Summon: How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Tim: Unholy Death began in 89 after I left Death Threat. It was to be a band displaying my death metal songs. That’s exactly what it is today. We’ve had around seven different people in the band. Two different drummers, countless bass players. Now my original rhyme guitarist is on bass because we cant find one in the hick town we live in. So we’ve been a band for eight years.
Summon: How would you describe your music?
Tim: Total original Black/Death Metal, Speed, Black parts and technical Deicide and Darkthrone. These are about the only bands that can compare to our sound.
Summon: What are your biggest musical influences?
Tim: Coroner, Late 80’s, Kiss, early 70’s, Judas Priest, late 70’s, Van Halen, , Randy Rhoades, early 80’s, Napalm Death, and shitload of new bands in the early 90’s. I am inspired by bands like Darkthrone, Emperor, Nazxul, Daethort, Deeds Of Flesh, Mortician etc.
Summon: Who if, if any do you consider the bands idols?
Tim: Oh shit, there are so many. Local bands are some. Bands like Internal Bleeding who I watched go from where I thought I was the only one who knew about them to everybody knows.
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?
Tim: Attention, chicks, air guitar, the radio, everything. If I wasn’t in a band I’d be a butcher. I have a degree in butchery but after I chopped the tip of my finger I said fuck it.
Summon: What are some of your favorite bands that are really popular today?
Tim: Not a one of them. I hate them all. Why do you have to sound retarded to make it? I guess general public is retarded by media. It is a brainwashing of the whole nation. I cant stand popular music, I gave lessons for awhile and I could show a five year old half that shit!
Summon: How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them.
Tim: Our main one is 94. We’ve made one in 93 but no one has it. We’re working on a CD now and I’ve got the 94 demo with us live on the flip side for two dollars postage and tape costs. It also contains a studio track of one of our new ones.
Summon: If you could play with any band who would it be and why?
Tim: Deicide. It would be a night of evil intensity. And then I’d like to play after any glam boy fag band and just kill them!
Summon: Who writes the majority of the music?
Tim: I write almost 99% I’ve wrote ever soo song since 15.
Summon: Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with? Why?
Tim: Trash my high school band. We play some high school parties I even had the strumming down. Chunk, chunk, chunk.
Summon: Where did you get the band name from?
Tim: Our original singer Brian Schook. He’s in some Pantera wannna be band in Lansing now. If you want the name fuck you! Take it. Make me laugh trying to live up to it.
Summon: Describe what the band is like live?
Tim: Intense. If you just saw a bunch of bands you know why you waited when you see us. If you’re drunk, don’t hurt yourself. Expect us to rag on someone or something. We hate the untalented.
Summon: If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?
Tim: Our friends. Most of our videos are live so they are in it. I don’t plan on being on MTV for awhile. Not till the queer syndrome there in goes away.
Summon: Are there any tour plans made, if so tell me about them?
Tim: There are a lot of bands in Michigan and Ohio and Chicago we can trade shows with. Maybe next year we will do a Michigan and neighbor tour.
Summon: Where do you think the band will be in 20 years from now?
Tim: Famous! Unholy Death will be a household name. I will bring the world a message through music. Everyone will relate. If you listen to our live tape you will hear what is about to come! We refuse to sound like anyone! We want to be the band that breaks Death Metal through. Spread the word of Unholy Death everyday!
Contact them at:
421 Ball Street
Ortonville, MI 48462