In the Eleventh piece to our Zombie Apocalypse segment, where we are asking band members what they would do if a zombie outbreak happened, we have TOMBS drummer Andrew Hernandez.
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?
Man, no phones, no Internet! I can’t look at Salma Hayek one last time? Then this truly is THE END OF DAYS! Seriously, I would hope the news told me which direction the zombies where coming from and I’d plan from that. How many zombies? And could I escape the city? I’d grab my girlfriend and leave my cats with all the cat food and water possible, because I think that the zombies would leave them alone and at this point in time I think the military and everyone and their mother knows how to kill a zombie. Also, are these fast zombies? Because then we are fucked! In that case I’d kiss my girlfriend goodbye and try to find my enemies in NYC in order to exact my vengeance! I’d wear an eye patch too (just for effect).
You need to gather supplies and only have daylight to reach 2 locations, where do you go?
If the zombies were slow I’d either try and flee or organize a posse in my neighborhood. I live in The Hood in Brooklyn, I know some of my neighbor friends have or know someone with a gun, if we can’t run, then we fight! The thing about hearing it on the news first and living in NYC is that a) I don’t watch the news and b) this place would devolve into rioting chaos immediately after the news announcement, I’d probably get killed by a psycho on the streets before the zombies even get here!
You happen across a band member and they are infected but not a zombie yet, what do you do?
If any of my band members where infected or I was infected I think we’d choose to go out on our shield, kamikaze the zombies and then suicide bomb. If they were infected and irrational from zombie fever i’d kill them, I would hope they’d do the same for me.
Zombies follow you back to your house, you run inside to arm yourself and can only carry three weapons, what are they?
If I get chased back to my apartment by zombies I’d crawl out a window and fight them from my fire escape, let them come up to me and take them out one by one if they were slow. If they were fast I’d go to the roof and run across the the buildings and go down a separate fire escape, hopefully evading them.
You don’t have time to bring all your stuff, you grab a dufflebag, what do you put in it?
I don’t have any useful weapons in my apartment, so I’d have to grab a hammer and mop and run, I’d be like a cross between Tyreese from the walking dead and The Toxic Avenger! I have a back pack I got from SXSW one year, it’s handy, I’d grab some trail mix and water, that’s all one needs in a bind, the most I could carry of each and then I’d figure it out later, I’d probably scarf some leftovers an chug a beer too. Fuck it. Oh man! I have a few bottles of vodka in the freezer! I’d make Molotov cocktails! Hell yeah!
Zombies are breaking into your house, you run out the back door, where do you go?
If I could get out of the city I’d try to head north, get to the less populated areas where more people have guns. What time of year is it? Zombies are slow in the cold and it is cold as shit in the north east, we’d have an easier time against zombies than the west coast I think, though the west coast has better gangs and I think they’d organize against the zombies.
Would you look to build a group or travel alone?
I’d definitely try and organize a rag tag group of my neighbors, they’re all mad cool Caribbean Rastas, we’d gather up and go smoke some bitch ass hipster zombies!
You’re surrounded! Kill yourself or become one of them?
If we were surrounded by inevitable zombie doom we’d go out fighting and take as many down as possible! Heck, maybe if I became a zombie I’d be able to organize the zombies like the sentient zombie in Land Of the Dead! Then I’d try and come and eat you!
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