MUNCY - Gloominous Doom will perform with Throne From Royalty and 44MAG at 9 p.m. Friday at Tommy's Sports Bar, 308 N. Main St. The band performs a "distinct blend" of metal with elements of ska, thrash, surf and reggae thrown in and features Jeremiah Stoyer on drums; Chris Belewy on guitar; Austin Ernst on bass and vocals; Floyd "Bone" Rhodes on guitar and vocals; and Travis Massini on lead vocals.
MATTHEW PARRISH: Any band that titles songs "Portal Potty" and "Urine Trouble" is having a lot of fun. Who thinks up the titles? (They're great).
GLOOMINOUS DOOM: A combination of complacency and alcohol.
MP: It says on your website that Travis Massini was only granted the right to be the new vocalist after he survived "receiving a large tattoo on his beer-belly with the words 'Pot Roast'." Did you have to tackle him or was he a willing victim?
GD: After a long ritualistic initiation involving numerous cases of PBR, he finally went willing.
MP: It sounds like the band has some wild times. Are you crazier on the stage or off?
GD: 24-7 ... No filters. What you see is what you get.
MP: The album cover for "Cosmic Super Ghoul" is hand-painted and reminds me of the type of art rock bands used in the '80s and early '90s - like Green Jelly. Who's the artist?
GD: The artist is George Miller, a local artist in our town. Killer work.
MP: There's a great moment in the video for "Knuckle Sammich" where there's a spliced clip of Tony Danza timed perfectly for the lyric "I'll show you/ Who's the boss." Who's the "Boss" fan in the band?
GD: Floyd loves Tony Danza. He has a shrine in his closet.
MP: In the video, there's also blood dripping on the wall. I'm afraid to ask ... whose was it?
GD: Lord Jesus Christ's.
MP: Lots of bands like to say their sound is eclectic but yours truly is. Are you afraid of alienating metal fans with your ska-surf bursts?
GD: No, we play what we like ... you either like it or you hate it.
MP: In "Totally Awesome Definitely," the chorus begins "We hail from Pennsylvania." Where is everyone from in Pa?
GD: SHREDDING, PENNSYLVANIA.
MP: You guys have played with Gwar? That's cool. How was that?
GD: We've played with them a couple times. Both band and crew is really nice. We've also worked with the late Cory Smoot on our latest EP "Cosmic Super Ghoul," which he produced and recorded.
MP: Are you familiar with Throne From Royalty and 44MAG, the bands you'll be sharing the stage with at Tommy's Sports Bar?
GD: We're friends with Throne From Royalty. We've seen Kevin naked too many times. Not familiar with 44MAG, but sure it's going to be a crazy show!
MP: Why should people come out for the show?
GD: To support touring bands, buy us beer, get weird and punch our singer in the face.
For more information, visit www.gloominousdoom.com.