Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Mentors Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
. Well, the Mentors have been doing some touring up and down the West Coast and getting ready to head to the East Coast this summer. There's a full-length Rockumentory about the Mentors coming out called the Kings a sleaze and that should be hitting some film festivals, Netflix, you should be able to buy it at Best Buy and all over the world. We do spend a lot of time in the recording studios always writing new music. That way we have a full library to pick and choose the best songs to put on another release.

2.For those that have yet to hear the newer material that has been coming out since the reunion, how would you say it differs from the older material?
2, The only thing that really differs is that it's harder, heavier and tighter. But all the content is the same just updated for The New century. It gets harder and harder to shock people anymore. The Mentors sing about what we know. With the addition of the newest member Mad Dog drummer/vocalist, he's the real deal. Hey true slut fucker and monster musician. He really stepped up our game.

3.I remember when i was younger I would see the band on talk shows and all the religious right wing whining about how shocking the lyrics where, do you feel you where ahead of your time with the way you wrote the lyrics?
3. Of course we were ahead of our time. No one can deny. Without Mentors you wouldn't have bands like GWAR, Pungent Stench, Anal Cunt, Green jelly, pottymouth, just to name a few. Not to mention the two dozen Mentors tribute bands are out there. We wrote the lyrics that everybody else was too scared the right at the time. There was no tongue-in-cheek with us. The tongue went straight up the asshole.

4.In 2014 people seem to be more open minded than they where in the 80s, do you still feel that you can shock some sensitive people these days?
4. Really taken what we do over-the-top. The world is to PC. It's easier to shock people like that. The punk rock metal scene is full of a bunch of pussies that wear knickers and flip-flops. Even the metal world is been infested by hipsters. Sensitive sweater wearing pussies I will always crying bitch about what we have to say. We just don't degrade women and talk shit about the faggots. We talk shit about everybody. No one is safe… Not even our own fans.

5.I know that the band split up for awhile, but what was the decision to reform the band?
5. The band never split up. Our first show was in four days after El Duce's death. We carried on. We don't expect people to be sensitive when they listen to the Mentors but, we're also not to be very sensitive to a death in our own band. El Duce is God! Turn to page move forward.

6. Out of all of the shows and tours that the band has played over the years which one did you enjoy the most?
6. They get better and better. The only thing that gets worse are the stupid bands that we end up getting stuck playing with. They stick us with the worst bands. It has been some really good ones. Was pleasure playing with the murder junkies this last winter tour, also bands like Pottymouth and Eat Turnbuckle always fun to do gigs with. We liked debauchery when we play show. We like naked chicks and sluts urinating on stage. Its just a normal thing for us.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
7. Working on the East Coast right now starting in August 2014.

8.I know that the band originally came from Seattle but is now re-located to Los Angeles for the past 30 years, what was the decision behind making that move back in the days?
8. Better drugs, more booze, more sluts, better porno, and you got to be where the action is. That was long before grunge hit Seattle. Seattle was not hip at that the time.

9.Since 1990 all of the albums have been released on your own label, do you feel that you have had more freedom to do what you want with your music these days, than you where able to do with a label?
9. The Mentors of always been able to do want on our records.

10. What are your thoughts on the modern metal and punk scenes and do you feel that you have been a huge influence on a lot of the bands that have came out over the years?
10. Not a fan of the modern metal movement and as far as the punk rock movement goes. It's all the same shit. I've said more about this and previous answers.

11.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your reunion by your older fans?
11. I would say 90% positive and only 10% negative. The 10% really hasn't heard or seen us live since the old days. The Mentors now or a powerhouse trio. No longer will people have to endure El Duce being too drunk to play and we is or to getting somebody out in the audience and it makes a sound like shit all night long. The proof is in the pudding. No one ever leaves our shows disappointed.

12.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects these days?
12. I always have my own solo albums that always come out and work and record with other bands. Mad dog has a band called Hossbruten it's been gigging in Southern California for over 25 years. But were always contributing to the fame of others.

13.When can we expect a new album and what can we expect music wise, once it is released?
13. I hope soon but we wanted to be perfect. Like I said, we're always recording material.

 14.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
14. Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, KISS, Jimi Hendricks, Van Halen, and Judas Priest. As far as new stuff goes. it's few and far between. Rarely do we find something nowadays it catches alright. People nowadays are used to listening to garbage.

15.Do you have any non musical interests?
15. I collect VHS porno movies, i have over hundred thousand hard-core porno magazines, I find myself traveling around the world and getting massaged by young Asian girls. If it's not music has to be sex-related. Sickie likes to drink booze. And Mad Dog is a hard-core sex addict and Tattoo Artist.

16.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
16. The Mentors will always be true to ourselves. We don't hide it, we are the real deal. We put it to your face you don't have to worry about us have to worry about Joe Schmoe working in the office building with child porn on his computer, or bands like the Lostprophets blowing meth smoke and two little babies mouths. So we come to your town bring some booze, drink with us, let's get high and let's fuck sluts.
Thanks. The Pope.

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