Todd Evans Lead singer and guitar player of Mobile Deathcamp and formerly Beefcake the Mighty of Gwar!
HHM: You have a long and distinguished music career. What was your big break?
Todd Evans: Not sure I’ve had a “big break” yet… def ready for one!!
HHM: How has your recording process evolved over the years?
Todd Evans: Like anything else, the more you do something, the more you get a handle on how it works and what works best for you. It doesn’t hurt that the gear is constantly evolving too!
HHM: Who are some of your musical influences?
Todd Evans: At first was local cats from my area, Darren Angell, Tim Warner, Chuck Borten… then came the pros: Jimi Hendrix, Ace Frehley, Richie Blackmore, Tony Iommi!
HHM: What was the first record you ever bought?
Todd Evans: Pretty sure it was KISS “Hotter Than Hell”!
HHM: Who are some of today’s artists that you enjoy?
Todd Evans: “Today’s artists”, hmm… Exmortus, Havok, Behemoth, Carnivora, Khaotika, Pestilence Choir… off top of head…”
HHM: What is your proudest moment as a musician?
Todd Evans: Having some of the troops message me and say they get fired up to our music before they go on fucking patrols and raids. Wow, man… that’s some reeeeally cRaZy shit right there!!
HHM: Can you tell us of any New Albums or tours in the near future?
Todd Evans: Brand new CD out right now… “SUMMON THE DESTROYER”. Yes, we used that title with the enthusiastic approval of the super dope Indianapolis band with the same name.
HHM: Do you have anything that you’d like to share with your fans in closing this Interview?
Todd Evans: Big thanks to you and HellHound for giving a fuck about our lil musical terror unit. Thanks to everyone who digs us, and has been supporting thru the years… hopefully we pick up some new friends thru this. The best is yet to come. CHEERS!! 🙂
Mobile Deathcamp Bio
Based out of Toledo, Ohio, MOBILE DEATHCAMP has been sawing clubs in half, and leaving crowds with their collective jaws on the floor since the band’s inception in 2008. Formed by Todd Evans at the end of his 6 year stint as Beefcake The Mighty (with legendary shock rockers, GWAR), now allied in sonic architecture by Chad Smith (drums), and JC (bass), this musical terror pocket has been leveling venues across North America.
A short list of some notable bands these boys have shared the stage with, would include: Voivod, GWAR, Skeletonwitch, Cannibal Corpse, Havok, Corrosion Of Conformity, Goatwhore, The Casualties, Hatebreed, Slayer, Behemoth, Megadeth, Exmortus, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Rob Zombie, and Lamb of God.
Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc. Easily identified by their distinctively grotesque costumes, Gwar’s core thematic and visual concept revolves around an elaborate science fiction-themed mythology which portrays the band members as barbaric interplanetary warriors, a narrative which serves as the basis for all of the band’s albums, videos, live shows and other media. Rife with over-the-top violent, sexual, and scatological humour typically incorporating social and political satire, Gwar have attracted both acclaim and controversy for their music and stage shows, the latter of which notoriously showcase enactments of graphic violence that result in the audience being sprayed with copious amounts of fake blood, urine, and semen. Such stagecraft regularly leads Gwar to be labeled a “shock rock” band by the media.
Since their formation, Gwar have released thirteen studio albums, two live albums, and numerous singles among other recordings, and have sold over 820,000 records in the United States. Fueled largely by the controversies surrounding their concerts, Gwar experienced brief mainstream notoriety during the first half of the 1990s, receiving regular airplay on MTV as well as frequent in-character guest appearances on daytime talk shows, satirizing the topics of censorship and media violence. Though the band’s mainstream popularity declined by the end of the 1990s, Gwar has retained a dedicated cult following. The band’s extensive videography consists of both live recordings and long-form feature films, most notably 1992’sPhallus in Wonderland, which earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Long Form Music Video. Outside of music and video, Gwar expanded their franchise into a now-discontinued line of comic books, trading cards, a board game, signature beers, barbecue sauces, and e-liquids.