You're wondering if you should say anything about doing a show or will someone get mad or do I really want to hear their response or something like that. It was just off the cuff asking about shows and everyone was like, 'Okay, cool.' Then I'm thinking, 'I can't believe how easy it was.' [Laughs] It took a couple meetings to get comfortable with each other and it's been a whole lot of fun. That was almost a year ago, so it's been a good time. We've obviously all grown up in a lot of ways. We're a little more mature and laid-back.

CMCentral:  Favorite fan response to the reunion?

Jim:  I can't think of one off of the top of my head. Any good response is appreciated, you know? I know one that I don't like. [Laughs] 'Why don't you guys quit living in the past?' I don't like that one.

CMCentral:  Really, you've heard that one?

Jim:  From other musicians, we have. It's like, 'Hey man, ain't nothing else going on. It was great when it was happening and we're just throwing it out there and seeing what happens. If people are interested, I'm not going to take it back and say it was the past.' So I don't appreciate that, but the biggest thing I'm excited about is going overseas.

I had a chance to go overseas with another group I was playing with called Once Dead and I had more people asking me about The Crucified than Once Dead. [Laughs] These weren't 40- or 50-year-old guys. These were 19-year-olds who had our demo tapes from Germany or something. I'm like, 'You're kidding me! How old are you?' I'm anxious to go over there and enjoy that. But we've had some pretty good responses, but nothing that stands out more than others. It's unfortunate that for me, the negative stands out more than the positive.


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**This interview first published on December 3, 2009.