Masterful Magazine recently conducted an interview with AMON guitarist Eric Hoffman (ex-DEICIDE). In the interview he talks about the split from Deicide, reforming Amon, starting their own label imprint and the early Tampa, Florida scene. An excerpt from the interview is below:
Masterful Magazine: What were your feelings when it was announced that your own guitar teacher Ralph Santolla was hired as one of the replacements for the vacant slots left by you and your brother? Are you still on good terms with Ralph Santolla at this point?
Eric Hoffman: “He gave me two guitar lessons for a Marshall cab. He still owes me some lessons. No problem, other than some lessons, or some cash. You have the Internet to be your teacher. You can learn all the scales and modes, all the tabs. It is awesome. That is your new teacher, the computer.”
Masterful Magazine: Talk us through the process of quitting Deicide, reforming Amon and how you went about getting back on your feet, artistically. It must have been quite difficult, I imagine. You probably had to acquire a new rehearsal studio, set up all the contacts in the industry, plus finding new members and teach them all the Amon material already written.
Eric Hoffman: “No one quit Deicide. We split all royalties and publishing, or no deal. Glen wrote one song musically: ‘Trifixion’, then I arranged it, in his whole career and one part in ‘Dead By Dawn’. Yes, very brutal.”
Read the entire Interview at this location.
Amon released their latest album Liar In Wait in May via Amon Records.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Red Room Recorders with producer/engineer Mark Prator (ICED EARTH, MONSTROSITY, SAVATAGE, VITAL REMAINS) in Tampa, FL and features digital artwork by Eric Hoffman.