Joining his fellow axeman Munky
guitarist Brian "Head" Welch
admitted that he wasn't too thrilled about "Never Never
" being the lead single off the band's latest effort "The Paradigm Shift
Chatting with 106.3 the Buzz
, Head pointed out that the tune barely made the album and was wrapped up as a last-minute effort. "I didn't even play guitar on that song,"
he said. "Munky threw a guitar on it and the producer was like 'Yeah, let's just throw it in there, but I don't think we're gonna do it.'
"And then the drummer, Ray
], was doing drum tracks - they're getting ready to pack up and leave and he said 'What about that one song John did and
[the producer]'s like 'Nah, I don't think we need to.' And he goes, 'Well, we're here, let's just lay some drums on it.' He was like 'All right, here we go.'
[chuckles] We did it quick and then when they wrote the lyrics and everything it just kinda stood out for them as a good first radio single."
Similarly to Munky's recent statement, Head noted that the track isn't a good representative of the whole record, which is much more heavier. During the rest of the interview, Brian talked about the need to compromise between the guitar-driven approach and dubstep injections singer Jonathan Davis insists on, stressing it ultimately led to a top-notch effort.
"The Paradigm Shift" saw its release on October 8 through Prospect Park Records.