How is it that you started playing music? From the beginning it was not supposed to be that serious, we had talked about doing some death metalso we wrote a respective songs and tested. When Skogsberg heard the songs he thought it was goodand wanted to record a whole album. Then we were going.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Robban Bergeskans – bass and vocals
Nicke Forsberg – Drums
Mike Jacobson – Guitars
Have you had other previous members? Yes, Fredrik Karnell former guitarist, he chose to quit the band this winter because of family and job.We tried some different guitarists before it felt right. Then we found Mike and it has worked from thebeginning.
Where are you from? We all come from different places in Sweden. Nicke comes from the western side, Trollhattan. Robbancomes from the eastern side, a small village called Hogsby. Mike comes from Malmö, it is located at thebottom of Sweden. Nicke and Robban now lives in Stockholm and Mike lives in Malmö.
What year did the band form? Jesus Chrüsler Supercar started in the summer of 2012
What's your style of genre? We play a merge between Rock ‘n Roll and Old Death Metal. And thinking that Death´n Roll fit well.
What inspires you? We try not to think about how other bands sound and play when we make songs. We have always liked. Entombed and often in conjunction with them, so they have probably given us much inspiration.
How often and where do you reherse? Earlier we rehearsal once a week. But now when Mike lives so far away, it is usually before gigs etc.
How have you developed since you started with the music? ?? We have a new album out soon, and it's a little more gritty rock n roll / punk.??
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We are always looking for companies that can help us to grow. Of course we want to play as much aspossible. So every label/company/agency are welcomed to contact us.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are looking right now for some record deal. To help us release upcoming album.
What are your songs about? Our songs are often about Death, The Devil, God and the people to shut up. We do not believe in God
and we believe of course not in Satan. So often exaggerate we satanism in a playful way.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Usually we make music together and Robban do the lyrics. But it happens that someone bringing a full
song to rehearsals.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? When Robban doing a song, he starts usually with the text. But otherwise we make music together
before the lyrics.
Have you done any covers live? Not yet, but we have some future plans.
What language do you sing in? English.
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? I think we have done a gig for about 5 people. In Finland we played for nearly 300500people.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? Anything between 1645 years.
What was your first gig like? Our first gig was super. We had rehearsed hard and everyone was excited. No one knew how it would
sound so the audience got a punch in the face.
What was your latest gig? Last gig was in Åland Island(Finland), at a venue called “Pub Bastun“.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We are doing some shows in Germany this summer. And are planning a Europe tour this fall.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We sold merchandise from the time we started the band. We sell Tshirts,Tank tops, Tote bags, LP, EP,CD etc.
Where can people buy your merchandise? You will find our merchandise at our website: www.jesuschruslersupercar.com or www.merchworld.com.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? We believe in both. It's a great opportunity nowadays to get music global and world wide without a recordlabel. It's not so hard to release an album today, and you don't need a record label as you did in the 80sand 90s maybe. But we think it's more hard to smaller bands than larger bands. Streaming anddownloading music are great and to reach alot of people around the world, but also think that it alwayshits the artists in the end. The big record labels are earning a lot of money but the artists and bandsalways get the money that is left. But in the Metal, Punk and Hardcore scenes, you always meetingpeople who wants to buy Vinyls, CDs and Merchandise and care more about the people behind themusic and know how much work all the bands and artists are doing. Love and respect.
What do you think of my work? We don’t know so much of your work so far,
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We don’t know. Let see what happens.
Do you have any role models or idols? Lemmy.
Why do you think that they exist? Maybe to get their ideas, statements and lyrics out of the brain. And inspire other.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? We find inspiration in everything. Both old and new stuff.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Trying to reach as many people as possible without any help from management, promotion companiesetc.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Do what ever you want, don’t listen to much what other people saying. Record your music and get thefuck out and play our ass off. It’s a dirty business.
How do you get psyched for a gig? to ride shoot straight and speak the truth...
Do you have any new material? We have a new album coming up.
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? Viahttp://www.jesuschruslersupercar.com or connect through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
What are your plans for the future? Touring, releasing album and have a lot of fun.