Confessions: Liam Cormier, Cancer Bats
He’s selective with his drugs, is pro-juggalo and definitely didn’t dress up as Max Cavalera. Honest.
HAVE YOU EVER EMBARRASSED YOURSELF IN FRONT OF ONE OF YOUR HEROES?
“I’m trying to think. I’m not really one to regret anything. I probably said the wrong thing to Geezer Butler and looked like a goof when I met him, but in my mind I was like, ‘You’re killing it right now, Liam!’ We hung out for a minute at Download one year, and I told him that I was bummed I couldn’t see Black Sabbath. So I don’t feel like I blew it. But you never know. Ha ha!”
WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS OUTFIT YOU'VE EVER WORN ON STAGE?
“I feel pretty confident in my choices, man. There was one that was kind of funny though, and that’s maybe because it wasn’t as great as people were bigging it up to be. But on Halloween when we were on tour with Gwar I just bought some camouflage and went as an army guy, which is a pretty half-assed attempt at a costume. We were playing in Denver, Colorado, and people kept coming up to me and saying that I was Max Cavalera. They were like, ‘Dude, you came as Max Cavalera for Halloween, That’s awesome!’ And I was like, ‘No, I’m an army guy.’ Ha ha! Three or four people came up to me and said that. So I thought that was kind of funny.”
WHAT'S YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE DRUG?
“A lot of my friends and people that I’ve known over the years have had problems with cocaine, and I definitely fucking hate cocaine. I can say that. I think it’s a fucking stupid drug that ruins people’s lives. And it’s probably the least punk drug, too. From a political point of view, doing coke is fucked up because it’s fucking over lots of other countries. It’s bad across all boards. So I would say, ‘Fuck coke! Smoke weed instead.’”
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED?
“Never for anything too serious. As a kid I got in trouble for skateboarding and doing graffiti and stuff like that – as you do – but never for anything really bad. That’s when you learn that getting caught is the worst, so get it out of your system early, kids.”