Miikka talks – Growler & guitarist of NERLICH
Interview by Luxi Lahtinen
There´s never enough a REAL old school Death Metal around these days, is there? Nerlich, a relatively young Finnish old school Death Metal band, by age at least, have truly understood the basic idea of what the two words “old school” really mean. They’ve understood this since they started churning out their heavy and crushing Death Metal in the fall of 2003. In Nerlich´s uncompromising Death Metal one is able to trace down similarities to bands such as Death, Gorguts, Pestilence, and Suffocation - yet Nerlich are able to create something that gives them their own trademark sound.
Nerlich´s debut album, DEFABRICATED PROCESS, was released via California-based Old School Metal Records in January 2007, and Metal-Rules.com wanted to inquire from the band´s main song writer, growler and guitarist, Miikka Merikallio, a thing or two about the album itself. As well, we find out what he thinks about how people will welcome and accept them as one of those rare Death Metal bands that still have ´THAT SOMETHING´ special characteristic in their sound – and what so many other bands unfortunately lack these days.
Ok now, to get this interview started…