Summon: How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Tom: Oppressor formed in May of 91′ by Tim King and Adam Zadel and completed on month later with Tom Schofield and Jim Stopper.
Summon: How would you describe your music?
Tom: Fast, heavy, technical death.
Summon: What are your biggest musical influences?
Tom: Morbid Angel, Death, Gorguts, Suffocation, etc… Also shit like Cynic, some new age jazz stuff.
Summon: Who if, if any do you consider the bands idols?
Tom: See above and Black Sabbath, Primus, Kiss etc, etc… A lot of fuckin’ people.
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?
Tom: The extremeness of the style. Going to college or making some money.
Summon: What are some of your favorite bands that are really popular today?
Tom: Korn. A ton of fuckin’ shit. Broken Hope and Internal Bleeding.
Summon: How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them.
Tom: Two demos. One LP and one live CD.
Summon: If you could play with any band who would it be and why?
Tom: I enjoy writing my own music, but jamming with classic like Kiss would be cool.
Summon: Who writes the majority of the music?
Tom: Jim Stopper. Adam Zadel and I help and Tim writes all lyrics.
Summon: Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with? Why?
Tom: Gorguts, Malevolent Creation and Morbid Angel. There our idols. Broken Hope and Internal Bleeding are fun to play with also.
Summon: Where did you get the band name from?
Tom: I know not? Oppressor de liber.
Summon: Describe what the band is like live?
Tom: Intense, heavy, tight just like we sound on tape.
Summon: If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?
Tom: I don’t know we’ve never had the opportunity. Probably live stuff and antics on tours.
Summon: Are there any tour plans made, if so tell me about them?
Tom: Anywhere anytime! Hopefully for the new LP we’ll tour the US and Europe.
Summon: Where do you think the band will be in 20 years from now?
Tom: Cant say. Hopefully still going strong, but most likely our stuff will be collectors items to a few demented souls.
Contact them at:
1759 Camp McDonald Rd
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056