In 2017 Shattered released their debut EP Pride. Now they are working on a new album. DutchMetalManiac’s Tim van Velthuysen recently interviewed Shattered’s founder/guitarist Tony Pettry.
Hey, can you tell us something about the history of Shattered?
Hello, I’m Tony Pettry the founder and guitar player of Shattered. The band was formed in 2014 and has played with many great bands such as Lordi, Nile, Overkill, Prong, Harley Flanagan, Monstrosity, and much more.
For people not knowing Shattered (yet), how would you describe your music yourself?
Shattered is now I believe to be considered a death metal band but on the edge of thrash metal at the same time. I really do mean that we are dangling on that fence and could fall either way. lol
When someone doesn’t know Shattered yet and you can choose one of your songs to present yourself, which song would that be?
At this very moment I would have to say our new song called Skinwalker. Truly shows where we are at this point with our music.
What makes Shattered unique?
Shattered combines old school metal with new school metal that blends so well for us giving us that unique sound.
Any future plans you can already tell us something about?
We are currently writing our new album and a tour will be in the works.
Any upcoming gigs for Shattered? Maybe coming to The Netherlands?
Yes, Shattered will be playing with Nile and Terrorizor in a few months. Shattered would love to come play for The Netherlands! Spread the word and get us noticed so we can make that possible.
How do you think your life would be without music?
Very boring! Very very boring!
What advice would you give to young and starting bands?
Make sure all your members are on the same page as you and if you have a bad feeling about a member you’re probably right, they won’t make it.
Thanks for your answers! Is there anything you want to say to DutchMetalManiac’s readers?
Shattered would love to say thank you and to all the fans out there we are nothing without you.
I’m Tim van Velthuysen and I started DutchMetalManiac back in 2014. I’m 27 years old and I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Of course, I like metal, but I can also appreciate other musical styles. However, metal is what I mostly listen to. I also like going to concerts, meeting with friends and watching movies (especially arthouse).