NOT CONTENT WITH REINVENTING DOOM, THE ARKANSAS QUARTET ARE AIMING FOR WORLD DOMINATION
Why do you think you’ve captured the imagination of the underground?
Joe rowland (bass): “Hey, who knows? We’ve had a pretty specific vision in mind over the years, and I guess it turns out that a few other people out there happen to like it.” brett campbell (vocals/guitar): “We set a trap for it, and waited patiently. Now we’re holding it hostage and will continue to do so until we sell out and make millions of dollars...”
Are bands breaking out of the underground more easily these days?
Joe: “I wouldn’t even consider myself that in tune with what people would consider to be ‘underground’ metal these days, but we’ve been working hard as hell for years, as have many of our friends and contemporaries – that certainly seems to help.” brett: “It may seem like we just blew up, but it definitely doesn’t seem as easy when living in a van for months on end. If anything, in order to become more wellknown nowadays, beyond just having good songs, you have to tour as much as possible. Luckily, none of us have kids or anything, and we had nothing to lose, so we were able to just throw ourselves into it and work hard.”
What Are your Ambitions for pallbearer?
Joe: “To play the first show on the moon.” brett: “Nothing short of WORLD DOMINATION! In all honesty,
I’d like to make a decent living doing what I love, making music with my friends, without making artistic compromises. We have enough ideas and concepts already to last us years. So, if we’re lucky, we could do this for a long time.”