Are you going to do anything with that crazy mosh guy meme that you have in a number of different Lich King pictures as of late?
No, no I don’t know if legally we can do anything with that. That’s just some dude that showed up in Virginia Beach, we don’t even know who he is, we don’t know if we have permission to use his face on anything. People are saying make shirts with him, and I don’t know if we can. I’m glad people enjoy him so much but I don’t know maybe I should get in contact with someone who knows the law about imagery on shirts and see if I can get away with putting his face on a shirt, because people seem to want that and if I could make a Lich King shirt with that guy’s face on it like that old Anthrax not shirt, that mustache dude. I would think I would have to do that.
I would like to tell you, I am not ambivalent about it, but that’s kind of the way it is. I don’t really ever hear anything from people in Japan. I have heard from Rock Stakk Records that they really like our stuff and that’s really great to hear. Aside from that, we never hear anything out of Japan. So I can’t really say what it feels like.
Is there interest brewing with any other foreign retailers for distribution of your music?
No idea, if there is they don’t contact me and I run the email so I don’t know. We never get anybody writing about distribution. We used to have it when we were with Stormspell Records. They used to handle all the distribution for us, and that was great and now that we are striking out more on our own, we are doing alright, although we are screwed on distribution, we don’t know anything about it. We don’t know anybody that does that. We are fortunate in that we have a guy that knows album production and recording, we have a guy that knows art promotion, we do not have someone who knows anything about distribution or business so on that side we are just kind of screwed. But that’s ok.
What is something that you feel like you are reaching for as a musician but not quite there yet?
I kind of half want to say credibility, but I don’t think that’s on me as a musician, that’s just public perception. I kind of want to be accepted as a genuine threat to thrash metal and I feel like a lot of people mostly in England don’t take us seriously. If you are a band that makes joke songs and you don’t take things that seriously all the time, then you are not going to be genuinely treated as a genuine force and I guess that’s kind of part of the risk but I would like to treated like.. I would like something, I just want credibility.
Closing things off where do you see your band 50 years from now?
I’ll probably be dead hopefully the other guys will be dead. I don’t have any illusions about we’ll be remembered, people will be talking about us and we’ll be part of the new big 5 or 6 or whatever. My hopes are for the future is that once we’re gone and done people will kind of hold us up to a position in the annuls of history. You know you have your Sepulturus and your Vikings and Morbid Saints. You kind of put a value on their hierarchy and everybody remembers who’s where and what their place is and I kind of hope that he earned a place in the pantheon somewhere. That’s all I really hope. I hope it works out that way.