Terminator 2

Terminator 2 - January 2012

Terminator 2 Session
Violitionist Sessions

Session Date: November 29, 2011
Posting Date: January 02, 2012
Artist Hometown: Denton, TX
Links: Too Heavy For The Internet
Recorded by: Michael Briggs

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ONE: Tell us about the bass setup. How did you decide on this configuration?
David Saylor: I’ve got two amps hooked up in stereo, and each one has a different distortion, so that each tone is able to voice itself fully, and it gives me more options, as in one amp can be clean while the other one is distorted. Using minimal effects, I get maximum opportunities to change the tone without using anything other than distortions.
BF: In previous bands, guitar was your instrument of choice. Why did you change to bass for Terminator 2?
David: I’ve been listening to much heavier music than what inspired Drink to Victory.
BF: What is influencing you now?
David: Ufomammut is good. Bands like Electric Wizard and Iron Monkey.
BF: What about you, Ben?
Ben Scott: I don’t know. It was kind of weird starting out because we had different influences and didn’t know what we were going to do with it, but definitely from jamming and stuff, it started out as doom, sludgy stuff.
David: It didn’t really turn into that. Partly, but it got faster and distortion, hardcore—
Ben: Yeah, it kind of evolved, but I think that it was rooted there.
BF: How did you start playing together?
David: Work.
TWO: Do you feel like you’ve settled on a sound for the band, or are you still experimenting?
David: We’ve got it.
THREE: You’ve seemed to prefer playing on the floor at some shows in the past. Do you like being on the floor more than the stage?
David: I like the stage better because the drums are louder, and I can hear what I’m saying better, if I was saying anything.
Ben: Yeah, you can hear everything better on the stage, I think.
BF: Do you have consistent lyrics or…
David: There are some. It’s not all totally hashed-out. When you asked if we have our sound all together…You can’t tell that it’s not all there.

“smiley face. smiley face. clown hat.”

– Interview by Brent Frishman/Transcription by Dale Jones