"It's Hard Work Doing This Shit!" -Twenty Questions with Sister's Cari

Not only has he contributed to one of MaF's favourite albums of the year - Cari knows how to make up a bed properly too!

Who are you, and what do you do?
Cari, drummer of Swedish punk/metal act Sister

Where are you?
In my home in Stockholm, in front of my slow fucking computer

What will the next food that passes your lips be?
I'm actually eating strawberries right now as I'm writing, haha!

If we’re speaking to you, it may well be because you’ve got something to sell – tell us a little about it.
I got a lot of shit to sell! My body for example.. Anyone? We also opened a brand new merch shop at our website www.sisteronline.net where you can find anything you need. Of course our brand new debut album Hated that got in stores June 7th in USA and Europe. It's a killer sleazy, punk/metal album with 10 brand new songs

.What’s the best thing about being in your band?
To have a great time and pushing each other together forward to make new bigger/better things happen all the time. To work with the only thing that you've ever wanted to do is awesome.

And the worst?
It's a tough business, you don't seem to make that much money nowdays and it costs a lot of money to keep the band going. There is hard fucking work doing this shit! But, I won't complain. No way! It's fucking great!

Where would you most like to perform that you haven’t already been to?
We all would love to head over to the States and do some shows. That would be great!

Was it a bad thing for Judas Priest to appear on American Idol?
Hell no! It was fucking great. I've been watching it on youtube and it's awesome.

Who or what first alerted you to the fact that you’d like to be a musician?
live in Gothenburg in 1996 on the first reunion tour. I was eight years old and it was totally insane!

Who would win in a fight between a badger and a baboon? Why?
Oh Jesus, christ..! Well, the badger would win. As the baboon was gay and the other one ran away.. hmm.. ah shit. Stupid question and I can't even come up with a stupid answer!

Motley Crue or Nirvana?
Love both bands but of course Mötley Crüe if i have to choose.

A genie grants you 24 hours as a member of another band – who do you join?
Kiss 1974 or W.A.S.P. 1984

Are Cds a dead medium for music delivery?
It seems like that, yes, but the hardcore fans will always buy the stuff anyway, thats for sure! I still love to buy a new cd but i collect vinyl stuff and thats mostly what i buy nowdays.

Only a fool comes off tour with less money in his pocket than he started with. Discuss.
Hahah! In that case i know even more fools than i thought;) We go on tour, drinking and driving til all the money are gone and then we get home broke and hungover. I thought that was the right way to do it?! Hehe, guess i was wrong. But it's fun!

What sort of music can you absolutely not abide?
As i don't pay attention to music genres and stuff that I don't like I guess the worst thing is when you hear some crappy "rock band" that don't seem to know what rock n' roll is about. I will not mention any names, haha!. Also all those "I'm so sexy, come and fuck me" disco songs, preformed by people that can't even sing or write their own music is something that I don't like to hear/see.

Which of your songs would you like the cast of Glee to record?
Hated, for sure! Haha, my girlfriend is watching that fucking show all the time. Would be great to get som hate in to it!

What one item of non-musical equipment can you not do without on tour?
Actually it's hard to even come up with one single thing. We're always up to something on tour so it never get's boring. Becuase it's nowdays, I guess the Laptop is great to bring.

Can you do a Hospital Corner?
Not sure if I can do it today. But I could do it before! I did some military training back in the day.

Here’s one last chance to spruik your band/tour/album... What else should we know about it?
We are planning the european tour to support Hated after this (Northern) summer. After that we'll hopefully hit the US as well! Watch our for Sister and our brand new debut album out on Metal Blade Records!.