Once again I get to find out whats going on with the guitar monster JACK FROST. SInce the last time we checked he has been involved with several cds and even lost a vocalist. .So I figured it was time to once again annoy him with my stupid questions!
Prof.ManiC: Care to tell me about Metals best kept secert...Bronx Casket Crew? Whats the deal with the new cd? Same lineup? When will it be out? Will it have better promotion then the last one? Hell I swear my friends and I are the only ones who know about it!
JACK FROST: WELL ITS ME ON GUITAR. DD VERNI BASS AND TIM MALLARE DRUMS FROM OVERKILL. MYKE HIDEOUS FROM THE MISFITS AND GHARLIE CALV ON KEYS FROM SHOTGUN SYMPHONY. YES SAME LINE UP. THE NEW CD WILL KILL.LOTS MORE GUITARS. AND WE WILL HAVE ALOT BETTER PROMO THIS TIME AROUND. AS FOR SALES IT DID REAL WELL IN EUROPE. IT SHOULD BE OUT LATE SUMMER.
Prof.ManiC: Will the lyrics and sound be similar to the last one? or is there changes planned? did you write anything for it or you just what DD wants? Does it have a name yet?
JACK FROST: THE SOUND WILL BE HEAVIER AND THE VOCALS WILL BE THE SAME. A LITTLE MORE HARDER VOICE WISE. DD WROTE IT ALL, BUT HE LET ME DO ALOT MORE IN THE GUITAR PLAYING THING. YOU WILL BE PUMPED FOR SURE. AS FOR A NAME MAYBE SWEET HOME TRANSYLVANIA, NOT SURE YET.
Prof.ManiC: On to SPEEED! Hell your in enough bands that the whole interview could be about new cds alone! Whats the word on the release of the next SPEEED cd? Any info about name, date or songs would be awesome!
JACK FROST: AS FOR SPEEED NOT SURE IF THERE WILL BE A NEW ONE. WE HAVE NO DEAL AS OF NOW. WE WILL SEE. WE HAVE SOME KILLER TUNES READY FOR IT. WE ARE ALL SO SO BUSY BUT WE WILL SEE. I LOVE THAT CD.
Prof.ManiC: Just wondering the "badass" look in the photos of the members on the last one, was that for real or were you guys trying to make fun of someone? It just didnt seem like your guys style!
JACK FROST: NO WE JUST WANTED TO HAVE A MORE MODERN LOOK THATS ALL. ALL MY BANDS HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK. THATS ALL.
Prof.ManiC: Now for your baby Seven Witches! When bobby left was there bad blood? Did he want to leave? Did you want him to? What do you think Seven Witches lost in the passing of the Lucus era?
JACK FROST: WELL BOBBY LEAVING WAS A HARD THING. AT FIRST THERE WAS ALOT OF BAD BLOOD. NOT FROM MY SIDE. HE HATES ME. HE FEELS HE MADE ME. HES A GREAT SINGER AND I WISH THE STARS FOR HIM. HE STILL TALKS ALOT OF SHIT ABOUT ME. HE THINKS IT WONT GET BACK. AS FOR ME I FEEL WE MADE TWO KILLER CDS. LETS LET IT BE. ITS NOT GOOD TO DRAG EACH OTHER THRU MUD.AT THE END I THINK WE BOTH WANTED TO END IT. AS FOR US LOOSING SOMETHING. SURE WE LOST A FRIEND AND AGREAT SINGER. BUT WE WILL GO ON. AS FOR SURE I WROTE 90% OF THE MUSIC. SO THE WITCHES SWORD WILL STILL RISE FOR ANOTHER DAY.
Prof.ManiC: As much as I was heartbroken to see Bobby leave I felt better knowing you got an up and comer like Wade Black whose work on Astromonica I really enjoyed! Though i do think he has a more aggressive style then Bobby did. Is that what you were looking for or did you just want the best voice you could get your hands hand? How did the happen? How does he sound doing the older stuff, does he have as much control as Bobby did?
JACK FROST: WE GOT WADE CAUSE HES "THE MAN". HIS VOICE IS MONSTEROUS.HE SINGS BOBBYS STUFF WITH HIS EYES CLOSED. HE HAS MORE CONTROL CAUSE HES A TRAINED SINGER. I WANTED THAT MORE AGRESSIVE VIBE .WE HAD ALOT OF KNOWN SINGERS WANTING THE GIG BUT WE LOVE WADE. HES A GREAT PERSON AND FULL OF LIFE. TOM OF KAMELOT BROUGHT UP THE IDEAR THANKS BRO.
Prof.ManiC: Will the lyricial direction change? Who will do most of the lyrics now? Will you ever do a song on the Jersery Devil like you did for Sleepy Hollow?
JACK FROST: THE LYRICS MAY GET A LITTLE MORE IN YOUR FACE. WE WILL ALL WRITE. WHO EVER COMES UP WITH THE MAGIC WILL BE THE WORDS. AND NO WE WONT DO A SONG ABOUT THE JERSEY DEVIL. HAHA BUT THATS A GREAT IDEAR.
Prof.ManiC: Are you guys gonna try to get a new cd out by summer or are you gonna wait till the bigwigs like Iced Earth, Blind Guardian and Manowar are done hogging the spotlight?
JACK FROST: WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR SEPT, SO GET READY TO GET SLAMED.
Prof.ManiC: Gee Im getting Deja-Vu....any idea when or what direction the new Witches cd will take? Who will be drumming on it?
JACK FROST: PURE HELL. HEAVY AS BALLS. IT WILL BE THE HEAVEST CD TO DATE. IT LOOKS LIKE TIM OF OVERKILL IF TIME IS OK. IF NOT WE WILL USE CASEY OF KAMELOT.
Prof.ManiC: Just to say I covered all the bases is there anything you would like to say about your involvement with Metalium? Is there any bands I missed?
JACK FROST: METALIUM. IS THE BEST WE PUT OUT GREAT RECORDS. TOUR ALL OVER AND GIVE THE FANS WHAT THAY WANT, TRUE METAL.
Prof.ManiC: When Metalium or Bronx have new material for you to play, how do they present it to you? Sheet music? Tabs? im just wondering how you pick up on it? What was the hardest songs for you pick up on?
JACK FROST:

METALIUM, I WAS THERE FOR THE WRITING OF THE LAST CD. I WROTE A WHOLE TUNE AND ADDED ALOT OF MY IDEARS. SO I WAS PLAYING ALL THIS STUFF AT REHEARSAL. AS FOR BRONX DD SENDS ME A TAPE WITH IDEARS AND THEN WE PRACTICE AND ADD ALL THE GUITAR STUFF. MAINLY ALL IS BY EAR.

PROBABLY ALOT OF THE FIRST METALIUM AS THE STYLE WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT BUT NOW I KNOW IT ALL SECOND NATURE. ITS GREAT TO LEARN DIFFERNET STUFF IT MAKES YOU A BETTER PLAYER ALL AROUND FOR SURE.

Prof.ManiC: Any touring plans for you and any of the bands so far? When you go on tour or to record how often do you talk to your family? How ugly are the phone bills at the Frost household or do the labels cover it?
JACK FROST: ALOT OF TOURS IN THE WORKS. I WAS ASKED TO DO THE SAVATAGE TOUR BUT I HAVE METALIUM FESTS AND WITCHES SHOULD GO OUT IN OCT. ALOT OF STUFF ON THE TABLE. I CALL HOME ALOT. MANLY I DO THE EMAIL THING. IT KEEPS THE BILLS DOWN. I MISS MY FAMILY ALOT BUT THAY UNDERSTAND AND WANT THIS FOR ME AS THAY KNOW THIS IS IN MY HEART
Prof.ManiC: Are there anytimes when it doesn't seem worth it? Do you ever just wanna throw your guitar down and just go ome to your loved ones? When it happens how do you force your mind to vlear and keep forging onward?
JACK FROST: SURE IT GETS HARD TO BE AWAY. BUT I JUST LOVE TO PLAY ANYTIME ANYWERE IN FRONT OF 1 TO 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE. ITS ALL I KNOW. I LOVE THE FANS THAY MAKE IT ALL WORTH THE WORK. ITS MY LIFE NOW AND FOREVER. GOD I LOVE MY DREAM. NOT ALOT OF PEOPLE CAN SAY THAT.
Prof.ManiC: I've learned alot about myself and metal in the past year! what have you learned about metal and yourself since last Feb?
JACK FROST: METAL IS LIKE A BIG FAMILY. WE ALL GROW TOGETHER. METAL PEOPLE STICK TOGETHER. WE ALL KNOW ITS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER EVERYDAY. METAL WILL RULE THE WORLD AGAIN YOULLALL SEE.
Prof.ManiC: When do you plan to take time off to relax? What band will you but on hold to do it?
JACK FROST: THERE IS NO TIME TO TAKE OFF. LIFE IS WAY TO SHORT. MUSIC IS MY VACATION. IM ON A HOLIDAY EVERYDAY.
Prof.ManiC: Whats the word on the FrostBite re-issues?
JACK FROST: STILL NO WORD ON THE FROSTBITE STUFF. TELL MASSACRE TO GET IT TOGETHER. PEOPLE ASK ALL THE TIME. HOPE SONE.
Prof.ManiC: Final Comments?
JACK FROST: IN CLOSING LIKE I SAID I THANK YOU AND THE FANS FOR LETTING ME LIVE MY DREAMS. AND I WILL TRY MY BEST NEVER TO LET ANYONE DOWN.