When I first started going to the open-mic shows at The Hood Bar and Pizza, I was constantly taken back by Daniel Scopelitis. Sometimes performing under the moniker of Fantasma Satanica, Scopelitis is often in costume, with face paint, and performs various songs with an instrumental track. Scopelitis was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; and here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
Knotfest 2014, when I was 19. That was awesome. If and when I can afford it, I will go again.
What was the first album you owned?
A Led Zeppelin greatest-hits compilation.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Avatar, Ghost, Aviators and Miracle of Sound.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
Mumble rap. In some instances, the voice can somewhat become an instrument, but for the most part, I don’t understand it—ؙnothing against people who are into it.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
Disney music, mainly from the classics. Sometimes you’ll find me singing “Hellfire” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
What’s your favorite music venue?
The Hood Bar and Pizza, mainly for sentimental value; it’s where I got the best feedback for my performances.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“So may your dreams be monumental, when your spirit guides the way,” “Monumental,” Aviators.
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Ghost. It got me more into theatrical bands, and I guess you can say it’s made my life a lot less boring. It’s also inspired me to make my show more unique.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
“Could I perform for you?” to James Hetfield of Metallica.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
“Pro Memoria” by Ghost.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Black Sabbath, N.I.B.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
“Danny Don’t You Know” by Ninja Sex Party. (Scroll down to hear it!)