Interview with Burning Brides Frontman and Co-Founder Dimitri Coats
**Note: We apologize for some of the audio trouble. Darius and I are now on two separate coasts and getting everything in order is taking a bit of time.
I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Burning Brides for the umpteenth time at the legendary Viper Room on the Sunset Strip two Friday before this interview. For those of you unfamiliar with the band, I highly recommend checking them out on their MySpace. Lead by husband and wife team of Dimitri and Melanie Coats and an absolute beast of a drummer in Jeff Watson, Burning Brides have released 4 incredible albums and have shared the stage with everyone from The White Stripes, to A Perfect Circle, to Mastodon.
I have been a longtime fan of the band and will never skip an opportunity to see them live. After releasing albums on independent and major labels, they are a currently a DIY act. Last year’s Anhedonia was self-released and I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s fantastic. Just check out “Flesh and Bone” and if you tell me that riff isn’t making your head spin, you’re out of your mind. Go listen to The Fray.
Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats joined us live on Tuesday, September 29th and we talked about everything from their major label experiences to touring with everyone from the White Stripes to Marilyn Manson, Maynard, and everyone in between. Everything from being a married couple in a band to his current movie roles. Dimitri was recently cast in a vampire movie so we touched on that as well.
You can view some of their videos below. You can also stream or download our interview by clicking HERE.
Or, if you want to check out Burning Brides for free – yes, for free – and download some of their records legally, visit our free music page. Albums available for download are Anhedonia, Leave No Ashes, and Fall Of The Plastic Empire.