The Casualties' Meggers Keeps his Resistance in New Interview

The Casualties are one of those veteran punk bands that have been around forever. Formed in 1990 in the streets of New York, the band has seen it all and lived through it all. Now on their ninth album called "Resistance" and just wrapped up a summer trek of touring percussionist Marc Eggers or "Meggers" caught up to discuss their latest release and what else they got lined up for the end of this year.

1. How amazing do you think 2012 has been for you as a band so far?

Meggers: 2012 Had a series of ups and downs for the Casualties.. But lately things seem to be on the upside of things and I'm looking forward to the rest of the year and 2013.

2. You're on your ninth album to date how does this make you feel?

Meggers: Old. Just joking. Makes me feel great. It's great to see the band still working hard and people still supporting us over all these years. I'm also proud of myself and the band for being able to make another record that's stays true to our sound and beliefs.

3. What was the inspiration for the album name Resistance?

Meggers: We all get inspired by different things as we are four different people. It can be inspiration from a new or older band. Inspiration from friends and family. And inspiration of what is going on in our world. What truly inspired the title track, is that we realized how great it was that we have been able to resist mainstream society and truly live our lives the way we want to. We call our own shots and think for ourselves.

4. Why did you pick My Blood. My Life. Always Forward. as your single and what is the song about?

Meggers: Because the songs kicks ass. It's a short rant on how people drink to forget how shitty life can be, but no matter what you'll always have to keeping looking and moving forward and hope for the best.

5. Will you be shooting a music video for that song or any other song off this album?

Meggers: We will be shooting a video very soon hopefully. And yes, it will most likely be for "My Blood. My Life. Always Forward."

6. Do you have any other side projects happening?

Meggers: Nope. Always try to keep the Casualties as my main focus.

7. What does The Casualties have planned between now and the end of this year?

Meggers: We have a few shows in the US coming up. Two on the East Coast and 2 on the West Coast, then we're gonna shoot a video, then a European tour will be starting in Spain on November 1st and ending in Moscow on December 8th. And a show with the Street Dogs on Dec 22nd.

8. What do you think is the girliest thing about you?

Meggers: My love for the super group ABBA.

9. Which member has their way with the lady's?

Meggers: Guess. (hint, its not me, Rick, or Jorge.)

10. Who has been the craziest fan that you have met and what was it they did that made them to be the craziest fan?

Meggers: Once, this guy in Minnesota carved The Casualties in his arm with a straight razor. That's was pretty wild. 

11. How many tattoos and piercings do you have? How many would you like to have by the time your life is over?

Meggers: Tattoos? A bunch, don't have an exact number with 2 piercings (nose and lip).

12. To hear your songs played on radio, music videos on the internet and TV - how amazing does that make you feel?

Meggers: It's cool. Makes me feel like people still give a shit about the band which i couldn't ask for anything more.

13. Anything else you want to say to your fans?

Meggers: As always, Casualties Army, thank you so much for the years of continued support. Without you we are absolutely nothing. We will see you on the road. Cheers.

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