@ASHSMI: How do you maintain your singing voice?
"I was going to multiple coaches before I did the last Jasta and Hatebreed record. When I did the Dee Snider album, all those melodic singing parts I tracked first, and to do that I need to do all sorts of warm-ups and cool-downs. I'm drinking Throat Coat tea and doing exercises. A lot of it looks silly, I'm doing spits and trills, where you blow the air through your lips. People would think it looks ridiculous, but it all helps – especially when you're also talking three or four hours a day with podcasts and interviews."
Ben Gardner: How have you stayed positive in the madness of 2020?
"Just by spending time with my family and my dogs. Just being able to be off the road has been a blessing because even though a lot of our hang time has been on Zoom or Skype or socially distanced, we've been able to connect and come together as a family and I'm so grateful for that. My daughter is 21 and I now realise that being away for so many years, even though it created a great life, I think children really just want your time and your energy. That's one of the things about being a nomadic person for work, having to go to different places for income: you don't realise how much time you miss."
Jello Bean: Can we have a new Kingdom Of Sorrow album please?
"You know, I spoke to Kirk [Windstein] about this yesterday. I'd been saying to him, 'You have to do a solo record' and he did. Then I said, 'What about the new Crowbar?' and they got that done – that's going to come out next year. So now that both of them are out of his system, yeah, I think we can do a new Kingdom Of Sorrow. I will be going through my riff vault and my lyrics over the next month or two, but right now I've got to get at least the pre-production portion of the Dee Snider record done, so that Dee can start tracking his vocals. Charlie and Nick [Bellmore, drums], who are also in Kingdom Of Sorrow with me will work on both, so it's just a matter of working those two out.
“But I do think it's possible, I think it would be fun, and I think Kingdom could have a lot of cool collaborations. I've done podcasts with Wino from The Obsessed and he's one of my main influences for the Kingdom Of Sorrow stuff. So I thought, maybe we'd get Wino on some stuff or do some co-writes. Then with Kenny [Hickey, ex-Type O Negative] not really doing anything with Seventh Void or his other group, I thought that because he'd filled in for Kirk in Kingdom Of Sorrow and has such a great voice, maybe that's another layer we could add to the mix. I know Type O Negative fans would love to hear Kenny doing some new stuff, so there's a lot of creative ideas that could come together for a really cool new third Kingdom Of Sorrow album."