the European tour, you are going to play many concerts and festivals,
are there any you are particularly looking forward to?
most likely looking forward to Metal force, furyfest and Grasspop, they
are the best . Last year we played for big crowds, many people saw us
and this year we're coming back to play again the big festivals and
people actually know us.
are you relationships like with other hardcore bands, Sick Of it All,
Madball, Merauder, Murphy's Law...?
these other bands took us under their wings in the past couple of years,
they took us out on tour. We met them and they helped us out, we're
friends with them. They respect our band and it means a lot to us to
be with them.
have a new release called "Lowest Of The Low" which is a re-edition
of your first record. On it there are some bonus tracks like some which
are live in Japan. Was this yours or the label's choice?
it was the label's idea and we thought it was a pretty good idea. A
lot of people used to come up to us and ask us if there was another
record out apart from " One With The Underdogs ". No one had
really heard of "Lowest Of The Low". They could not find it.
So it was a good idea. I worked out good
about a new record?
writing many songs and we'll continue writing till the end of the year.
We have tones of stuff. We will probably record in January or February.
The record will be out on RoadRunner in Europe, hopefully early next
1 year of playing your latest record live, what are your feeling about
it? Would you change anything?
think as a band we worked really hard on this record in the last couple
of years. We put a lot of work into it. Maybe I would change the recording,
a better recording would be good. But we're really happy with the songwriting.
this album there is lots of guests, Freddy Cricien, Jamey Jasta, Lord
Ezec...why did you choose to play with these guys?
as you can tell Madball was one of our biggest influences, so having
them on the record was a dream come true. Jamey and Isaac, they just
came by the studio to record some vocals. They were like, "lets
throw some shit on there, lets fucking go". Then we had our friend
Corey who is in a band called Internal Affairs from LA. We wanted him
to sing on the record, his band represents real hardcore from LA and
we wanted to get him a little exposure.
it hard to play with Terror and then with all the side-projects like
First Blood, ,
Slugfest, Carry On, Sworn Vengeance, Despair et Buried Alive??
Terror is the first priority all the other stuff is just side projects.
When were go back home we play some shows with them but Terror is our
are one of the new wave of hardcore bands much like: Throwdown, Hatebreed
and Born From Pain. What do you think about this new rise of hardcore
its great all these bands like Hatebreed and Born From Pain keep hardcore
alive. Its great to have new bands coming out playing real hardcore.
you know new hardcore bands?
support all our friends from LA: Donny Brok, Internal Affairs, Warriors
from South California. A lot of good US bands around are up and coming.
Which bands have influenced you mostly?
Terror I would say Madball, Hatebreed, Sick of it all, Youth Today,
Dag Nasty. For me personally I'd say newer bands like Death Threat and
you see the 100 Demons show today?
I missed it, I didn't know what time they were playing, I went and they
weren't playing then I went again and they had already played so I missed
them. I see them a lot in the states, but it sucked no to see them today!
are replacing 7 Seconds today, what is your feeling about that?
had no idea up to today this was gonna happen, I don't know what happened
with 7 Seconds, but its better for us, we play a later slot on a bigger
do you think about Bush's politics inside and outside the US?
we're not huge in to politics. There's people in our band that support
Bush and others who are anti-Bush. I think its important for everyone
to think for themselves. I cannot speak about the whole band though.
don't talk about politics in the band?
really, cause it's a touchy issue. Frank our guitar player supports
Bush but the others are against him, so if we talk about it we get into
arguments. We all get along though, we don't care if Frank likes Bush,
he's my best friend and that's his opinion.
you know the European music scene, what do you think about it?
great some awesome bands like No Turning Back, Born From Pain, Knuckledust,
and older bands like True Blue. Um
shit, Kickback are a great
French band. All countries have good bands, it's a good scene
are your plans for the next month?
have 2 weeks more in Europe then we fly home, we have 1 day off and
then we start the Sounds of the Underground Tour.
Chimaira, Lamb of God, lots of metal bands like 25-30 bands and then
were doing Hellfest, and going to Japan. Then most likely a full US
tour at the end of the year, then take a break to record a new record.
Now we have some short questions with one word
favourite word? Fuck
Least favourite word? Posie
turns you on creatively? Madball
And Spiritually? Not big in spirituality
And Emotionally? Friends and family that
What turns you off? Hardcore bands that
think they're rock bands
favourite cuss word? Fuck
What sound do you love? Madball
And sounds you hate? Shyhalooo (???)
You favourite place on earth? Australia
And the most hated place?
I don't know, I don't wanna say. Don't wanna this anybody .. pass..
The person who has influenced you the most?
Who were your heroes?
Bill Stevenson from The Descendents and Dave Grohl from Nirvana
What profession would you like to do if you weren't
And what profession would you not want?
Playing drums forever!
If heaven exists what would you want god to say
to you at the pearly gates? What's up?
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