Dan Blan here.
So I'll be answering the questions to your interview myself. Just so you
know, these are my answers and I'm not speaking on behalf of the other
Dan Blan. October 2006
-Uhh, well, Sulturro started about 3 years ago with me, Dan Blan (guitar),
Jorj (bass and Vox) and Derek McDonald (now in Mendozza) on drums. The 3
where in a 5 piece band together called The Bolsheviks which broke up due to
LSD - Lead Signer Disease. You know how it goes, booze, drugs, partying,
egos and finally insanity. After the break up, the 3 of us decided to keep
playing together. We also decided that Jorj should do the signing and that
we would write all new materiel. Thatís when Sulturro was born.
Within months, Derek left the band due to an injury. Thatís when we brought
Jay on board. Weíve been rockiní shit pretty hard ever since. Our first
album, The Beginning of the EndÖ was just released in September of 2006. So
far things are lookin good.
Please tell me a little about every member, age, family, work, interests and
something bad about every one?
-Dan Blan, 29, sign fabricator, Beer, beer & beer.
Jorj, 34, Mail man, boobies, boobies & boobies.
Jay, 30, U-haul guy, Boobies, beer & beer-boobs
Is there any other bands youīre being compared with?
-Weíve been compared to a lot of stuff, everything from Motorhead to Social
Do you care about reviews?
-Honestly, not really. I donít usually read reviews about restaurants or
movies and I certainly donít read music reviews. I guess I just donít really
care about what people have to say about things. Iíd rather make up my own
mind. However, I guess if someone is taking the time to review something, it
shows thatís itís either really good, or really bad. Either way, it gives
some people something to write about and other people something to read
about. Iím just not really that interested though.
You have some metal roots or?
How would you describe your music in three words?
-Sludge Fuck Rock
How is it to live in your homecountry?
-I like it. Itís pretty mellow, people are generally pretty cool and thereís
lots to see and do. Especially if you like winter. Oh and we have lots of
great beer here.
What about the government?
-Yup, we have one.
Do you think that music and politics goes hand in hand?
-I guess every band needs something to sing about. Whether itís partying,
love, cars or politics or whatever. I tend to listen to the music first.
Half the time I don't even know what they're singing about. I donít care
what you sing about, just donít preach to me.
Best political band?
-I'm the wrong guy to ask. I am a fan of Propaghandi though.
Is there any good bands in your homecountry now?
-Sure thereís lots of great bands. Problem is, nobody knows about them.
Might I suggest Spread Eagle, The Spitfires, Burning Down, The Smears and
the list goes on. These are just some of my favourite local band that donít
get the notoriety they deserve.
What do you know about Sweden?
-Good massages (with a happy ending) and bikini teams.
Have you heard any good swedish bands?
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Ha,now days itís hard to tell. For me itís a lifestyle. Personally it
doesnít mean being some dirty kid on the street with a 3 foot Mohawk though.
I feel that itís about being yourself, and not caring about what other
people think. Do what you want and like what you want but more importantly,
do it with conviction. Thatís what really matters. Itís certainly not about
fashion or what bands you listen to. I think that wearing some Nike shoes
and a track suit to a Punk rock show is way more punk rock than some beat up
converse all stars with a black band t-shirt held together by safety pins.
Hell, some of the biggest punks I know don't even listen to punk rock.
Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five
most important things in life?
-Oh man, thereís just way to much to choose from.
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-I have no idea.
Most embarrassing record in your collection?
-I donít know, I usually donít buy something unless I like it. I was given a
Nickelback CD as a gift once from a family member. Smile, nod and say thank
Is My space a good place to get your music?
-I donít usually look for music on Myspace however I have come across a few
bands that Iím now a fan of. It seems to be pretty good place to put your
music though. Thanks to Myspace we have fans all over the world and Iím
doing things like interviews with Swedish punk rockers!
When do we see your next CD, is it the same sound??
-Wow, good question. It took over a year to get this one done so who knows.
We donít have any plans as of yet. I donít imagine it will sound all that
different seeing howís itíll still be the 3 of us playing the way we do.
Itíll probably have some more variety on it though.
Is it many interviews? Is it boring?
-Interviews are fine. Itís all this typing that sucks.
Which is the question you never get, please ask it and answer it?
Is it any chance to see you in Sweden soon?
-As soon as you guys all chip in to buy us plane tickets, weíll be there
(wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Till then, I donít know. Weíd love to do it
Where is the best place to play?
-Anywhere that sells cheap beer.
How is a good gig with you?
-Not really sure, Iíve never seen us play. Other people tell me itís great.
I know one thing for sure, It's loud as hell.
The name where does it comes from?(yeah itīs a boring question but itīs
-Jorj just made up the word one day and it stuck.
What shall we do about all rascists?
-Which ones? The white ones, the black ones, the yellow ones, the brown ones
or the green ones? (did I miss anything?) Either way, they all suck.
The best band in punkhistory?
-I donít know, Iíd say Minor Threat left a pretty long lasting impression on
The most important punksong?
-Punk Rock Girl (Dead Milkmen)
Futureplans for the band?
-Weíd like to start touring more. Weíre also trying to write a bunch of new
stuff. And weíd like to look at more boobs.
-Probably go to the Liquor store and get some beer.
-Donít pee on the electric fence.
Something to add?
-Seriously, it hurts.