|1. How did the band get started? How did you meet
and how long have you been together?
Fuck! 2 decades ago, I got my school buddies together and formed
SKITZO. Out of pure hatred for our town and people. It could have
been a Columbine if we hadn't started SKITZO!
2. How would
you describe your music?
Lance Ozanix: Therapy
(not the band) just relentless no holds bared non-puss kill-core,
with a demented style.
3. What are your biggest influences?
Lance Ozanix: Venom, Slayer, Hellhammer, Bathory,
Nugent, 70's Kiss, and Misfits.
4. What influence do you
think your bands has in music and metal today?
Ozanix: Well, more bands are puting more of a shock development
in their live show. So do we...just a puke here and there on bitches
5. What made you want to be in the band? And if
you werent in the band what would you be doing now?
Lance Ozanix: Readng a big book in my cell at San Quentin
state prison for killing 6500 towns people in Cal. (Including the
6. Are any band members in side projects? If so
what are they, and explain a little about them.
Lance Ozanix: Steve Smyth from Testament (www.stevesmyth.com)
he and I have an Ozzy/Sabbath group called Sweetleaf. A tribute band,
and another sabbath tribute Paranoid. Toxic Lopp, a Mentors type band,
and speaking of Mentors the drummer of Victims Family, Tim and I were
going to form a Mentors tribute.
7. How would you feel
if a band took their sound from yours and became very well known?
Lance Ozanix: Well, it has happend, and I'm not inclined
to say-under court ruling (we had a song in 1983 an instrumental called
"Black Phantom," a song came out in 1985 called "Orion.")
8. What current bands do you like or respect?
Ozanix: Not them!!! But I do respect Slayer, Megadeth, Type O
Negitive - fun guys..crazy fucks from NY, Cro-mags, Kreator, Deceased
(VA), Macabre, Hirax (LA), and Testament.
9. How many
demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them!!
Ozanix: 13 releases, 3 home videos, a new box set called "Barf
Bag Box Set" - all our 80's demos re-released, on a vinyl too. But
2 cds, and we are working on our new cd "Assembly Of God" 7-9 songs!
Plus a few CD comps. Like Lucio Fulci, Symphony of Fear with Gwar,
Ministry, Deceased, & us too.
10. What demo/album
do you like the best?
Lance Ozanix: our 1989 release
was "Derangous" - was very peak of thrash metal hay day. We moved
3,000 copies. For doing it our selves it was great.
What is the meaning behind the songs?
ALL our songs? Death, hate, doom, destrution, blood, gore, violence,
killing, cannibals, torture.
12. What are the bands favorite
Lance Ozanix: Castle of blood, Taste the
13. What does the future hold for the band?
Lance Ozanix: I gotta take a piss soon!!?? Does that count?..lol...A
couple of more TV shows Springer, Ripley's and everyone check out
I'm doing shit with the Boon Bros. too...you gotta see this video
they have for sell.
14. If you could play with any band
who would it be and why?
Lance Ozanix: Bathory,
or Venom, and I'd love to have "Britney Spears "Open For Me".....if
you know what I mean,...I'd show her an puke fest like she never had.
15. Who writes the majority of the music?
Ozanix: Me & drummers
16. Who has been the favorite
band youve played with and why?
MENTORS, 2 times we did Cal. tours with them...just pure chaos,
debauchery, and a hell of a lot of laughs!! El duce is missed.
17. Where did you get the band name from?
Ozanix: 1980-81 I named this group Venom (before I heard there
was one from the UK). So one of my drummers came up with it...Tom
or Dave??? They are still fighting about who came up with the name.....fuck
it...I came up with it. (That solved that!) lol
what the band is like live?
Lance Ozanix: As
I said before tits, blood, puke, metal-thrash, circular mosh pits.
19. If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in
Lance Ozanix: We did great videos avaliable on our web http://go.to/skitzo
but if I were to doanother one? I'd have Tom Savini do make up....on
all of them.
20. Are there any touring plans made; if so tell
me about them?
Lance Ozanix: Non yet, just TV,
Radio, and some Cal. live shows. And the new cd to be recorded. We
may do a Chicago appearance, or NY!!
21. Where do you
think the band will be 20 years from now?
I'll tell ya, I'll be in the old folks Puking Dust!! (lol)
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