By Frank J. Miles

Sunday, March 4, 2012 _via email

The new album “No Gods” available 3/20/12

FJM:
How do your most obsessed fans describe your sound?

S:
That’s something I’d really like to know. I truly believe that no one will ever completely understand our band like we do. What everyone sees, how we are ever portrayed to the public, will never be close to how I see it in my head.

FJM:
What are you obsessed with you haven’t done or tried yet?

S:
I wouldn’t call it obsessed – but tattooing. I’d like to be able to tattoo one day. I love to draw – so maybe one day.

FJM:
Which city do you have the biggest crush on and are you most excited to visit while on tour?

S:
I get a really good vibe from Portland, Oregon. I’d love to live there. San Fran is way up there too – we’ve had some of our best times there.

FJM:
What’s your pre-performance ritual?

S:
We mosh with one another. I know it sounds weird, but we do. We actually push pit with our crew.

FJM:
What’s your post-performance ritual?

S:
It’s the ritual of the spiritual and/or sacrificial kind. I’m talking about a black mass. It involves candles, blood, the nearest and purest living animal we can find, and “How the Gods Kill” by Danzig.

FJM:
What’s your favorite food on the road?

S:
Mexican food is the best. But save that shit for after the show, because it sits in your stomach like a brick and puts you to sleep.

FJM:
How do you relax and blow off steam with time off?

S:
Touring is relaxing and blowing off steam. It’s the break we get from being lonely and bored at home. I would get in the van this instant with only the clothes I’m wearing right now to get back on the road.

FJM:
Who is your biggest influence no one would expect or you keep hidden?

S:
I wouldn’t want to give away my secrets. But I love hip-hop, massively, for the certain areas that do appeal to me. I’d even go as far as saying we’ve been influenced by the genre in certain aspects.

FJM:
Who do you want to musically collaborate with?

S:
Timbaland. Just to see what happens, y’know?

FJM:
How did the video-game industry in Leamington Spa leave its mark in your music?

S:
It definitely made no mark on our music whatsoever but all the distractions from writing it may have caused.

FJM:
Are you influenced by Aleister Crowley, previously the most recognized artist from Leamington Spa?

S:
Yeah! I wear my Crowley shirt until I can’t take the smell. He’s an interesting guy, but there’s no influence there on the band. Maybe we’ll write a song for him.

FJM:
What’s the best pick-up line you’ve heard at a show? And did it work?

S:
Erm, an employee offered one of us a blow job in a Dairy Queen once. It wasn’t me. And no, it didn’t work.

FJM:
What dream did you have last night?

S:
Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me.

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