Brandon (Cloud Rat)
SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus?
Brandon: Absolutely! Actually, Rorik himself apparently has a mild on and off case of it. I've mostly heard of folks getting it that way where it's not necessarily permanent but sort of a reoccurring spell that gets really obnoxious. Definitely 'heard' (pun intended!) some gnarly stories about getting woke up at night with a whistling howl of death in ones ears. I myself enjoy dangerously large doses of obscenely loud and violent harsh noise (Incapacitants, LHD, Taylor Swift, Paranoid Time, Skin Graft etc.!) and have also played drums mostly without ear protection for the better part of 12+ years, not to mention the countless all too loud basement shows, DJ sets, Swans gigs and so on...So I'm AMAZED that I can at all hear the wind blow, insect sounds at night, a whispering child, or even the sound of my own voice for that matter. Though, I always figure the sooner my ear drums pop, the sooner I can retire aye?! Hails!