This 5 and Dime interview was conducted via e-mail with A Breed Apart drummer Glenn Kuczer on March 6, 2005.
Tell me about your band, your sound, yourself and your bandmates.
Hailing from New England, A Breed Apart was formed in February 2003, when drummer Glenn Kuczer and guitarist Mat Ford were looking for a singer and bassist. After countless auditions they found what they were looking for in singer Andrew Santagata, who joined in January 2003, and bassist Adam Rodenboh, who completed the lineup in February. A Breed Apart's nu-metal meets old school roots and Progressive edge can best be described as: Crunching, Slamming, Wrenching, Grinding, Disjunct, Abrasive, Heavy, Harsh, Angry and Hostile while also setting a Melodic backdrop that will make you wonder how a band can maintain such diversity.
Tell me about your bands current, or soon to be released CD, its musical direction, where we can hear it, and where we can buy it.
A Breed Apart will be releasing our self-titled full length CD this summer, We record everything at our own digital studio in Rhode Island. A Breed Apart is also featured on the "official" Locobazooka! Lucky 13 DVD which was recorded on 9/26/04 in front of a crowd of 10,000 people at Fitchburg Airport in Mass. Besides featuring A Breed Apart`s song "Seven," the DVD will also feature performances by Shinedown, Saliva, Damageplan (R.I.P. Dimebag), Shadows Fall, Crossfade, Nonpoint, Kittie and many more. This DVD will be released by 3D Ent./IEG and sold at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Strawberries and Newbury Comics. "Official" release date will be posted here soon. Also all merch can be purchased on our website www.ABreedApart.net
Tell me about your bands current tour.
A Breed Apart has "officially" been asked back to Locobazooka! 2005. The dates and national artists have not been confirmed yet, but all current news can be found at www.ABreedApart.net and also www.Locobazooka.com. Many dates will be added for this summer once they are confirmed.
What does your band have in store for your fans in the next 12 months?
A Breed Apart has a CD being released in mid June, a live DVD from last years Locobazooka being released now, we will play Locobazooka! 2005 and we support our CD in various smaller venues in New England for the up close and personal approach that we love so much!
Feel free to promote anything else youd like that applies to your band.
A Breed Apart has all merch on sale in our online store at www.ABreedApart.net. Also signup for our forum and guestbook as we stay close to all our fans and answer all e-mails. We currently have a mailing list of almost 35,000 people worldwide and we love each and every one of them!
Please share your thoughts on Dimebag Darrell.
All the members of A Breed Apart are deeply saddened by the recent tragedy and loss that Damage Plan has suffered. I remember the first time I saw Pantera it was at the Strand Theater in Providence RI at that time Metallica had softened and we all got our Metal fix from Pantera. Most recently at Locabazooka! 2004 on 9-26-2004, A Breed Apart was lucky enough to share the stage with Damage Plan. They were the coolest bunch of guys, so down to earth and a true inspiration for bands such as ours. They had the heaviest riffs that were bone shattering laced with the vocal harmonies on top...man that sounds great!
Hey Dime on behalf of A Breed Apart we promise to continue what you believed in your whole life, kick major ass and never let up!