Ask not for whom the bells tolls, for it tolls for thee… Brian Gorsegner of Night Birds knows this truism well, so he's set his sights to making the most of the moment. The singer and his band just released their fourth album, the strategically compact Roll Credits , and the whole crew is punking it up as much as they can while facing that other golden ideal- raising a happy and healthy family.
That is to say, Gorsegner might be a standard bearer of neo-hardcore, belting out lyrics about insanity, insidious government oppression and serial killers, but he's also a dad and a husband, and trying to make these two forces work in conjunction instead of opposition. And if that's not difficult enough, while he's trying to complete that juggling act, the grim reaper, the foul grinning fiend, looms permanently in the back of his mind. So, to see what brews under that furrowed brow, Punknews' John Gentile spoke to Gorsegner about the new Night Birds platter, how to collect records, and Thanatos himself.Read more