"Even Your Mum's Gonna Buy Our Album" - Twenty Questions with The Browning's Noah Robertson.

Badger mascots, Bigfoot in the van and Goat sacrifice - welcome to the world of The Browning's drummer Noah 'Shark' Robertson...

Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Noah Robertson and I play the drums for The Browning.

Where are you?
Right now I'm in Dallas, Texas.

What will the next food that passes your lips be?
Hopefully Taco Bell, but we can only hope... more than likely it will be Ramen Noodles!

If we’re speaking to you, it may well be because you’ve got something to sell – tell us a little about it.
We currently have two EP's for sale on iTunes, Standing On The Edge and Time Will Tell. We have a new full length album coming out on Earache Records in October 2011, entitled Burn This World. It will steal souls and melt faces...

What’s the best thing about being in your band?
The best thing about being in The Browning is having an opportunity to create music that appeals to a wide variety of music fans. Hardcore kids, metal heads, scene kids...they all like us!

And the worst?
The worst thing is how bad the van stinks during a tour. Might as well have Bigfoot riding shotgun...

Where would you most like to perform that you haven’t already been to?
We would absolutely love to hit up Europe sometime. From what I understand Electronic music goes over really well over there...it could be lots of fun!

What is your favourite venue to perform in in the whole world?
I really love playing Curtain Club and Trees in Dallas, Texas...but playing all the House of Blues venues is going to be insane coming up on our next tour.

Who or what first alerted you to the fact that you’d like to be a musician?
When I discovered Pantera that was it for me. I knew I wanted to play music for a living and try to take this as far as I could go...I had a chance to see them live once and the crowd were losing their minds and going insane. I wanted to be up there on stage experiencing that kind of raw energy from the fans!

Who would win in a fight between a badger and a baboon? Why?
I would say badger, but I am biased. It was my school mascot! The Lampasas Badgers! Badgers are vicious little creatures and they'll tear your face off if they feel threatened.

Motley Crue or Nirvana?
I would have to say Motley Crue! They are just way more metal! Kurt went and took himself out, but The Crue is still kicking ass and taking names!

A genie grants you 24 hours as a member of another band – who do you join?
I would drum for Testament. I love that band and I just want the opportunity to play the song Low live with them. It'd be a dream come true!

Are Cds a dead medium for music delivery?
No way! We live in a digital age and CD sales have obviously declined, but I still think there is are a lot of people who still want the complete package. The artwork, the lyrics, etc. Labels have found really inventive ways to keep people interested as well, by including DVD's and other bonus content. Always get the hard copy!

Any pre-show rituals you have to observe before going onstage?
Well we usually all stretch and hop around and get loose...Jonny (McBee, vocals) screams for a few minutes before going on stage. I usually warm up my hands and feet pretty good on some practice pads. Sometimes we sacrifice a goat and we all drink the blood and chant verses from the Book of the Dead.

What sort of music can you absolutely not abide?
Well I know a lot of people say this, but I really am into all kinds of music. I love classical, pop, rock, rap, electronic, pretty much everything...but one type of music I just can't stand an ymore is usually this new breed of country music. It just sounds like bad alternative rock. It sucks.

Which of your songs would you like the cast of Glee to record?
Probably Standing On The Edge...that'd be a trip!

What one item of non-musical equipment can you not do without on tour?
Gameboy! Gotta catch 'em all!

Can you do a Hospital Corner?
Hell no! I sleep in a van down by the river...

Here’s one last chance to spruik your band/tour/album... What else should we know about it?
You should know that The Browning is going to revolutionize the way people look at mixing electronics and metal. Even your mom is going to purchase our new album Burn This World.

20 questions was brought to you by?
The letter B. And the number 47.