The 13th Victim have some trouble of sending me this interview but now it´s here and it is some interesting reading with this old-school sounding punk band . October-2105
Please tell me a little bit history of the group?
-We started in 2003 in the valley in South Texas
-Louie "pist"Luna: vocals ,31 years old I couldn't tell you my earlier bands ha Brent hazard Lead guitarist 29yrs old he he has played in band such as The Skunks,Pissbottle Parade and upright bass in bands such as Lucky Tubbs and Johnny Hootrock ,Jonny Psycho, 44yrs old enjoys kitty juggling has played in bands such as Death ritual and lower class brats ,Leo Souless 38 1/2 played in bands such Ass the Haskels , Faction Discord,and Hazard of the industry religion, pretty much satanists.VFFV Smiley wink
-We are influenced my many styles of music from the Ramones,Beatles to Venom,and Elvis Presley.Louie:And for those of you in Europe check out a Mexican artist that goes by Vicente Fernandez aka "Cente" I influence my vocals on some of his style, Smiley wink vive le rock!
-At the time back in the early 2000s we had no name just music we had a name we use to kid about The poisonous maggots because at the time we loved to do lots of drugs, sleep with random women so we figured we had infected penises (maggots) but we realized we would have not been taken seriously till on day way at our drummers house at the time we heard on the news" D.C sniper strikes again which is now "the13thvictim", so since our fascination with serial killers came to mind we looked at each other and thought dude that's it! Now the D.C sniper for those of you that don't know in our nations capital in the early 2000s a man and his son were randomly shooting people in the streets of Washington, and to us that was of our time sooooo...
-The energy you feel from the crowd, the people you inspire! The performance that comes spontaneously!!!
And where is best to play? And the worst place?
-Best place Reynosa,Mexico kids live Punk it still the Wild West down there, Worst place Las cruces,New Mexico ,were it's the resting place of Pat Garett the asshole that killed Billy the kid back in the Wild West , so you'd think it would be a good time right? Wrong we played a Ramata Inn!
-Well it's been more appreciated over the years,the kids in the US need a voice and we make that possible atleast we hope we do,We've played with bands such as the VIBRATORS,LOWER CLASS BRATS,THE BULEMICS,THE METORS,THE DWARVES we've also have had the privilege to have played with less known groups that have came up throught out the years like SNIPER66 and SOBER DAZE.
-We believe we live a lifestyle that one would consider"Punk" we live a certain life to influence our music that other people doing the same can relate to the songs.
-It's good for exposer, personally I try to support the artist by buying merch and their records, it's not easy making a living off of what we do , I think with spotify,and Bandcamp it helps the struggling artist at least make a buck for a Mcdonalds burger.
-I grew up during the Reganomics we began in the early 2000s during the bush administration so a lot of ours POLITICAL songs were at that time ,our country was at war and now is still at war within itself. Keep in mind America is a nation made of different races with some of Native American heritage too, racism is there but it's a hush hush thing .you got your Republican Party and your Democratic Party here, politics are politic you know.
-There is a lot of amazing bands that come out of the states definently ,that haven't had the chance to even be heard in other part of the world Austin is just one scene here with a lot of great energetic acts,our punk scene hear in ATX is not big but has very much the heart to spread there own messages from one big scene you know ,
-Well honestly not much hah there is a lot of great bands from there,and the weather is amazing we would love to play there.
-Yes Göat is one band I've heard also Sötlimpa there fucking amazing we would love to play with variety punk rock bands if there is ever an opportunity. Haha I just found out about a band which are really good live bit there not punk. Ghost they played here in Texas. I really like there stage shows
-Louie: mostly I do but there are times the guys write music with lyrics to them that I sing, mainly what is current in the world, heart break,serial killers, sex,and of course drugs the guys in the band in fact everyone in the band has had hard times in life and what's better than acting physically? Than to put it on paper that eventually become good songs.
-Yea having spikey hair and being a fashion cunt.lol
-Well it does if you wanna be a political band,we do have songs we normally write about what goes on in our lives, and what it would be like being a serial killer political song would be"lies and politics, serial killer song would be "death dealer".
-That we like to play with if ever got the chance, Big boys.
-Yes I can it saved our lives ,it motivated us to do what do now.
-Yes it is important to have a catchy art cover that attracts the listener, Louie: I really love the London calling cover from the Clash, cause it's similar to those of American covers such as Elvis Presley that I grew up listening to,we all have our own ideas for the covers and bring them to the table and decide what best describes the album, we are currently working on a split with the Bulemics again and also our full length should be recorded and mastered by the beginning of 2016.
-Yes it is we like to have special certain things in our records,we personally collect records from bands we are on the road with,also to help the bands out our merch is our bread and butter on the road we depend on merchandise sales to eat.
-Having El wood drive the van in Wyoming in black ice, he almost got us killed and if you knew wood he was such a bad driver!! Back than we shat our pants but now it's a funny moment "what were we thinking!" .
How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?
-Victim audiences really varies the audience that we mostly attract are of course punk rockers to just the most kick back stoners, basically different people with the same believes and anger towards authority, we miss a lot of friends that use to come out in our earlier years, as far as big band we've played with a lot of bands that are pretty popular like the Dwarves .
-Ramones Ramones, Eskorbuto Anti todo, Slayer Reigning blood, Motley Crüe Live wire ,Gang Green Another wasted night, Louie: I think that I speak for all of us when I say 1.Family 2.brotherhood/friends 3.the fans that we inspire 4. Definently our music/art 5.Meeting those that will become friends on tours that victim has.
-Hah do you want us to be honest?.... Yes and no , yes we've had our share of interviews in fact we have a live interview coming up that Evo one of our newest members in the band had the interviewer from a magazine do it at pinballz an arcade were you can bring your own alcohol, so it's gonna make it fun. Ha
Darby Crash and the Germs, the Ramones,The Sex Pistols, Motörhead boy would that be amazing ha!
-For victim and me personally it is if it weren't for music we'd be in prison or worst even dead.
-Do we work out in the gym .
Which is the question you want to have but you never get. Please ask it and answer it?
-Who is your favorite American serial killer? Theodore Bundy...
-Keep on shooting for victimania and go overseas to spread our message aswell as progressing as musicians.
-Inspire kids that grew up the way I did and leave a hole in the rock n roll scene internationally .
-Never give up,believe and have confidence in what you want to do.
-For our good friend and brother el wood and our former victim drummer Ian
spazz RIP and old and new fans if your in bands support your local scenes
trust us the thing better than sex, drugs and punk is knowing that you could
some day be remembered as a legend.