Interview with Mike Danese of Elitist

Throughout the past few years, more and more artists have opted to go the independent route. Recently, Elitist added themselves to a growing list of acts unrestrained by label ties or management stratagem. Considering the fact that the band is about to release their debut full-length, ‘Reshape Reason,’ some might deem them foolish to go at it alone, but the California metallers think otherwise. Joining forces with producer Dan Braunstein (Volumes, Bermuda), the new record explores free-thinking ideals, showcases new singer Chris Balay, and kicks aside programmed drums to make room for sticksman Ben Kazenoff. Elitist have once again delivered a slab of fast-paced melodic vivacity, continuing to carve out a place to survive in the dog-eat-dog world of metal.

Days before the release of ‘Reshape Reason,’ bassist Mike Danese was kind enough to chat with us about the new album, freemasonry, and Bandhappy. Check it all out in the interview below.

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Pick up Elitist’s new album, Reshape Reason.

For the band’s upcoming tour dates, check out their Facebook page.