Photo: John Carlisle
Jeremy Sundeaus—or “Jerm” as most folks know him—has been involved in the local and national music scenes since before most mall-punks were born. He can often be found slinging drinks, loading the stage at our own Burt’s Tiki Lounge, occupying said stage with his current doom act Muckraker, and also bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Prince of Darkness with the extremely awesome and underrated Black Sabbath tribute band Irony Man. Sundeaus has seen bands, fads, clothing, hair-styles and countless issues of SLUG come and go. He was kind enough to share a few thoughts about SLUG with us, and although he is a man of few words, his responses are pretty goddamned entertaining.
SLUG: Tell us about your first experience with SLUG Magazine.
Sundeaus: I think it was when a certain drummer wrote to Dear Dickheads under the moniker “Grindboy” and stirred up some funny rantings about the then-scene. I think Dan from Draize Method/Red No. 5 retorted that he’d spank Grindboy with a Slayer album...
SLUG: How have you seen the magazine change since then?
Sundeaus: Besides color and a sleeker look, I think there’s been continuity with the magazine that parallels the times.
SLUG: What is one of the most memorable SLUG articles that you have read?
Sundeaus: Nothing in particular, but I always read Localized.
SLUG: What is your favorite SLUG cover?
Sundeaus: The one of Thunderfist/Blackhole/The Wolfs, etc.Thunderfist being my favorite.
SLUG: Tell us about the most memorable SLUG event that you’ve attended.
Sundeaus: The Sabbathon when ol’ Jamie St. James joined The Unlucky Boys for a sweet rendition of “Sweet Leaf!”
SLUG: How has SLUG affected your life?
Sundeaus: It’s just a good source of information for local and national shows, shops, etc. and has been a great source for advertising locally.
SLUG: Why do you think SLUG has continued to be relevant in Utah for the last 22 years?
Sundeaus: I don’t think they let themselves fall into a mold and they continue to keep up with what kids are doing in the now.