1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
MUTANK is a portmanteau of the words "mutant" and "tank". There is no deeper meaning; it simply came out of a pile of names and just stuck. Perhaps the fact that I came up with it while taking a triumphant dump is some indication of inspiration.
As an aside: MUTANK is always spelled in ALL-CAPS! If you spell it 'Mutank', or 'mutank' you're doing it wrong!
One place we always love playing is "Barfly" in MTL. It's this little hole-in-the-wall dive bar that totally suits our vibe. At one of these shows we had a huge pit going, and in the middle of the song this girl parts the pit like Moses did the Red Sea and poured a full pint of beer over her noggin. She then commenced to smash the pint glass on the ground and the moshing recommenced. It was beautiful.
In terms of our performance style, we work our asses off to make sure we play as tight as possible and play as a unit. We also make sure to keep it energetic and fun with a lot of movement and infinite headbanging (this part comes easily as we really love the music we play). There's also an element of of stand-up comedy between songs to keep the good vibes rollin'.
The ultimate goal here is to do MUTANK full time, if some phat-cat record execs wanna help us facilitate that, I say bring it on!
I had a 14 year old kid from India email me the other day to praise MUTANK and complain about how his friends listen to shitty metal. That definitely felt very cool.
Nowadays I listen to everything from Suicidal Tendencies to Busta Rhymes, Mr. Bungle to Darkthrone, Body Count to Brand X etc.
I like to draw. Me and my girlfriend do all the artwork for the band. I'm also an avid gamer whether it be tabletop or console.