Bitty: Well two of us play in a band called Wartorn, Ryan and myself, and I really wanted to do a project like Motorhead style punk, better known as motorcharged or speed punk-n-roll. So I asked Sam to drum and got SC to play second guitar.
2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording? Aggressive Motorcharged rock n roll!
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music? Well population Zero is just about how irresponsible humans are with things in general, so they definitely should not be working with nuclear power. An easy example is the Chernobyl disaster but let’s also not forget two civilian targets that were hit in WWII.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deathwish'?
Besides that bad ass movie? (well just the first one) The song “Deathwish” was written in solidarity with anyone who has ever been bullied. My experience was that I grew up in the 70's and 80's and as a child I had my first episode with mental illness in 6th grade . I was also put in school early so I was already small but being a year younger I was usually the second smallest in most classes. Punk and skateboarding seemed to be a logical salvation at the same time (but also put another target on my back for bullies) Now if there was something that I figured out early on is there is one thing a bully hates more than themselves is someone who won't give up, give in, and stands their ground . Do whatever you can to give them hell!
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance? We played with EYE HATE GOD at No Tomorrow Fest last year. We played Crust stock 2 with Extinction of Mankind and many other rad bands. We played a great show with Agent Orange in Green Bay, WI but we also have an awesome time at smaller shows and I’m really stoked about the upcoming shows and tours.
6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album? Yea we are touring with MDC, that starts May 1st in Chicago. When we get back we have two weeks off and we tour with RAW POWER. Then we do a couple dates with Dirty Kid Discount and we’ll play Cruststock 3 and tour back home with THE SYSTEM.
7. The album was released on Beer City Skateboards and Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label? Well my old bands Remission, Default and The Droids worked with them years ago and always was a great easy label to work with as the years went by they now do bands like DRI , Die Kreuzen ,Toxic Reasons , Raw Power and MDC . So i feel even though we are a new band we fit in with the label and label mates. I’m old school so these are all the bands I grew up on . Mike does a great job.
8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of hardcore punk? Well this is a different for me because with this band we can play a total old school punk show and fit in great, but we can also play a total metal show and fit in just as well. It seems to be a win-win in my opinion because I like a lot of different kinds of music.
9. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future? Another LP that will be pretty much if Motorhead was a punk band and not a metal band and wrote a whole record of raging tunes. We play stuff that moves, so more raging rock-n-roll.
10. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays? Well Motorhead Inepsy, Midnight and Disfear would definitely be influences. I listen to mostly old school punk and Motorhead. Although everyone in the band has a different taste in music .
11. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? Thanks for the interview and see you on the road!