TOOL‘s Maynard James Keenan reveals what he thinks about METALLICA and SLAYER. He also mentions the almost die while battling against coronavirus pandemic.
In last month PUSCIFER released the new album ‘Existential Reckoning‘ after their follow-up to 2015’s “Money Shot” album. For this album, Maynard says; “A lot of stuff that happens with us, is we’re reacting to what we’re seeing. We have been working with the digital ninja, Meats Meier. He is incredible with his 3D space and his filming techniques. I guess the benefit of the shutdown was that there was no way he could have done that video, in a Hazmat suit, around Los Angeles, without a pandemic.”
During his latest interview with The Void with Christina, Maynard James Keenan mentioned the new Puscifer ‘Existential Reckoning’, “heavy” style music like METALLICA or SLAYER, his current activities, and more.
“I haven’t read anything in a very long time. I read a lot of articles by philosophers or people who are kind of, in a way, almost card readers when it comes to financial predictions – if that makes any sense.
“People that are looking at it, trying to look at things from a wider perspective of human trajectory. But to be honest, I’m watching more films and television.
“But having worked with producers, and having worked with people that work in film. And actors from everything, you know, an extra to the caterer. All the way up to as an actor, to some co-producer, to an actual director. I’ve worked with a lot of those people.
“And I’ve seen a raw script and then finally seen it on a screen and you go, ‘How the fuck did they get that out of that script that I read?’ Like, ‘The whole point of that film and the whole point of the story. They blew it on whatever,’ you know, the love interests, they kind of blew it.
“So a lot of times when I’m watching a film, I’m watching it from the architectural point of view to see in this TV series, in this movie…
“If it starts to go sideways and it looks like a shit film, I’m like, ‘OK, let’s find the carrot in the middle of all this that the writer actually wanted to convey and let’s have fun with figuring out how some douchebags in a boardroom ruined it because they were trying to sell tickets instead.'”
Maynard James Keenan also mentioned METALLICA and other heavy style music:
“For me, the weight comes from mood, so I find a more creative space. And a more productive space in a more moody piece. So as far as weight, I think most people kind of think of weight in terms of Metallica. You know, some of the heavier bands – Slayer – but I find weight in things like PJ Harvey and Gillian Welch, and a band called Low.
That’s where I find weight – in those almost. They’re uplifting but emotionally sad, but because they’re sad they’re uplifting to me.”
You can listen to the entire Maynard and Carina Round interview below!