PITRIFF - I think it’s badass.
AN - I think it’s high fucking time that it happened. We’re really excited about it. It’s great, you know, eleven years of us being around, and then Kittie and Otep and them being around, but I think it’s great that it’s happening, man.
PITRIFF - And it’s cool that they both put out brand new albums, so all of you benefit together.
AN - Yeah, absolutely.
KC - Absolutely.
AN - I think it’s a great thing, man.
KC - It’s good timing.
AN - Very cool. I think it’s going to be fun.
PITRIFF - So what about this Ill Nino thing, you know, that they dropped off the tour?
AN - (laughs)
PITRIFF - I’m not looking for any smack talk on them, but it does help bump you guys in a better position, right?
KC - (laughs)
AN - (laughs) The fact is, man…the direct support slot…it’s a good slot, but it’s also a slot that brings a lot of heat from the headliner. So Ill Nino carried that heat for a long time, you know, and they’re gone now, so…
PITRIFF - So now it’s on you guys.
AN - (pause) So there’s a good side and a bad side. All I can tell you is this tour’s been very, very…colorful.
PITRIFF - More or less exhausting, I’m sure.
AN - Yeah, that too.
KC - (laughs)
PITRIFF - Well, of course, you guys went on hiatus for awhile, then you picked an excellent time to come back with metal really being back right now, so are you guys satisfied with how you’re running right now, at this moment?
AN - Yeah, I think the only thing we would wish to be different is…we have been around in a long time…the retail end of the market is very tough right now, so we’d like a lot more presence and a lot more CDs out there, but it’s tougher because there’s a zillion bands out there. So we’re battling that, but I think after the next tour, the Kittie/Otep/Crisis tour, I think the Crisis name will be back in circulation. It takes awhile, you know? We’re on bigger tours now, but we’re still battling the retail chains and trying to get them to carry more of our product.
KC - Yeah.
PITRIFF - So in a sense, you’re battling like…here’s a group of fans who know about you but there’s one copy in the CD store, so they have to wait until the next time it comes in.