This week we speak with Mikey Doling of
Snot / Soulfly fame about his brand new label, new band and more.
2&2: Congrats on the new label (GridIron
Records), can you tell us about who is involved and what inspired you to
start the label?
Mikey: I was in a band in the 90s
called SNOT...and then after that I was in SOULFLY...We (soulfly) we're
touring with the mighty PANTERA in 2001...We were in New Orleans after
the show hanging on the bus drinking beers and on walks KYLE YURLEY at
the time he was playing for The Saints....He asked who the guy from Snot
was, I said," me!!", and turns out he was a big SNOT fan!! From there we
were bros!! Kyle was ended up living in LA in 2004..so he'd come hang out
at the studio where I was producing a lot of local bands at the time...he'd
always say, "Mikey, we should start our own record company." I was scared
to death because that's a major responsibility. He kept bringing it up
about it and I was going out in LA and seeing a lot of young bands out
there, and all of the sudden it hit me!! So I called Kyle and I said,"
LETS DO THIS!!"
2&2: Obviously since you've been
in successful bands (Snot / Soulfly for the readers that don't know) you've
probably seen things done by labels that you didn't agree with. What was
the most frustrating and what things do you plan to do differently with
Mikey: well, I'm not sure how to
answer that. I was always a band guy, so I guess I would be more understanding
to the band's needs. When they come to me with questions or need's, I'll
get it before some collage grad who's never toured or even has been in
2&2: We'll get to the other releases
next but let's talk about your new band, INVITRO. Can you tell us a little
bit about the band, who's in it and what kind of music you guys play? When's
the album coming out? Think you'll tour behind it?
Mikey: I started my new band INVITRO;
who's four of the coolest and most talented musicians I could've possibly
found. The guitar player, Mike Piggmie and drummer, Benny Cancino were
in a band together called, The Wizards. I was a big fan of theirs, so I
asked them to start a new band with me along with bass player, Brad Dujmovic
and singer, J Vipers. We started jamming together and there was a instant
chemistry. Since then it's been a 2 years and now we're recording a debut
album coming out in 2007.
2&2: What other releases do you
have on the horizon?
Mikey: The band called, The Hairbrain
Scheme. These guys are the most original band I've heard in years. I really
believe in this band. I will work my ass off to get it out to the people
so they can enjoy it as much as I do. We've got more bands in a process
of signing, but we'll keep you posted.
2&2: Again, congrats on the new
label. Can't wait to hear the upcoming releases and let our readers know
Mikey: Thanks! If you'd like to
hear some music, go to www.myspace.com/gridironrecords.
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