KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & TRIVIUM // PAOLO & MIKE D TALK BASS!
Posted on February 26, 2014
Bass Expo caught up with Trivium's Paolo Gregoletto & Killswitch Engage's Mike D'Antonio to discuss the challenges of playing in a band with 2 awesome guitarists, tone, technique & finding the ideal drummer. When asked about becoming bass players, the guys had this to say;
Mike D'Antonio: "Well, a lot of my friends had bands growing up and it looked like one of the funnest things to do ever, just jumping around in basements and moshing with buddies. Kids playing guitars and basses, I just couldn't get enough of it. So at one point, [when I was] around fifteen (which I thought was a little late to start playing guitar or bass), I had one friend who had a bass for sale and one friend who had a guitar for sale. Fortunately, or unfortunately, the bass was the one I could afford so that was the one I started playing."
Paolo Gregoletto: "It started back when I was about eleven years old and a couple of friends just wanted to play in a band and play covers of bands we enjoyed back in the day. I picked up the bass and I really enjoyed playing it and I stuck with it."