oud and abrasive noises (death metal included), making Hatebeak a strictly studio-based project. Is it a strain on the band to have a lead singer who's so particular about his recording/performing conditions? Do you sometimes feel that his rigid demands keep you from touring, socializing and other peripheral activities required to keeping a band afloat? BLK: No, I actually find it quite a relief, it'll be hard to tour the country and the world toting around a parrot. They are fairly similar to children. SWEET CHRIST, HOW I LOVE HATEBEAK, THE DEATH METAL BAND WITH A PARROT ON LEAD VOCALS.