Hi Timbok, how are you mate?
I am well and happy in the service of the league of extraordinary bearded gentlemen, thankyou.
For people new to Frankenbok, how you best describe your style of music?
Loud, heavy and it rocks. Hard. We don’t mess around.
How has the metal scene changed in this country since the late 90’s when you started?
Probably have to say there are MORE bands getting around…or at least more bands getting around in cyberspace that may or may not exist in the real world. We are very real. So real that it hurts sometimes…no pain….
What are your thoughts on current world metal scene?
The race is on to be the most sic, heavy and the most heavily endorsed bunch or pierced, tattooed dudes getting around. I don’t know if you heard but Frankenbok quite happily endorses any old piece of shit we can get our hands on. We’ll endorse your couch or lounge room floor for the night if we can too. Your momma’s home cooking? Please! We’ll come back for seconds, thirds and even take a doggy bag for the road. I said we don’t mess around.
Too be honest I get a little tired of the heavy metal scene celebrating the same old shit over and over again. Sometimes I think the difference between a jock strap drinking too much and doing a bunch of macho chest beating and some metal band doing their business…is fuck all, ya know?
What are the plans for 2012?
Grab (b)ass, get in van and get to the gig. Yeah!
You guys are the beard kings of Australian metal! Any advice on how to grow a killer beard?
Yeti says that excessive testosterone (produced by masturbation) can make you go bald. Having said that, a man is capable of growing so much hair everywhere else that all you gotta do is let it go/grow….and don’t forget to wash it. The ladies (and some men) don’t appreciate a smelly beard. Unless you’re Danimal – when he comes close to scream in your face you’ll swear you’re back at the Arthouse at 2am. Beer, cigarettes, brutal.
What is the best thing about being in a band?
It’s nice to have hobbies. I like being around my fellow, bearded cocksmen to make a ruckus and set the world to rights. Fuck everybody, ya know?
Beer or wine?
More anything? More everything! Sometimes anything alcoholic will do.
Krysta Cameron or Megan Massacre?
I must be getting old…I had to Google both those names. Tell you what: Can I try ‘em both and get back to you on that?
What’s the best way for people to find your music?
Listen closely late at night…we make a lot of noise late at night.
You’re probably not going to hear it on the radio or see it on the telly anytime soon.
Frankenbok "Dine In Hell"
Any message for the masses?
While you’re sitting around obsessing over what’s happing on the social networking sites and getting hung up on comments from the peanut gallery…real life is handing your ass to you.
Thanks for taking the time to speak to MDA, it much appreciated.