Pedals And Effects: In Conversation with Nick Schendzielos

We have a first here, because I think Nick Schendzielos is the first metal bassist we have had appear on Pedals and Effects! I guess I played in a metal band in the 80's but I am not sure that counts. Nick is a life long metal shredder and he loves bass!

Photo credit: Jan Wie

Photo credit: Jan Wie

“Hey what up this is Nick Schendzielos from Havok, Job for a Cowboy, and Cephalic Carnage, coming to you from the bus as we finish up this leg of Havok’s spring tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar. We’re out supporting our new record Conformicide, which you can pick up at iTunes or Amazon or hit it up on Spotify. It’s a thrash record, but there’s some really fun bass lines on there if even if you’re not into the genre. Catch me out in Europe this next month, we’ve got a month long tour put together that’s gonna be a ripper. Big thanks to Juan and Pedals and Effects for having me over. Peace Ya’ll! “


I met Nick a couple of years ago at Warwick's insanely fun Bass Camp that Hans Peter throws at his instrument factory in Germany. Tons of bassists come through the event like Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Justin Chancellor and Nick Schendzielos! Nick introduced himself to me and we have been homies for life ever since!

Nick is a genius of some sorts on the bass and in life. Think of Nick as the Tony Robbins of bass. He is super smart, logical, positive and creative. Now add that he shreds on bass, can play several styles, slaps hella fast and is one of the funnest hangs in the business then now you can see why he is on Pedals and Effects!