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RANDOMNESS DAVE HUNT (ANAAL NATHRAKH)
HELLO DAVE, HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP YOUR STATE OF MIND SO FAR THIS WEEK? “Mad. I’m just trying to catch up after a heavy weekend and it has left me a bit… strange.” HAVE YOU CONSID
ERED GETTING A DOG OR A CAT? IT’S SUPPOSED TO RELIEVE STRESS IF YOU STROKE A PET… “I’ve tried lots of alcohol. That’s generally the best way to do it.” ARE YOU AN ANIMAL LOVER? “For the most part I prefer animals to people. I had to go on a course once and there was a kitten outside and I went and bought it some food. At the end of the course I told them, ‘There’s a cat that needs feeding’ and they looked at me like I was mad and my colleague said, ‘No, he prefers cats to people’.” IF YOU SAW SOMEBODY JUGGLING WITH KITTENS AND PUPPIES WHAT WOULD YOU DO? “I’d probably hit them. If somebody’s being a real c**t to an animal I think it’s only appropriate to step in. If somebody’s juggling kittens – it’s not the kittens’ fault they’re in the air, is it?” NO, WHAT ABOUT SO-CALLED LESSER LIFE FORMS? WHAT IF YOU SAW SOMEBODY JUGGLING COCKROACHES? “I’m not sure cockroaches would understand what being juggled is all about.” WHAT ABOUT, SAY, BEETLES? “What? A beetle did you say? Erm, I imagine they’d just fly off.” REALLY? CAN ALL BEETLES FLY? EVEN THOSE BIG STAG BEETLES? “As far as I’m aware they can. To some extent anyway. They’re like the insect equivalent of chickens!” [Ed’s note: this is true. Almost all beetles can fly and they consistently laugh in the face of jugglers] ARE THERE NO ANIMALS THAT YOU HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST? “I’m terrified of dogs. When I was a kid I used to live on a council estate and, when I was about three, my mum and I got pinned in a phone box by a pack of dogs butting against the door. Ever since then I’ve been petrified of dogs. I don’t hate them though! I don’t wish them any ill-will.” ARE YOU A WORRIER GENERALLY? ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO HAS A SUPPLY OF EMERGENCY TINS STOCKED UP IN YOUR KITCHEN? “What? To be used as weapons? Like using baked beans tins to beat people to death?” ERM, WELL, WE WERE THINKING MORE FOR EMERGENCIES, Y’KNOW? LIKE THE NUCLEAR WINTER IF IT ALL GOES TITS-UP? “If it all goes tits-up I’ll just run out into the street and shout, ‘I told you so!’ at people and then watch the pretty colours.” YOU’LL FEEL A SENSE OF SATISFACTION IF THE WORST COMES TO THE WORST THEN? “I wouldn’t use the word ‘satisfaction’. I’d feel a sense of vindication. Confirmation that people really are capable of doing absolutely awful things. You just need to open a newspaper to see that.” IF THE REVERSE HAPPENS AND THINGS GET STEADILY BETTER AND BETTER, WILL YOU FEEL A BIT DISAPPOINTED TO BE PROVED WRONG? “If that happens I’ll hitch a ride on a pig and go and live in the Caribbean.” ‘In The Constellation Of The Black Widow’ is out on June 29 on Candlelight. www.myspace.com/anaalnathrakh
The mosh-pit is a broad church, an ever-present entity that changes in shape, form and populous depending on the heavy music genre. In homage to the nebulous swirling morass of testosterone, ROCK SOUND has compiled a list of guaranteed floor movers for your major unit shifting categories of alternative music…
CORE You wore a Terror T-shirt in 01, you keep the scene alive by going to shows every week and you take Capoeira lessons at the weekend to improve your pit moves. You ARE hardcore. You have the following songs on an iPod playlist…
STAMPIN’ GROUND ‘OFFICER DOWN’ This song made the sight of vocalist Adam’s moobs bearable and was an ever-present part of the band’s set. So good, even the proper thickies in your crew could work out in seconds what to shout at the top of their lungs.
AMERICAN NIGHTMARE ‘AM/PM’ This was the band that clothed you for a few years. Sick merchandise, even sicker when they were belting out songs like this. RIP.
HATEBREED ‘LAST BREATH’ Rude choon from back when Hatebreed were a hardcore band. It’s not like all this new crap you keep seeing on YouTube.
POISON THE WELL ‘NERDY’ Core love song. Solid. A guaranteed selection when making a mixtape for that special someone in the scene. Metalcore pioneers that you loved until they released ‘You Come Before You’.
METAL You wear leather in the summer, you have hair longer than your girlfriend, you drink beer and you despise anyone wearing tight denim. You ARE metal. You whip and fi gure eight to the following…
PANTERA ‘WALK’ An undeniably brilliant song, in your blinkered view Fall Out Boy and Keith Buckley should be executed for covering it at a secret show. METALLICA ‘NOTHING ELSE MATTERS’ After a few too many with Big Tony and Hairy Tim you will drunkenly sing dewy-eyed and arm in arm. However, no one will speak of it the following morning, simply not done.
MEGADETH ‘POLARIS’ Your sell-out, idiot, mainstream friends may be into ‘Peace Sells’ or ‘Hangar 18’, but only you have the requisite taste to understand that this was by far the highlight of Mr Mustaine’s recording career.
SLAYER ‘SOUTH OF HEAVEN’ Tennis rackets, brooms and any other object resembling a guitar is unsafe when this comes on the stereo. Anyone that doesn’t know every single lyric is a fake. Fact.
JUDAS PRIEST ‘BREAKING THE LAW’ You’ve got to give nods to the heritage.
BANE ‘CAN WE START AGAIN’ A song about the glory days. When this drops you feel like it’s 84 all over again.
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