Burning Stars: Introduce yourself. State your name, your position in the band and something interesting about yourself.
Tom Breyfogle (drums): My name is Tom Breyfogle. I play drums in Bleed The Dream. I haven't slept in 2 days!
BS: Last summer you parted ways with singer Brandon Thomas and Mark Holmes took over. How has the transition between
Tom: The transition was a very quick one. From the day I met Mark until the day we finished recording the album was only
about 7 weeks. He fit in musically right away. We just spit songs out every day. The response that we've been getting on the
past few tours that we've done with him, have been amazing. I think that our live show is stronger than ever right now.
BS: How did the studio sessions go and how do you think the album sounds this time around? Is there anything different than
from the previous album?
Tom: Recording our record went amazing. We were in the middle of the forest off the coast of Vancouver. If you went to the
store to get coffee, you could see a bear! We had to take a boat to get out to the studio! It was a very busy 3 weeks. After I
finished drums, Dave would be in one room recording guitar with Ben (2nd Producer), I'd be recording Mark's vocals in
another room, and Garth (Producer) would be out on the patio listening to the songs. Something was going on in 3 places at a
time for 13 hours a day. I wasn't in the band when they did the last record, but the way that we recorded guitar was much
different on this one. Garth has his own way that takes hours to do, but the results were amazing. I learned a lot from him.
BS: Your new album, Killer Inside comes out on April 10th and you're doing an AIM Campaign to discuss the new album.
How did the idea come about to do this?
Tom: We'd been talking about it for a while, and we thought that doing it now would be the best time to do so. I've signed on
a few times, and the response has been insane. I've never typed so much. It's fun to talk to fans like that.
BS: How does your new album differ from your last? Did you do anything different in the studio?
Tom: I wasn't in the band on the last CD, but I can say that this CD is very different from the last one. Obviously we have a
different singer now, but I feel the music has taken a huge step forward, also. Dave did a lot of more experiemental guitar
methods on this CD compared to the last one. We used an old analogue tape delay device called the echoplex, which is all over
BS: How did you go about picking the title, Killer Inside? And how did you go about picking the artwork for it?
Tom: For the title, everyone put out differenent ideas and voted on them. There's a song on the album called, "A Killer Inside",
so that's pretty much where the title came from. We had Phil Knott do the artwork. We took hundreds of pictures with him
and when they were all done, we decided on the one of us laying in our own blood for the cover. We never had the perfect idea
for an album cover. We just saw a bunch of pictures, and chose it.
BS: Have you decided on the first single off the album yet?
Tom: The first single is the song, "Closer". We filmed a video for it a couple months ago. It should come out halfway through
BS: You will be at SXSW on March 17th. Is this your first time going or have you been there before? What is it like to be a part
of something like that?
Tom: None of us have ever been to SXSW. We're all really excited to play and don't really know what to expect. I bet it will be
a lot of fun.
BS: You were recently confirmed for Warped Tour 2007. Are you excited about playing this year and did you miss not being
on the tour last year? (cause we sure did miss you guys)
Tom: Last year was the first year in a while that Bleed The Dream wasn't on warped. We're all beyond excited to do warped
this year. I went to warped every year when I was a teenager. It'll be amazing to be able to watch Alkaline Trio every day that
they play this year.
BS: What should fans expect from Bleed The Dream this year?
Tom: The new record comes out April 10. After that, we'll be touring the world over. So, come say hi to us!!!!!
Bleed The Dream interview by: Maureen Benedict, Megan Murphy & kate Mello