Meta came up with the group moniker Poison Man, which he says “represents the misconception that our underground and sometimes confrontational music is the ‘Poison’ in society, when in fact the commercial machine has been poisoning children to whore themselves out in the club for years now.
“We simply deal with the end result of that commercial machine,” he continued, “and we parallel this concept with voodoo and black magic, which are also misconceived as evil.”
Both Mayhem and Meta P each plan on wrapping up solo albums in the near future, but this extended partnership has all three members ready for more.
“We want it all!” said Mayhem. “We’re going to just put our heads down and continue to grind.”
Meta P went into Strictly Business mode when I asked for the Poison Man master plan, announcing plans to print vinyl copies of the album, then “get out to Europe and build our network.
“We have grinded for years to earn our spots,” Meta told me. “We are open-minded, honest, and hard-working people who share a passion for music and a similar sense of humor.
“It’s a good formula.” POISON MAN + MILEZ GRIMEZ + SWANN NOTTY + FPMFP + more | Saturday, October 19 @ 9 pm | Simon’s 677, 677 Valley St, Providence | $10 | 401.270.6144 | metap.bandcamp.com