Young Governor is new to the band, so I thought it would be good to get him doing some interviews so people could get to know him.
What up, sons and daughters. It is I, Guv of Darkness, taking a breather from my
training in the matriarchal underground of Menzoberrazan. I'd like to shout out to
Queen of the chimps, Sophie. Congrats, your haircut rocks.
* First tell us of the evolution of the bands name and what it
signifies to the members of the band.
In 1996 CFNY in Toronto had a ripper of a party at this bitchin' of a club called The Velvet Underground. We all met during a Martin Streak remix of Depeche Modes "Strange Love". We've moved on since our Goth days besides Damian who wants to do Hot Topic in stores to get those free giant pants with all the metal hanging off it.
* Tell us who are the band members and any previous/currant work with
We got Wart Hog, Felacutie, Dennis Hopper, Jenny Warts, & Pluot Almost a Plum. I did some experimental music with my computer before this in my attic, and threw parties. I collected swords, and rare birds and ate my meals at long dark oak tables. I've always wanted to do a project based on the nin track from the Crow soundtrack. Fucked up so far has come the closest.
*What is the philosophy behind the music/ lyrics.
Be a freak.
*Where you are from and a little about the goth/alternative scene you
grew up with.
Like I said earlier we come from a legit scene of 90's freaks and bleeding. My old band beefed with Kittie. The singer screamed at me once at a converge show in Hamilton, and then said she was going to get sworn enemy to beat me up. This whole experience really soured me on the people, but I never lost my faith in Martin Streak. Also, I saw a band called L.Y.E once and they had clear plastic saran wrap between the audience and the stage. They sucked, but I've always wanted to do that.
*what is the current goth/alternative scene like and where do you see
it going in the future
MSI is still rockin' out to their fans and their hit song "Faggot" is still being written on the arms of each die hard at their gigs. I thought it was a dying subculture, I have video proof that it ISNT.
*Discography and /or current releases.
Chemistry of Common Life on Matador, Oct 9th. Year of the Imp is out before the new year.
* Upcoming tour dates
The Vatican in toronto closed down but I heard they started a chain of clubs in Europe. We'll be doing those in November, and then I'm skipping Xmas because fuck that, right?
*Anything you wish to add
my razor blade.
Peel my skin,
make me scream.
Sink so deep,
make me weep.
Cut my flesh,
make me bleed.
Take my life,
set me free.