F5 Drummer Talks About Working With Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON

David Small, drummer for David Ellefson's (ex-MEGADETH) new band F5, recently spoke to ChipRitter.com about his new project and his influences, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow:

ChipRitter.com: How would you describe [F5's sound]?

David Small: "Punishing. A New sound. Something fresh, exciting not like a new album where there's only one or two songs that really cook. Seriously there’s absolutely no filler at all. I'm not saying because I am the drummer on this recording, I am saying it because this is what I keep hearing from people who have actually listened to it. Every one of them loves it, it's off the chain. I feel that it's a brand new sound, and also a very groove-oriented CD. The sound all goes back to the producer Ryan Greene who had a clear vision for this before anyone walked into the studio."

ChipRitter.com: Tell me how this band got started.

David Small: "February of 2003 David Ellefson got together with Steve Conley and myself in a little one bedroom studio at Steve's house. We threw some ideas at each other, and magic just happened, a couple months later we got Dale Steele from Minneapolis to come out and lay down some demo tracks, shortly after that we completed the F5 lineup with guitarist John Davis. It's been off and running since that point as F5."

ChipRitter.com: How did you end up with Ryan Greene producing this album?

David Small: "Ryan did some demos [during] pre-production on MEGADETH's 'Countdown to Extinction', he was in the studio working with AUTHORITY ZERO and David came by and saw Ryan, then Ryan said something like, 'We should work with each other again,' and then David said, 'Well it just so happens…' And then, BOOM, the twister was born."

Read David Small's entire interview with ChipRitter.com at this location.


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