Julien Jorgensen of Rev Theory Interviewed
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RN: What makes the new CD “Justice’ different from “Light It Up“?
Julien Jorgensen: I think the record as a whole is just a better body of work. What we set out to do with this record is to try and capture the live energy the band brings day in and day out. To do that we went to Producer Terry Date who produced a lot of bands we love like Sound Garden, Pantera and Deftones. He really captures the true sound of the band. And I feel that this record above all the other stuff we have done captures the true sound of Rev Theory.
RN: Was the song writing process different for this record?
Julien Jorgensen: I think we had a pretty distinct idea of what we wanted to accomplish on this record. We had a pretty clear vision. I think we really worked hard. Most of the writing came from within. We did work with a few outside writers that we really like. But most of it came from within. There was more of a collaborative effort between Matty, Rich and myself starting most of the songs out and finishing them with the rest of the band. I feel like we had a lot of time with these songs to sit and work them in the studio. When we went in to record, the songs were ready to go. We just had to capture the performance that we wanted. From the writing to the recording to the producing of the record I feel like it was a real group effort.
RN: Who came up the ideas for the album artwork?
Julien Jorgensen: We all did. The whole band kind of threw out ideas .We wanted a World War Two propaganda theme. We found an artist we like with a great style. His name is Matthew Newman of Subscience Studios. There is going to be about ten different pieces coming out that are synergistic with that particular art theme. We are really excited about this direction. It’s going to make for a lot of good posters and merch ideas.
RN: When will it be released?
Julien Jorgensen: February 15th
RN: What are you touring plans for 2011?
Julien Jorgensen: Right now we are doing a radio promotion tour. On February 15th we will be doing a WWE performance on Monday Night Raw in Anaheim CA. then we start the Monster Outbreak Tour that is sponsored by Monster Energy Drink. It will be a five band bill for three weeks a total of fourteen shows. After that things are up in the air. But we are gearing up for big plans for the spring and summer.