The Count With Desecrator
Name/Band: "Riley Strong / Desecrator."
Ten bands everyone should know about:
"US! Violator.Evile. Overkill. Destruction. Iron Maiden. Metal Church. Sodom. Kreator. Metallica (kill to Justice!!)"
Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:
"Man, food is rad and all but as Phil says on Vulgar Videos 'only fluids, the doctor said'."
Eight possessions that define you:
"I can do this in two: patch jacket, bulletbelt."
Five people who inspire you:
"As a band our inspiration comes from those acts who have been before us - whether they are locals who we can have a beer with and learn from, or international headliners that make us set our sights high."
Four things that turn you on:
"A good stage, too many speakers, maximum volume and a Melbourne crowd."
Three goals for your music:
"This year we will travel Desecrator nationally, release an internationally-mixed album and play the most uncompromising straight ahead non-crossover thrash to as many sets of bleeding ears as possible."
Two live gigs you'll never forget and why:
"Personally to watch, it would have to be Death Angel and Overkill in 2008. Watching two heavyweight bands that helped forge the sound of thrash metal was a life changing experience, resulting in Desecrator."
One day left before the apocalypse and you…:
"Buy an XB coupe, find a blue heeler and scream, 'I'm hotter than a rollin' dice. Step right up, germ, and watch the kid lay down the rubber road, ride to freedom!'"
When's the gig / release?
"Saturday night Desecrator play our last ever booked show at The Arthouse Hotel before its ever-approaching closure, in support of DUSK. Doors from 8pm."