FIVE POINTE O INTERVIEW
September 14, 2002
Ed Martin for Prophecy21.com: How has the tour been going so far?
Sean Pavey bassist for Five Pointe O: Oh really cool man, it's fun being out here with Mastodon and Avenge Sevenfold they are two awesome bands.
P21: What are you guys doing after this tour?
SP: We're going to Europe in October with Killswitch Engage and 36 Crazyfists for the Road Rage tour, so I'm really excited about that.
P21: When do you guys plan to start work on the new album?
SP: Probably when we get back from Europe we'll take a little time off to do some writing. Then, I think were planning on going back to the studio next fall.
P21: What do you guys usually do on the road to pass the time?
SP: Sleep. UhÉÉ. Mostly sleep. To be honest with you most of us just sleep then when we get to the shows we just chill. Some of us read, some of us listen to music you know.
P21: Who have been some of your favorite bands that you've toured with so far?
SP: That's a tough call man. We've been really lucky with our tours, all the bands that we've been touring with have been really cool. Our first tour was with Lamb of God, that was cool, because we were all fans before hand. Mastodon are cool so are Avenge Sevenfold. Eighteen Visions, the list goes on and on they have all been awesome bands.
P21: Who would you like to play with that you haven't yet?
SP: Probably Slayer or Pantera, that'd be cool.
P21: If you could have the band do a cover of any song you wanted what would it be?
SP: I'd either want to cover We Hate Everyone by Type O Negative or We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister. I don't think anyone else wants to do those though.
P21: What bands have you been listening to lately?
SP: The new Bleeding Through album is really awesome. New Arch Enemy is pretty good. I dunno really we've been kicking it pretty old school lately, Listening to a lot of Pantera and Slayer. Oh, and the Mastodon album is awesome too.
P21: What's it like going from being a relatively small band that's getting your songs out mainly by samplers like The Underground (www.vertigoproductions.net) to being on pretty big tours and signed to a fairly big label?
SP: It's weird. It's good. It's cool though, it's hard to get used to, but it's really cool to get to travel around and meet new people and new bands. That's the best part of it, getting to meet and hang out with your favorite bands, that is something that you can't really do without this.
P21: Do you guys have a pretty sizeable fan base coming out to shows or are you finding the majority of people are just getting to know you?
SP: I think that we have been building up a little bit of our own crowd. We've been touring the last few months and I think people are getting to know us. The Mushroomhead/Lamb of God tour was really good for us. A lot of people remember us from that. Ya know, we're tryin, you've got to start somewhere. We're just gonna keep at it 'til everybody knows us.
P21: Where are some of your favorite place's to play?
SP: Philly is really cool, The Trocadero, we've played there a couple times. Providence, Rhode Island is a really cool town. Chicago of course is good to us we have a lot of fans there. New York is cool. LA, anywhere we can get a show really, is cool.
P21: Have any in particular shows been really memorable for you?
SP: We just played the Metro in Chicago, that was probably one of the best shows we ever had. It was a huge crowd. Every show is pretty good though.
P21: How did you come up with the name?
SP: I think I was on the toilet, that's where all the best ideas come up, on the toilet. I don't know, I just thought it up one day and it just made sense.
P21: How long have you guys been together?
SP: About 4 and a half years now.
P21: Where did you form?
SP: Joliad, Illinois
P21: Is there anything you would like to add?
SP: Look for us on the road, the CD is in stores now, check out the other bands playin with us, and thanks for the support.