MEGADETH Drummer Discusses EIDOLON Project

TheMetalWeb.com recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH/EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

TheMetalWeb.com: Being that both Glen and yourself have a pretty busy plate being involved with MEGADETH. How do you find the time to dedicate to EIDOLON and do you ever foresee this side-project becoming a full-time venture?

Shawn Drover: MEGADETH is our first priority, as it is our job. EIDOLON has always been something that Glen and I do because we love to do it and we do it for ourselves first, that fact that others like it is icing on the cake for us. EIDOLON is the reason why we landed the MEGADETH gig, so we must be doing something right.

TheMetalWeb.com: What would you credit as being the largest contributing factor to the cohesion within EIDOLON in general? I mean, aside from the band, you and Glen are brothers, as well as playing together for a long time.

Shawn Drover: Glen and I have been playing together for 25 years now, so in some cases I think we share the same brain, certainly in a musical sense. We know what the other is thinking most of the time and that's a great weapon to have in any band.

TheMetalWeb.com: Is there any sibling rivalry going on in the band? (Laughs)

Shawn Drover: Not at all! I know that may seem a bit weird to some people, but we barely ever get pissed off at each other, and if we do, it's usually over something stupid, like an e-mail misunderstanding.

TheMetalWeb.com: Why did the band choose KING DIAMOND's "The Oath" as a cover to include in the album? I am a huge KING DIAMOND fan and I have to say I was not expecting to hear the voice that came out of Nils. I literally pulled the booklet out to see if perhaps you had King come in to guest on the album. Nils is an incredible singer, and believe me, I was looking for flaws. (Laughs)

Shawn Drover: I know, Nils really did a great job on that song! Not many people can truly say they can sound like King Diamond. Nils can, so we figured we could make the song sound quite good, and it does. It was very fun to do as well.

TheMetalWeb.com: When thinking of all the projects that you've ever been involved with over the years, where do you find yourself most comfortable?

Shawn Drover: I am comfortable in both MEGADETH and EIDOLON for different reasons. MEGADETH is my job and I have great fun in the band . I and Glen have total control of EIDOLON, so it's a different thing altogether. I love the music in both bands as well, which is very important to me."

Read the entire interview at TheMetalWeb.com.

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