Fredrik Andersson of Sweden's Critical Mass recently conducted an interview with MISERY INDEX bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton. A couple of excerpts follow:
On why a bunch of dates on the last European tour got cancelled:
"We did not cancel them, the promoters did. What happened was NECROPHAGIST found out that they did not have a drummer ready for the tour, on the day the tour started (do not ask me why). Anyways, hearing that the headliner cancelled, the Swedish promoters cancelled the shows feeling the overhead costs for having the show were not worth taking on if the headliner was not going to be there. We ended up doing all the rest of the shows around that time, with just MISERY INDEX and ORIGIN, and they turned out to be amazing and fun. We hope to get back to Sweden soon, so maybe next tour."
On the worst thing that happened during the tour:
"The worst show was probably in the United Kingdom, at one of the smaller venues; it was just not good in some places, at least for us. None knew us and we got a pretty lackluster response. However, the vast majority were excellent, especially some shows in Germany and mainland Europe — simply incredible energy from everyone. Also, we all got food poisoning and were puking during and after our Paris show."
On whether he ever gets tired of touring:
"Yes, sometimes but we try and stay healthy and in shape so we can continue with the touring as much as possible. We just sort of have this all-speed-ahead concept where if we want to adopt this lifestyle and be musicians, let's go for it all the way, and no holding back. We are lucky that we are four guys who get along great and respect each other, so there is no tension and it's all pretty fun, even on shitty nights in backwoods towns in smelly dive bars."
Read the entire interview at www.criticalmass.se.