METAL PULP AND PAPER: Hello Josh. So glad to be catching up with you. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us here at Metal PulpAnd Paper. We appreciate it.
So, how are you, how are things going?
JOSH DE LA SOL: Hello. Have lots of new things coming, everything’s great here in Huntington Beach.
MPAP: Before we go any further, let’s introduce you to everyone right now. I’ve got Josh De La Sol here from the experimental death metal band, The Last Of Lucy, that hails from Huntington Beach, California, and today we’re going to talk a little bit about what other than, marijuana. So, Josh, the United States is gradually becoming the land of the red, white, and green. Already nine states and Washington, DC, legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over the age of 21. And to go even further, medical marijuana is legal in another 30 states. So, what’s your whole view on Marijuana?
JOSH: It’s good, many reasons. Medicinal and recreational. A lot of positive factors for sure. Could definitely generate major revenue and help the economy as well.
MPAP: Then, of course, the big question, do you think it should it be legal everywhere in the United States, and why do you think this?
JOSH: Yes, it will help our economy and people with severe medical issues.
MPAP: Let’s go back to the beginning, your beginning. Tell us about your first experience, your first encounter with marijuana? Where were you, and if you don’t mind us asking, how old were you?
JOSH: I was in 7th grade. I smoked with friends late at night on summer break. I was scared and wasn’t sure. Glad I gave it a chance, saved my life many times.
MPAP: As mentioned in the beginning, you are in an experimental death metal band, and of course being in a group, you must have to travel to make a living. So, while out on tour, what are some of the best States to visit that have some good quality weed to either buy or smoke?
JOSH: I’d say Oregon had the best overall for quality and price. I work in a weed shop in southern Cali, I know and have seen good weed. Oregon is the spot.
MPAP: Then, what about, where is the worst place that you have ever smoked weed before?
JOSH: I’d say Louisiana or Texas hahaha. Love both states too death though!
MPAP: In Colorado, there are more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks and McDonald’s locations combined. I don’t know the exact numbers, but that must be a lot, right? Any crazy stories that you can share with us while playing, or driving through any cities in Colorado? Any unfortunate encounters with the law anywhere, even if you weren’t in Colorado?
JOSH: Nothing crazy in Colorado yet. Although it was one of the best shows on our last tour with Inanimate Existence and Fields Of Elysium. We actually haven’t run into any trouble on the road surprising (fingers crossed) except on a winter tour going to Colorado we all almost died because of skidding in black ice. Shout out to Gad for keeping us alive.
MPAP: Have you been fortunate enough to smoke marijuana in another country yet?
JOSH: Yes, in Belgium. They said it was strawberry cough, it was not strawberry cough.
MPAP: Please tell us about it?
JOSH: It was in a skate park in Brussels, Belgium, I was filling in vocals for Gigan at the time. Felt like home walking through the skate park trying to score some weed.
MPAP: If you were to grow, and then name that strain of your marijuana, what would you want to call it?
JOSH: It would be called CHHHHAAHAAHHAA BRAAAAH.
MPAP: Going back to while you are out on tour, do you have any food recipes that are great to make while out on the road and touring in a van that everyone should try out?
JOSH: Buy a portable grill, that is all. Or go to the Waffle House.
MPAP: What about edibles? Are you into them?
JOSH: I personally don’t like edibles, but I’ll definitely give them a try!
MPAP: If someone wants to try it for the first time, what kind of edible would you recommend?
JOSH: Any Sour belts just check the packaging to see what your purchasing. Looks definitely matter with quality.
MPAP: What about remedies to make it seem like you’re not high? Any recommendations?
JOSH: Clear eyes all day.
MPAP: Before we bring this interview to a close, tell us what’s been going on with The Last Of Lucy?
JOSH: So far me and Gad have been writing the new Last Of Lucy album. It’s coming along great, we have 8 new songs. Definitely taking a new approach to this cd. It will be a lot heavier and darker, even more technical as well.
MPAP: You were recently out on the road for the Blood Of The Beggar tour, opening up for Inanimate Existence, how was that?
JOSH: Definitely had a great time in Denver, Colorado, and Trenton, New Jersey. They were the best shows of the tour for sure. Always love Oregon. Salem was a new stop and an awesome city. Definitely had fun in Bend, Oregon with Brad at The Burn Online.
MPAP: What about new music? Your latest release, Ashvattha, came out November 3rd, 2017, can we expect something in 2019?
JOSH: New album definitely in the works, it’s gonna be full of bangers. Lots of new art and videos to come as well.
MPAP: On behalf of myself, and Metal Pulp And Paper, I’d like to thank you, Josh, for doing this interview. We look forward to what The Last Of Lucy does to finish out 2018 and beyond. Any last words for all the readers and your fans out there?
JOSH: Stay tuned for some more Last Of Lucy!! We’re gonna have Tech Death album of the year just watch. (Hopefully.)
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Josh Del La Sol/ October 20th, 2018/ Interview #124