Marko Syrjala

March 14th, 2013
by Marko Syrjala

Marko Syrjala: Senior Staff

Email: | Location: Helsinki, Finland

Marko Syrjala

Responsibilities
Photography, interviews, concert reviews.

Current Top 5 Spins
1. Accept: Blind Rage
2. Ace Frehley: Space Invader
3. Gamma Ray: Empire of the Undead
4. Judas Priest: Redeem of Souls
5. KISS: Asylum

Classic Pick

KISS: Dressed To Kill

Recommended Viewing

Recommended Reading

Paul Stanley’s Life Exposed

Extended Profile
Metal Rules Nickname:
KISSFINLAND

Real Name:
MARKO SYRJALA

E-mail address:
KISSFINLAND@HOTMAIL.COM
HELLSINKIMETAL@YAHOO.COM

Age/Birthdate:
02/07

Birthplace:
Somero

Present location:
Helsinki

Height:
189 cm

Weight:
about 90 kg

Hair Color:
Usually black

Eye Color:
A mix of green, brown and black.

Tattoos/Piercings:
One single tattoo on left arm

Non-MR Job:
Technology consultant on IT company called  ENFO Oy.

Job(s) @ Metal Rules:

Photographer, Interviewer, Concert reviewer

Length of Time with MR:

I started my work with Metal-Rules in year 2000.

Brief description of how you came to MR:

Best thing about working for MR:

A friend recommended Metal-Rules.com for me.

Worst thing about working for MR:

Sometimes deadlines, sometimes the attitude of managements/labels for web based media.

How/when you first got into metal:

FOR ME IT STARTED WHEN I SAW PICTURE OF GENE SIMMONS IN MAGAZINE COVER BACK IN 1980. I WAS SOLD RIGHTAWAY! I WENT TO LOCAL MARKET AND MANAGED TO FIND KISS’ FIRST ALBUM IN A CASSETTE FORMAT. THAT SOUNDED SO BRILLIANT FOR ME… AFTER THAT EXPERIENCE I STARTED TO SPEND MOST OF MY (lITTLE) MONEY FOR RECORDS. KISS WAS AND STILL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BAND FOR ME AND FINALLY IN 1983 I SAW THEM LIVE IN OULU. THAT WAS MY FIRST REAL GIG EXPERIENCE. BESIDES KISS I STARTED TO LISTEN SOME OTHER METAL BANDS THEN: IRON MAIDEN, RAINBOW,SAXON,Y&T,WHITESNAKE BLACK SABBATH, HANOI ROCKS, DEEP PURPLE,ACCEPT,SCORPIONS,DIO ETC… AND SOON IT STARTED, “a HARD/GLAM ROCK INVASION” WITH LOADS OF GREAT BANDS: WASP,TWISTED SISTER,M?TLEY CRUE, RATT, DOKKEN, LOUDNESS, KROKUS …

Favorite Metal Genre(s):
1.HARD ROCK:WITH NO DOUBT, MY FAVOURITE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HARD ROCK.

2.TRASH/SPEED/DEATH: THERE ARE LOT’S OF GREATS BANDS THERE.

3.POWERMETAL: I USED TO LIKE POWERMETAL A LOT WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT.  HELLOWEEN DID REALLY SOMETHING ORIGINAL IN THE BEGINNING … AT THE MOMENT THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY SIMILAR BANDS IN THIS GENRE.

Least favorite Metal Genre(s):

1. Nu-metal, grunge etc… the crap that almost killed hard rock in the 90’s!

First Metal CD ever bought:

Like  mentioned earlier : KISS s/t

First Metal concert:

KISS IN OULU, 1983

Band or other music experience:

READ PREVIOUS QUESTION …

Favorite bands/artists:
KISS, Motley Crue, Ratt, Deep Purple, WASP, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Ratt, Anthrax, Testament, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns’n Roses, Ace Frehley, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Dio, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Saxon, Krokus, Stone, Megadeth, King Diamond, Hardcore Superstar, L.A Guns, Manowar, Loudness, UFO, Twisted Sister, Scorpions, Accept, Carcass, Slayer etc etc

Least favorite bands/artists:

Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Bon Jovi, Black Metal etc…

Most overrated bands/artists:

Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Bon Jovi

Favorite album cover:

KISS: Destroyer

10 favorite albums:

I just picked one album per band. These are the albums I’ve listened most !

1. KISS:Destroyer
2. GUNS’N ROSES: Appetite For Destruction
3. ACCEPT:Metal Heart
6. DIO:Holy Diver
4. W.A.S.P: “S/T”
5. TWISTED SISTER: Stay Hungry
7. ANTHRAX:Among the Living
8. WHITESNAKE:1987
9. IRON MAIDEN:Powerslave
10.MOTLEY CRUE:Dr.Feelgood

CD you hate to admit is part of your collection:

KIRKA: R.O.C.K !!!!!!

Spoken Languages:

Finnish, English, Swedish

Hobbies:

Music, hunting, floorball, ice hockey, fishing

Pet peeves:

English spaniel Ozzy

Favorite films:

SCHINDLER’S LIST, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY

Favorite books:

BEHIND THE MASK (KISS)
WHITE LINE FEVER (Lemmy)
PAUL DI’ANNO’S LIFESTORY

Favorite TV shows:

Favorite food:

Good beef

Favorite drink:

Cold lager beer

Which song should be played at your funeral:

KISS: “I Love It Loud”

Person you’d most like to meet:

Vinnei Vincent 😉

Biggest thrill in life (so far):

There are too many stories to tell …

Five favorite links:

1. WWW.METAL-RULES.COM  🙂

2.WWW.BRAVEWORDS.COM

3.WWW.METAL-SLUDGE.COM

4.WWW.KISSONLINE.COM

5.WWW.IMPERIUMI.NET

Final comments about yourself:

ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE AND PARTY EVERY DAY !!!

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