Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sorry for the hiatus

It's just that there hasn't been much to write about. Been going to the gym and trying to relax for a change, that's not really interesting for you guys to read about anyway so I won't burden you with that crap.

Yesterday I recorded a few solos for the upcoming Railio album, so that's pretty much done. Just some ad libs to one outro and that's it. Tomorrow I'll travel to Lappeenranta to play a show with Antti & The Boys, and on Sunday I'll attend a party. That's right, a party.

I'll leave you folks with yet another lesson in Finnish, as I find it funny:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Made it to Hämeenlinna

Herr's my plan for tonight:

Work & off-night combined

Sitting on a train again, for a change. Tonight we play a private show with Mr. T and later tonight I will go and see Stratovarius live @ Hämeenlinna. Might be fun :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lets get some sleep

Been working on the song we wrote with Timo while at Lappajärvi, and it's starting to sound really good. Feels nice to work on some melodic metal for a change, haven't written a song like this in ages. Beautiful melodies, heavy guitar riffs, double kick beats... Basically everything a growing kid needs :)

But it's getting late, and as I'm planning on hitting the gym tomorrow before continuing on some songwriting I think I should hit the hay and get some sleep. C U!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Well said...

Lappa & Järvi

Today we played a show @ school in Lappajärvi, doing some youth work and showing kids how they might end up if they don't study hard. After that we went to the gym, had a sauna and then worked on a song. It's nowhere near ready yet, but it has some decent ideas. Now I think I'll have a drink and then head to bed. It was a long weekend and I can still feel it...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Booze review II

Kinda like Jägermeister, but with more liquorice taste, and it doesn't kick back quite as hard as Jäger when you down a shot. Warmly recommend it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Greetings from the studio

We're done, I laid down rhythm tracks for 4 songs + some additional stuff, still have 2 solos to record but those I'll do at home. Had a blast :)

It's a troll...

Give it to me...

You, yeah, you... Fuck you!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Done for the day, tomorrow it's bye bye Kemi for now.

Done with the school for a month now, have to come back here around the middle of December. Today we continued the lyrics-stuff with Mr. Salo, very interesting stuff. After that I got back to my sister's place, went through the songs I'm supposed to record tomorrow, changed the strings and did some basic guitar maintenance. Now I think I'll just chill and early tomorrow I'll have to catch a train and drag my sweet ass and dwindling guitar talent to Kokkola to lay down some guitar tracks. Gonna be a long day again, but hey, most of them are nowadays.


Oh god, I sincerely hope this is not going to be another "The Phantom Menace" disaster. I don't need the disappointment...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Still alive and back in Kemi

4 days and 2 shows in Levi. Flew there on Wednesday, which was our day off. Played shows on Thursday and Friday, and stayed there with my beloved little sister for Saturday as well. The shows were ok and Saturday with my Sis was shitloads of fun.

Winter Wonderland
Weird shit. Who would've thought the guy dancing and singing
there in his yellow pants was actually our FOH the night before...
Winter Wonderland part II.
Went to see Anna Puu on Saturday, it was decent.
Now in Kemi, 2 days of lyrics workshops with Mr. Heikki Salo, had one today and another one tomorrow. On Wednesday I'm supposed to head to Kokkola to record some guitar tracks. Which reminds me, should probably do some practising as well... :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Aaaaand I'm off again.

Tomorrow I have an early flight to catch, have to leave home at 05:10. Gotta love this job sometimes. I got to stay home all of 2 days after the last stint I did, and now I'll be travelling around Finland for 2 weeks straight again. Shows with Mr. T, 2 days of school, one day at the studio laying down guitar tracks, more shows with Mr. T and then a few days of songwriting @ Lappajärvi. After that I get to go home for 2 days and then it's time to do a show with Timo again...

Ah, screw this, I'll have a drink, do some packing and try to catch at least few hours of sleep before I have to get going again. Take care fuckers.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Got a new shirt

Love the picture:

Shitloads of fun.

That's what yesterday was. It was nice playing with Antti & The Boys, and even nicer drinking dubious amounts of alcohol with my mates. I guess now I don't have to do that again in a while :) Should head home, I have 3 days off and then I'll be flying to northern Finland with Mr.T. Before that I need to rehearse a few songs, as I'll have a studio session coming up as well, and I have no time to rehearse after these few days.

Friday, November 1, 2013

New Arion single

The new Arion single "Seven" is out now, and I think it turned out pretty damn good. Here's some sources for it, there might be more but I'm too lazy to go find the links :)