Arto Lehtinen

Arto Lehtinen: Senior Staff

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Arto Lehtinen

Interviews, concert reviews.

Current Top 5 Spins
1. Immolation – Shadows in the Light
2. Chthonic – Seediq Pale
3. Vital Remains – Icons of Evil
4. Astarte – Demonized
5. Chimaira – Resurrection

Classic Pick:

Quiet Riot – Metal Health

Recommended Viewing:

Sentenced – Buried Alive
Agnostic Front – Live At CBGB

Recommended Reading:

Asterix and Obelix

Extended Profile:

Metal Rules Nickname: Archtur
Real Name: Arto Lehtinen

Age/Birthdate:  Ageless Still I am

Birthplace: Unfortunately in Helsinki, Finlandia

Present location:  In the middle of nothing, just surrounded by large areas of forests and fields… I hate towns and cities… Too much people and other jackasses

Height:  Well I am however bigger than Ronnie James Dio

Weight:  Less than a Japanese sumo wrestler

Hair Color: Shit brown

Eye Color:  Brown

Tattoos/Piercings:  Nah nah nah

Non-MR Job: Student !!

Job(s) @ Metal Rules:  Doing interviews, gig and even album reviews and posting news…

Length of Time with MR:  Since the early 2001 …

Brief description of how you came to MR:   After the demise of two great online mags Chaotik Webzine and Soundscape Mag I went thru the whole net by looking for a suitable place to continue my passion to write. I was aware of in advance . When Luxi from Soundscape mag joined Metal-Rules.Com so I did as well…  Chaotik Webzine will be always in my heart (Hi Panos!)

Best thing about working for MR:  Meeting kick ass bands, having a chance to travel to another country and interview bands there… Meeting a lot of cool people from various countries…

Worst thing about working for MR:  Well other sites and mags using the stuff written by us without any permissions and credits. The fuss caused by some certain interview… Too much many bands keep approaching by asking for an interview and so on, even though they suxx donkey balls.. And everlasting fights with other guys about who is doing what.. Fuck I will retire !!! haha

How/when you first got into metal:  Big boys gave a lesson in violence by introducing Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dio, and so on in the very early 80’s…

Favorite Metal Genre(s):
Death Metal
Thrash/speed  Metal
Good old trad heavy metal
Even Black metal rules when it is primitive

Least favorite Metal Genre(s):
Yankee Nu Metal crap…  Needless to add why
Poser Glam Hair Cock or whatever shit rock… Ok Mötley Crue used to be damn cool, but Poison, Fasterpussy Cat, Velvet Revolver, Guns And Roses and hundreds more. Every new and old crap combo…  Gothic Shit…   hahahahahaahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha

I am getting more or more sick of the power metal hype… The whole power metal scene is so over crowded by several bands playing the same stuff all over again…

First Metal CD ever bought:  Decoryah maybe or then Mystifier or the second Sentenced album…

First Metal concert:  Fuck… Can’t remember.. Some speed/thrash  metal gig in the 80’s…

Band or other( music)  experience:  Dave Mustaine calling me “Wiseguy”…Classic….  Getting on the Candlemass DVD… But non music related : Above all witnessing live Hakkinen’s triuphinal victory in Formula One  (Villeneuve sucked hahah), megalomaniac experience indeed..

Favorite bands/artists:
+ Morbid Angel, Possessed, Angel Corpse, Krisiun, Necrodeath, Usurper, Behemoth, Gamma Ray,Graveland, Master’s Hammer, Absu, Sadistic Intent, Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass,  Death, Falkenbach,  Discharge, Old Sodom, Old Sepultura, VoiVod, Samael, Kreator and so on…

Least favorite bands/artists:
Metallica, Sepultura, Megadeth, Soulfly, Sonata Arctica  and in general the same sounding million other power metal bands without any originalities.. Ridiculous gothic like 69 Eyes, Type O Negative… Kotiteollisuus and other finnish singing bands pretending to be metal bands, even though they sound  more than  the Finnish traditional pop rock bands…Gay !!!

Most overrated bands/artists:
METALLICA !!!!!  Question is why the hell ?!?! Lars could go to get another hair transplation, James could re-start boozing and Kirk

Most underrated bands/artists:
VOI-VOD forever !!

Favorite album cover:
Jesus what a question… Hmm..uhm… Dan Seagrave used to do the great stuff for death metal bands, which definitely caught the attention… There are a lot of great and awesome album covers out there… I can’t decided which of them would be the coolest one…

10 favorite albums:
1. Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
2. Slayer – Reign in Blood
3. Mercyful Fate  – Don’t Break The Oath
4. Kreator – Pleasure To Kill
5. Possessed – Seven Churches
6. Judas Priest – Defenders Of The Faith
7. King Diamond – Abigail
8. Death – Leprosy
9. Paradise Lost – Gothic
10. Metallica – Ride The Lighting

Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time
Mötley Crue – Shout At The Devil
Carcass – Symphony Of Sickness
Bathory – Blood Fire Death
Dio – The Last In Line
Accept – Russian Roulette
Ministry – Psalm 69
Sepultura – Beneath The Remains

CD you hate to admit is part of your collection:
Well I guess I won’t unveil which band and where they were/are from.. But crap it was !!

 Spoken Languages:

Skiing, Driving my motorbike, Following the motorsport, Wandering in the forest,  surfing the net.. Just enjoy being on my own in some peaceful place

Pet peeves:

Favorite films:
Armored of the gods
Fight Club

Favorite books:
No that much time to read regular books, but the latest book which I read was about the wicca culturism and rituals

Favorite TV shows:
Nothing to be honest I hardly watch the TV nowadays, too much reality tv crap !!! Wanna be Idol shit !!! But If I really have to pick up something, maybe The Simpsons…

Favorite food:  None

Favorite drink: Apple Juicy

Which song should be played at your funeral:
Come To The Sabbath by Mercyful Fate

 Person you’d most like to meet:
Hmmm no-one.. Every person has his/her own weakest !

Biggest thrill in life (so far):
Nothing comes to my mind

Five favorite links:

Final comments about yourself:

Last Modified: September 29, 2021