Interview with Manntis Vocalist Jake Sirokman
***Interview By Lord of The Wasteland
The latest golden boys of Century Media Records are Riverside, California?s Manntis and deservedly so. Packing a lethal dose of aggression behind a guitar tandem that isn?t afraid to lay down some serious solos and riffs, Manntis? debut album, SLEEP IN YOUR GRAVE, was just released on June 28th, 2005 and is sure to be a staple of many year-end favorite lists. The band first struck a chord during the summer of 2004 as they participated in MTV?s THE BATTLE FOR OZZFEST program with the winner landing a coveted spot on Ozzfest 2005. Although Manntis came in third (out of thousands of bands), the track they recorded for the competition??The End?s Where It Begins??is an integral piece of SLEEP IN YOUR GRAVE, showing the band?s diversity and dynamic nature.
I recently conducted an interview with Manntis vocalist Jake Sirokman (AKA ?Jake Daniel?s?) and he tells his side of being reality show stars, landing a major indie label deal and specific instructions on how to play ?beer pong.?