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Out of the burning hell fires of Phoenix, Arizona and needing no introduction we proudly present NuclearDeath Cult whose Phil Hampson has been a king among dark artists and musicians for decades! Having arisen from the ashes they return to the fore of their sadistic gruesome attacks. Phil also having performed with the obscure Demon Cubes, in the mid-1980s, along with Lori Bravo became the legendary Nuclear Death in 1986 according to many bios. Despite the fame of having had Lori, their female singer and bassist at the center stage, Joel and Phil always masterminded the structures, lyrics, insane drumming, theatrics, and visual art throughout the band’s course. After decades of freaking out the meek with Nuclear Death as well as their alias names and projects such as Feral Viscera, Whorror, Disinhumed, as well as Eroticide among their sinister credits, the Cult returns as a prelude to the preeminent meltdown of grinding horror metal ruination that had reached Worldwide Caliber since the late 1980s! After over three decades of traumatizing people locally and abroad in places as far away as Michigan Death Metal Fest in 1990, it is our honor here at Doom Life to present the epic and destructive Nuclear Death Cult at last!
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NUCLEAR DEATH CULT/FERAL VISCERA DISCOGRAPHY:
23 Full-length 2015
Immoral Ever After Full-length 2016
Nuclear Death Cult Full-length 2017
God is Meat Full-length 2017
New World Odor Full-length 2017
The Winter Sessions: The Corpse Treet Mythology
Duck - Cover Songs EP - 2019 - It was an honor to have received these mp3s via email of Duck which seems to be a solo project of Phil Hampson of Nuclear Death, Feral Viscera, Whorror, and Eroticide. This masterpiece of sickness begins with the intro entitled Excrementum Cerebellum Vincit (Allegedly “Bullshit Baffles the Brain” ) and continues the Wizard Song, then an amazing cover of legendary Wendy O Williams and her band Plasmaticsʻ “Sex Junkie, followed by Aldo Nova from Canadaʻs “Fantasy”, and an epicly grim cover of Black Sabbathʻs “Snowblind”. It is the creepiest way I recall any of these tunes being covered, but we do have Nuclear Deathʻs mastermind on this. Although, it is not out for release that I know of thus far I figured Iʻd share a sneak peek (Itʻs what many underground zines, including my old one, Squirming Defecation, were known for doing for awhile. Giving you readers a headʻs up! -Ed.). If you can bother Phil for a copy or send him some bucks for the mp3s Iʻm sure he will hook it up for the right people. So, far this is a very underground phenomenon though. As far as I understand it, these covers were just extras from Feral Viscera/Nuclear Death Cult not used on any of their official releases. Certainly, I feel they are worthy of your attention. ——Doom Life
Pelvic Meatloaf - Rules - EP -2017 - I remember when these specific tunes were created in the early 90ʻs when I was in high school. It seemed they were going for an S.O.D. or M.O.D. type of band with more punk influences when they had Nick Rubie on guitar in his werwolf mask and Opie Cakebread drumming along with singer Rich Fourmyʻs brother Jesse Fourmy on bass. A shortwhile after they added Jeremy "Guillermo" Welker on 2nd guitar and these recordings were made. Although, revamped with their new guitarist Byron Filson of Villain Recordings fame as well in more modern times, it captures the perfect nostalgia and comes across more like the Meatmen meet Mucky Pup if anything. Anyways, although the band only hooked up certain folks with the actual ep, you can get on Youtube or online and search for tracks such as: Pelvic Meatloaf Rules, Meatloaf Madness, Moshing With Satan, Pelvic Meatloaf Dance, and No Regret. Those tunes are among some of the classics from one of AZʻs true rowdy and fun loving party bands that have crossed their style into a bit of hardcore punk influences with metal in more modern times. Covers of Slayer can also be heard in their later material as their singer is a die hard Slayer as well as a GG Allin fan. Cheers to this revamp ep as it is a prep for what is to come with their forthcoming 2021 full length lp. ---- Doom Life
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear this new project put togetherby the Doom Metal legend of America, Bobby Liebling of Pentagram, is that it is not a Metal release at all and unlike all his past materials he put out. Most Pentagram fans will be extra shocked to hear that it's a very basic Punk Rock sound that you'd expect to hear from the early to late 70's, but has of course a newer production.A lot of that has to do with the fact that you have former US Marine, Sonny Vincent from the NY punk band The Testors on guitar who had toured with early bands such as The Dead Boys and he's even collaborated with Cheetah Chrome of The Dead Boys in a band and members of Velvet Underground in various projects which included past Stooges members as well as Ernie Knapp of Charles Manson's band. Not to mention did Proto-punk Projects such as Distance in the late 60s. 'You also have Jimmy Recca of The Stooges on bass here rocking it out with the younger guys being members of the Portuguese Doom Metal band, Dawnrider handling drums and rhythm guitar. and there are guest appearances from U.D.O., Die Krupps, and Bevis Frond members as well. This punk n roll LP begins on the upbeat punk vein of the "Over Rover" track which like every other tune has a bit of Sabbath like melodies in the soloing section and a catchy vibe to it like early Stooges or MC5 kind of vibes. Then comes the 2nd track which is entitled "Black Sea" that has this really melodic type of singing that strikes in the vibe of early Misfits or Danzig type vocals with these droning harmonized chorus vocals that assault in the way early The Clash or London SS would. It's catchy, but the vibes are just straight on rock! "These Days" almost rocks in the sense that early Social Distortion did in the "Mommy's Little Monster" era and again it catches the soul. Now a quarter into the lp you wonder when old Pentagram is going to come out and haunt and scare you, but it doesn't. Another surprise are some old Iron Maiden like guitar harmonies with old Paul Stanley and Kiss type of chorus singing going to a really punk vibe. It's a trip, but it just begins to rock your world with this track, especially if you have ever been a Kiss fan. "Human vs Nature" is finally a track that takes us to another point, it is very reminiscent of early Dead Kennedys on parts and has that kind of rockabilly element you'd expect from early bands like The Cramps with some evil droning hypnotic guitar riff at times. Then comes " Fleeting Thoughts" kind of kicks off like early UK street punk and combat rock vibes at first and then breaks into something that is bluesy and reminiscent of early Fear with Lee Ving. Having reached the midway point of the LP, but still no sign of Pentagram's usual traditions or influence except for a melodic type of solo that is short lived here and there. The title track to the LP, "Caveman Logic," begins with an industrialish almost Die Krupps kind of intro and just gets into some straight rocking like you might expect from Nine Pound Hammer or Alabama Thunderpussy and keeps the upbeat rocking vibes. By the next track, it seems like you got some of that ZZ Top or 38 Special kind of punk hybrid going on with "Sir Lancelot," that is much like Antiseen or old GG Allin would belt out with some of his bands. It is more of a straight on rock approach that even The Mentors had done from time to time. What I really like about the more power rocking kind of tunes is that they have a sleazy vibe without Bobby having to be excessively vulgar lyrically. "Life’s Last Night" another punk tune with more of a southern vibe, reminding folks of some of those early drunk punk bands like Gang Green. At about 3/4 through this record there's nothing Doom and Gloom about it, so far. It just keeps rockin my ass off and makes me want to party and pit! Now, comes another rocking track called "When Life Gets Scorched", it easily could have fit in with early Stooges and MC5, making it a really cool in your face sort of mid paced track. The 3rd to last track "Kitty Gone" takes a more Ted Nugent like approach and you would swear that "Cat Scratch Fever" and uncle Ted influence got fused into something on the verge of sounding somewhat reminiscent to old Richard Hell, The Sex Pistols, or The Ramones. It's a great track! Finally, you have a slow sounding tune, that could cross into the gothic like realm of early Danzig with a slight touch of Melvins on this track "Death of My Soul", but this whole lp with one more track left to listen to leaves you with that old punk rock when punk was more about rock rather than hardcore anger, speed, and mega aggression. if you like old timers bringing some old styles and textures back in a way that I've never quite heard it done before I highly suggest this LP. It is quickly becoming one that I play on repeat even though, as most know, I listen to heaps of brutal Death Metal, Doom Grindcore, Hardcore, and all kinds of extreme music, besides punk, eary rock, and metal I began with. When you finally get to the last track "Enough’s Enough" it is a breath of fresh air as the pace is sort of slowerd to -really bluesy like Robert Johnson meets Motorhead although it starts with some odd ambient melodic intro, the blues is really extra soulful. I do not believe I have heard anything this soulful in punk since I heard Lee Ving of Fear on "More Beer" on the depressed part of the tune where he's out of beer! All I know is that if you are a true fan of Pentagram and not punk, it might not be for you but if you respect bands like The Ramones, Stooges, Testors, Richard Hell, Johnny Thunder & The Heartbreakers, MC5, The Plasmatics, GG Allin, and just basic old school sound of punk from the 70's with a different kind of twist to it, this might be for you. It's a great album, but it is a punk album not a metal album. Now that you understand as much, it is up to you to support these guys or not. I have been supporting Bobby for quite a long time and watched him influence a ton of bands in the Doom Metal scene since he's been at it since 1971. If you like the old-school rock sound from the 1970s and 70's influenced punk sound with some slightly metallish vibes, have at it. This release features a few legends in Punk and a legend in the Doom Metal world that really decided to tap into his own Punk roots at last! The Limit's debut is an original approach to punk you will not soon forget.
PELVIC MEATLOAF INTERVIEW 2021
At last Doom Life brings you an interview with North Phoenixʻs own Pelvic Meatloaf band. A band thatʻs been around about 30 years already although has had its hiatuses. Today we get together with front man Rich Fourmy also known as Dick Presley at times This is a band that has survived three decades in Arizona with quite a few line up changes as well as changes to their ever evolving sound. As the editor of this magazine I was blessed to have experienced their first official gig around 1990-1991 when they were first on the scene to be the "first to mosh". That was when their line up was Rich Fourmy on vocals with his brother Jesse Fourmy on bass, Nick Rubie on guitars, and Michael "Opie" Cakebread on drums. (and Jeremy "Guillermo" Welker on guitar also!) During those days there was a more of a punk rock vibe while Nick came out and shredded with a werwolf mask on. Itʻs an honor to speak with Rich whose had Byron Filson a long time since those days. Letʻs get the update.
DL: Well, Rich I donʻt know where to begin. I first met you when me and my thrasher pal who loved all kinds of extreme music named Scruffy (James French) introduced me to you and our buddy Travis Eggen. You came out with the old ball tricks and holding up each otherʻs sacks while doing the old Texas belt buckle. It was the first time anyone had exposed us to the true scumfuck or offensive bastard habits that GG Allin would be smiling about from the grave in public on our own school campus! There were many other pranks that went on, but the most memorable event was Nick Rubie in his werewolf mask jamming with all of y'all in the center of our school campus and the single man mosh pit I started. Of course there were tons of alcohol induced parties back then that could also wind up ending with the Village Peopleʻs YMCA being played. Truly a blast! Do you miss those days and what is your most memorable school event or prank besides the Texas belt buckle trick you used to perform down the school halls? Did any of that contribute to the name Pelvic Meatloaf being your chosen name by chance? I know others have asked, but they never brought up pre-Pelvic memories such as this! Give it a shot bro I know itʻs been years!
PM: Haha.... good times back then! I don't know if you were aware of this, but Pelvic Meatloaf actually WAS just a prank. We didn't really have a band together. I just wanted to play a prank on the Horizon High School Student Council because I knew that they booked bands to play on campus as lunchtime entertainment during Spirt Week... so I called them & told them I had a band. I played them a snippet from a record called ABSOLUTE POWER by "Powermad" (That album spun in a few of our collections as well and wasnʻt too bad -Editor), and I told them it was us. They said "Wow! We'd be honored to have you come back and rock your old high school!", and booked us for the next day... so I called up all my friends that I knew had some instruments and told them we were a band and that we had a show. That's why we were all wearing masks... because we knew they would probably throw us out once they realized we didnt know how to play music.
DL: My bro, Guillermo that played in a short lived project called Persecution used to jam with your old guitarist Nick Rubie and weʻd all goof off at his house before either of them joined with yall, but it was at the time Guillermo joined I noticed a total change of musical direction. You guys played some gigs at the old Paradox off of Camelback I wound up showing up at and I remember old Jeremy "Guillermo" Welker with cigarette in his mouth like Slash? Does that sound about right? Do you look at that stage of the band fondly or did you like other musical transformation periods of the band better?
PM: Sounds about right. I look back at all those years fondly. Yeah, Guillermo could actually shred, and he wasn't as much a goof off as the rest of us were, so he kinda started adding some cool leads to some songs here & there, but it was when Nick left & Byron came in that we really started trying to play actual music. Byron had pro gear & knew alot of metal tunes, and he is a writer, so immediately influenced our musical direction.
DL: Every time I turned around someone I knew wound up jamming with you guys. Believe it or not, I first met your other guitarist John Zino when him and our mutual friend Tim Daudet rolled up to my house when I was jamming in a thrash band called Holocaust with another brother named Eric Hathaway in the late 80ʻs after arriving in Arizona. We also used to chill at school as well as the malls prior to his joining. I noticed when Zino was in also the changes increased. You had a very fun loving thrash approach at first, but it seemed like more melody was where you were headed. Do you agree? What comes to my mind is when you guys did that song for our lost brother Timothy Lundquist that was a heartfelt ballad. Rest in heaven to him! I noticed things were starting to mature musically from that point on as well. Iʻd say it was one of a few game changers you guys went through in development? What do you think?
PM: Agreed. When Guillermo left, we were in kinda defunct... the band basically was broken up, yet Byron & I were determined to continue on. We tried jamming with a handful of other guys and not much was happening, but then I got the call from Kelly Moore (who ended up as our bass player) and he asked if I would come hang out at his place one day & listen to Him, Zino & Scott Matteson jam. So I went over & they knew a few Pelvic meatloaf tunes, so I got to jump on the mic & sing a few...and it just clicked! I called Byron & said "Dude, get over here! We've got a new lineup!" and he didnt believe me. But he came over, we all jammed, and thats when the more "serious" incarnation of Pelvic Meatloaf began. We started writing more metal tunes that weren't just about funny subjects like diarrhea & how much we rule... (Those subjects ruled though -Ed.)
DL: It was an honor to practice down the hall from you guys in the early 1990s and goof off and party the way we did. We also used to do the same off of Bell and 40th street. For me Pelvic Meatloaf was the band that could have the most awesome parties that I ever remember in Arizona! Once your brother Jesse seemed to be out of the picture in the band at first it was a little less wild seeming for a time there, but do you guys still party like you used to do?
PM: Haha... As a band, we do not. Byron, Dejan and I still rage though. Our drummer John is a family man with a serious job, and a triathlete in his spare time. Not much room for partying. And Kelly just lives way out in Surprise, AZ, which is an hour away from our jam room, and that's a bad commute after drinking.
DL: WHat are all your releases that you have put out through the years in chronological order and how do you feel about each one?
PM: For a band that's been around 30 years, we have a pretty small library. We had a few demo tapes in the early 1990's but our actual releases are:
1. "Negative" 6 track EP released in 1995
2. "The Key" 10 track LP released in 1996
3. "The Third Power" 21 track LP released in 1999
4. "Stronger Than You" 11 track LP released in 2013
5. "Rules" 5 song EP of the original tunes by the original lineup, Released in 2017 and we are currently recording our newest album, an 11 track LP, and expect to drop the first single from it in the spring.
DL: Who were your favorite local bands of all time back then? Who would you have liked to have played back to back with in the early years that you never did?
PM: Well there were so many, but I'd say that some of my personal favorites to play shows with were Toxic Vomit, Social Menace, Plinko, Structure, Brik, N17, BlessedBeThyName, Lurid State, and currently Scattered Guts & Murkocet.
DL: Is it fair to say youʻve had a horde of band members coming and going? Is the line up more stable now? So, far the folks I remember playing in your band besides your self have been you, Jesse Fourmy, Nick Rubie, Michael "Opie" Cakebread, Chris Wotjurski, Jeremy "Guillermo" Welker, John Zino, Byron Filson, Eric James "EJ" Mccoy, Larry Hinson, Dustin Oswald, Scott Matteson, and Kelly Moore. Others doing other fill in stuff like Aaron Huxtable, Sean Gates, Clint Dunn, Matt Geisel, Dejan Knezevic, John Ogle, and Jason Weddle. You also had session Cello from Adam Rebeske on a few tracks and North Side Kingsʻ Danny Marianino who was also with Cause For Alarm from NY doing guest vocals on "Walk the Walk" and a sample of Jack Nicholson from The Shining movie? Did I miss anyone or anything?
PM: For the first few years, we were a revolving door of members. Mainly because we were directionless kids, just having fun in our spare time... some guys gut too busy in life, and others just moved on to different shit, but those of us that kinda had the similar vision stuck together. The lineup we have right now is the same guys we had in 1997, with the exception of Zino being replaced by Dejan Knezevic. Our bass player Kelly left to raise a kid during some of that stretch, and Randy Cook subbed in for him. We are very solid now & have been for quite a while. We aren't ambitious and participating in the rat race anymore, so there is no stress. We are a family.
DL: At what point did Byron start doing Villain recordings and doing stuff with your band besides doing stuff for NSK and other AZ artists? It must be a plus to have a band member that can record you when you guys are in the mood to do new recordings?
PM: Byron opened Villain Recording back in 2007 as I recall. It's nice to have a good sound engineer in the band, but make no mistake... he does it for a living, not a hobby. And he is expensive. You get what you pay for though, and he is one of the best when it comes to metal. He has worked on records that have been Grammy nominated & gone Gold & Platinum in album sales. He is the real deal.
DL: Who is involved with Lobster Music? How did they help you on Your "Stronger Than You" release?
PM: Haha... Lobster Music is just my own publishing name. Its me. And I was alot of help on that album... I worked on every tune. (Haha -Ed.)
DL: There is definitely a progression seen in Pelvic Meatloafʻs sound and lyrical writing that took you guys beyond the level of just being a party band. Whatʻs the largest venue or crowd you have played before in all of your time? Do you do any gigs at the Metalheads MC clubhouse? Have your musical progressions made a change to the crowd you bring these days?
PM: We've played for a couple thousand people, but never gotten to play a big festival. We were booked to play Exit Fest in Novi Sad, Serbia a few years ago (2015), but I wasn't able to get a passport. According to Google, there were about 190,000 people at that show. Fuck my luck. Yes, our audience has changed over the years... Very few of our old fans come to our current shows, but we have plenty of new fans that show up, so it is still worth doing. We rehearse in the MetalHeads MC Clubhouse, so yes, we play there all the time. (Serbia would have been off the hook. It could still happen who knows? -Ed.)
DL: Who are your favorite bands to gig with? I know Scattered Guts gets a lot of recognition and respect and probably can put together killer stuff back to back with PM. What about Buttonface or Kunt Spit?
PM: Haha! Yeah Buttonface & Kunt Spit are fun bands! I love playing with any bands that are our friends, because it just makes the experience more fun. Of course, it definitely helps is they also draw a crowd. Shows are always better with a full house & raging pit.
DL: If there is any band out there in the world that Pelvic Meatloaf could jam with or open for today who would it be? Who are your favorite bands today?
PM: Slayer (Equal sentiments, Slayer Rules and Satan Laughs as You Eternally Rot to those who do not like them! \m/ Ed.)
DL: What are some of your major inspirations these days besides music?
PM: Inspirations? Like things that inspire our music/lyrics? Most of the new album was inspired by our country's current events, social media & my growing disdain for society at large. I'm sick of people whining & throwing tantrums about every stupid little thing, and the trend of cancel culture makes me want to nuke the whole fuckin globe. Fuck your pussy feelings and perceived injustice. Why should anyone be expected to give a fuck about your bitch ass? I don't expect anything from anyone, especially the government. Life's tough... suck it up & worry about you instead of bitching about what other people are doing. That's my mindset & that's what has influenced my current anger driven writing
DL: Back in time in the 90ʻs you were in an awesome and brutal band called Room 26 that sounded much like the vein of brutal bands such as Grave or Hypocrisy and nobody talks about that anymore. What happened with that? I miss hearing you guys over at Francisco Studios! Who was in that band line up?
PM: Haha! Yes, that band was a fun & very short lived project. We only played one show & broke up before we finished recording any music. None of those other dudes still do music. One... Keith Obit (guitar) is now an actor. In fact, he plays the lead role in a movie called "Late Fees" that is coming out this October. We have a few of our songs on that soundtrack too.
DL: Since, you guys gained a bit more fame, were you able to do any official videos? Do you produce your own videos and graphics?
PM: Yeah man... check out Youtube. We have a buncha cool music videos. We will be doing many more for the new album as well.
DL: I happened to stumble across an article that says you guys were on Traces of Death part 5 soundtrack with your song entitled, "I am Your Pain"? Thatʻs actually pretty awesome! How did this come about? I remember a guy named Damon Fox that was doing these before who also had asked us for a slot in the movie on the very first one, but we only had a non-copyrighted demo at the time. He used to have another moniker and play in an old band called Stormtrooper that did killer straight on speed metal in Phoenix. Do you recall the specific scene the song is used for by chance? When I look up the video online it doesnʻt show the actual movie scenes only the video box cover and plays the killer tune though! One of my favorite Pelvic Meatloaf tracks thus far!
PM: They actually used 7 of our tunes in that soundtrack. We have had our music used in a few movie soundtracks & various other shit over the years. Check out the movie STUDIO 666. Its about a band who's singer dies & her evil spirit comes back to kill everyone in the recording studio while her band is finishing the album or some shit like that. They used all Pelvic Meatloaf music as the band in the movie's music, but the funny part is that the singer in the movie was a chick. I never realized what a feminine voice I have! Hahaha (Hah, will check that Studio 666 out for sure! Ed.)
DL: It seems like you guys cross more than one genre these days, but what do you identify with most? More of a death metal hybrid, thrash band, fun band, or crossover punk band? Or just a metal band?
PM: There are so many genres & subgenres for metal these days it gets confusing. Our shit is just brutal heavy & groovy. Hardcore & thrash influenced.
DL: How has the process been going with writing your latest songs for your upcoming album? Can we get a sneak peak or an idea of what all the lyrics are about?
PM: All songs are written & currently being produced in the studio. Most of them are about how I wish the whole world would fuckin burn in nuclear fire. The general theme of this record is dark & hateful, whereas our last album was more expressive of redemption & standing up to oppressors. I was in a really good mood while we were writing the last album. This one...not so much. (Feel that my brother, Iʻm a sadistic Doom and gloom dude that smiles at destructive stuff when it happens to the right people. Hah! -Ed.)
DL: What do you do with yourself when youʻre not doing music besides eating a lot of beans and chili and suffering upon the porcelain throne for it as youʻve shown us via Facebook? Hopefully not punish yourself all the time?
PM: Well, I am in a motorcycle club, so I do alot of the usual MC world shit, but I also do alot of outdoorsy shit like hiking & kayaking.
DL: Between some of us who think of you as a close friend or family, we know youʻve had a lot of hardships in the past few years in this crazy life. Not to focus on reminding you of some of the losses youʻve had to face with your family and friends as well as the time locked up and away from your loved ones (In which I managed to get a postcard to you last time luckily), but did all of that hardship inspire you lyrically for your upcoming lyrics and musical sound? I hope things are a lot better for you currently speaking. Itʻs been no easy road in the past few years at all as far as most of us can tell and this Covid 19 with its lockdowns and quarantines has killed some of the good vibes with the venues and many gigs as well. I hope that the hard times have only inspired you guys to keep going stronger and harder? Have you guys found a way to get around all the bullshit?
PM: My little stints in the prison system never influenced any of my writing at all. Many people are surprised when I tell them this, but it's true. That place is boring as fuck. Every day is the same as the one before it... there is no inspiration to write about anything in there for me. Buncha fuckin idiots in there that got caught doing dumb shit. I don't think it would be as fun to sing songs about how fuckin dumb I was. Haha
DL: On a lighter note, can we talk about your porn merch thing you had going with Dejan. Is it still going? Howʻs the porn scene going in general in AZ? Anyone giving out blumpkins on film? Are you yourself messing around or tinkering with any doing adult acting and modelling? Tell us what porn does for your life and for the lives of your band mates?
PM: Our guitarist Dejan still owns a company that builds online adult toystores for people. I still work for him, and that is my primary source of income. I don't deal with the porn side of it. I fucked around in that scene many years back, but not since 2003. I'm always down to receive a blumpkin though! (Blumpkin talk always induces laughter over here ! -Ed.)
DL: What are the best bands you have gigged with lately and what kind of crowds are you drawing?
PM: Nobody lately man... fuckin Rona. Most recently though: Scatter Guts, Murkocet, Sicmonic, etc.. Hard to say what we draw these days... our last show had an attendance limit of 350 because of COVID restrictions, so anyone that showed up after it was full got turned away. The show before that was in June... right in the middle of Rona time when they opened things up for like 3 weeks just to test the waters... I think there was about 800 there, but lotsa people were scared to go out to shows at the time. They weren't just our fans either... there were other bands playing, so its kinda hard to say. In general, we draw enough to play a full house at most venues we play.
DL: Now, I know youʻre huge on the "138" deal like the Misfits sang about, would it be fair to say it would be Pelvic Meatloafʻs dream to tour or gig with any version of the Misfits or even Danzig for that matter?
PM: No. Haha... we already did that back in 1996 when the Misfits first came back out and Mike Graves was fronting them. It was fun, and it was a dream for me at the time. At this point, I would be more stoked to play with Slayer or Lamb of God, since we haven't gotten to yet. ( I didnʻt realize you actually opened for the Misfits, but that is frigging cool as hell to say the least. It all makes sense now. -Ed.)
DL: As far as I know you guys have always been real big on Judas Priest. Should we plan to see any Rob Halford type of antics live at your upcoming gigs? Just imagine coming out on the stage with all leather and maybe some whips and handcuffs or is that going too far? As much as Iʻd like to ask you about what your limits are, Iʻm not too sure youʻve set down any?
PM: I'm actually pretty sure that there are no Priest fans in this band. I mean... Those guys are metal legends & all, and Rob lives out here, but that's never really been our style. I don't know where you got that idea. Haha (Ummm, without tattling here, thereʻs a lot of leather and mustache pics floating around the internet world of a certain singer of a well known thrash/hardcore band in Phoenix with the acronym P.M. Hah! -Ed.)
DL: Where do you picture Pelvic Meatloaf in about 10 years from now? When all is said and done has all the sacrifice put into this band been worth it? It surely seems like it has!
PM: Probably doing the same shit we are today. We do this band for love, not money, so there's really no reason to quit. We all have our own lives & priorities & families, so when we want a break from the band, we take it. When we feel like making music again, we meet up & do that shit. There's no agenda, no expectations, no pressure. This shit is a hobby for us.
DL: Do you have an plans or time to do any other projects besides P.M. or is this it for now?
PM: Nope. Pelvic is it. Well, unless my boys in PACK 666 from Compton, Az ever decide to pop out of retirement again. Jay Jay (Fight, S.I.L.) lives in Ohio now, and Cristin (S.I.L., Bigshot Allstar, Trik Turner) is pretty busy with his current band "Grey Days", finishing their albums with Chester Bennington's vocals on them, for a posthumous tribute. We did reunite for a 20 year reunion show in October of 2019, which ruled the fuckin earth, of course. (I agree and had wondered what happened to Fight and S.I.L. folks up to this point as well. -Ed.)
DL: Youʻve been getting a ton of tattoos lately during lockdown bro! Is Pelvic Meatloaf how you afford it or via regular work like the rest of us blue collar fools? hah
PM: Have you forgotten my name bro? I'm RICH. Haha
DL: I notice you were doing some country music type thing with Dejan every now and then on the side you were posting in videos, can you tell us something about that and your karaoke get togethers?
PM: Our guitarist Dejan is a country music singer/songwriter for a band called Last Train To Juarez. That's his thing, not mine, although I help his with his promotional shit like flyer design & some video editing. If you like that ol' Yeehaw shit, you'll dig them. I generally hate country music, but I like alot of their songs. ( I do like some yeehaw stuff and specifically D.A.C. and Rebel Meets Rebel, besides all the oldies of Hank RIP, Johnny Cash RIP, Willie, Merle RIP, and Charlie Pride RIP. -Ed.)
DL: Is GG Allin still a major influence on your life as he was back when we were in high school cruising? I donʻt understand anyone who donʻt love GG Allin and all the sick things he did as well as the break throughs he made for punk rock! Can we expect to see some GG Allinisms live? That would be pretty dope cause you are always sending us photos of you on the shitter while at home and stuff like that all the time. Do you think it would be pretty awesome if you had a toilet right on the stage? Not sure how your band members would feel? Since this line up has been around together this long and this tight, I reckon they know what they might be in for! Certainly they seem beyond the hazing phaze, right?
PM: Haha... I am the only GG fan in the band. Those guys just put up with me for it. Our music is not that style though, so me shitting onstage wouldn't really be cool. Besides, there's only one GG Allin. I will stick to pissing on people at parties. (That sounds good enough for us fans anyhow! -Ed.)
DL: Where can I Get all your merchandise ordered from including t-shirts and any other oddities brother? Let everyone know and hook us up with addresses, emails, and phone numbers if you can! Thanks!
PM: We usually sell shit just at shows. If we do a run of merch though, we usually post a link for online purchases. We haven't made new merch in a minute... We probably will when the new album is done. (Most of us cannot wait. -Ed.)
DL: With all the crazy election fraud stuff going on during 2020, I have the feeling we should have seen your name on more ballots across the country cause this worldʻs a mess. We still got music. What do you think the future looks like for the Arizona music scene if the world we live survives getting nuked? Looking pretty good again?
PM: We have some cool bands out here in AZ. If we can survive 120 degree heat in the summers, we can survive a nuclear holocaust. There are a few bands I hope get disintigrated though. Haha (Not a bad idea for some I think. -Ed.)
DL: Iʻd like to thank you plenty for giving my magazine, Doom Life, the opportunity to interview you and Pelvic Meatloaf at last. Itʻs an honor and weʻve known each other long enough to where we can be informal as fuck even if this is a semi-professional magazine! Many cheers brother, here is the part where you say whatever the fuck you like! My cheers to you, everyone down with 138, Metalheads MC, and all our mutual friends and family! Take care brother! Tell folks to support Doom Life mag and answer some interviews with me if they can or would like to. It is mostly all metal and punk here! Cheers!
PM: Aloha mothafucka! Shoots brah! ---Rich Fourmy (Aloha back to you, Rich man with the hook ups! You, and your band, rule! Itʻs been awesome even though this is mostly a Doom Metal magazine, this was an interview I was more than stoked to make a part of this mag! Cheers to Pelvic Meatloaf for being solid dudes! \m/ -Ed.)
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