Finnish rockers Rust n ‘Rage released their third album “One for the road” via Frontier Records last March, after a Finnish mini-tour with Brother Firetribe and One Desire the quartet was finally able to perform in their hometown. We were there and did not miss the opportunity to interview them at the end of the evening.
Finnish symphonic metal band Memoira has been working hard over the past two years releasing their third album “Carnival of Creation” via Inverse Records, signing with JVR Agency, offering a live stream to their fans, and releasing three new singles.
Now they are ready to let their live music do the talking starting with the concert in their hometown Pori. We had the chance to meet Lassi and Niko before the concert and talk about everything that has happened in the last two years.
What happens when former memebers of Disco Ensemble, Children of Bodom and Lapko form a band? Moon Shot is the answer!
The Finnish rock band will release their debut album next October, meanwhile the band played 3 shows this summer proving they are ready to conquer the world with their sound and energy.
We had the oppotunity to meet Ville Malja and Jussi Ylikoski before their show at Porispere and talk about the band, upcoming album and much more.
Finnish band Stam1na is promoting their new album “Novus Ordo Mundi”, released last February, with a summer tour hitting most of the festivals around Finland. The band is also getting ready for the highly anticipated concert of 10th anniversary of “Viimeinen Atlantis” release , which should have been held last December but due the covid-19 restrictions was postpone to September 2021. Before their show at Porispere, we had the chance to meet Kaikka and talk about the new album, upcoming gigs and much more.
Ensiferum released their eighth studio album “Thalassic” in July 2020, the first with new keyboardist and vocalist Pekka Montin. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the band was unable to promote the album with a proper tour.
Before their show at Porispere we had a chat with Petri and Sami and talked about what happened in the last 2 years, their album, the virtual festivals, and much more.
After a successful 2019, Beast In Black was ready for new opportunities but the pandemic changed their plans. We had the opportunity to have a chat with the mind of the band Anton Kabanen and talk about their music and what is coming in the near future.
Hey Anton, how are you doing?
I’m fine thank you.
“From Hell with love” was released in 2019, what can you tell about the composing process?
I work always like this first of all I go through my old songs and ideas, I select 20 or 30 and do some new ones, so it’s kind of a bridge between old and new stuff. When I have chosen 20 songs, I play them to the band members and they give me feedback and say which their favorites are, then we finally get the last 10 or 11 for the album. My way of song-writing is different from most rock bands as I write all the songs, it’s really personal to me, that’s why I take care of everything but I want everyone to feel part of it working together as a band.
Are you working on a new album?
Yes, I’m always working on new albums, it’s an endless process.
What can we expect from the next album?
It will be good (En. laughs). At least I hope so, we just do our best. It will definitely have the Beast In Black sound so when you will listen to the songs you will immediately recognize that it is our songs, I have a strong feeling that our trademark is really present there.
2019 was a successful year for you, if you had to sum it up with one word what would it be?
Due the Covid19 pandemic almost all tours have been cancelled, but many bands have opted for live stream gigs, what do you think about it? Is it something you would do too?
I don’t think Beast In Black would ever do this kind of isolated live stream, I mean no audience, it’s not something we’re excited about. There is so much work to be done in the artistic field, I prefer to spend that time working on something that we can create and that remains after the hard work, for example the new album. I spend my time thinking about the songs and visual stuff for the next album and stage production instead of just playing for the empty hall and sending over the internet. If anyone wants to do it, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I just think we wouldn’t have as much fun as when we play real shows.
In short time you have achieved success and won the hearts of many people with your sound, how is your relationship with your fans?
I think the word that describe it is warm. Every time we meet fans there is dedication, enthusiasm and kindness, they are really honest with all their heart they support us. We always try to meet them whenever possible, take pictures and sign autographs.
What’s on plan for the future?
Beside the new album, we are always working to improve ourselves, making things bigger and more professional. It’s like growing up, as children grow up, they get bigger and more flesh on their bones, the beast must be stronger and bigger. We hope to do much more gigs and bigger tours, but no one knows when this is going to happen.
We have done with this interview, thank you for your time! Would you like to say something to your fans?
Thank you to all the fans that are reading this, we hope to see you as soon as possible whenever we get on tour until then stay tuned for Beast In Black news, check out our Facebook, we always update when there is something worth updating. Take care everybody, stay healthy.
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