Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It comes to an end

2014 that is, and what a ride it has been. I collaborated on 2 albums that came out this year and started working on my biggest project to date, the second Cain's Offering album, which I thought would never happen. Met many people, drank many beers, shared even more laughs. Can't really complain :)

2015 will see at least one album I'm involved with, maybe more. I'm not going to make any New Year's resolution, since I don't know what it should be. I initially though of promising myself to take it a bit easier and not work as much as I have this year, but what the hell. I'm happy when I'm busy and I love what I do, so why mess with that.

You twisted little groundhogs take it easy now, and see you next year!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Last (recording) day of the year done

We managed to get 8 songs done. The aim was to get all the lead vocals done before Christmas, but physique and fatigue got in the way. We will come back to Lappajärvi in the beginning of January to finish up the leads and then it's pretty much up to me after that (and Jens, slightly :)

Tomorrow we'll head to Joensuu to play the second-to-last show of the year with Timo, and on Saturday it's the last one @ Kitee, which all of you non-Finnish people out there might know because of Nightwish :)

It's been a helluva ride and I'm glad it goes down in a positive note, as the stuff we have been working on here sounds pretty damn good to my ears. I'll have a drink and some sleep now, take care you wonderful little fucks :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Some indication

...of the new CO-style. Hopefully this link works.

Day something

It's going ok, but we are not going to make the initial deadline I set, being that the lead vocals would be recorded before Christmas. That said we are doing fine, 8 out of 11 pretty much done. Tomorrow we can hopefully finish up the 9th one and then in the beginning of January we can wrap this shit up.

It sounds pretty good, so you'll probably gonna hate this :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014


is a totally decent time to wake up for some people. I'm not one of them. Oh well, soon I'll take the bus to Helsinki-Vantaa airport and we fly to Levi with Mr.T to play 2 shows and raise some hell. On Sunday we fly back to Helsinki and on Monday it's time to get back to recording the vocals.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Seen most of these.

Hell, I've done most of these.

Day 6, I guess

Today we've continued with the vocals. 6th of December was not doable as we had (a great) show in Oulu. Unbelievable crowd there, kudos to you all!

It's always nice when you have something waiting for for at the hotel :)

My namesake had dressed accordingly for the Finnish Independence Day

As for the recordings, we now have 4 songs pretty much ready and 2 that are getting there. Slowly but surely this whole thing is coming together, and if I wasn't an atheist I'd thank God for that. Now I guess I have to thank Timo, and a little bit myself as well :)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 5

We've been working on 2 songs since I last gave an update on the recording process. Both are coming along nicely, but the flu that we both now have is kinda slowing things down. Had to skip some of the higher register parts, hopefully we can lay them down next week.

Tomorrow it's time to head to Oulu to Rock the Acoustic Metal once again, hopefully we'll be both feeling better, as Oulu is a great town that deserves a great show.

Have to get this DVD

As I told you before, Turmion Kätilöt played the best show I've seen in a long time. Now they are coming out with a live DVD, and I think I have to get it. I have a feeling it's going to be highly entertaining and a great show to watch while drinking :)

At least the sample looks and sounds great:

One of my favourite Finnish bands at the moment, great music and they are fucking hilarious live while also sounding totally kick-ass.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 3

Fuck, I feel like I'm coming down with a flu, and I'm not the only one. This would be a fucking perfect timing to get sick, because there is not a lot riding on this session... We are 3/11 now. Had to struggle quite a bit today, but in the end it was worth it, sounds GREAT :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Day 2

2 songs down, now a break and some food. Maybe start on another song later tonight. Rocking the fucking metal :)

First one down

Tonight we started on the lead vocals for the upcoming album, and now we have the first song in the bag, so to speak. only 10 more to go :)