Summon: How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Family Of Freaks: The band got together from our old guitarist, Scott and his best friend, our vocalist Burt wanting to be in a band. People just joined and new friendships began. The band has been together since the summer of 94′.
Summon: How would you describe your music?
Family Of Freaks: Family Of Freaks is thrash, hardcore, death with some stupidity thrown in there.
Summon: What are your biggest musical influences?
Family of Freaks: All of us are influenced by all different bands. Anthrax, The Ramones, Biohazard, White Zombie, Primus, to name a few.
Summon: Who if, if any do you consider the bands idols?
Family Of Freaks: Gwar.
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?
Family Of Freaks: I wanted to be in a band since I saw my ex boyfriends band play out and I said it looked really cool to do that. The band was playing the music that I wanted to play so I figured I’d try it. If I wasn’t in the band, I would probably be masturbating more than I do now.
Summon: What are some of your favorite bands that are really popular today?
Family Of Freaks: Mine are Biohazard, Downset, Gwar, XCOPS, Internal Bleeding, Anthrax, White Zombie– pretty much the same ones that influenced the whole band.
Summon: How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them.
Family of Freaks: We have a 2 song demo with the original members in the band called “The Stupid Sampler”. Then we have the 7 song demo “…And Freaks Were Their Name”.
Summon: If you could play with any band who would it be and why?
Family Of Freaks: Gwar because we worship them.
Summon: Who writes the majority of the music?
Family Of Freaks: Burt writes all the lyrics and (drums) Jason (bass) and Chris (guitar) writes the music.
Summon: Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with? Why?
Family Of Freaks: Ablish, Cryptic Warning, Evil God Revival, Oracus. They all are great guys.
Summon: Where did you get the band name from?
Family Of Freaks: It came from Burt’s head.
Summon: Describe what the band is like live?
Family Of Freaks: Chris shoots blood out, Jason bangs his head around, Burt runs around like a maniac and I cant do too much behind a drum set.
Summon: If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?
Family Of Freaks: The band, Gwar.
Summon: Are there any tour plans made, if so tell me about them?
Family Of Freaks: In the year 2666 we will tour with Gwar.
Summon: Where do you think the band will be in 20 years from now?
Family of Freaks: We will probably be still in Pennsylvania. 20 years is too far away to look at. Who knows if we will still alive.
Contact them at:
Family Of Freaks
19 Wilson Blvd.
Eagleville, PA 19403