[All questions by Josh and Rick in italics and all other words straight from His Emissary, Ryan.]
After Phil left, we contemplated auditioning someone but the vibe between Chris, Mark and myself was so much killer that we decided against bringing anyone else in. At first we were a little worried, Phil not only being such a celebrated vocalist but also possessing a voice so distinct... but Chris really hits it out of the park. Any doubts we may have had went out the window after his first show on vocals. Phil was there and he was the first one to compliment Chris on what a great job he'd done. We're really lucky to have someone at versatile as Chris on board. But all feedback that I've come across has been extremely positive. All sensual menace retained!
4. For a long time CT didn't have a real metal scene. Groups of people played metal to their friends, sure. There have been small pockets of metal here and there, but not a larger scene with shows pulling in larger touring acts. You've been doing a pretty great job of pulling bands in the area and even in the larger area around CT - RI, MA, NY). Has there been significant recognition for this and has it been rewarding enough to keep you going with it in the future?
2. Sam the Clam's when Wally is not in the kitchen
3. Little Italy in Wallingford, CT. Mike the Guinea is the fucking best. If you're in the Wallingford area and you crave some boss take-out/eat-in Gindaloon and don't want to pay a fortune, Little Italy is your spot. (If you do not mind dropping some loot on a truly lavish sitdown, it's Michael's Trattoria all the way. Best eggplant parm I've ever had and the banana cream pie could get you laid.)