Influences: Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, Emperor, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Arcana, Dead Can Dance, sci-fi and futuristic movies
A musician from Finnish Lapland, living in the south of Finland. Been playing guitar since 1997, and writing music since 2000.
FAWM 2017 will be my third year! I might start a bit slow due to real life hindering the fun :q but I will definitely do 14 songs again. At least in the second half of the month. I'm kind of thinking to do a full concept as a soundtrack to a scifi "movie".
All my FAWM songs (2015 - 2017) are available on Youtube with a simple video for each: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfw...
My first year in FAWM was 2015, and I created 14 songs of crazy genre combinations and some songs in genres I've never tried before. I've been lucky to have 965 plays of the songs to date! Thanks all!
The year 2016 was a bit more traditional and many of the songs will be on my next full length Vortech album. There were also some different styles of songs here and there.
I have been fortunate enough to never have run into a writer's block, which is quite nice for this kind of a thing 😀 For my main band, I have written 100+ published songs (including the almost-ready new album), and about 20 more that are unpublished outtakes. Songwriting has always been my passion and it's always just as exciting to surprise even oneself!
|#1||The Dark City||
|#6||Zero Day Exploit||
|#10||Obey, Conform, Embody||
|#12||The Dust That Remains||
|#14||Zero to Infinity||
Thanks a lot for your comments on "Ruins", "Pray For Nothing", and "Lost At Sea", much appreciated! Sentenced, eh? I did listen to them around Down era so any similarities are purely coincidental and subconscious! 😁
Thanks for your comments! Oh man, Drive, I'd almost forgotten about them. I saw them live a few times some 16 years ago and even have their demo EP with both their vocalists' autographs. Never heard the full-length they put out some years later, though. And as for the intensity of Harjailija at the practice space, we'll find out tomorrow.
Thanks for your comment on "The Gift"!
(With the end-of-FAWM rush, I've been a little late.)
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Thanks for the comment on Vastarannalla! Original Diablo soundtrack? That's a compliment! 😁
Thanks for the comment!
Thanks for the comment on "Petrol". "The happiness of the end" is actually a very fitting term, there is that kind of an idea behind the shift in mood. Too bad I'm so slow at writing lyrics.
Thx for comments on Explorer 49. Much appreciated! I will check out your songs later. Busy now these last days.
Lovin' this soundtrack idea and well executed. Have long wanted to do something similar myself
Thanks or your comments on my songs... I will be back to listen to more of your fine stuff!
Thanks for your comment on "With Spears And Arrows"! I'm really flattered to be compared to Dødheimsgard, such a huge compliment! Although "happy" wasn't really the adjective I was going for, haha!
Fuxk! I've contradicted myself... Thanks for noticing! 😉
Thanks for the feedback! Glad to see a fellow metalhead around 😁
Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, I didn't really pay any attention to scales when I put that together... Yet another thing to work on. 😀
Thanks for the comment bro I really like Nile a lot you might say that something I strive to be everyday. You have some awesome songs here too good to see someone with metal influences here
Thank you for the comments the the feedback!
Thanks for the feedback! Cool to see you're from Finland, I visited Kotka two summers ago and it was really nice
Thank you so much for the Queen comparison on The Universe Dances! My late co-writer Hoops adored Queen, and though I wasn't consciously trying to emulate them, I'm sure I was influenced by all the records Hoops shared with me. Science fiction for sure. Thanks again. 😀
Thanks for listening and commenting! Will return the favor soon!
Part 2 song sounds actually a decent I idea! Thanks!
Wow thanks for such generous compliment! The apocalyptic vibe is definitely there for sure. It makes me feel lost in the woods.
But actually, there's no synth! Just guitar and bass, and a SHITLOAD of reverb! 😉
Thanks a lot for your comment on "Mouth of Perdition"! And thanks for the tip, as well. I put some reverb and delay on leads and clean guitars, but I guess I could've tried to make them pop out even more.
Cheers for the comment! Now you mention it does seem like a good album ender - I'll have to bear that in mind.
Minimalism is kinda my thing. 😀
Hey! Glad to see you're back this year.