The video game has very few followers on social media, and when you search the name, we were the No. 1 thing that would come up, even before Alexander Alekhine. So Maximum approached us and asked if we wanted our music in the video game, but they did not offer us any money, only cross-promotion.
Ah, the old "you should do this for free because this will help you with exposure" bit
We looked at it and said, "Who's exposing who?" So we didn't do it. I didn't appreciate that offer, and I don't hear good reviews of the game. They said, "We can go to video-game conventions and give a free giveaway card for your music." I can give away my songs myself… I don't need you to do that for me.
How did you learn to do the "Cookie Monster" metal vocal style?
I have no idea. It was a natural progression as to what needed to be done. It was at a rehearsal with some band, there was a Cookie Monster part in a song, and someone didn't show up and I tried it. If you commit to it, you can do it, but you can't half-ass it or you'll hurt yourself. Some people inhale, which I can't do [inhales and intones a guttural HUURRRRRRRRR sound]. It's opposite to what your vocal cords are designed to do, and there's no power to it, as opposed to exhaling [exhales a much more earth-quaking OOOOHHH-WHAAAAA].