***36 Crazyfists is currently with Scrap 60 Productions recording their Roadrunner debut - Bitterness The Star*** A bit over a week ago we opened the doors for y'all to submit 15 Quesions to ask 36 Crazyfists. Well, here are their answers to 15 questions, plus one bonus at the end! Thanks go out to YOU for sending the goods in, and thanks to 36 Crazyfists for taking the time to answer. Enjoy... 1) How long have you guys been playing together, and what made you decide to become musicians? – Dave Jones answer - We have been playing together as 36 Crazyfists since 1994. We became musicians because we love music! 2) I met 36 Crazyfists at the Hinge video shoot. I wanna know if they will be making a video like I asked them to do here in NYC? – Lilbizkit142 answer - We haven't any plans to shoot a video, but maybe down the road a little we will. Right now, we're just focusing on finishing our album. 3) I have a question for Brock Lindow – How did he get involved in the recording, and what can he tell us about the song? – Dan Madole answer - Assuming this question is about “Circle The Drain”, the song is just about a time when I was living very dishonestly, and had somewhat of a gambling problem. I'm really shitty with money and at times I tend to get in over my head. 4) What bands would each of you consider your greatest influence? – C. Hazen answer - Brock would say his greatest influence for getting into music in the first place would be Metallica and Faith No More. Thomas would say the Cure and Metallica. Steve would say Metallica. Mick would say Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. 5) What affect do you feel being in a remote area like Alaska has had on your music? – J. Wittson answer - I'm not sure of the affect Alaska had on our music, but the close knit scene up there was a really positive upbringing for our band. 6) My simple question – Why did you wait so long to start recording your album? I have been listening to “Circle The Drain” since I saw it posted last year. My mouth has been watering ever since. Please hurry up and drop the bomb on the industry, your sound is what we all need some more of. – DelRaeClwn answer - We actually wrote “Circle The Drain” in 99, so it was on our demo back then and we got signed a year later. We went through quite a few months of legal business, it's not the fastest process in the world, at least from our experience. 7) If you could tour with any 3 bands, past or present, who would it be and why? – Mike M. answer - We'd say Sabbath for the mere fact that they rule, Deftones because we're huge fans of them, and Metallica because they were our favorite band growing up. 8) I was recently at a show where I got a cd with a bunch of stuff from new artists signed to Roadrunner Records, and on it was the demo for “Circle The Drain”, which in my opinion is a really bad ass tune, and I personally will be on the look out for your new stuff. But anyways, my question is this – What are the stronger influences that made you want to play music, and what drew you to the style that you have chosen to play? – Mustaine1313 answer - We already answered the influences, but as for the style, heavy music seems to be the outlet we have for any of life's frustrations. 9) The lyrics in your songs are deep and heartfelt, it definitely shows in the onstage performance. Are your lyrics induced from any euphoric and/or bad experiences or battles with drugs? (be honest, we'll still love you) – Deattaleducangel answer - None of the lyrics are really about drugs except for the mistakes you can make with alcohol. Just basically about relationshit mishaps to typical human error! 10) What bands will you anticipate touring with in the near future? – Deattaleducangel answer - We haven't really heard who we will tour with yet, but by mid Summer we hope to be on the road. So, we will definitely know with who, I'm assuming, fairly soon. 11) If your music was a car, what kind would it be? Also, when can we expect your album to be released? – Jason C answer - I'd say we are a pretty banged up vehicle, we've gathered some definite scars throughout the years from losing band members to death. But I'd say we're still running pretty smooth. 12) Do you have any independent shit? I was wondering if you already released anything or will be releasing some old stuff that I can get – I am one of the biggest 36 fans out there! – Againstbigots answer - Unfortunately, we haven't anymore copies of our earlier stuff, but it is floating out there. We had a full length CD in 1997 called In The Skin and an EP in 95 called The Boss Buckle EP, and an EP in 95 cakked Suffer Tree. 13) With you guys being from Alaska, I would imagine it being hard for you guys to be noticed. What's the music scene like over there and how did you guys eventually get your music out to the public? answer - Anchorage's music scene is small, but there are the most original sounding bands coming from there. For such a small place, not one band sounds alike. It's a very cool place to have grown up and experienced the scene for many years. We moved to Portland, OR and met the guys in Skinlab and they kinda took us under their wing and helped up get our music to the right people. 14) Will the song “Suffer Tree” (about your late bassist) be on Bitterness The Star? – Christopher H. answer - “Suffer Tree” won't make the CD. It was put out in 1996. 15) How does recording your music with a major record label differ from recording your own music independently? Are you more focused on getting it done right or do you still try to have fun with it all? – Kellie I. answer - We are having fun but it's definitely much more professional on this level and it sounds much better. It has been an amazing process so far. 16) Bonus question - Hello Cool Cats at Roadrunner, from the sunny coast of Oregon! Please ask the band if it's time to get out the "cutsie nudie" pictures from age zero, the basement videos and tapes, and spell check our family biography titled "HOW TO RAISE A SUPERLATIVE METAL BAND IN AN IGLOO WITHOUT SHIFTING YOUR BLOCKS"? Rock On! Love, Mama & Papa Holt answer - Mama & Papa Holt, please hold the nude photos for a much later release date! We don't want to scare off anyone before we really get to them first. Plus, we love & miss you guys.