Any new releases from Nunslaughter?
Don > We have a few coming out this year. We should have a split live tape with Sabbat, split 7Ē with Evil Wrath, split 7Ē with Fetid Zombie.
I see that "Hell's Unholy Fire" the 1987 classic album will be coming back in print - any remembrances of recording that album?
Don > HUF will be pressed on tape again very soon. That was one hell of an LP to record. Jim recorded the music here in Cleveland and sent me the reels in Honolulu. I did all the vocals in Hawaii. We waited about a year of more then I moved to Cleveland and we mixed the album. Just a fucking nightmare.
What Nunslaughter LP is your favorite?
Don > Currently I like the split we did with Nekrofilth. I think both bands complement each other and the guitar sound is freaking heavy. If I had to pick my favorite studio LP then it would be HUF just because it was my first.
Could you name some of the albums that have influenced you?
Don > Seven Churches, Welcome to Hell, Scream Bloody Gore, Bathory and of course entire bands like Kiss, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slayer, Metallica these are all very important bands and they made some amazing music.
Do any occult writings such as "The Necronomicon" inspire you to write?
Don > I think they did when I was younger but not so much now. I find there are some depraved people doing some fucked up shit. Reality is stranger than fiction and I draw most of my stories from the headlines.
What is your view of organized religion?
Don > I just donít see the point.
Are you a satanist?
Don > No.
What has kept the band going for so many years?
Don > Me and Jim. Either we are both to stupid to quit or we have a knack for making metal... I havenít figured out what the deal is yet.
Do the band members still get along fairly well after these years?
Don > Not at all. Usually when a band member leaves they disappear. A few have hung around but I am not usually friends with them when they are in the band so I have no reason to be friends with them once they leave.
Could you tell us something about the recording of the recent release "Hex"?
Don > We recorded the drums and guitar in a room about 55 degrees. Fucking cold and the mixing was a nightmare. Basically I won't make those mistakes again.
How does it feel when you get back in the studio with the band?
Don > Awesome... We never leave. We write and record all the time. Some stuff we scrap or we rework it down the road but I think that is how you get used to recording just do it all the time.
Nunslaughter has a huge amount of items for collectors - do fans ever come up to you and tell you that they have every Nunslaughter release ever printed?
Don > Yes and I am fucking awe struck. I know of a few people that have everything. In fact some of them might have more than me. We did a fest in Germany about 3 years ago and a guy brought about 50 items for us to sign. I was blown away.
Any closing remarks? What lies in the future for the band?
Don > The future of NunSlaughter is simply more records and more tours.
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