DIAPSALMA
is back again!

Wow, this was a new record. I sent away some questions to Ztikkan 8.30 and the answers was in my mail one and a half hour after that. Iapsalma is back in serious business and that we understand this day in march 2006.

 

What made you start to play again?

-We have thought on this for a while but we have never came to that point. Now have we really made this come through.

 

Is it only for a while or will this be ”for ever”?

-One thing a time. We will see how it feels after this summers gigs.

 

Is it the same members as before?

-Yes, me (Ztikkan), Ulke, Stipen and Ponus

 

Have you done some new songs?

-No.

 

I read somewhere that if it is going to be rightwing government so will the punkwave to grow, what do you think about this?

-I absolutely think so. Historically it have been so every time the punk came.

 

Do we need a new punkwave?

-Need or need. It´s always nice. And it takes the punk foreward a bit every time musically. 

 

What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?

-Absolutely a lifestyle. And an attitude both to life and the community. An attitude against things and stuff. .

 

Is it nicer to play nowadays when it´s a little bit more underground? Was it too hysterical for a while? How did it felt playing in front of so much people? 

-Hehehehe I don´t know if it is so much underground nowadays, the places we will play on is on festivals with a lot of people, yeah it was really hysterical for a while and that was actually one of the reasons why we quit or take a long a vacation in 10 years. To play in front of big audiences is fun and it´s the same happiness to play in front of much people as much as it is in front of small audiences but in another way, it can be really overwhelming. 

 

What is the most peculiar you ”was forced” to do during the time you wer as most known? 

-Pure autograpgsessions in recordstores felt really odd, what the hell is our autographs more worth than others. That way it felt! But one single thing which was happened was that we autographed the whole cover on an Epa Traktor( a car) in Kiruna. 

 

What was the best and what was the worst thing then?

-The best was that you can live on your music. The worst thing was that people recognize you and we had a lot to do all the time. People who have hated you before wanted to buy beer to you. 

 

Which is your own favouritesong with Diapsalma?

-Wow, no idea actually, there´s a lot of them I think

 

Birdnest did a good affair on you, have you contact with them? If you release something new is it that label who release it then? 

-Yeah. We will release att doublecompilation this spring on Birdnest. And it will have almost everything that Dia have done.  

 

How do you think musiclife in Sweden is today?

-Too much soapoperas. Fame Factory, Idol and similar makes the art lost it´s meaning, everything is about money and how you look, nothing about spiritual wellbeing, which I think is wrong. But the kids take it, so what can you do:).

 

Is there any good bands in Sweden right now?

-Wow, I haven´t so good check on this. Thåström, The Haunted, Cardigans to mix a little :)

 

Which is the most wellknown band you have been support act to and which is the most wellknown band which have been support act to you? 

-Support act to: No idea. Support act to us:: ALL (USA), they´re know for us anyway:)

 

When you write/wrote songs, what is most important, to have a good lyrics, a good melody or to have a refrain that people remembers?

-All ingredients was/is important. 

 

Who writes/wrote your songs, was it only one of you or did you do them together? 

-Ulke and I write the lyrics. Then did Ulke the most of the music but we put it together in the rehearsalroom. 

 

Which type of people comes to your concerts, is it stil really young people or is it mixed? 

-Hehehehe, we don´t know yet. The first gig is on  Umeå Open in Umeå 24th of march.

 

Is it many interviews? Is it boring?

-Nyes, it starts to roll in now. No, a little bit boring sometimes but now it is OK this far. 

 

Which is the question you never get but you want to have? Please ask it and answer it? 

-The question you asked. Answer:The question you asked.....:)

 

How many interviews could it be back in time?

-4-6 ever day maybe.

 

Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five most important things in life?

-Records: Tool "lateralus", A perfect Circle "Mer de Noms", Metallica

"Master of puppets", Slayer "Reign in Blood", New Model Army "Thunder and

Consolation

Concerts: Tool, Roskilde. Queens of the stoneage, Gothenburg 2001, Metallica,

Göta lejon ,Sthlm 1984, Tool Hultsfred, Dia Psalma Hultsfred 1993.

Life: My son Milton, Love, friends, music, honesty. 

 

First, last and most expensive record ever bought?

-First Kiss "Alive 2" Latest: In Flames "Come Clarity" Most expensive: Some obscure single with Mission 100 years ago.  ....

 

The most embarrasing record in your collection?

-Herreys

 

The best record to have sex to?

-Some record by Dido

 

Is it anyone of your record which have been really expensive and been sold expensive on Ebay/Tradera and son on?

-Yes, the free single "stora bollar av eld" is out in only 700  it have became expensive:).

 

Futureplans for the band?

-As we said, we take the summer first, we have about 6 festivals, vi tar sommaren först. vi har typ 6 festivaler bokade men

ytterligare typ 10 på g. vi tar det först så får vi se sen.

 

For yourself?

-I will go out with my new band M.A.N. ( www.manmusic.net ) in a couple of weeks. We´re support act to Fear factory in the whole of Scandinavia, then after that it´s summer and the Dia concerts here, otherwise I have my family so it´s them which is the future:)

 

Please tell me a little about every member, age, family, work, interests and something bad about every one?

-Ztikkan, 35 years, family, lives in Gothenburg, plays music in , I don´t like broccoli (that´s horrible:)) Ulke: 40 years, lives in Strängnäs, have recently had to quit Hemglass, have a cat called Sten. Likes broccoli (thats horrbible) Pontus:32 years, family, lives in Gothenburg, plays in The New Mess, is vegetarian(that´s horrible:)) Stipen: 34 years, lives in Stockholm, have family, drums in Harms Way ( www.harmsway.se ), isn´t a vegetarian. (that´s horrbile:))

 

Wisdomword?

-Live good and rock stonehard.

 

Something to add?

-Hope that everybody who comes and see us will be satisfied, both new and old fans. See ya!!!!

 

All photos taken by Tara Ullaeus © 2006 All Rights Reserved.