The New Testament: Jamey Jasta
Non-mainstream music and the freedom enjoyed by those who make it are essential for the continuing evolution of the metal scene. DIY diehard Jamey Jasta avows that we should think underground
I first discovered the underground when I was about 11 or 12.
We were driving by this area near my house, with a coffee shop and a health food store and a counterculture book store, and there was a venue. You would get these punk rock, hippie, skater types that would be hanging out, and I remember seeing a line of people waiting to go into a show at about 6:30 at night. Everybody had different colour hair and mohawks, and I thought, ‘Wow, that looks like an interesting place!’