Band: The Dunwich Horror
Members: Zach Nace (guitar), Matt Jackson (bass), Chris Caba (drums), Jeff Kormos (guitar), and Jesse Myers (vocals)
Who we talked to: Kormos, 22
Where'd the name come from? We got the name from a short story by the author H.P. Lovecraft. It's just a story about a wizard and his adventures through this village.
Describe your sound/style: Well, I'd classify it as death metal and thrash metal and regular metal. We don't leave out any styles. We try and do something different with every song we write.
I can't understand a word you're saying in your songs. What the hell are you guys singing about? We do a variety of topics. We go into stuff such as problems with relationships, problems in the world, problems that we found with people in general.
Who are your influences? Dying Fetus, some old Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Glass Casket, Job for a Cowboy, Suicide Silence. The stuff we listen to is mostly underground and stuff you won't find in the mainstream.
Why does your band's Web site address reference Wilford Brimley? When we first started out the band, we had a lot of trouble thinking of a band name, so, as a joke, we chose Wilford Brimley. . . . So what we did was use his name and took a bunch of pictures with Wilford Brimley on them and pasted his face on horror movie posters.
Worst song on the radio right now? Definitely that "Fergalicious" song by Fergie. I heard that song once, and I absolutely hate it.
What songs would you like to cover? We're thinking about doing a Misfits cover where we make it pretty metal. We're thinking about doing their song "Helena" as a metal song.
Plug one other local band: One of the good local bands in the area is Hamilton Fish. They're kind of along the same style as us, but they have a little more of a hardcore influence.
What kind of an audience is there in the area for thrash metal? I don't think it's really that big in York County. . . . One thing we're currently doing is we put together a self-financed demo, and we've been sending out press kits in Baltimore and the D.C. area because we're trying to look in the Maryland area to play like Ottobar and Sidebar.
What do you guys need to work on as a band? Just pretty much writing the heaviest songs we can come up with and making sure everyone has an input on it. If we focus on that, and get to play bigger places and venues, we could step it up a couple notches.
Shoutouts: All of my friends and family who have supported me through all my musical endeavors. My girlfriend, Nikki. Anybody and everybody who came out to our shows and bought our CD. Just anybody who's supported us.
- JASON COX, FLIPSIDE STAFF