Demonic Underpants is the single most important development in the
history of music since ANkST & ANkHS. ANkST bassist
Gunther Oszloo, after his victory over seemingly insurrmountable medical
problems, formed the band as a creative outlet for his own personal work.
But it is best to hear the story from the man who lived it, Gunther Oszloo.
[Excerpt from Nose magazine, May 1997]
NOSE: Why did you form Demonic Underpants? Were you dissatisfied with
the direction ANkST was going?
GUNTHER: No, No, I love ANkST. ANkST is my home, and eustachia
my younger sister. But I wanted a place where I could just be Gunther.
With ANkST, I am one of the cogs in the machine of euststacia's poetic
vision. But what of Gunther's vision? Gunther's emotions? Gunther's
personal saga? I needed an outlet for GUNTHER. Underpants is that outlet.
N: And how did you come up with the name "Demonic Underpants?"
G: I'm glad you asked that. It is a very personal name for me, and
I will explain why. You see, when I was in hospital, doctors said I might
not walk again. I did not want to be crippled, I knew I had to fight. But
all the time I struggled, a little part of me kept saying, "Gunther,
give up. Gunther, just lie down and watch Wheel of Fortune. Life
will be easier if you don't have to walk." That was the part I had
to fight against. I began to imagine that part as a little demon, living
in my underpants. This way, when I felt the urge to give up, I could just
yell in my underpants, "No, you demon! I will not give up!"
The doctors and the visitors gave me many strange looks, let me tell you,
but I kept yelling into my underpants. Then came that fateful day when
I took my first steps since the accident. I walked across the room and
threw my underpants away.
N: Uh...Ok...that's a very touching story. Can you tell us anything
more about the accident that put you in the hospital? What's the real
story behind the attack?
G: I will not talk about such things. It is a very personal subject.
N: So, did you really suck off that Dutch choirboy?
N: Just wondering. I think that just about answers my questions.
Thanks for talking to me, Gunther.
G: No Problem.
The current line-up for Demonic Underpants is:
Gunther Oszloo: lyrics,vocals, bass
Sven Olafson: lead guitar, background vocals
The Insidious Dr. Terrance T. Trumpet: trumpet, glockenspiel
Ms. Bitch: saxophone
Joe Takahashi: percussion
Underpants' first album, Kickboxing Faggot, brings to life a
plethora of emotions and desires. From the haunting viking love ballads
to the in-your-face viking war chants, Faggot shows us a whole new
side of the one and only Gunther Oszloo. More importantly, this album reveals
Gunther's previously hidden talent as a singer. His strong, pure voice
strikes keys too dangerous for mere mortals to attempt. Gunther's music
is about strength, determination, and a pride in one's heritage. Even if
you're not a fan of ANkST & ANkHS, you should beg your local
music store to sell you this work of art.
1. Beer and Blood
3. Choirboy Blues
4. Shove It Up My Ass, You Studly Swede
5. Norse Butt Raiders
6. You Say You Have A Problem With Gunther? (I Will Kickbox You
7. Viking for "Ass"
8. The Elder Edda
9. Cock Tease
10. Kickboxing Faggot
11. He Looked Much Older Than Twelve
12. Demons In My Shorts
13. GUNTHER! GUNTHER! GUNTHER!
14. Thrustmaster Lief
15. Loki Was a Crossdresser
16. I AM GUNTHER!
17. Will Kickbox For Food
18. The Saga of GUNTHER, The Gay Swedish Kickboxer.