Summon: How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Mike: Well me and our drummer have been together for about year but the band originally started as a studio/side project when I was playing bass for the band Num Skull before the “When Suffering Comes” CD on Defiled Records. Well since I have quit that band because of personal problems we have gathered a strong and permanent line-up as I am full speed ahead with Evil Incarnate. Our old name is Apollyn for the people who don’t know and might give a shit.
Summon: How would you describe your music?
Mike: Christ hating blasphemy.
Summon: What are your biggest musical influences?
Mike: The Swedish scene all the way. 82/89 those were great years, a lot of excellent bands doing raging albums around then. Entombed “Left Hand Path”, Unleashed “Where No Life Dwells and Shadows in the Deep” all that fuckin shit man. Europe fuckin’ rules.
Summon: Who if, if any do you consider the bands idols?
Mike: The classics like Venom, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Slayer, Death. Basically the bands that everyone sounds like now…
Summon: What made you want to be in the band? And if you weren’t in the band what would you want to be doing now?
Mike: I have always love music and hated the holy ghost and his bastard son. So I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. I do enjoy power lifting and stuff like that. Actually if I wasn’t in this band I would educate myself fully in Black Magic as I don’t have enough time at the moment.
Summon: What are some of your favorite bands that are really popular today?
Mike: Necrophobic, Internal Bleeding, Imprecation, Vomitory, Absu, Satanic Slaughter, Uncanny, Lividity, Deaden, Fleshgrind, Corpse Vomit, Bolt Thrower, Immolation, Fear Spawned Religion, Disinter, Blood Coven, From the Depths plus a ton more.
Summon: How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them.
Mike: I would but my hand would cramp big time. Basically I enjoy anything extreme that’s why I’m in Evil Incarnate. I despise mainstream music and trends are for sheep.
Summon: If you could play with any band who would it be and why?
Mike: Someone on a major label so we can steal away all the fans and slut groupies to smoke all their weed.
Summon: Who writes the majority of the music?
Mike: I do. I play bass and vocals an also write all the lyrics. No one has a problem with this. The guys just say go for it you know what’s up. So I write a song and everyone sort of adds ideas to make it better.
Summon: Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with? Why?
Mike: Dying Fetus, there drummer was some new 18 year old kid who fuckin smokes. They stole the show and were fuckin great to party with.
Summon: Where did you get the band name from?
Mike: Evil Incarnate is from the very first Hebrew bible. The first writings of God and Satan were from here. The Venom of God and man, Evil Incarnate.
Summon: Describe what the band is like live?
Mike: We preach the truth behind the holy doctrine of lies. Praise to Satan.
Summon: If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?
Mike: Honestly I haven’t put much thought into it. But most people that are not true worshipers of hell probably wont enjoy it. I will also say it would definitely invoke a pentagram and blood somewhere. And a very brutal mosh pit.
Summon: Are there any tour plans made, if so tell me about them?
Mike: We plan to schedule small tours stretched through the year. But we have much to do before that.
Summon: Where do you think the band will be in 20 years from now?
Mike: 20 years is a very long time! But by then much will have been accomplished, this I am very confident of. By the time people have read this we will have t-shirts, brand new pro-recorded demo with gloss J-Card and stickers, all mail gets answered write me for further info Blasphemy and Destruction.
Contact them at:
2117 Elisha Apt. C
Zion, IL 60099