Thy Will Be Done Talk Beards, ‘Taches, and Grooming
Vince Neilstein of MetalSucks caught up with vocalist J. Costa of THY WILL BE DONE at The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA last month. Costa shared his tips for beard and mustache grooming, whether chicks dig the beard or not, and provided some info about the future touring and album plans for THY WILL BE DONE. An excerpt follows:
MetalSucks: You seem to be a fan of the beard and mustache.
J. Costa: I am a huge fan of facial hair. I love it and am a big fan.
MetalSucks: Describe the grooming of your facial hair. Is there trimming? Shampooing? What’s your process?
I’ll be honest with you, it’s quite a process. I actually have to go to Nepal about twice a year. They grow this special plant. I can’t tell you the name of it, it’s secret. I hang out with the monks. We climb mountainsides and we get these luscious petals on these flowers. We do an infusion, take that, rinse the beard, coat it, and that’s what happens. I can’t tell you anymore about it though. It involves a root, shaking it, hopping on your left foot facing west and dancing around.
J. Costa: I keep it trimmed. It gets out of hand.
MetalSucks: I notice you do have the mustache hanging over though.
J. Costa: I do. I don’t trim the mustache. I definitely never trim the mustache. The mustache is always kind of there, but everything else I have to tame.
MetalSucks: Do you find like a half a piece of cake in there a few days later? The ’stache gets in front of the lips a little bit, it’s difficult.
J. Costa: Realistically, the worst thing that’s ever happened was a bowl of soup that I thought I had a napkin for (and I didn’t). That was just bad news. It was a mess.
MetalSucks: I bow to you my friend.
J. Costa: It was probably the worst thing that ever happened.
MetalSucks: Do you find that chicks dig the beard or is it primarily dudes dig the beard?
J. Costa: I’ll tell you what, though. Certain parts of the country, dudes love the beard. The dudes are like “yo, that’s epic” and they want to feel it, touch it or whatever. Some girls really dig the beard, but then a lot of girls hate it and just don’t like it.
MetalSucks: What parts of the country go which way?
J. Costa: Well down south, it’s kind of a mix. They kind of love/hate it. They’re like, “Oh, that’s cool” or “That’s weird” or “Does it make you hotter?” Then I get into my tirade of how every warm spot on your body grows hair – your crotch, your underarms or whatever. It keeps you cool. So it keeps me cooler in the summer. I’m not going to lie. Totally, you know what I mean?
To read the full interview, click here.
In addition let us not forget about Tim Millar of Protest the Hero Competing in 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships.