In the seventh piece to our Zombie Apocalypse segment, where we are asking band members what they would do if a zombie outbreak happened, we have KEN MODE vocalist/guitarist Jesse Matthewson.
You’re at your house alone, when The TV starts transmitting a warning that zombies are coming and will be in your location at dusk. Phones are already dead, along with cell phones and the internet… What would you do first?
I’d attempt to locate my family and loved ones, and then proceed with boarding up entry points to my home. I’d have to think strategically back to the Cracked.com article I read on the Zombie Apocalypse, as they basically debunked how this could ever happen. If it WAS actually happening somehow, I’d push as hard as I could to use science to destroy these critters as efficiently as possible.
You need to gather supplies and only have daylight to reach 2 locations, where do you go?
Home Depot and Safeway for supplies, both to kill, and to eat.
You happen across a band member and they are infected but not a zombie yet, what do you do?
Say my goodbyes…maybe a mercy killing. That would not be fun.
Zombies follow you back to your house, you run inside to arm yourself and can only carry three weapons, what are they?
Flame thrower, samurai sword, grenade belts. I want fire to heat the zombies, causing bacteria to break down their flesh at a faster rate, or even potentially outright cook them in their tracks; samurai sword to dice that meat if they get to close; grenade belt for quick and easy explosions and to make clearings.
You don’t have time to bring all your stuff, you grab a dufflebag, what do you put in it?
If the world is truly fucked, I’d bring some clothing (lots of layers, jackets, mittens, boots), some food, my weapons, items to make fire with, a small first aid kit, my usual travel utilities for tour, but just enough to actually fit in an easily carried bag.
Zombies are breaking into your house, you run out the back door, where do you go?
Head north. You know what happens to dead meat when you throw it in a freezer don’t you? Canada’s a good country to be living in. Nunavut ho!
How would you travel?
If we are actually in an apocalypse and things are looking road-warrior-esque, I’d either use a bike, or steal cars. I don’t know what the fuel situation is yet. I’d prefer to not rely on questionable supplies, but if it’s still relatively easy to get fuel, it’d be irresponsible not to use a motor vehicle.
Would you look to build a group or travel alone?
If my core crew is still alive, I’d build a group, undoubtedly. Working together gets us a lot further than alone, as much as I like to pretend that I hate people.
You’re surrounded! Kill yourself or become one of them?
To incredibly lamely quote one of my own songs “I’ll go down swinging as hard as I can”
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