“I’ve never really been into drugs really much, but removing the social drinking aspect from my life and touring and stuff and how that led to this realization that like ‘oh wow, maybe I wasn’t always looking at myself and facing my pain and dealing with stuff.’ And then this at least personal aha moment that I had of how my life changed by removing that aspect from it. So I really like that one. It’s just a personal ideology on self-medication and escapism, whether it’s going to the bar four nights a week and drinking or prescription medication or drug use or any kind of ways people are numbing themselves, my choice to sort of remove myself from it.” —Ron Gallo, via Noisey

“Kill the Medicine Man” is from Ron Gallo’s HEAVY META LP, which was released in February of 2017 via New West Records.