Explain how you first hooked
up with Tony Shore and Sublime Records. "We've
known Tony for awhile now. Since the early days of Mortal
when He was working for Frontline Records. He's a great
How did Mortal break up and
kinda turn into Fold Zandura? "Mortal ended
December of 94'. Jyro and I decided to start some sort of
a project band in the summer of 95'. We asked Frank Lenz
to join us and that was when Fold Zandura got going."
You guys (Jerome and Jyro)
seem to have a pretty cool partnership going there...what
roles do you play? "Jyro is pretty much the
principle songwriter. I come along for overall structure,
production and soda runs."
So what's the deal with the
BEC Records signing? "We have signed a longterm
deal with BEC Records. We've been signing short term deals
lately (SubLime, 5 Minute Walk, etc.) because we weren't
comfortable with the deals we've been getting. We really
liked the deal that Brandon from BEC Records offered us.
We won't be going to another label for awhile. A long
Playing concerts:love or
dread? "Totally love."
How would you describe your
music to someone who had never heard it before?
""Pop music with a guitar driven edge topped off with
samples and electronics. It's the music of the future."
What lead you to re-release
"Dark Divine" (indie debut) on Sublime? "We
decided to rerelease some older songs with a couple of new
songs through this label. The reason being is because of
the wider distribution it had. It gave us a chance to have
our album heard in more places than the independent
What are you most proud of in
Christian life? "I'm
not really proud of my Christian life. I've fallen many
many times. I'm just very glad that there isa God who
cares and loves me and that there is this thing called
Grace. Because of that, I live my life for Him and only
Him and when given a chance, I might spread some of that
love to those He brings in front of me. I take my
spiritual life one step at a time."
Music life? "I'm
very lucky to be doing the music that I do. I really love
the music Fold Zandura is creating."