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You’re out with par­adise lost and play­ing damna­tion. pallbearer’s been busy on the road this Year! how do You stay sane on a long tour?

JOE ROW­LAND (BASS): “Who’s say­ing I’ve kept my san­ity? We’ve stum­bled upon our great­est achieve­ment yet – watch­ing pro­fes­sional wrestling in the van is the most en­ter­tain­ing thing ever! Devin [Holt, gui­tar] found a wrestling com­pi­la­tion DVD for 50 cents and it’s the most in­cred­i­ble thing that ever hap­pened to us. We’ve spent the tour track­ing down more DVDs but we’re now de­vis­ing ways to in­cor­po­rate our­selves into the wrestling world – ei­ther get­ting them to play our mu­sic or be­com­ing wrestlers our­selves.”

what’s the strangest thing that’s hap­pened at a pallbearer show?

“A guy spent 45 min­utes telling me he’s in­vented some­thing that’ll change the way we write mu­sic. He looked like he was about to cry. I’m cu­ri­ous what his invention was but at the time it scared me – he was so into it, he looked like he could stab me at any mo­ment.”

tell us about the most mem­o­rable mo­ment of Your tour­ing Year so far

“We were in Mon­tana on the day of the so­lar eclipse so we went to a park where peo­ple were gath­er­ing. This mom came up and sin­gled out Brett [Camp­bell, vo­cals], ask­ing him to join her fam­ily in a flash mob singing To­tal Eclipse Of The Heart, but Brett said no way. Five min­utes later they start singing and point­ing at Brett to join in but he just shrugged at them. It was one of the most em­bar­rass­ing things we’ve ever seen.”

and how was tour­ing with go­jira?

“To say the very least it was in­spir­ing play­ing with them, see­ing a band func­tion­ing per­fectly in front of you and they make it look so ef­fort­less. They’re one of the most pro­fes­sional bands, they al­ways put on a jaw-drop­ping show ev­ery day, they’re re­ally nice peo­ple and all of their crew were in­cred­i­bly gra­cious to us. I can’t say enough good things about hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to tour with them and I re­ally hope to do it again in the fu­ture.”

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