Vocalist Angela Gossow of Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY was interviewed on this past weekend's (February 19-21) edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com.
In a recent interview with KNAC.COM, Gossow stated about the band's evolution since 2003, "We've released a bunch of really good records; we've done a bunch of very good tours.
"We fired our management in 2008 and now I do all that. . . We're totally free. We own all our songs. No management in the back telling us what to do. . . And the weird thing, since I took over management, is I'm not getting sick either anymore. I don't feel so victimized, like somebody else has decided that I got to make it through no matter what.
"When you're in charge of something, you really want to do it. You've got a different strength for it.
"The music business is setup to enslave the musician. The record sales are dying, so they're going to put a lot of pressure on a band to tour as much as they can.
"Sometimes I think some bands are touring to death. How much are you enjoying playing your 260 shows in a year?
"Whatever we do, we do it very consciously. . . We do a lot of touring, but we hop from continent to continent.
"There are a lot of different scenarios we experience, and that's how we keep it really interesting.
"Yeah, I think we're in an excellent spot as a band, but it takes a lot of self-confidence and a lot of knowledge.
"If you want to run your own business, you better know your business. Not everybody can read a contract or really concentrate on it, or negotiate a deal, or a tour, or speak to promoters. You have to have a very equal relationship in the band to be able to be self-managed. Everybody's got to do some jobs. We're very lucky with ARCH ENEMY. Everybody's equal. It's a team."
Angela Gossow interviewed by Full Metal Jackie (click on player below to launch audio):