On October 26th the debut EP of The Parasitic Twins, called All That’s Left to Do Is Sleep With Each Other will be released. DutchMetalManiac’s Tim van Velthuysen asked The Parasitic Twins’ guitarist/vocalist Max Watt some questions.
Hey, how are you?
Fantastic, thanks for having me.
Can you tell us something about the history of The Parasitic Twins?
Dom (drums) and I have been partners for years. Musically I mean. We used to play in a goth-blues band called stickbackplastics., then after that imploded moved onto doom/hardcore act Seep Away that ran for two years, then imploded rather dramatically. Because we loved what we did there we continued with The Parasitic Twins, which is half of that band, developing the style with a more furious intensity. IF you like heavy shit, we are your cup of tea, regardless of what you like. We are yours. Motherfucker.
For people not knowing you (yet), how would you describe your music yourself?
Basic low end riffage played in a slow grind style, with chaotic drumming and hectic, pained vocals.
What makes The Parasitic Twins unique?
Did you read the description? We are the most generic pieces of human shit on the planet.
Any future plans you can already tell us something about?
We’ve just dropped our first single Massive and are about to release two more, all as part of our debut EP All That’s Left to Do Is Sleep With Each Other, which is out this year. On top of that we’re touring with our brothers and sisters in The Carnival Rejects, members of which also play in my other hardcore outfit Rotting Monarchs.
Any upcoming gigs for The Parasitic Twins? Maybe coming to The Netherlands?
We’ll be there. You bet. We’re gonna rule your country one day. And the rest of the world too.
How do you think your life would be without music?
I imagine I’d be happy and contented. It’s like a bad addiction. Sure, it gives me a serious high, but that comes with a crashing low too. I love this thing, it’s one of the most important things to me, but…damn. Why do we do this to ourselves?
What advice would you give to young and starting bands?
Treat your band like a dog. Water it plenty of times and make sure it doesn’t die.
Thanks for your answers! Is there anything you want to say to DutchMetalManiac’s readers?
Check us out, come to Britain and worship us. And (seriously) support your local scene. It will die without you like the aforementioned dog. Do you wanna be responsible for dogs doing deads?
I’m Tim van Velthuysen and I started DutchMetalManiac back in 2014. I’m 27 years old and I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Of course, I like metal, but I can also appreciate other musical styles. However, metal is what I mostly listen to. I also like going to concerts, meeting with friends and watching movies (especially arthouse).