[Xfire] Scatteox: Hello! We are very pleased to welcome everyone to the 16volt Online Live Chat! Please welcome our special guests from 16volt, Eric, who will now introduce himself and start taking your questions!
16volt: hey everyone
16volt: glad to be here
16volt: i'm in ur chatz watchin u tipe
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: Do you ever get compared to NIN?
BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: And what did you think of their CD
Answer: 16volt: well, we have been compared yes, but that usually comes from the uninitiated
16volt: its all kinda incestuous really
16volt: mike who has been in 16volt forever used to be in skrew with danny lohner and chris vrenna played on ou rlast record
16volt: i think there are moments on the new NIN cd that a geat
16volt: oerall it seems a little safe an uninspired to me though
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: Whose the favorite group youve toured with??
16volt: so fun to tour with them
16volt: Question: SOS-Jolt: How popular was Coldwave music before your band debuted with the album "Wisdom"?
Answer: there was no coldwave before wisdom according to some
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Do you play video games ?
16volt: i am still addicted to q3arena
16volt: i am actually sitting on vogonHQ as we type
16volt: not much of a console gamer, although on tour i usually play alot
16volt: tony hawk series, madden, nhl
16volt: Question: TAW_Nocturn [AA 4]: How do you feel the genre has evolved, and do you think you have played a role in it's developement?
Answer: in many ways i dont think it has evoved
16volt: thats not a good thing
16volt: i feel like with 16v we always try and push the envelope of that
16volt: but it gets us into trouble sometimes
16volt: we sit on the fence of being mainstream and to some thats annoying, in both directions i guess
16volt: Question: [Xfire] SDaria: What is it like to be the only "member" of 16volt? is it a lonely life?
Answer: no not at all
16volt: it actually allows for more colaboration
16volt: on the new record paul raven from ministry played, steve from kmfdm
16volt: if i had a solid lineup we wouldnt be able to do that kinda thing without pissing everyone off
16volt: Question: Devon`D4rk: What inspired you to devote your life to your profession?
Answer: 16volt: it kinda just happened that way
16volt: it wasnt something i sent resumes out for :p
16volt: sometimes out of luck, sometimes not
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Does your mom and dad like your band ?
Answer: 16volt: hah
16volt: thats a rad question
16volt: in over 10 years of doing this, no one has asked me that
16volt: mom likes it
16volt: dont care what dad thinks
16volt: we havent talked in years
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: Did your studies lead to your music carreer or were your studies totally opposite of music?
Answer: 16volt: i went to recording engineering school at a young age so in a sense yeah, it did
16volt: Question: Rich: 16vol what game would you say ur favourite is out of all consoles of all time? have been your inspirations?
Answer: i usually prefer ps2
16volt: my fav would have to be tony hawks series
16volt: i always wanted to be able to skate and i suck so it allows me to live vicariously through them
16volt: Question: ze0n: Do you guys play games like counterstirke or any PC games?
Answer: 16volt: well i have played counterstrike, i jsut really love the physics of id stuff more
16volt: i am especially enjoying the q3xt mod, lots faster and more brutal
16volt: Rich: If you were asked by a person such as my self to make a 3d model of you for maybe css or any other game would you be willing to be photograthed
16volt: well that has already happend - we are in the game primal for ps2
16volt: thanks you thouhg :-)
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Whats the craziest thing a fan has ever done in a concert?
Answer: 16volt: ummm
16volt: this girl and her boyfriend asked me to come hom ewith them
16volt: no thanks
16volt: Question: Rich: What is ur worst nightmare? and why?
Answer: 16volt: flying
16volt: i hate it
16volt: i have to be knocked out like ba from the a-team
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Why do you like to mix rock with electronic beats ?
Answer: 16volt: i just love how they come together, the sound and feeling of it
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: Do you have certain sponsors that help 16Volt get around when it comes to equipment and gear?
Answer: we have a few
16volt: fxpansion, metric halo and mesa boogie
16volt: Question: TAW_Nocturn [AA 4]: What's your favourite thing about touring?
Answer: 16volt: i love meeting all the fans
16volt: i have always been someone who like to just walk around out in the clubs and say hi to people
16volt: i have always been really accessable, its just amazing to be able to talk with people who respect what you do
16volt: Question: Excerion: how did it feel to work with a video agme designer?
Answer: we worked with cambridge studios on primal as part of sony playstation, it was really amazing
16volt: i would do it again in a heart beat
16volt: we have some videos up at the 16volt site about the making of primal and such if you want to see it
16volt: Question: |Ħĸ| Subway|Mike: Are you guys ever going to do a world tour and if so do you think you'll mess around more or play it serious?
Answer: 16volt: i would love to do a world tour - its something that we jsut havent gotten to setup yet
16volt: we would take it serious but we can still have fun
16volt: Question: <CNN>DGMurdockIII: What do you think of the upcoming game Rock Band?
Answer: 16volt: it looks like fun, i tried guitar hero ad failed miserably
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: Do you watch any TV show series while on the road?
Answer: 16volt: oh definately
16volt: i purposely didnt watch the first season of lost and then it came out on dvd
16volt: i watched season one in like 3 days
16volt: it was ridiculous
16volt: everyone was like, are you okay man"?
16volt: anything that has involved story lines works well on the road casue you play for an hour, the rest of the time is spent getting into trouble being bored
16volt: Question: [Xfire] SDaria: How did you celebrate when you were first signed?
Answer: 16volt: my mom took me out for mexican food
16volt: not very glamorous i know
16volt: Question: TAW_Nocturn [AA 4]: How do you feel about bands that conform to look a certain way because they play a genre of music?
Answer: 16volt: i dunno, if you like to dress a certain way then do, i have never been one to get to elaborate with how we dress
16volt: we keep it dark
16volt: thats about the onloy rule
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Do you like to sing while u shower ?
Answer: 16volt: i dont
16volt: i am usually very asleep in the shower
16volt: it takes me forever to wake up
16volt: usually after lunch
16volt: Question: SDaria: Now that we have the new album (=oP, what is your favorite song?
Answer: 16volt: i have a few
16volt: defect people, therapy, and you are alone again
16volt: its hard, these are like my little babies, i love them all, some are just easier for me to deal with
16volt: Question: Rich: Have you ever done any extreme sports?
Answer: 16volt: i grew up skatboarding, surfing, bmx, snowboarding and ice hockey
16volt: i still play hockey, i actually played this morning, and snowboard
16volt: Question: <CNN>DGMurdockIII: Do you have a nice house?
Answer: its nicce enough
16volt: my wife is an interior desinger so its nice
16volt: if it were jsut me it would look like a dorm i am sure
16volt: Question: #Primal/circa?: What brand of equipment do your guitarists use?
Answer: 16volt: ibanez is my fav
16volt: schecter too
16volt: Question: [ReVolt] ράφиэχкilleя: Do you usually use xfire? Or do you avoid it due to crazy fans, scuh as SDaria?
16volt: honestly havent done xfire before... i mostly hang out in the 16volt.com forums
16volt: its pretty cool though..,.
16volt: Question: SoD/#Primal_Gamble: What did you want to be as a kid?
Answer: a veterinarian, helicopter pilot, or a rockstar
16volt: Question: [Xfire] SDaria: Do the people you work with at your other job know this musical side of your life? What do they think?
Answer: i keep it pretty low key
16volt: they know its there, they dont know that its as big as it is
16volt: Question: [Xfire+] GODJonez: How long does it take to produce one music piece?
Answer: 16volt: it varies, some take months, some days
16volt: some are easym they jsut come together
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Do you like pie?
Answer: what kind?
16volt: Question: <CNN>DGMurdockIII: What do you thnk of the new program called Joost?
Answer: 16volt: i am mostly a mac guy and we'e been waiting for a joost client....
16volt: looks cool though
16volt: Question: [ReVolt] ράφиэχкilleя: Do you perfer Dogs or Cats?
Answer: 16volt: dogs
16volt: i like kittens
16volt: dont like cat much
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Do you have crazy fans that khow where u live and go to your house ?
Answer: not that i know of
16volt: i move alot
16volt: Question: Rich: What was your first job ever? and was it mac donalds? lol
Answer: 16volt: i worked at swensens ice creaa
16volt: i used to spit in the jocks milkshakes
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: How many times outta the week do you actually sleep in the bedroom?
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: Whats your favorite in-studio snack?
16volt: used to be cigarettes but i quit
16volt: Question: [ReVolt] ράφиэχкilleя: Do you own any pets yourself?
Answer: i used to have 2 cats
16volt: but now i have 2 children
16volt: so we got rid of the cats
16volt: too much chaos
16volt: Question: TAW_Nocturn [AA 4]: Do you watch anime?
Answer: 16volt: never really got into it... ive seen a bunch of the more mainstream stuff though
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Whats sports do you watch on TV do you like racing ?
Answer: 16volt: ice hockey
16volt: i'll watch motorcycle raing here and there
16volt: i have a ducati so i watch and root for them
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Do you have an ipod or a zune ?
Answer: 16volt: iPhone
16volt: Question: Rich: Do you think the male dream job is to be a racing driver?
Answer: 16volt: nah, porn star or rock star proly
16volt: Question: crucial: Did you ever end up selling the iPod that had your name engraved on it?
Answer: 16volt: haha
16volt: yeah i did
16volt: for much less than i should have
16volt: Question: [Xfire+] GODJonez: Do you often listen to your own music or when listening to music do you prefer to listen to other bands instead of yourself?
Answer: when i am working on a record its usually all i listen too
16volt: but now i am not listening to me at all
16volt: Question: [Xfire] SDaria: Did you musical career change at all from having children?
Answer: 16volt: in some ways it made me more productive, knowing that i will have this legacy, i want to make sure that i leave one for them
16volt: it does take alot of my attention away from it though but not so much that i cant deal
16volt: Question: Rich: When you get ur hair cut would you ever sell it on ebay. :D
Answer: 16volt: nah
16volt: more like craigslist
16volt: ebay charges too much now
16volt: Question: rodgadala: What type of car do u have ?
Answer: my wife has a car, i have amotocycle
16volt: i drive the car when i need more room
16volt: its a benz
16volt: Question: FM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: Did you meet your wife before or after you were in 16Volt after
Answer: 16volt: i met her during the making of wisdom
16volt: Question: crucial: How do you feel about the RIAA?
Answer: i think its sad
16volt: to me, its the wrong approach
16volt: its the labels jsut being scared of not having control
16volt: i like the digital format
16volt: i think cds are phasing out
16volt: they are scared of how they will make money now
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: In an epic duel between Trent Reznor and Eric Powell, who would win??
Answer: i wouldnt want to fight trent but i think i would win
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Whats your favorite thing to do when youre bored to death?
Answer: 16volt: try not to get bored, but if i am near a computer its usuallt digg or del.icio.us browsing
16volt: Question: crucial: Do you think 128 kbps can give your music justice?\\
Answer: 16volt: i'd like a higher rate than that...
16volt: but the funny thing is everyone using the crap headphones and speakers anyways
16volt: Question: Rën&Stiмpy: whats the most expensive music item you have ever bought?
Answer: i have a mic pre / compressor / channel strip that is the price of a small car
16volt: Question: <CNN>DGMurdockIII: What is you fav speaker brand?
16volt: Question: Rich: Queen or Michael Jackson?
16volt: at least freddy admits he was gay
16volt: Question: Fantastic Four 2 or Die Hard 4.0?
Answer: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: or Transformers
16volt: fantastic bore
16volt: gotta love jessica though
16volt: transformers 100%
16volt: the fx are amazing
16volt: the story is weak but the fx save it
16volt: Question: [ReVolt] ράφиэχкilleя: All of your Questions are belong to 16volt. Do you understand what that means?
Answer: 16volt: i can haz a flavor?
16volt: Question: rodgadala: do you like decepticon or autobot?
16volt: of course
16volt: Question: crucial: Should I feel guilty because I mainly want tour information?
Answer: are you catholic?
16volt: Question: Rich: Have you ever tooken drugs?
Answer: 16volt: just pot
16volt: Question: crucial: actually i'm confirmed catholic but i'm a devout atheist :o
Answer: 16volt: well then dont feel guilty
16volt: Question: [ReVolt] ράφиэχкilleя: Have you ever felt like randomly singing "SkateBoi" by Avril Lavigne in the middle of a live show?
Answer: 16volt: i'd have to up the dose on my meds i think
16volt: Question: Rich: im agnostic what about you?
Answer: 16volt: i am agnostic yes
16volt: i call it "the ant theory"
16volt: if you take an ant and put it in the front seat of your car, it has no idea where it is, what it can do, how it works, nothing
16volt: no way to get it
16volt: no capacity for understanding
16volt: so i think we are like ants
16volt: we just dont have the capacity to see whats really going on here
16volt: Question: [ReVolt] ράφиэχкilleя: Are you happy with your "Wikipedia" page?
Answer: 16volt: i have someone who works on it, her name is Nina, shes awesome
16volt: Question: <CNN>DGMurdockIII: how did you come up with you band name?
Answer: it was along time ago
16volt: it meant the power of youth
16volt: Question: Surferdude: how many concerts have u done?
Answer: oh man
16volt: i dont even know
16volt: but not as much as alot of other bands
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: If you could sum up 16Volt in one word, what would you use?
Answer: 16volt: conundrum
16volt: Question: BFM_Knight †┌╦╤─ iPwn™: What's your favorite thing to see the crowd doing??
Answer: jumping up and down
16volt: so awesome
16volt: Question: TAW_Nocturn [AA 4]: Do you like other ethnic foods?
Answer: 16volt: mostly indain, mexican, thai
16volt: chinese, italian
16volt: i like food
16volt: Question: Do you hate music labels like "_____core" and wtf does coldwave mean?
Answer: 16volt: i have never been a huge fan of labels
16volt: its reflected in my own music library
16volt: liz phair, air, slipknot, freescha
16volt: all over the place
16volt: if its good, like it
16volt: if it sucks dont
16volt: Dement: 666 eyeroll
16volt: that sounds like an evil sandwich
16volt: like a dirty breakfast sandwich
16volt: Question: rodgadala: Do you like disturbed*?
Answer: 16volt: no
16volt: Question: crucial: You're turning me on Eric.
Answer: 16volt: send pictures
[Xfire] Scatteox: That concludes the chat with 16volt! Thank you very much to our special guest and thanks everyone for participiating.
16volt: thanks evryone
16volt: sorry i couldnt answer all
16volt: but feel free to drop by 16volt.com and participate in the boreds
16volt: i am always there to talk...
16volt: really appreciate it
16volt: check out
[Xfire] Scatteox: :-)
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16volt: Question: Rich: Do you think ur sexy?
Answer: only in my pirate outfit