Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Yeah yeah, I know...

... none of you folks give a flying fuck about wonderful beer philosophy like the previous post, so here's something that you guys (hopefully) are looking for when you tune into my station, so to speak:

So yeah, it's going pretty well. Seven songs are pretty much done, music-wise that is. These all mostly working titles so don't expect to see these song titles on the album (except two), but at least this damn train is moving forward :) There's 4 more songs on the "maybe" pile, and I'm planning to use all the free time I have in my hands until the beginning of September on writing, so I should have a pretty good pile of songs to choose from when we begin the recordings.

BTW, brothers Hurula - that being our "little" drummerboy Hurtsi and his brother - have set up a Facebook page, which is pretty much as official a page as it gets at this point, so if you feel like checking it out and showing your support you can find it

Don't expect me to post much there, I'm not that active in Facebook anyway, but I think Hurtsi might be posting some funny anecdotes from time to time :) 

So, there you have it, this is where we're at, at the moment. I'll keep you posted, when I have something to share and feel like it and am sober enough :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One more for the books

So, Arion's debut album "Last Of Us" has been officially released today in Japan, that means that I can add one more album to my discography :) If there are any sons or daughters of rising sun reading go and buy it, it rocks.

Yesterday I went jogging for 8,5km, came home and had a shower. Just when I was about to start writing again Mr.Vanhala of Insomnium/Omnium Gatherum fame called me and asked if I'd like to go out and have some coffee with him. So, we went and had a coffee... And three beers. Came home and was too tired to work, but I did eventually manage to write one bridge.

Today I went running as well, but I met my limit: +31celsius is too hot for me to run anymore. I did 5,5km and had to walk the last kilometre as I was fucking exhausted. After that it's been the same old same old, shower - food- work. The songs are progressing and I am still on schedule.

Now I think I shall reward myself with a glass of whiskey for one more album released and one that's still on the works but shaping up nicely. Have a good one!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Working, I guess

Today I woke up pretty early, had some coffee and went jogging. It was pretty sweaty stuff, considering it was +27 celsius and sun was shining from a clear blue sky. After the mandatory shower I went to buy some new strings (for the guitar, not for me) and opted eating out since I felt too lazy to cook anything. Changed the strings and after that it was 8 straight ours of writing and recording.

I was listening to what I did and at first I got a bit bummed out since I noticed that there are basically 2 songs within that one song, but then I saw the silver lining: I actually wrote the basis for 2 songs instead of one. The verses were just way too beautiful to be wasted in a powermetal song and the metal song kinda lost some of it's momentum because the verses were so different. Tomorrow I'll continue working on both.

Monday, July 21, 2014

One more song written...

...maybe I can actually pull this off. At least the spirits are high (and not on drugs) :)

BTW, anybody else been following this King Diamond/Hal Patino feud? If you haven't I strongly suggest you do, it's funny shit. Remember to make some popcorn.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day @ home

Made it back last night, had great shows with Antti and with Timo, a meeting with a record label and all sorts of shenanigans. Tomorrow it's time to hit the road again with the Railio-band.

Oh yeah, I also got this:

Friday, July 11, 2014

A few days at home...

...have now come and gone, but it's been nice. For instance today I sang some demo vocals and after that I went jogging. Sun was shining and all that jazz. Tomorrow it's time to head to Seinäjoki to play that funky music with white boy Railio. Fucking Tangomarkkinat, the whole city is messed up. Too many people for my taste, but what the fuck, it's a show among others...

On monday we play with Timo in Helsinki and after that I can hopefully get back to writing.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Throwback Friday

Yeah, I know it doesn't really rhyme, but who gives a fuck. As tomorrow we will be re-united on stage with Mr. T, here's a blast from the past:

This is the very first time we met, circa 1998-1999 in Oulu, on the "Destiny" tour. I was 18 years old and got a fan picture :) Who would've known what would follow :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Update of sorts:

Yeah, I know you don't give a shit about my "funny" anecdotes or pictures, so here's something someone somewhere might actually be interested in: Today I've talked with Timo and Hurtsi, and it might actually be that we could get the next CO album recorded earlier than I initially thought. Also, the songwriting has been going pretty still, so everything is possible :)

On Saturday I'll play my first acoustic show with Timo in three months or so, waiting for that as well :)

Me neither

I don't listen to prayers either, although I do listen to a lot of other stuff besides metal. 
Then again, I've always been a bit more open-minded than Jesus :)