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CC MANDED Who They Are and What They Fucking Do

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      Shock rock may be a thing of the past, but one Columbus, Ohio band makes it a realistic part of the present.  Fans never know what they’re in for at a CC Manded show; however, some things they can usually expect are chicks in cages, leather, make-up, stockings, underwear and occasional clothing removal.  This goth industrial band has been together for nearly seven years and features Mr. Manded on vocals (electronic puke machines), guitarist Twizz (tastes of blood and shredding), Melek is in charge of keys and samples (along with wheel chairs and boy toys), and Gemini does some dirty pounding on drums. 

     This is who they are and what they fucking do.

      “CC Manded was a creation I saw in a dream about six years ago.  I saw this person with long black hair, sunken in cheek bones and make-up.  This person resembled me, and was on stage playing to a thousand people.  In my dream I heard the crowd chanting “CC Manded, CC Manded!” and then I woke up and I knew CC Manded was going to be the band I would start,” said Manded. 

     Growing up together in Columbus, the band members shared similar interests in music and eventually formed a band.  Manded explained, “We were really into the bands that your parents warned you about, ones that pushed the limits of what a rock star is.  Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, 2 Live Crew, and Marilyn Manson among others.”    

     Practicing together at least three times a week, the band is constantly creating.  “We are all individually working on music with or without other members so we can always have something new to bring to the table.  When we create songs we never try to limit ourselves, we write what we feel at that time.  We usually start out with a possible drum beat or guitar riff and go from there.  The vocals are done last.  The reason being that I can then feel the mood of the song and work off of it to create appropriate lyrics,” said Manded.

     CC Manded recently released their first official EP, Animosity: Abuse Part One and previously released a few demos and live recordings.  Reflective of many industrial band techniques, CC Manded frequents distortion.

     “I use distortion on my vocals, Ibnex guitars and Marshall Amps.  Distortion is a must for all our music.  We also use Thunderbird basses, synth keyboards, Tama drums and a mix of mutilated screams from young teenage girls that I’ve had my ways with,” mentioned Manded.

     The band emphasizes individuality and expression with Mr. Manded’s lyrical content.  “The message that I am trying to convey in my lyrics is that I want people to think for themselves and not be blinded by mainstream America.  It’s better to be hated for what you are than to be liked for what you are not,” said Manded.

     When they’re not performing a show themselves, band members are out supporting the area music scene.  Mr. Manded says he is also “a transsexual prostitute by night and I carve gravestones by day.  As for the rest of the band, they all have a long novel amount of shit jobs not even worth mentioning, we all know how that is.”

     If CC Manded could open for any band, Mr. Manded said:  “I would have to say Hilary Duff or Hanna Montana.  I know we would have fun with all the younger girls that attend those kinda shows.  Or maybe the Swedish Christian rock band Europe.”

     On stage, Manded enjoys performing “Animosity.”  He said, “I let out a lot of how I feel in that song.  Twizz loves the song “Crucifer,” Melek and Gemini both love the song “Sweat Shop.”  “When we end with ‘Sweat Shop’ at our shows, we just let go.  You never know what’s going to happen.  I’ve made trips to the hospital as well as fled from the cops for various acts on stage during that song.”

     Looking into the future the band plans to continue their underground trek.  “I see us keeping it real on the underground level where most of the best music is now.  Mainstream music is so lame it makes me sick; it’s all about who is going to sell the most records and who is going to make the most money.  Our primary goal for listeners and concert goers is to play great music—not the watered down music that sounds like every other band on the radio.  Also, we want to give them a CC Manded show that will be an experience that they will truly never forget, regardless if they liked us or not.  Anything can happen at a CC show, and does,” said Manded.

     Manded concluded with a warning:  “Keep your eyes open for CC Manded to be terrorizing parents, churches and little boys and girls all around Columbus and beyond.  I must go for now, the gates of Hell are calling.”

     Check them out on myspace.com/ccmandedband or myspace.com/mrmanded and let them know what you thought of the interview, and what you think of CC Manded in general.

 

Written By Neil Shumate as published in Out Of The Blue, Copyright Out Of The Blue Publications

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Written by Out Of The Blue Publications

December 14, 2007 at 8:13 pm

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  1. CC Manded should not be on the daisy of love! he is in to Satan! his band kills animals on stage! and he cuts himself!! Dont vote for him!

    please!

    Thanks

    myspace.com/mrmanded

    myspace.com/ccmandedband

    if you dare!! this is sick!

    Billy

    November 19, 2008 at 5:57 am

  2. hahaha, that response is actually quite holarious. I used to hang out with those guys like……..5 years ago, I havent seen them in a while, but I never ever saw him cut himself, hit him self with a mic maybe, cut himself…thats a different story. Actually…its all for show, hes not really like that. Into satan? lmfao yeah sure…whatever.

    Colleen

    May 22, 2009 at 2:29 am


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