Vic Victor has always looked forward to heading out on tour.
Enduring the travel time is a piece of cake.
In fact, it guarantees that he’ll hit the stage and perform.
“I think I enjoy touring more now than ever,” he says in a recent phone interview. “It’s like a vacation for us now. We own a screen-printing shop, so getting on the road means we get a break from the daily grind.”
Victor is the lead vocalist and upright-bass player for the punk and psychobilly band the Koffin Kats.
Over the course of 15 years, the Detroit-area band has unleashed its spooky sonic assault on audiences.
The trio released its first three albums on Hairball 8 Records – 2003’s “Koffin Kats,” 2005’s “Inhumane” and 2006’s “Straying From the Pack.”
The trio is celebrating the return of the founding lineup which includes Tommy Koffin and Eric Walls.
It is also on tour in support of its album “Party Time in the End of Times,” released in 2017.
Victor says it was about a four-month process to make the album.
“We hit the studio, and it was about two weeks,” he says. “This album was cool, because it was the first one having Tommy back in the band. No matter the lineup, we’ve always had our music come about in an organic way.”
Victor says being able to tour is a benefit of owning their own business.
A few years ago, Victor and crew decided to put money together to start Industrious Dudes Merchandising.
“We knew we couldn’t tour forever, and we didn’t really want to get real jobs,” he says. “So we decided to buy a building and some printing machines and start the business. Now we can help other bands out with their merchandise.”