Episode 216: Brian McTernan

Brian McTernan is an American musician and record producer from Baltimore, Maryland. He was the lead vocalist in the hardcore punk band Battery, the guitarist in Ashes, and is the singer in Be Well. Brian operates the recording studio Salad Days from his home in Beltsville, Maryland. His studio is named after the Minor Threat song of the same name. In 2003, he formed Salad Days Records, a record label affiliated with Atlantic Records, through which he signed and released music by Moments in Grace.

I got Brian on the Skype and this is what we chat about:

  • the song Hello Sun
  • Battery
  • Starting Salad Days
  • Moving back to DC
  • Almost burning out
  • What was/is he like in the studio
  • Recording with Hot Water Music
  • What types of bands will he work with
  • Converge
  • Circa Survive
  • The power going out at Fest
  • The Turnstile story
  • And a ton more

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