Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MuckRaker Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Will Price/Bass and Lead Voice- Sean Briney (Guitar and Voice) has been growing a big red beard; Chris Tate (Drums and real-estate) has continued to shave; and I am trimming regularly. MuckRaker has been touring a bit recently. We have also been writing our next album.

2.So far you have released 2 albums, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

WP- Our first album, "Big Black Bus", and our follow up release ,"Karmaggedon", are both kinda like a bunch of monkeys fucking a hockey puck.

The monkeys on "Karmageddon" are a bit better as in terms of their moaning and gyrations. The focus was not just on themselves, but also on the object of their desire.

The "Big Black Bus" monkeys are a little less mature, so the happy ending came much more quickly and without as much work. And frankly, little thought was given to the puck at all.

3.The band has been around since 2010 and so far has only released 2 albums, can you tell us a little bit more about the gaps in between releases?

WP- MuckRaker actually released a 4 song EP in 2010 called "Sound The Alarm". And I did not think this interview was going to be akin to filling out a job application where you have to explain gaps in employment. Hahaha!!! But, the band has seen a few different line-up changes. There have been a couple of divorces, a bankruptcy, and one guy couldn't stop touching himself.

4.Your lyrics cover topics dealing with politics, history and alcohol, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?

WP- My interest in politics spiked when George Dubya Bush, with the help of the supreme court, stole the election in 2000. I listen to 6 different political podcasts and read many liberal publications.

Since I can remember, history has always captivated me. This is where we must find and learn our most important lessons. Those who don't learn from history are...well, if you don't know the rest of this saying you ARE doomed to repeat it.

Booze? I heart booze. It's sort of a hobby.

5.Hoe does the name 'MuckRaker' fit in with the musical style that you play?

WP- muck·rak·er noun-to search out and publicly expose real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business.

And you just called me a HOE!!!

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?

WP- The Kryptonite Metal Festival was cool. We have had some great shows here in Atlanta, as well as Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our best show however was opening for The Village People in Somalia. They love that kind of stuff there. Who would have thought?

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

WP- Yes.

8.Recently Eternal Sound re-issued your 2014 album, do you feel this label has been very supportive when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

WP- They have been great for MuckRaker. We are now distributed throughout all of Europe. Now if we could just find an American label who are as smart as Eternal Sound Records, our monkey friends would finally experience the release they so desperately need.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?

WP- Other than the chronic masturbator from Kazakhstan who keeps sending me videos of him "making love" to his copy of "Karmageddon", it's been very disappointing. Just kidding ;-) It's been great!!! And many thanks to our #1 fan, Bolat.

10.When can we expect another album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

WP- Hopefully MuckRaker will release our next album this year. Musically we are headed into the land of trolls, Goliath, and mooseknuckles.

11.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?

WP- Our new stuff is basically influenced by a didgeridoo that we keep locked up in the basement. His name is Fred. Love Black Sabbath of course. The Sword, Clutch, Lynyrd Skynyrd, COC, Helmet, etc.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

WP- Thank you for having MuckRaker for this interview!!! And please pray for the International Masturbating Brotherhood of Kazakhstan (IMBK). Pornhub can be sketchy there.

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