Max Illidge (ex 40 Below Summer) of With Daggers Drawn Interview Completed
By: Andrew Bilach
This interview aired live on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010.
Thank you very much to all who tuned in to this special Wednesday evening webcast featuring With Daggers Drawn.
I would like to publicly thank Ed Schiro of With Daggers Drawn for setting up this interview. The guy is on the ball.
Now, I would like to address some of the private emails I received in regards to the Max Illidge interview, or lack thereof. First and foremost, we did not, and I repeat, did not, falsely advertise anything. If you have listened to our show over the last five years, you know we would never, ever do such a thing. If you came over to check out the show just because you were a Max Illidge fan and thought we falsely advertised his appearance, check your facts. That was not the case.
The goal of the interview was to promote With Daggers Drawn, as I personally felt it would benefit our current listeners to know more about them and this union with Max and Joey of 40 Below Summer. We accomplished this task. Take a look at the comments section for proof of that. The only side of the deal that was f*cked were All Knowing Force listeners. And this does not make me happy.
We’re in a society where people always have to blame someone. Right? If something goes wrong, it can never just be that something went wrong. We have to figure out who to blame and hold accountable. Do I blame With Daggers Drawn? I do. But I don’t. Ed Schiro was very cool to me and so was Greg, Daggers’ drummer who did the main interview. However, I do feel that Max should have been better prepared to do an actual interview, rather than mumbling for five minutes. Sure we got the show started late, but does 30 minutes really make a difference when someone has to be awake at 5am, as Max did the following day? Not really. The spot would have went the same way. We did our job. We got people to listen. We got people to care. And to all of you that think it was us that dropped the ball? You’re wrong. Was it the Daggers camp? Yes and no. But, are we going to place blame? Kind of. Does it really matter? No. Why? Because we all make mistakes and miscalculations.
We sincerely hope, and we are sure they will, that the With Daggers Drawn camp will schedule another live interview with Max Illidge at a later time where we can give our listeners the show they expected, as well as further promote their band. Then, we’ll be even.
Also, to my knowledge, “Ed WDD bass” and all similarities that have posted in the comments section is a With Daggers Drawn member. All the info you need is there.
We are trying desperately to clean up Max’s audio and will have that and a synopsis up shortly.
If you want 35 Free mp3’s, and yes, there are several 40 Below Summer tracks, head on over to our free music page and scroll down to 40 Below Summer to see what’s available. You’ll also be helping out the show a ton.