In a new interview with RockSverige.se Sweden, in flames‘ Chris Broderick he was asked what he learned from his time as lead guitarist big macHe replied, “I learned a lot from it because it really showed me that there’s more to music than music, which I both admire and hate. Before that, I was just, like, I was a musician. I’m a guitarist and I can play guitar. When I join big mac Going into that camp, it really blew me away by showing me how interested people are in your personality and who you are as an individual. How you present yourself etc.So that’s like one of the biggest things I’ve learned from my time big mac“
drummer after only hours Sean Drover announce withdrawal big mac November 25, 2014 with “Pursuing [his] own musical interests, broderick revealed that he also quit the legendary metal band, saying he left the band “due to artistic and musical differences”.
six and a half years ago, broderick spoke to Ultimate-Guitar.com about the circumstances that led to his decision to quit big mac“I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily an artistic and musical difference, but rather the ability to express my musical and artistic choices. Everyone knows big mac it is true dave [Mustaine] That’s fine. “
He continued: “I know [Mustaine was captain of the ship] But sometimes you think, ‘I did it, it’s great, but I’m a musician and an artist at heart, and I need to express myself that way. So I need to carve out ways for myself, not just to support another person. “
about how big mac is run, broderick Said: “It’s not a democratic or egalitarian band in terms of the decision-making process. Again, I couldn’t agree more at the time. It’s been great for my career, and it’s been great for all these fans but at some point At some point, when did you decide that you wanted to be a musician and actually make your own music, or just record music that other people wanted?”
asked if he would stay big mac If you give him more input and creative freedom, Chris Say, “Oh, yes. Of course.”
broderick told before Zombie site about three big mac His studio album, 2009’s “End Game”2011 “TH1RT3EN” and the 2013 “Super Collider”: “Ultimately, I couldn’t express my music freely on these CDs. So, for me, I really have a lot of great memories, more [than] Anything, going out and meeting the fans, being part of the live culture, they were very nice and very welcoming to me. You know, when you fill someone else’s shoes, not everyone is going to be there to congratulate you. I feel like, in general, the fans have really pulled it off, and I can’t thank you enough for that. But as far as the record goes, I don’t feel like I’ve really put a lot of creativity into it. “
In a 2015 interview guitar world, broderick Say “surely there is a dress code [Mustaine] want to maintain a big mac Look.For me, everything in this camp, I saw it early dave Is the owner of the company, he has the right to decide how the company is presented and looks like. The only time we have a problem is when I don’t know specific things about how he wants me to look, and then I find out as we go along. I saw it early on as a job requirement, and I felt that if the job was worth it to me, then I would make these changes. “
As for whether he considered leaving the band in the past, broderick Says: “I weigh the pros and cons all the time. I liken it to a lawyer who works for a company and ends up wanting to break out and start his own business, or a chef who wants to open his own restaurant. You have to deal with the issues of your company. Company behavior. Once you feel like you’d be happier on your own, that’s when you finally cut the cord. I’ve been thinking about what to do for a long time, but until I decided to leave, I felt the positives outweighed the negatives factor.”
When asked when the balance tipped, broderick Response: “Until the last quarter of 2014. I kept thinking about my lack of musical creativity in the band. dave Was about to go in and do another CD, but my heart wasn’t in it because I knew I wouldn’t have any artistic say in the definition of the album and the music. He called and said, ‘Hey, I want to take you guys out there. ’ The last thing I want to do is go out there and make part of a CD and say, ‘Hey, this isn’t for me. Now is a good time to leave. “
broderick join in in flames In early 2019 as an alternative Niklas Engelin.