||TORI AMOS THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET TO METAL BANDS: "I'LL TAKE THEM DOWN, ALONE, BY MYSELF"
23rd September 2011
"Come and have a go, if you think you're hard enough..."
In an interview with spinner.com, Tori Amos has said that she'll take on any "fucking Heavy Metal band" with her emotional lyrics.
Amos has a new album out called 'Night of Hunters,' a classical-inspired ambitious concept album. It's the story of a woman named Tori who, over the course of one night, sees her relationship disintegrate. While that may sound simple enough, the songs span 3,000 years and involve a shapeshifter, ghosts and dark forces.
And on the subject of Metal bands, she has bravely threatened to "take them down, alone, by myself."
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She stated in the interview;
"Well, look, sometimes you don't know how music affects people. I embrace that because I don't think that just because I talk about emotional stuff that it's not motherfucker stuff.
"I'll stand next to the hardest fucking Heavy Metal band on any stage in the world and take them down, alone, by myself.
"Gauntlet laid down, see who steps up. See who steps up! I'll take them down at 48. And they know I will. Because emotion has power that the Metal guys know is just you can't touch it. Insanity can't touch the soul. It's going to win every fucking time.
Sounds like a challenge to us, a challenge that some bands from our world should take up. It would be very, very interesting...
Click here to read the full interview at spinner.com.