I’ve been a metal-head foodie since the days of Twisted Sister. When I was 7, I’d make Twisted Sister wrist cuffs with Velcro and glitter, and help my mom bake cookies in the kitchen. Nowadays, this trend is emerging where we’ve got heavy-metal themed food trucks such as Grill ‘Em All, and the reason for this post today: Steve Seabury’s release of Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Antecdotes, and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal!
I feel that Steve “Buckshot” Seabury and I are on the same mission: Forging food and metal into one glorious entity! After all, us metal kids have got to eat too, right? Let’s take it up a notch!
I had the opportunity to interview the man that spear-headed this Mosh Potatoes mission, Mr. Seabury himself! This is my first interview EVER, so I’m un-imaginably STOKED about it! My first interview is a heavy metal foodie? It just doesn’t get any better than that, folks! The dude is a real class-act too. He effing ROCKS! In fact, I’m so excited about not only the interview, but the new cookbook, that I’m giving away a copy! YES! You heard me! The details will follow the interview, so read on!
Seabury: I think it first started with the Led Zepplin story about the shark. lol. I think metal and good food spawned from the age of the Cave Man. Hunting their dinner while they were rocking out in the cave with a bomb fire and banging on some logs and rocks for their style of metal music.
Seabury: I just started up Giddy Up! Sauces and its a new line of sauces from Heavy Metal bands. That Tears of The Sun Sauce is out of this world. I cant wait for people to get a taste of it. It truly is a taste of heaven. Chris can cook some great food and sauces.
Seabury: There are so many great recipes in the book. It is so hard to narrow it down. I am a big fan of the Evile cheese on toast recipe. You are going to freak out when you try the Guns & Roses chili, Zakk Wylde’s spaghetti and meatballs, the Pantera Texas BBQ from Hell and Joey Z from Life Of Agony has a kickass recipe called “Stuffed Lobster Zampella.”
Wait till you try the desserts section on the book. The guys in Fear Factory, Hatebreed and Megadeth can bake some badass goodies. I am getting hungry just thinking about it. The Naam pecan pie is to die for. Amazing.
Seabury: I think its a tie between some food I ate in France or when I was a kid and someone dared me to eat.
But the one recipe in the book that is just beyond messed up is the “Krakatoa Surprise” from Lemmy. He is a god to me so he can do what ever he wants. I am actually having a contest for anyone who dares to cook up that recipe on Loudtrax.com.
Seabury: When I was putting together the book I was getting bands sending me their secret recipes and sauces. I was getting BBQ, Hot and Steak Sauces. I was testing them out at my friends grilling parties to see what they thought. Everyone was asking me for more of it. I decided to pitch it to a food distributor and they dug the sauces and the concept behind it. I am looking to launch 12 different sauces by March 2011. I so cant wait for people to try these different sauces. Your tongue will be thanking you and humping your fork they are that good. Check out the website for more details. www.giddyupsauces.com
Seabury: I got home around 3 a.m. after a good night of drinking with some friends after a concert. Just as most people coming home drunk at that time, I had the munchies and White Castle was too far of a walk. The cupboards were bare, I had some Taco Bell Fire Sauce from the night before, a couple of eggs and some other stuff hiding in the back of the fridge that I probably wouldn’t feed my dog. I said to myself “What would Lemmy do in this situation?” The next day the idea of Mosh Potatoes was created.
Seabury: I am working really hard promoting this one right now. If the fans of METAL support it then I guess I will start workingon Vol. 2.
Seabury: I love writing and playing music. I called John Conley the guitarist and asked him if he would be interested in jamming together in a band. We wrote some riffs and decided to make it happen. I called my old drummer Dave from the band before. We got completely wasted together at a Viking Skull concert and Dave said he wanted to start playing again. The rest is a drunken blur.
Seabury: We are actually writing a new record right now. The new material is so fucking awesome. I love it. Its Heavy, Its Slow, Its Fast. Its just bad ass. We are playing a show on Long Island on Feb. 2nd with Death Angel and then we are going to do some dates on the Metalliance Tour. That is going to rule.
I love pasta. Red sauce, lots of cheese and a couple of meat balls.
I stay true to the brew. I love ice cold beer. Right now I am drinking a nice Coors Light.
AC/DC. Bon Scott to me is a GOD!!!
I am still pissed that my Star Wars phone does work anymore. I prefer the soup can on a string method now.
Mac all the way.
I like mixing Pepsi, Sprite, 7 Up and Root Beer all together into a flosted mug. Open a hot ball and drop into your glass. Enjoy.
So, there you have it! Go out and buy your copy of Mosh Potatoes today, and support your fellow metal brother!
Caio, peeps! Oh wait – I did say something about a giveaway, didn’t I? YES! Here’s the deal – I know you all have got to eat, and that you all probably have a favorite dish. To enter the contest, all you’ve got to do is:
- Leave a comment on this post with the one dish that you can’t live without! -or-
- If there’s a recipe in Mosh Potatoes that you’ve tried, or want to try, tell us about it. -or-
- If you don’t want to reveal your deep, dark secrets, just leave a comment about anything, and you’re entered.
Get your comment in by Wednesday, January 12th at 11:59PM PST! One winner will be chosen at random, and revealed on Friday morning (January 14th)! Please, one entry per person!
I’ll start off by divulging my secret. I’ve been dreaming of this porchetta sandwich I had in San Francisco at the farmer’s market. The skin was crispy like a potato chip, and the pork was delectable!
I want to hear about YOUR favorite food!
As Steve “Buckshot” Seabury would say, BEERS UP!