By: Robert Cavuoto
Legacy of Disorder has just unleashed a simply kick-ass sophomore release, Last Man Standing. With such Hard-hitting standout tracks on the album as “Break,” “March to Death” and the title tune “Last Man Standing”, Legacy Of Disorder is certainly starting to hit its metallic stride.
It’s only fitting that the quartet will be paired with one of the most over-the-top and outrageous live shows out there – GWAR – for a U.S. tour. I spoke with Legacy of Disorder guitarist, Rana Freilich, about this interesting new concept CD, Last Man Standing.
Robert Cavuoto: Your new CD, Last Man Standing is killer. Tell me a little bit about the writing process.
Rana Freilich: Quite often with songwriting, I’ll come up with a riff; put present it to the band either as a whole song or part of a song. Even though I write a lot of the music, it’s still input through everyone.
Robert: How long did it take you to write and record the CD from beginning to end?
Rana Freilich: It took me about 20 days in the recording studio.
Robert: Where do you get your inspiration from in writing these songs?
Rana Freilich: I think just in the way we see the world with all its wrongs and rights. There is a theme it.
Robert: I’m really impressed by the artwork on the CD cover. How does that incorporate into the theme of your album?
Rana Freilich: A guy from Greece, he did this cover for us. He did an amazing job, and was awesome to work with. He took the scene from some of what we’re about and what this album is about. The song, “Last Man Standing”, is like we have all these people above us who make all these huge decisions for people of the world, say for instance, if a bomb was to go off, they’re the first ones out the door.
Robert: Where’d you guys come up with the name of the band Legacy of Disorder?
Rana Freilich: We’ve been through name after name and finally our old drummer came up with it. I came home one day and he said, “I came up with the name so I should buy the name in case I want to sell it to you guys one day.” Little did we know we already bought the name.
Robert: Is there any meaning behind it?
Rana Freilich: Yes, I don’t think there’s really any order in this world. What’s going on in the world with the hurricanes and tsunamis: we’ve even had our first big earthquake in New Zealand for years. It’s almost like a “legacy of disorder”.
Robert: I thought you had a great guitar sound on the CD. What gear did you use to track the album?
Rana Freilich: I use the same equipment I use on stage. My main guitar – it’s a beauty, an M300 EHT which is not made anymore. They make a new version but it’s just not the same. I’ve got a bunch of guitars and some of which I paid five times as much but don’t like nearly as much as the M300 EHT. For an amp, I use 5150 Series 2.
Robert: It was very reminiscent of an ‘80s heavy metal tone. I thought it was very smooth. It wasn’t overly distorted and cut through. I was very impressed by that when I first listened to it.
Rana Freilich: Thank you very much.
Robert: How important is it for newer bands like yourself to have contact with the fans on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and other social media?
Rana Freilich: Oh, it’s really important. We work on our Facebook and our site as often as possible. The more you are using it, the more people are following us. I believe it’s very important in this day and age.
Robert: What’s your biggest challenge been both musically and professionally so far with this band?
Rana Freilich: Just getting your name out there I would say. When you hear the two albums we’ve done, and you’ve heard them yourself, anybody who’s heard them might say, “These are sounding really good.” You sit back and usually the band believes they sound really good, you just have to enforce it to the audiences. I mean you have to shove it down their throat kind of thing, that we are a new band.