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A Dirty Dozen with CAPTAIN YARRFACE from RUMAHOY – July 2020

| 21 July 2020 | Reply

 

According to a recent press release: “The Pirate Metal prodigies RUMAHOY bestow yet another single fresh off their new album Time II: Party, to be released via Napalm Records on July 17, upon us. “Treasure Gun”shines with a steady rhythm, smashing drums and quick guitars – this track has it all. The single is accompanied by a minimalistic though tasteful lyric video that will bring the story of the legendary gun closer to the viewer. Standing out due to the fact that, instead of shooting bullets, this firearm shoots diamonds after being loaded with valuable gems, the “Treasure Gun” is still just as deadly and can (and will!) be used by Captain Yarrface to plunder more treasures to make him an even more legendary pirate!” We get Captain Yaarface to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

WE DO HAVE A LOT OF LITTLE SILLY THINGS HIDDEN IN OUR SONGS THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HEAR, I FEEL IT GIVES IT MORE DRAMA, AND I AM QUITE DRAMATIC, I AM A PIRATE CAPTAIN!! WELCOME TO THE SEA!! DIE HARD FANS HAVE DEFINITELY PICKED UP ON EASTER EGGS THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM THOUGH, THEY ARE THERE IS YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

WELL I WAS BORN AT THE AGE OF 5 AND DRANK LOTS OF RUM EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE.. SO I THOUGHT, HOW WOULD I BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS INTO A CAREER, DING! BE THE SINGER FOR A PIRATE METAL BAND, SIMPLE!!

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

WELL I GREW UP ON A PIRATE SHIP AND DRANK LOTS OF RUM SO THAT INFLUENCED ME QUITE DRAMATICALLY, I REALLY HOPE YOU CAN SEE THAT THROUGH MY SONGS.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

5??!! WELL I LIKE RUM, IT ISNT REALLY MUSICAL BUT IF IT HAD A SOUND I WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE GOT IT, I ENJOY RUSSELL CROWE’S MUSIC, THAT GUY FROM GLADIATOR THE MOVIE, IT IS TERRIBLE, BUT IT MAKES ME LAUGH, AS DOES WING!!

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

I THINK I WOULD PICK WILL I.M, ONLY BECAUSE HE IS VERY FAMOUS AND DOES A LOT OF COLLABORATIONS WITH PEOPLE AND I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD MAKE ME MORE FAMOUS OR GIVE ME MONEY WHICH IS ALSO GOOD.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

I WOULD SAY WE SOUND LIKE FUN, DRINKING MESSY FUN, IT HARD TO NOT LISTEN TO US AND NOT SMILE BECAUSE IT IS JUST SO OUTRAGEOUS, THE THING I HATE IS WHEN PEOPLE COMPARE US TO ALESTORM, YES THEY SAY THEY ARE PIRATES BUT REALLY THEY ARE ALL LITTLE GIRLS AND DON’T PARTY.

7. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

TOURING, 100%. BEING ABLE TO GO AROUND THE WORLD AND SEE FUN THINGS AND GET ALL THE FREE BOOZE YOU CAN DRINK.

8. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

I COOK, I AM THE CAPTAIN SO I DO THE COOKING, WE JUST LAY THE DRINKS AROUND US SO WE DON’T HAVE TO MOVE, AND NO ONE PULLS OUT THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR, WE JUST BLAST 90’S MEGAMIX SOUNDTRACKS AND JUMP AROUND.

9. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

WE PLAYED A SHOW WITH THE SCORPIONS AND WE WERE BACKSTAGE AND THEY WERE WALKING AROUND AND I GOT TO MEET THE GUITARIST, THAT WAS PRETTY GREAT, OBVIOUSLY HE WAS JUST AS JAZZED TO BE MEETING A PIRATE CAPTAIN LIKE MYSELF SO ALL IN ALL IT WAS GOOD FOR BOTH OF US.

10. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

A PIRATE CAPTAIN, IT IS THE GREATEST JOB ANYONE CAN DO.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

I HAVE NEVER REGRETTED ANYTHING I HAVE DONE, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN PERFECT AND I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

DEFINITELY RUSSELL CROWE, THAT WOULD BE HILARIOUS.

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