Thursday, September 25, 2014

Demo vocals

This is how it looks like when an idiot is recording demo vocals to girly metalsongs. Managed to sing 2 songs today.

Oh yeah...

...also booked a studio for the Cain's Offering bass recordings today, it's all still on folks :)

No cigar...

Today I recorded a guitar solo using this guitar:

Still didn't sound like Tolkki...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here I am again...

I don't think you even need to guess where:

Looks like the Autumn is finally here. I don't really mind, in Finland we have, or at least used to have, these things called the four seasons. This fucking flu is driving me insane thought, it's now going on for 3 weeks+. I could do without already.

Last night we recorded some of Timo's vocals for this project we are both "featured" in. Now I should have some coffee, maybe smoke a cigarette and then do the final edits for those vocal tracks. Then I could record some CO demo vocals and later tonight I think we will continue with this other project. So, here we are, again...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Apparently it didn't take me that long.

So, the new instalment of me talking crap about guitar playing is online. This time I talk (write) about the pentatonic scale (...aaaand most of my guitar playing readers just puked....) and how to expand on the boxes etc. Trust me fellow players, it isn't as boring as it sounds.

You can find it 

So, have fun and use a metronome:)

Starting to feel better

Which is nice, as we have shows on Friday and Saturday with Timo. Still not even close to 100%, but feeling way better than the last week or so.

I've also done something I haven't done in a while here: I'm preparing another article regarding guitar playing. Been doing some notation and tablatures for you guitar playing readers out there, I try to get the article online during this week, or at least ASAP. Stay tuned :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Not quite the start I was hoping for...

Well, my 34th year as a habitant of this planet has begun, and unfortunately not as well as I had hoped. Meaning that I've caught a TERRIBLE flu, haven't really gotten out of the couch now in two days. Sore throat, high fever and a lot of snot. I know, sounds charming.

Actually it is kinda fitting time to get sick, as this is one of the few free weeks I will have during the rest of the year, of course one has to spend it inside four walls. God forbid I could do anything that would be actually nice or fun...

Well, it is what it is and I will just have to play with these cards I've been dealt. Hopefully this shit will turn to better soon, as this is REALLY fucking annoying.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Quote of the day:

"I always wanted to be somebody, 
but now I realize  I should have been more specific"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

We are one short

Just finished the song I started working on yesterday, turned out better than I expected :) Now I'll just try to write one more and it's a wrap :)

Almost not a day goes by...

Today I was struggling a bit. Woke up in a decent time, went running and after that I tried to write. Nothing happened, nothing. I just couldn't come up with anything. Of course this was probably because I was trying to force it. We have still been missing one certain kind of song that is needed for the album, and as these kind of songs really don't come that naturally to me I think I was pushing it too hard. Then I took a break and did something totally unrelated, came back at 22:00 and at 23:00 I had the intro, riff, verse and chorus written. Which is nice, I thought I would really have to fight with this one, but no. So, I'd say there's 11&1/2 songs written. I'm pretty much aiming for 13, then I think I should be set. No use to write 20 songs if only 10-12 are going to be on the album anyway.

I actually discussed this with Timo at some point when we were writing something together. We don't really write any "filler" songs, and for one reason and one reason only: If it doesn't sound good enough and interesting enough after a try or two then we just move on and leave it behind. No use in wasting time writing something that is going to be at best "ok".  Just move on and try to write something that is interesting enough and touches a nerve somewhere.

I am actually really excited to see what will come out of this album. I of course think the songs sound great already as demos, but then again I am totally biased and disqualified to judge them since they are mine. Every parent thinks their children are special, which is bullshit :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

R.I.P Jimi Jamison.

IMO one of the best, most solid voices in rock has passed away. Well, the choir invisible just got a lot better again...

"In the darkest night
Rising like a spire
In the burning heart
The unmistakeable fire"

Fuckin' word!

Monday, September 1, 2014


No need to wake me up when it ends, I'm planning to be pretty much awake. I still have approx one and a half months to finish up the writing for the new CO album. Of course there's some shows and other stuff to do as well, but so far it looks (and sounds) pretty damn good.

On Friday we play @ Jyväskylä with Timo and on Saturday it's time to rock Vantaa once again. Feel free to join us if you feel like it :)