|Interview by Burt Wolf with Digestor, guitarist & spooked out screamy vocalist of GHOUL!
Interview done September 4th, 2003.
PLEASE GIVE A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW SUCH A HORRIBLY GOOD THING LIKE GHOUL CAME
I met the other GHOULs after many years of working in a traveling Carnival. I was ejected from the show after
biting the Dog Faced Boy. In my defense, he bit me first. So I wandered from graveyard to graveyard until I
stumbled into Creepsylvania. The town seemed ripe for the picking & when I met my compatriots we did just
WHY WAS THE NAME GHOUL CHOSEN FOR THE BAND NAME?
Because we're GHOULs!
WHO OR WHAT HAS HELPED INFLUENCE YOU IN LIFE & OR IN MUSIC?
In life: Vlad Tepes, Gilles DeRais, Henry the 8th. Torquemada, etc... In music: MEGADETH, ANTHRAX,
S.O.D., D.R.I. METALLICA, SLAYER, SACRED REICH, etc...
PLEASE EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT OF WHY YOU WEAR THE HOODS & WILL WE EVER GET TO
SEE YOUR FACES SOMEDAY?
Our faces are horribly mangled & deformed. That's not a reason to wear the hoods, just an FYI. The hoods just
add an air of, how do you say...Scaryfication.
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE GHOUL'S MUSIC & STYLE?
HOW DID YOU HOOK UP WITH RAZORBACK RECORDS & HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING WITH
They tricked us, the crumbs!!! Not that they've been doing a particularly bad job, but we're still going to kill them
if we ever get our greasy mitts on them.
I ONLY HAVE YOUR FIRST CD RELEASE "WE CAME FOR THE DEAD!!!". SO COULD YOU
PLEASE GIVE SOME OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THAT RELEASE & YOUR NEWEST
The first one is more grindy I guess. The new album is a total thrasterpiece! Old School Mosh riffs galore!
IF YOU COULD PICK ONE SONG THAT WOULD BEST REPRESENT WHAT GHOUL IS ALL
ABOUT, WHAT SONG WOULD IT BE & WHY?
Hmmmm..."Wheel In The Sky" by JOURNEY? Oh, you mean one of OUR songs...Well, "Ghoul", I guess!!
WHO DOES ALL THE AMAZING ARTWORK ON YOUR CD COVERS & YOUR WEBSITE?
Jake from TALES FROM URANUS has done both the covers & some of the artwork on the website was done
by Sean McGrath of the incredibly excellent band IMPALED, who incidentally are also our GPs.
HOW WELL HAS THE NEW CD BEEN DOING & WHAT HAS THE RESPONSE BEEN LIKE SO FAR?
It's been selling like hotcakes, which made us think maybe we should've just gone into the hotcakes business.
DOES GHOUL PLAY OUT A LOT? WHAT IS A GHOUL LIVE SHOW LIKE?
We've only played one show. Half the audience survived, so it was a disappointment.
WHERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES YOU HAVE PLAYED? WHO ARE SOME OF THE BANDS
YOU HAVE PLAYED WITH?
We've just played one show...It was with FALL OF THE BASTARDS.
WHAT IS SOME OF THE STRANGER THINGS YOU'VE SEEN DURING ONE OF YOUR SHOWS,
BESIDES GHOUL ITSELF?
Damn it man, we've only played ONE SHOW!!! Are you even listening!?!?!
WHAT DO THE MEMBERS OF GHOUL DO WHEN NOT CREATING THEIR GORE FILLED MUSIC?
We spend our time scouring the graveyard for tasty bits of food & terrorizing the villagers here in Creepsylvania.
When we're not doing that we're thrashing or tearing up the graveyard on our skateboards.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES OR TV SHOWS? WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR
FAVORITE HORROR CHARACTERS & SERIAL KILLERS?
Oh pish posh. We don't watch TELEVISION.
THE NEW MOVIE FREDDY VS. JASON IS OUT NOW, WHO DO YOU THINK WILL COME OUT AS
THE BETTER HORROR MOVIE SERIAL KILLER & WHY?
Horace Pinker. Because he's the underdog?
I SAW SOME PICTURES OF YOU GUYS WITH SKATEBOARDS. DO YOU GUYS SKATEBOARD?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SKATING? WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SKATERS?
Oh yeah, we skate all the time. Our favorite skaters are Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Steve Caballero, and
THE SECOND YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 9-11-01 ATTACK IS COMING UP SOON. DO YOU
REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE & WHAT YOU WERE DOING WHEN THIS TRAGEDY
HAPPENED? DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS EVEN OR THE WAR THAT'S GOING ON
What happened on 9-11-01? Oh wait, that was the day my pet maggot died. A very sad day indeed.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE FROM GHOUL IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
THAT'S ALL FROM ME, FEEL FREE TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D THINK THE MASSES NEED
TO HEAR? THANX A LOT FOR DOING THE INTERVIEW!!!
Everyone go out and buy "Maniaxe" today! It helps keep us off the street, and believe me, you WANT us OFF