About the power of the Internet… How much has Internet been helping to get your band name around to people?s lips? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet to spread the word about your band from your own point of view?
Sami (Nailgunner): I think most people have heard us through the Internet (even though we have sold a big bunch of demos already), so we really can?t complain about it. Of course the Internet is filled with half-assed joke bands and tons of total crap, so it?s hard to find real jewels through that pile of scum, but as we?re not actually focused on the Internet, but for the real releases with a good distribution, so it?s not any kind of problem for us.
Niko (Bloodride): I see the Internet as a great tool. There?s no doubt that we?ve spred Bloodrides? name through the Internet faster than it could have been possible to do any other way. I think that Internet saves a lot of time what comes to information about new bands. Only negative thing is that there?s so much information available there in the Internet. Many promising bands won?t easily get the attention they would deserve.
Teemu (Bloodride): Yeah, you gotta have really something special on offer that people find you from the Internet, there is so much stuff in there. Of course the Internet has helped us a lot spreading our name around. Our homepages are just a couple of months old, so it?s obvious we still have lots of to do before people will find us in a wider scale. The only thing that bothers me is that the Internet makes people lazy, it is somehow too easy for everyone to find nearly whatever someone wants to find.
Tom (Murdread): The Internet has been a major help to spread the word for us. It’s the only place you can get video clips and see photos of us anytime you want. And our band hasn’t really had a ton of press yet so without the Internet we’de be a step behind for sure! The sad thing with the Internet today is that it has totally changed the culture in the underground scene. Bands don’t spread flyers and gig like they used to. The best thing with the Internet is that you can spread the word about your band (among other things) around the whole globe!
Jope (HateFrame): The Internet has been a very important channel of promotion for us. We have been quite active on various message boards advertising HateFrame and putting links to our homepage and mp3s. We also have two fan sites on the net, one in Russia and one in France. The only disadvantage of the Internet is those damn dc++ and other P2P shitheads who download and share our music for free. Every downloaded song is off our wallets.
Burning Empire: Without the Internet we would not be noticed by anyone. It is a fact that the word is spread by the Internet these days. Without the Internet many great bands would still be in a garage swearing why no-one hasn’t heard their music. Now the spreading of the music for underground bands is easy. Everybody can get noticed. For us the Internet is a big thing and helpful. Please go and download our music from http://www.burningempire.net
Jaska of SIGHTLESS
Sightless: At the moment, the Internet is our main channel of promotion, as it is for many other underground bands. Our two promos that are downloadable in our website, have probably been downloaded from our site more often than all our other releases has been bought during the 10 years period. Back in the day when some band sold 300 copies of some certain demo tape, it felt quite an achievement for a band. Today 1000 downloads is a good start, so the Internet has helped to spread our name around a lot indeed. It may also have some disadvantages, but so far none of them has hit us that hard.
Kusmar (Witheria): Of course the Internet has helped us a lot. For an unsigned band it is great way to promote and spread the material. We can’t see any disadvantages because our purpose is not to make a profit at this point.
Tuberculosis (Witheria): We can easily put our demos on the Internet for people to download. It would be extremely hard to spread the material only via snail mail which includes some costs and people are much harder to reach that way. Tape trading and flyers worked well in the early 90’s, but now the Internet is the best media for unsigned bands. For artists trying to make a living out of their music, it’s a whole different point of view, of course.
Riku (Solitaire): Yeah, I?d say the Internet is our main information source on other bands, festivals and stuff like that and we keep in touch with the outside world mostly by e-mail, so it?s been very helpful to us. The Internet has made the world smaller and easier to get in touch with people on the other side of the planet. Despite some viruses and computers going on the blink sometimes, I really don?t see any disadvantages with the net.
Jari (The Scourger): Aah, the almighty Internet. It has many advantages, it’s fast and always there and you can reach millions of people all over the world in just a few seconds. Almost every band has their own site nowadays, so it’s really easy to check what they are all about. I guess this is also good, if you hear about us from somewhere else then you can judge by your own ears by downloading a MP3 sample from our website. People should be careful with the net though, because it is so very easy to sell lies and bullshit on the net. People seem to read the net like it’s the final truth, which is not good.
T Py?veli N (Py?veli): Without the Internet thrashers outside of Finland wouldn?t necessarily be able to hear our noise that easily.
T Metal N (Py?veli): Of course it’s possible that wrong people get your stuff (“Eh? ?wrong people??!” ~ Luxi ~)
Homepages… Could you introduce some detailed things about the homepage of your own band what kind of things you already have in there and what type of things you possibly hope to get featured for it in the near future? Do you have enough ability and know-how to build up your own homepage and add stuff in there by yourself?
Tom (Murdread): At the moment we have the latest news and gigs reported on our website. Also there’s some photos and videos available. Last December we put our promo video “Teethdropper Machine” on our web site. We’ll keep updating the pages as we get new opportunities. We basically designed the graphics and stuff, but we had a friend with more experience to actually launch the website.
Sightless: We make and update our site by ourselves and try to keep it fairly simple. The main page shows always the latest news and in one corner in our site there?s also a list of updates. The site provides some info about us, releases section with lots of downloads, a shopping page for some merchandise stuff, gig info, reviews / interviews, contact information and a guestbook. I believe we?ll get in there f.ex. more photos in the future.
Kusmar (Witheria): Well, you can find everything essential things from there such as news, biography, discography, some links to the other metal pages etc. And of course you can download our demos there as well. Some pictures of band members are going to be added in the pages soon. There’s also a quest book in our site where you can write some comments.
Tuberculosis (Witheria): I have taken an unwanted responsibility to take care of the homepages. I am able to do some basic stuff which is needed for simple pages and they serve their purpose. But I hate doing it, besides graphics.
Burning Empire: Luckily we know a lot of people who know how to make homepages so they make them better than us. Greetz to Riina, our web mistress, you rule! We give the material to Riina and she puts them online in our pages. In the future we possibly add a forum for discussions and we will make a section for merchandise as they get ready.
Jori (Nailgunner): I run our homepage and it?s a pretty simple deal. There?s the usual information about the music and the people behind it. I?ve made them really simple, because I don?t like the websites of today that are full of all this unnecessary eye-candy. I?m not gonna change them very much, they work well the way they are.
Riku (Solitaire): The Official Solitaire Homepage, it?s found under http://www.solitairemetal.com. I think our site is really cool and informative, there?s of course the latest news on the band and our gig dates, photos, sound samples and that sort of stuff. We also have our 2 music videos on the site you can download and a shop section, where you can order our albums and Solitaire merchandise directly from us. In the near future I think there will be some new photos taken from our gigs and we update the news and live dates whenever there?s something going on. We have all the ability and know-how we need, the site is maintained by ourselves, so it?s as official as any website can ever be.
Jari (The Scourger): If you visit http://www.thescourger.com you will find a short bio, news, gig dates, pictures from past gigs, lineup info, songs for download and a guestbook. We will expand the site with time when the band gets more releases out and whenever there is a need to get info out to the public. Some of us are more interested in the web than the others, but I think we will manage very well thank you!
Niko (Bloodride): About some certain things in our homepage? Maybe our ?diseases?-section, we are the sickest band in the whole world, heh! Well, luckily we had a friend who?s been doing net pages for his living and he helped us out to do the Bloodride ?pages, too.
Teemu (Bloodride): Many people were like: ?Diseases ?section? What the fuck??!?. But that?s a good thing in there. Something for people to remember out of our homepages for sure, he-he! You know when you get some age, you also get some health problems and our mission is to tell to the kids about some certain facts of life. But seriously, it was nice that these friends helped us with these pages. Nowadays it?s Esa who is updating our pages; adding news, gigs, etc. to it, so rest of us just can mock him if there are fuck-ups, ha-ha!! Oh, I almost forgot, I take care of our guestbook which just a perfect job for a talented computer-wizard like me.
T Py?veli N (Py?veli): Our homepage includes FEEL THE RAZOR -demo and THE HANGMAN ?video for a free download. In the future there will probably be our second video, too.
The Py?veli -dudes know when a camera is near…
T Metal N (Py?veli): Our homepage is actually quite simple, but we can’t build it by ourselves. Our ?Thrash ?relatives? take care of it.
Jope (HateFrame): http://www.hateframe.com
We have pretty much everything we want on our homepage and Tonmi designs homepages for a living so it?s not a problem. Although our pages are made and maintained by our lovely Canadian web mistress Sheila.
Could you say that you are honestly proud to be a part of this band what you do in terms of creating this certain style of Metal and what kind of impact you have already managed to cause to people through your music?
Niko (Bloodride): Yes, I?m definitely proud to be a part of this band!
Teemu (Bloodride): So far I have no Bloodride ?tattoos, but still I?m proud of this bunch. Well, I haven?t seen any impacts you mentioned, but one friend of mine told me once that our stuff is a perfect background music for lifting weights. Is it good or bad, I dunno.
Sami (Nailgunner): Yes, I?m very proud of Nailgunner all the way. We cause a lot of headbanging Metal warfare.
Jori (Nailgunner): Proud is a good word. We?ve done a lot of work to get this band going and when people come to say that they like our thrashing Metal, it really pays off.
Sightless: We can be nothing, but proud for us. It has been great all these years with the band, even if not that easy all the time. Perseverance is required, and it feels brilliant to get things to work the way they do now, y?know, the feeling when you have found your cup of blood. Then, you can just thrash on and enjoy it at fullest. I?m already really look forward seeing what kind of an impact we?ll cause on people when playing live withy this band.
Teemu from BURNING EMPIRE gives a lesson in violence…
Burning Empire: We all feel very proud to be in this band. This is our way of showing who we are. Everyone who has heard our music has been amazed by it and it feels great to see people’s faces while playing a gig. It gives more drive to our performance, gives a mean grind to it…
Kusmar (Witheria): Yeah, I’m quite proud of what we have achieved at this point, especially because I have done most of the composing. But I think most of achievements are yet to come. We have received some good feedback from people, and that’s always nice.
Tuberculosis (Witheria): Being a part of this band is the best thing I’ve done so far. It’s a way of releasing some pressure and it’s a lot of fun! We have had some good response which is nice. But the most satisfying moment is on stage when some bastards are going crazy in the audience. Some people seem to really like what we’re doing, and that gives a lot to us as well.
Seppo (The Scourger): For fuck’s sake! Of course I am proud of The Scourger! What would there be to be ashamed of, huh? We are still a young band so we probably haven’t affected anybody’s life that much yet. We are sneaking up on you slowly but deadly!
“Fukken? strong and mean we are…!!” – The Scourger
Jari (The Scourger): The Scourger is priority number one! Something to be proud of when you are old and grey and the story has been told.
Riku (Solitaire): Definitely!! We?re not a major band and we?ll probably never become one, but this is our style, this is True Heavy Metal in the vein of the 80?s, fast, loud, ruthless and reckless, totally over the top and fucking proud of it! We started from scratch and we?ve made ourselves known in the underground step by step with a lot of work. We already have some great friends and fans, who really know what this kind of music is all about and hopefully we can go on forever, getting new friends, breaking necks and shattering ear drums!
Tom (Murdread): Of course!! With the reaction we’ve gained from our fans, we know there’s a ton of songs to be written that proudly carries the “Murdread” flag.
T Py?veli N (Py?veli): We play Speed/Thrash Metal fast & loud, cause we are cool & proud!!!
T Metal N (Py?veli): Yes, I like our music and this is the most important thing and there are a bunch of thrashers who like our noise, too. They have said that Py?veli is very old school, very fast and have a total attitude and this is thrashing great!!!
Jope (HateFrame): Of course I?m proud of what I do. Otherwise I wouldn?t do it. HateFrame gives the needed kick in the ass for the Finnish metal scene.
Speaking of your song writing a little bit next, tho. What do you consider as the most challenging and hardest thing for you as a member of the band in terms of either song ? or lyric writing (or both!)? I gotta believe that writing itself, either (good enough) songs or lyrics for a band, ain?t that easy task after all like many seem mistakenly to think. It always takes some time to come up with a complete song that has both well-written lyrics and a well thought-out and crafted song structure. Do you agree?
Jari (The Scourger): Couldn’t agree more. Sometimes it can be frustrating because so much has already been said and done. When talkin’ about the music, it can sometimes be challenging to keep the quality of the riffs high. The arrangements of the songs can also be tricky and challenging. On the lyrical side, we are not out to preach or heal the world in five minutes. We deal with serious topics but they are more reflections and comments on the state of things than absolute truths.
Niko (Bloodride): For me both are hard. Usually riffs are coming out more easily I think. But if I?m lost with the spark when writing lyrics it?s really hard for me to get back on track again. Then I have to work much harder to find the idea again. When we start working with new songs, it always takes some time when the real form of a song is discovered. Even then you might end up having with some real surprises when you get in a studio and recording songs you?ve done. Also some of the songs always tend to change a bit in a studio, so?
Teemu (Bloodride): It is hard. We usually have lots of riffs and ideas, but putting them together, that?s a tricky part. Most of our songs need months to develop them as one. We have many small song parts that live on and on until someday the pieces just go fitting together. And if not, our main song arranger Petteri makes them fit. He is a master of arrangements! To me making riffs is easy, they just come, but to arrange them, that is not easy at all. I guess ?Arrival? was one of those rare ones that got ready easily within a couple of days only which is sort of a record for us to make one song fully ready from start to finish.
Sightless: Yes. The hardest part for me of making a good song is to choose the right riffs and make a good structure. I?m fortunate that our vocalist arranges the lyrics to a song very well by himself, although someone else usually writes them. I can concentrate on songs and lyrics at different times, because I don? have to fit the lyrics into the songs by myself. Our songs and even the lyrics tend to take different shapes and overall be a bit different during the whole process after they?ve been brought together. I write many of our lyrics, some are easy, some less easy to get on paper. The source of our lyrics mostly belong to this area of our Black Metal influences, there?s usually more in them than just ?death-doom-destruction-crush-kill-destroy? -flavor. The ones that care to read the lyrics and know what we?re talking about see us pretty easily as an act of cultivated satanic phenomenon.
Jules from BURNING EMPIRE
Burning Empire: We agree that songwriting and lyrics are not easy and if you try to create something new and special you have to really put your best effort to it. In our band all our songs are written by L?n? and Teemu. The riffs come in a natural way when sitting down with a guitar and just play around stuff. We usually arrange the songs through from L?n?’s and Teemu’s riffs together in practices. The lyrics are mainly written by Jules who first sings some gibberish to a song and from that tries to find the right rhythm. The lyrics come out naturally when listening to the gibberish (we still try to write something sensible, not gibberish :)). Usually the first things to come out of the songs are the best ones and you shouldn’t play around the song too much, it can take the edge of it very easily…
Jori (Nailgunner): Although I?m a drummer, I?m responsible of most of the riffs with Toni. Riffs are really easy to make, I can do a million good riffs in a day without a problem. The hard part is how to use them. It doesn?t matter how good the riff is, if the arrangement sucks. I always try to do something I?ve never done before when I compose a song, no matter how small thing it may be. I aim to make our every new song our best song ever, that way I won?t make any bad songs. I?m a real perfectionist when it comes to songwriting and I still have a song that I?ve been doing for almost a year, and it still isn?t ready. Funnily, it sounds like a song that you could compose in ten minutes…
Sami (Nailgunner): I Do most of the lyrics and very little music, which is convenient for me as a vocalist. Our lyrics are so direct and in your face, that writing lyrics ain?t hard, but of course it takes it?s time to get them in the form that satisfies myself. When I start to write, I use my anger and hate in me, to get the bad vibes out of my system. To some my lyrics will seem too direct and not poetic enough, but it?s the only way for me to be honest in what I create.
Kusmar (Witheria): It’s pretty easy to compose good riffs, but I find it the most difficult task to arrange them together as a massive wholeness. Sometimes I create very cool riffs, but they just don?t work together. I?m always trying to put some contrast into the songs so that they don’t sound too obvious or boring. It’s always a big task to compose a perfect song, but I’ll try my best.
Tuberculosis (Witheria): Lyrics can be very hard to do and it may be a long process if you try to make everything perfect. But sometimes lyrics for a song can be done in ten minutes. I used to make lyrics while listening a raw demo tape back and forth, but I have done the majority of the lyrics separately, not alongside with the music. The lyrics may fit into a song quite easily that way, or they might end up in a junkyard. Good lyrics don’t have to be philosophical and well thought through. They can be made in a minute and totally in your face kind of stuff. One shouldn’t take lyrics too damn seriously.
Riku (Solitaire): Actually no. Songwriting is all about good ideas. When you have a good idea for a song, a good riff or a good hook and you get the point across, it all comes together pretty easily. It?s natural that way and I myself like to go with the feel, I don?t wanna force it. Sometimes you may have to concentrate on some details and work ?em out, but basically it?s not that hard. The rehearsing with the band, charging up the tunes and to get the rock rolling with every song the way we want is the part that takes more time, at least with us.
Jope (HateFrame): It?s pretty easy to write good songs for HateFrame because we have been in the business for so long that we know when a song is good or bad. Weak songs or lyrics are cast aside in the very early stage of the writing process.
Tom (Murdread): Yes, we all agree! Mostly the hardest part is to “glue” everything together. Some times we have bits and pieces of songs around while we finish other songs from a scratch. Everything usually finds its place sooner or later. The biggest challenge is to have a song structure that isn’t too obvious, but at the same time isn’t too long. Lyrically the trick is to get it click with the music. We usually write a lot of lyrics and then spend a lot of time to arrange it over the riffs. In the process the lyrics do change somewhat.
T Metal N (Py?veli): I think that composing a song (with good riffs in a good structure) is the hardest thing. Sometimes we get some lyrics from Black Angel (our Thrash -sister). Yes, you are right. We need some time to make a song.
When writing new songs for the band, do you always try to keep the main focus on 2-3 as catchy and memorable riffs and rhythms as possible or are you that type of a guy who kind of wants to ?spice? a song with a few ?extras?, keeping it constantly on a rather technical and complicated level in order to add some uniqueness and originality into a song ? and not just only doing so for an utter technicality?s and complexity?s sake?
Kusmar (Witheria): I’m more “extra/spice” kind of guy. Yes, I definitely try to put some hooks in our songs. We have a lot of tempo changes in our songs. It’s nice to do some technical things, but they have to sound good. Technicality can’t be the main purpose. I do anything what a song needs to sound raw and melodic at the same time. I think that’s our trademark to sound raw and melodic at the same time. It’s sometimes very difficult to achieve that without sounding “pussy”, and that’s a challenge!
Niko (Bloodride): I?d say we?ll try to focus on next 2 to 3 riffs and what?s happening inside of the song. We?re not making anything from a technical point of view and usually simplest solutions are the best. In the end only good songs are the ones that really matter. I?d rather hope that we?ve managed to find our own sound instead of being another clone of some certain band.
Teemu (Bloodride): We really aren?t best musicians around, so it?s quite natural that our thing is to make simple and ?rolling? songs. We add some ?extra spice? if we think song needs it, but not because all others do so or expect it.
Burning Empire: We try to keep our music as simple as it is from our point of view yet trying to spice it up with a few hooks there and there. Usually when you try to think too much stuff to a song, it has this tendency to come out to be a total crap.
Jori (Nailgunner): So far we?ve stuck to simplicity when making our music. Sometimes we put in some little spices like you said. Usually the best music in the world is really simple and in Metal you get more power and fury when you don?t make your songs like some 20-minute long symphonies. I still listen to some very technical bands like Meshuggah and newer Cryptopsy, but hardly ever for the technicality itself. A good song is a good song, no matter how hard it is to play. After all, this music is always about the raw power and energy.
T Py?veli N (Py?veli): We want to make songs that are straight forward. We don’t want to do too complicated song structures.
Seppo (The Scourger): We don’t follow any formula when writing songs. First I just come up with riffs and show them to the guys at the rehearsal room. If they think they are good we start to put them together and then in some mystical way we end up with songs. Every song is born in a different way.
Jari (The Scourger): Yeah, and then when we have the song structure I start trying out lyrics to the song.
Eza from HateFrame in action…
Jope (HateFrame): Here?s how it goes in HateFrame: Usually I come up with loads of riffs and then Tonmi and I arrange complete songs out of them. I usually tend to make song structures too complicated, but Tonmi helps to keep them simple and leave out everything that?s not essential to a song. He also keeps the songs in the HateFrame -style. Sometimes when I write songs on my own, they sound too much like the Bay Area Thrash. Lyrics are my responsibility. The feel of a song gives me inspiration for the lyrics. When it?s really fast and aggressive, the lyrics are also in the same vein and when the song is a bit slower and moodier, so are the lyrics.
Tom (Murdread): I’d say both!! I like to keep the song spicy and full of surprises. BUT, usually it’s 2-4 good riffs that make a good song. And out of those riffs, I derive the spices and little tricks. You don’t need 100 ideas to make a good song. All you need is a couple of good, solid ideas and the ability to analyze them musically so you can squeeze 10 “sub-riffs” from one or two “main riffs / ideas”. Then you don’t waste all your ideas into one song when you could have 5 songs if you’re clever. The end result is usually a lot of riffs and detailed arrangements that are very technical and difficult, but never just to show of technical abilities.
Riku (Solitaire): I prefer the catchy and memorable riffs and melodies, definitely! I like it simple, effective and as distinct as possible. Many bands have blown it with too much technical nit-picking and weird tempo changes and stuff like that. There?s got the be lots of energy, feeling and aggression in the songs and you always tend to lose most of it, if you?re making it too complex.
Teemu of SIGHTLESS doing some shredding…
Sightless: Our promo-CD which we did back in ?99 already, included tracks that were 2-3 times longer than our new songs. So there?s been a major change in our way to build up song structures. We actually start with 2-3 catchy riffs, and when we play them all over and over again, they will get more technical by themselves. Sightless will always be mainly fast and busy to play, I can?t stand Euro-pop kind of riffs with only a couple of slowly played chords without any hooks in melodic parts or rhythms (unless of course if a simple hypnotic repetition is the point of a riff and it?s working). Playing as technically as possible was fun some years ago, but we?ve grown over that, fortunately. Now it?s a lot more important that the blood keeps spilling and heads banging to the end.
Obviously you have been doing some gigs with your band already. How has the audience?s response been so far and would you describe a bit what kind of elements do your live show contain? Or wait, let me guess… insanely full-forward thrashing added with lots of headshaking/-banging and that?s basically a recipe for it in a nutshell or what…?
Niko (Bloodride): Yes, we?ve been doing gigs in various places around Helsinki. It?s hard to say about audience?s response because most of the people are hearing us first time ever. It?s really hard to be enthusiastic about a new band if you don?t know any songs from them in advance. I guess that response has overall been positive toward us so far as far as our live appearance is concerned.
Teemu (Bloodride): Not too many gigs tho. As far as I?m concerned people liked our stuff. Or they just don?t wanna tell us the truth, ha! Our ?massive? stage show contains some headbanging, Metal and sweat. That?s it. Maybe we could use some wheelchairs on stage as we are so old and sick, but I guess so far this stage system is enough for us. for us.
Sightless: Actually no gigs have been played with this line-up yet, although all of us have played live with other projects. And the nutshell will be quite well-stuffed with the things you listed.
Tuberculosis (Witheria): “Insanely full-forward thrashing added with lots of headshaking/-banging” is a good guess! We try to play as intense as possible and that’s about it. We don’t have any dancers or back to back, running around, banging heads andother useless crap. A pretty dancer would be too much of a distraction for the band, you know. We had two skulls in our first gig, but they were fired.
Burning Empire: You’re exactly right! We try to be just very natural on stage, if you act something it is noticed immediately. The atmosphere is just fuckin’ mad! For example the first gig ever in Lahti was a really nice surprise to see the crowd having fun and moshing with us throughout the gig.
Tom (Murdread): Absolutely!! It’s a headbanging contest whenever we’re playing live. In our hometown we have already gained a small “dread” army at our gigs. When playing live, it’s the place to show what you’re made of, and we ain’t fucking wimpies on stage!!
T Metal N (Py?veli): In fact we haven?t played live shows. I think that we even won’t play live shows because Py?veli is a 2-piece Thrash Metal band and I suppose we will play only together in the future as well, but not live.
SOLITAIRE in action…
Riku (Solitaire): We?ve had some really good shows recently with enthusiastic crowds, lots of shouting along, fist banging and moshing. On stage we sure have all the full throttle thrashing, playing songs back to back, running around, banging heads and shaking asses, but most importantly we try to get in contact and as close to the audience as possible. Our vocalist Mika always leans forward over the edge of the stage, hanging half way among the crowd screaming along the refrains with them, it?s almost like at the punk gigs, lots of sweat and noise.
Jope (HateFrame): We haven?t been playing live much yet because in my opinion it?s a bit pointless to go out there and play stuff that no one has even heard yet. We will be on the road soon after we get our album out. The few gigs we have done have been pretty cool though.
Sami (Nailgunner): Well, that?s what Thrash Metal is all about! Trying to add some “personal” or “artistic” touch to Thrash Metal show will never work, so better to stick with the good old lesson in violence!
Jari (The Scourger): We have played six shows to date. The response has been good. ?Finnish Metal Expo? was awesome. They have been kinda straight forward “in your face” Thrash Metal shows. The visual element is the energy of the band combined with some serious lashes of the whip!
The Scourger creating a havoc onstage…