Jan Stenfors, aka Nasty Suicide from Hanoi Rocks, Cheap and Nasty, and The Cherry Bombz, releases new music after an almost 30-year hiatus! To back him up, Stenfors has rounded up a new band from his enormously talented family circle. The name of the outfit is, quite to the point, Stenfors.
”Then it’s Gone” is the opening single from the forthcoming Family Album (early June 2022). The song is a breath-taking ode to the beauty of the never-ending nights of the brief Nordic summer, its intense but short-lived light, and to love that withstands the long, dark winter all the way to the dawn of a new spring. ”Then it’s Gone” starts off acoustically, in an almost ballad-like fashion, developing towards a more electric expression. This is classic rock at its finest, with a hook that sticks to your mind immediately:
“Shine on, the midnight sun / let it all shine on / Ride on, let your demons run / through the midnight sun / and then it’s gone”
The affectionate relationship to the cycles of life and seasons expressed in the song gets an even deeper meaning once it is viewed against the background of Jan Stenfors’ recent battle against cancer. The all-enduring creative energy of the rock legend is nothing short of awe-inspiring. The Family Album will be released in the 10’th of June 2022 in digital, vinyl, and CD formats by the Helsinki-based record label Rolling Records.
“Then It’s Gone” -single.
Written by Jan Stenfors
Production, engineering & mixing by Jonatan Stenfors
Additional drum engineering by Riku Väärä
Mastered by Jarno Alho / Alho Audio Mastering
THE STENFORS BAND
Vocals & lead guitar Jan Stenfors
Drums Frej Stenfors
Bass Nisse Stenfors
Rhythm Guitar Jonatan Stenfors
Keyboards Minna Kairisalo-Stenfors
Backing vocals Carla Stenfors, Jasmin Stenfors, Minna Kairisalo-Stenfors, Frej Stenfors, Nisse Stenfors
STENFORS BAND LINKS
ABOUT NASTY SUICIDE
Nasty Suicide (born Jan-Markus Stenfors on 27 February 1963) is a Finnish guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for being one of the founding members of the legendary Finnish hard rock/glam band Hanoi Rocks between 1979 and 1985. The classic band line-up included Suicide, guitarist Andy McCoy, vocalist Michael Monroe, bassist Sam Yaffa, and drummer Razzle, who replaced the original drummer Gyp Casino in 1982. Following the tragic death of Razzle in 1984, the band split up in 1985. After the breakup, Suicide and McCoy recorded an acoustic album,” Silver Missiles and Nightingales” (1986), as The Suicide Twins. Around the same time, McCoy and Suicide formed The Cherry Bombz. The band released two EPs: ”The Cherry Bombz” (1985) and ”House of Ecstasy” (1986), as well as a live album, ”Coming Down Slow” (1986). After The Cherry Bombz, Nasty went on to form his own band, Cheap and Nasty, which released two albums, “Beautiful Disaster” (1991) and “Cool Talk Injection” (1994), before hanging it up soon after the second album was released.
Nasty Suicide also appears on Michael Monroe’s second solo album ”Not Fakin’ It” (1989) as a co-writer and guitarist. Suicide was also a member of Monroe’s band Demolition 23 in the early nineties. After the breakup of Demolition 23, Suicide moved back to Finland and recorded an album under his given name, titled ”Vinegar Blood” (1996). In the late ’90s, Suicide retired from the rock scene and completed his studies in high school. After graduating from high school, he educated himself as a pharmacist and currently works in a drug company in Finland. Suicide made a few guest appearances with the reformed Hanoi Rocks in the 2000s. After that, he has played a few solo gigs and made several guest appearances with Michael Monroe’s solo band. Suicide also played on Monroe’s latest studio album, “One Man Gang” (2019).
RECENT HEALTH ISSUES (transcripted from the original Finnish language interview in Imperiumi)
“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer last spring. I’m not hiding that thing because I don’t think it’s something that I should cover up. And then secondly, this is such a disease that it has already partially spread,” Stenfors says.
“It’s like that, at best, it becomes a chronic disease that is treated from time to time to the point. And that’s probably a good thing if you say something like this in public; it explains certain things to people. If the man is in a bit worse shape in between, then it may be better for people to know why the man is in that shape.”
According to Stenfors, the disease has “spread, but not in a major way spread.” In any case, the metastases have reached the skeleton, which means that the disease cannot be cured.
“The oligo-metastatic condition describes that you don’t have very many of those metastases, but the fact is that there are those. If we were talking about a metastatic condition, it would mean that it would have spread a little more widely. But so I have this kind of prostate cancer that has spread to a couple of bone metastases, and it is being treated,” says Stenfors.
“I have now received hormone therapy, which stops the production of a certain hormone. That treatment is still going on because this prostate cancer likes those hormones. And then I got six cycles of cytostatic treatment for it, and now recovering from it, and next, I’ll start radiotherapy. We’ll see in the spring how the treatments are working”.