The Void Which Binds 10


Helsinki FI   Feb 2015

Artist Bio

Influences:   Agalloch, Cult of Luna, Sigur Rรณs, Drudkh, Katatonia, maudlin of the Well, CMX, The Cinematic Orchestra, Dead Congregation, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Mgla, Tool, Emperor.

I've played guitar for several years now, although it probably doesn't show that much in my skills. I play mainly black/death sort of metal with my band, Loputon Suo. We had a new EP out in August 2018, so go check it out! (

2019: My fifth year participating in FAWM, time sure does fly. I should now have more time for FAWMing again, since I finally got my Master's thesis done last summer! Work of course might always come in the way or eat the energy I have for writing music, but still I'm hopeful. My band has quite a lot of new material to work on right now, so I don't feel the need to compose for that purpose, but we'll see. I'm really stoked about this once again!

Past years:

2015: Some form of extreme metal is what almost always comes out when I start to compose. Therefore my intention is to explore a bit different soundscapes and styles with this project. My goal is also to learn to actually finish songs (this has always been really difficult for me) and perhaps lower my self-critisism, too.


2016: As I was awhile back totally and utterly fed up with all the racism, fascism and nationalism, I had an idea that I would like to form a band which would play some sort of hybrid of black metal, death metal and punk, with lyrics being straight up nazi bashing and leftist propaganda. I wanted to claim the music that I love from the hands of all the NSBM and that type of bands.

At the end of January this idea came up again, when I talked with friends about Phil Anselmo's idiotic "white power" statement. Once again, I felt frustrated with racism in metal. And I guess in the world in general. Originally, I had planned to write some atmospheric, peaceful music this FAWM, but I felt that this time my motivation was higher for this type of music. The main idea is to write fairly simple, raw and crushing music which comments on the society around us. I sort of have a vision of Aura Noir, Amebix and Repulsion in a fistfight.


2017: So, my first year I had a goal of trying different things than metal, which I did, but also ended up creating quite a few metal tracks as well. The last FAWM I pursued some sort of hybrid of extreme metal and hardcore punk. Along the way, however, a few tracks differing from that goal came about. This year I think I will not set any goals or themes, since plans seem to fly out of the window at one point or another. I'll just keep true to myself and let the music guide me, in whatever shape it may come out. With my new job and writing my master's thesis, it may be hard to find time for this project, but I still hope to participate as much as I can, for I've really grown to appreciate this community!


2018: Turns out, I'm still in the same point as last year. Working and trying to write my master's thesis at the same time. I had a long break from doing the damn thing, and now that I've found some kind of motivation again after a long while, I really need to get it done with. That might unfortunately mean no FAWMing for me this year, which breaks my heart, to be honest. I'm still hopeful that I could squeeze in a tune or two, but we'll see. I'll try to listen and comment on your stuff either way, really excited once again to hear what people will cook up!



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  • @weakness Mar 1

    Oh shiiiiiiit thanks a ton man for listening and the feedback! Dude btw your list of influences are freaking amazing, I can't wait to listen through all your stuff you made!

  • @caterwauler  Mar 1

    Drummers enjoy fast pummeling, don't they? ๐Ÿ˜
    Good luck with the demo project!

  • @mmmmarcus Mar 1

    Thanks, haha. I didn't expect to make a few pop songs (but now at least one metal song came out too). And I love Lonely Island, they are awesome, so thanks for the reference!

  • @hmorg Feb 28

    Thanks for the comment. I've had this project idea in my head for quite some time already, of diving into the deep early nineties of industrial metal crossed with death metal, sort of like the first Fear Factory album, only with better songs and Godflesh and Pitch Shifter sitting on my shoulders. If I'd had more time, I'd perhaps tried to add some keyboards, like most of the lead guitar stuff would've worked as well if played with a chiptune synth or something. And there's a wall of text for you, dear friend.

  • @sapient  Feb 27

    Thanks! I'm wanting to do some proper old-skool crusty BM before the end of the month, and I might just use the shed song as a jumping-off point... ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @sapient  Feb 23

    You're the first person to mention a Devin Townsend connection with Volcano, and that's exactly the vibe I was trying to recreate! When me and Caterwauler were writing the song I said to her that Devin is the only person I would want to sing it. But he isn't on FAWM, so I had to try it myself. You should have heard the takes that didn't make it into the finished version... Damn, this singing business is HARD! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @kaidelong Feb 22

    To answer the question, I don't have a working amp at the moment, and I can't get my guitar or bass to sound any good without it. So it's an electric guitar, but a sampler doing it.

  • @matthew62  Feb 21

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Doggedly. Much appreciated.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 19

  • @jackketch Feb 18

    Hey, thanks for the nice comment about my hardcore song. Perhaps I will do a few more after all. What are you doing your masters thesis on? Good luck!

  • @bamsekarhu Feb 18

    Thรคnkz for the nรถkternal kommentoining!

  • @mikeb Feb 17

    Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Where the Children Play' If you remember what it was that made it sounding familiar, let me know

  • @caterwauler  Feb 16

    Thanks for enlightening me about war metal! I'll have to check that after FAWM. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @bamsekarhu Feb 15

    Love you too bro!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 13

    Thanks for the kind words on Whats up with the choir ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mmmmarcus Feb 13

    Haha, glad to hear you're not ashamed of enjoying some shame-pop ๐Ÿ˜ it was one of those tracks that wanted to be written. I'm usually more rock/metal oriented as well. Good to see you on here again.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 10

    What do you mean you are lousy with timing the vocals? Do you use a metronome in your daw?

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 10

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Monotony. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • @vihaleipa Feb 10

    Have you tried SSD5 Free? It's what I've been using for my FAWM songs with real drums, you can limit the memory that takes in the settings and it a good sounding full kit without any limitations. Since it's free it's worth a shot:

  • @monplaisir Feb 10

    Thanks a lot for your comment ! yeah, I see what you mean for the cinematic stuff. Like a glitchy chasing sequence.

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 10

    Cheers for the comment - I spent my teenage years living in the Bromley/Beckenham area (and I used to drink in the pub in Bromley where David and Angie held their wedding reception) so I guess I've picked up a similar accent. That's probably where the comparisons with Bowie end, lol

  • @emplate Feb 9

    Yes, @ayancia. To correct any possible misunderstandings, I want to stress I never used the word "rip-off" ๐Ÿ˜€ The words I used were "The chords in the beginning remind me of the stuff of Behemoth." Which I, too, meant to be only a positive thing. And like I replied to @gromwaf on his own soundboard, I think it's okay to have influences and show them. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ayancia Feb 9

    My apologies this comment was fueled by complete misreading and misunderstanding. Music well!! @emplate @gromwaf

  • @gromwaf Feb 2019

    Haha true, now that you mention it... It sounds like a ripoff from Behemoth's Ora Pro Nobis
    Stay true...

  • @downfallroad  Feb 2019

    YEEEEA! Thanks dude! Heavy acoustic stuff is my jam. Glad you liked it.

  • @hmorg Feb 2019

    Thanks for the comment, much appreciated.

    Btw, it's probably Ever Circling Wolves you're thinking of. ๐Ÿ˜‰