EXCLUSIVE Interview with BROJOB “ALL WIENERS MATTER”
When did you guys realize this was more than just a joke, that you were getting a following and actually becoming something bigger?
THIS IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE JUST FOR FUN. WE DIDN’T EXPECT A FOLLOWING AT ALL. IT’S FUNNY REALLY. WE CREATED A FACEBOOK PAGE AND POSTED OUR SINGLE WITH A BOOST OF $20 ON FACEBOOK ONE NIGHT AND AWOKE TO FIND IT HAD ALREADY HAD OVER 50,000 PLAYS. FROM THERE, THE PAGE RAPIDLY GREW IN FOLLOWERS. THAT WAS DEFINITELY THE MOMENT WE KNEW THIS PROJECT WAS GOING TO TAKE OFF.
This project has kept the members anonymous. What is the reason behind it and will there be any big reveal at a certain point such as playing shows?
WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO IS THAT WE DON’T WANT FAME. WE JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, RAISE SOME MONEY FOR IMPORTANT CHARITIES AND SEND A POSITIVE MESSAGE. WE’VE NEVER HAD SUCH A HUGE VOICE BEFORE AND WE’RE DEFINITELY GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AND USE IT FOR A GOOD CAUSE. WE ACTUALLY JUST RELEASED A NEW SHIRT WITH 100% PROFITS GOING TO THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION. AT THIS POINT, WE REALLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT SHOWS SINCE WE’RE VERY FOCUSED ON GETTING THE ALBUM FINISHED. IF AND WHEN THE TIME COMES, WE WILL DEFINITELY SIT DOWN AND FIGURE OUT A GAME PLAN.
Are there any known members in other bands? Tyler Shelton of Traitors is a huge suspicion by many, or are you guys just regular dudes?
WE’RE JUST A GROUP OF NOBODY’S. ALSO, TYLER IS NOT IN THE BAND BUT WE DO LOVE HIM! <3
As much joking as there is with this band, in our previous chats you revealed that your goal is to remove homophobia from the scene. How did this message start for the band and has it always been there from the beginning?
IT’S REALLY SAD THAT WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE SOMEONE CAN ACTUALLY BE CRITICIZED FOR THEIR SEXUAL PREFERENCE. LOVE IS LOVE – PERIOD. UNFORTUNATELY, WITH METAL BEING A VERY MASCULINE-DOMINATED GENRE, IT’S PRETTY COMMON TO SEE SOME INTOLERANT PEOPLE WHO USE DEROGATORY REMARKS – DESCRIBING THINGS OR PEOPLE THEY DISLIKE AS “GAY” OR “FAGGY” ETC. IT’S BULLSHIT. OBVIOUSLY, THIS DOESN’T GO FOR ALL OF THE METAL COMMUNITY, AS THE MAJORITY HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PROJECT AND OF BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS, BUT HOMOPHOBIA IS STILL VERY PRESENT. WE’VE RECEIVED A LOT OF HATE MAIL FOR DOING WHAT WE DO. WE’VE EVEN RECEIVED DEATH THREATS. TOO BAD FOR THEM, WE’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
Do any of the members in the band identify as LGBTQ and have experienced discrimination in the music community they are in? If so, what types and how do you guys plan to change it?
TO PUT IT SIMPLY, WE’RE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH OUR SEXUALITY. WE BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S OKAY TO HAVE FUN WITH IT. WE KNEW THAT HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS WOULD COME, BUT IT’S HONESTLY HEART BREAKING TO KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE OUT THERE ARE SO SMALL-MINDED THAT THEY WOULD ACTUALLY GO AS FAR TO SEND US DEATH THREATS OR CALL OUT FOR OTHERS TO HARM US. IT’S A MASSIVE EYE-OPENER TO HOW BIG THE PROBLEM IS. BUT, IF YOU FOLLOW OUR PAGE, WE ALWAYS PUT THESE PEOPLE ON BLAST AND THEN SCREENSHOT THE CONVERSATION TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW PATHETIC THEY ARE. ANOTHER QUICK POINT WE FEEL SHOULD BE THROWN OUT THERE IS THE TOPIC OF THE TRANS COMMUNITY. WE WANT THEM TO KNOW WE HAVE THEIR BACKS JUST AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE. IT’S UPSETTING KNOWING SOME PEOPLE ARE PUT DOWN FOR NOT FEELING LIKE THEY WERE BORN INTO THE RIGHT SKIN. YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE. LOVE YOURSELF. IDENTITY IS NOT SOMETHING FOR ANYONE TO JUDGE, AND IT’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE FEEL IS LEFT OUT OF LGBTQ TALK FAR TOO OFTEN.
IF ANY OF OUR LGBTQ FANS ARE READING THIS, KNOW THAT WE ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOU AND WE BACK YOU 110% <3
The big question outside of who the members are….Shows. Will we ever see Brojob in the flesh? If so, will it be still secretive such as wearing masks or playing with no light?
THERE SEEMS TO BE A PRETTY BIG DEMAND FOR IT. WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. WE’RE ONLY A COUPLE MONTHS OLD AND STILL HAVEN’T EVEN RELEASED AN ALBUM. ONCE WE FINISH OUR DEBUT, I GUESS WE’LL SEE WHERE IT TAKES US!
Some major players have began to work with yo guys, CJ of Thy Art Is Murder is the latest. How do these begin and where do you guys plan on taking the music because it seems like this project isn’t losing any steam.
IF YOU’RE READING THIS CJ, WE LOVE YOU! <3 HONESTLY, WE’VE BEEN APPROACHED BY ALMOST ALL OF OUR GUEST SPOTS. THEY SEE HOW MUCH FUN WE’RE HAVING AND THEY JUST WANT TO JOIN IN! WE’RE JUST ENJOYING THE RIDE FOR NOW. IT’S DIFFICULT TO PREDICT THE FUTURE SINCE WE’RE STILL VERY NEW.
ALL WEINERS MATTER. THAT SHOULD BE A SHIRT!
Oh we agree too! #AllWeinersMatter!