>> 1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
>> * well we've been rehearsing the new tunes and working on getting back to fighting form for touring, we've had a couple of dates so far, and we'll pick up more shows heading into the summer.
>> 2.In March you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
> * it's not too different from previous records, we recorded everything ourselves at our space in Deland ( high five audio), however, this time we decided to send the record out to be mixed by Sanford Parker. Colin Jordan mastered again as was also the case on Abysmal. Songwriting wise, we took a bit longer and were more selective, we had a concept of sorts with the lyrics, so in general it was just more focused.
>> 3.This is the first album to come out in 3 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
> * we toured a pretty good amount behind the Abysmal release and we were writing CROWN for the better part of a year, we scratched what was basically an album worth of material with the exception of 1-2 tunes that made their way over to the CROWN bunch. We were active but we also took some time to work on other parts of our individual lives and also to stop touring for a bit and just concentrate on the writing and recording of this record.
>> 4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
>> *reptiles and technology
>> 5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hollow Leg'?
>> * it's an adage for one who eats and/or drinks seemingly without filling up or feeling it
>> 6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
>> * Ha, think we do pretty well live! One can always refer to the YouTube in this day and age and check out some of our live footage, or go old school and come on out and see us if/when we come around! We've been fortunate to play some pretty cool shows over the years, but definitely during the touring behind Abysmal we were able to escalate from time to time and play for more people... The couple times we've been invited to play at St Vitus in NY with our friends in Kings destroy and Clamfight have been great, and actually the entire tour we did up and down the East coast with our friends Holly Hunt was really great. Supporting Amon Amarth and Enslaved was certainly a highlight, various festival shows we've done have been cool, especially Destroyerfest which we played along side a bunch of our friends and it was a really cool show, and anytime we've played along side Weedeater is always great. Those are some stand outs, a couple of shows we did with Yob as well were really great.
>> 7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
>> * yes and that should all be announced very soon, but we can definitely say the next tour will be East Coast and revolve around our appearance at the Maryland doom fest.
>> 8.The new album came out on 'Argonauta Records', how would you compare working with them to your old label 'Last Anthem Records'?
>> * both record labels have been great to us, but Argonauta has released two records for us now, rereleasing our first record INSTINCT, and we're really happy to be a part of that great And growing label!
>> 9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge and doom metal?
> * really great, a lot of positivity, especially from Europe and the UK, and we hope to make it over there at some point in the near future
>> 10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
> * Scott and Tom are still very much involved with Junior Bruce and they will be releasing a new record later in the summer and they play around Florida quite regularly...Tim has a new band he's working with also, out of Jacksonville, called Unearthly Child and they'll be playing their first show here in May.
>> 11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
> * we certainly aren't looking to stray from what's always been at the core of Hollow Leg, but as we did with CROWN, we will look to augment the sound, and to simply work on honing it and making it the best version of Hollow Leg and continue to grow as musicians and as a band
>> 12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
>> * The Sabbath influence is always at the forefront for all of us, but beyond that it really varies from individual to individual... Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis, High on Fire, are all heavy influences on all us as well... Tons of different other influences though from classic rock, blues, 80s and 90s bands metal as well as hard rock and rock...
>> 13.What are some of your non musical interests?
> *books, movies, spending time with wives/girlfriends/children, eating and drinking, travel...but really music is such a massive part of all our lives
>> 14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
>> * Go get CROWN if you haven't already! See you on tour, cheers!