THINGS THAT ARE THE SAME IS A 4 PIECE BAND,I WRITE MOST OF THE MUSIC,AND STILL LOTS OF HOOKS. DIFFERENCES IS MUCH HEAVY TONE. THE SINGER IN WITCHES IS MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE . AS THE FROST BITE GUY IS VERY MELODIC.
Prof.ManiC: How long have you known D.D VERNI? How did you meet? What lead you to being in BRONX CASKET COMPANY? And whats your future with it?
JACK FROST: I'VE KNOWN D.D FOR 4 TO 5 YEARS.WE MEET AT HIS STUDIO AND HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE THEN. WHAT GOT US STARTED WAS D.D WANTED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND I WAS UP FOR IT. THAT'S ALL IT TOOK. THE FUTURE LOOKS GOOD. WE WILL PROBABLY DO A NEW CD NEXT YEAR IF ALL IS ABLE.
Prof.ManiC: I haven't been able to find your project SPEED CD yet. Mind telling me abit about what I have to look forward too? Whats the future of it?
JACK FROST: SPEEED IS MONSTROUS. VERY IN YOUR FACE. THE SINGER AND DRUMMER WHERE IN ANNIHILATOR. SO THESES BOYS ARE PROS. THIS RECORD WILL JUST KILL YOU. WE WILL DO ANOTHER CD LATER THIS YEAR.
Prof.ManiC: Do you have any other projects floating around or planned?
JACK FROST: I FILLED IN FOR A BAND CALLED METALIUM WHICH HAS CRIS CAFFERY OF SAVATAGE ON GUITAR. HE COULDN'T MAKE THE TOUR SO I FILLED IN. I DID SUCH A GOOD JOB I WAS ASKED TO PLAY ON THE NEW CD AND WILL TOUR WITH THEM IN SPRING. THE NEW RECORD SOUNDS GREAT. I REALLY ENJOYED PLAYING ON IT.
Prof.ManiC: Since my page is devoted to metal and using it to help people control or at least understand their emotions, mind telling us what you like to do when your feeling down or pissed off to take you mind off it?
JACK FROST: MUSIC IS THE BEST THING TO CLEAR YOUR MIND. I CAN JUST CLOSE MY EYES AND PUT A CD ON AND I RELAXED.
Prof.ManiC: Who or what inspired you to pick up a guitar? How has playing made you a better person?
JACK FROST: WHEN I SAW KISS I JUST WANTED TO ROCK. PLAYING MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. I LOVE TO PLAY FOR PEOPLE AND SEE THEM INTO IT. THAT GETS ME OFF.
Prof.ManiC: Any Other hobbies or interests you enjoy taking part in when your not ripping out riffs?
JACK FROST: I LOVE TO WORK-OUT. COLLECT CDS.GO TO SPORTING EVENTS. JUST ENJOY LIFE.
Prof.ManiC: Whats your PROUDEST moment ever while being in a band? What's your FAVORITE moment even while being in a Band?
JACK FROST: PROUDEST WAS WHEN WE PLAYED THE RANDY RHOADES BENEFIT IN L.A FAVORITE WAS PLAYING IN SPAIN LAST YEAR. SPAIN RULES.
Prof.ManiC: If you could form a "SUPERGROUP" with anyone in the world(or time) who would you pick and why? What would be the aim or message of the band?
JACK FROST: RAY ALDER ON VOCALS, HES THE COOLEST SINGER, JOEY DEMAIO ON BASS, HE IS THE KING,AND COZY POWELL ON DRUMS. JUST MASSIVE! OUR MESSAGE WOULD BE TEAR YOUR HEART OUT AND JUST BANG YOUR HEAD.
Prof.ManiC: Is there any bands that you love that you think the world should know about?
JACK FROST: I LOVE KANSAS,FATES WARNING,ANYTHING WITH JOHN SYKES, JUST ANYTHING THAT MOVES. AND HAS GOOD FEEL.
Prof.ManiC: Any final comments?
JACK FROST: JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ALL THE FANS FOR LETTING FULFILL MY DREAM. I HOPE TO SEE YOU'LL REAL SOON.