10 Random Questions With ChuggaBoom


ChuggaBoom are getting ready to release their debut album Zodiac Arrest, which is a 100% serious take on the metalcore genre, at the end of the month. We caught up with John Virgo to ask him ten randomly generated questions. Check out what happened below, and keep an eye on the site for our review of Zodiac Arrest coming soon…

Do you have any strange phobias?
It is a well known fact that I, John Virgo, have no known fears. I put this down to my nerves of steel and canny nature. This means in any situation, I feel no pressure. Though, I did once have a momentary lapse of concentration…remember when PG Tips brought out those pyramid shaped tea bags? Now revolutionary, but quite the feather ruffler the first time I pulled one of them out of the box.

If you had to choose a book where that story becomes your reality, what would it be?
For me, it would have to be the Collins English Dictionary. Some people can go a lifetime without finding out who they really are. I know deep down, that book defines me.


1. used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition.
“do you understand me?”

2. informal
used in exclamations.
“dear me!”

What rock group or star would you like to hang out with?
Is this a loaded question? I can’t imagine anything better than playing a few frames with Jim Davidson, whilst having his live stand-up playing in the background. The guy is a legend, good as gold. Can honestly say i have never heard a bad thing about the man. They say to never meet your heroes, well, I have and I would never look back.

Favourite curse word?
Balderdash, piffle & buggeration

How do you handcuff a one-armed man?
Just cuff ‘is arm to ‘is leg and ‘av a bit o’ ‘armless fun

If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?
John Virgo always opens his post on time.

Ninja, pirate, ghost or cowboy?
As in which one would most like to be John Virgo? Probably Cowboy as they would have to do the least in terms of costume change.

If you became a porn star, what would your name be?
Ha…if…ha…umm…John Virgo.

If you could create a hybrid animal out of two different animals, what would it be and why?
A cross between a Bop It and a Rubix Cube would be quite exciting, I’d call it a RuBop. They are two species that are nearing extinction and if brought together, could reignite the underground UK animal scene.

Would you rather have a missing finger or an extra toe?
Missing finger, wouldn’t make any difference to my life. An extra toe, on the other hand [read “foot”] could raise some serious suspicions and reignite the vicious rumours that I have placed several injunctions against…

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Soundscape’s editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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