Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kinda regarding my previous post :)

I wholeheartedly agree:)

Where we are at:

Well folks, as some of you might have already read from the new Cain's Offering facebook page, things are progressing. I have 11 songs written at the moment, we have a title (and a pretty fucking kick-ass title track IMO) for the album, and for the first time we can give you an actual date: On the 20th of October Hurtsi will enter the studio to beat the shit out of his kit and lay down the drum tracks for the upcoming album.

I have to say I'm actually kinda excited at the moment, there's still some to to write and polish the songs but already there's some pretty damn cool stuff. I'm especially fond of the title track of the album. Just finished it a few days ago, and it hits pretty hard right from the beginning. As Hurtsi said to me, "This is a pretty strong contender to be the all-time best CO song":)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

And then there was instrumental.

Yep, the first, or actually the second version of the instrumental is now done. Sounds pretty cool to me :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's out

"Last of Us" by Arion I mean. Go and buy it so I can buy beer with my royalties :) They also had an ingenious add in a Finnish music magazine, if you understand Finnish check this out, the part written by Masahiro Eto was just translated with a google translator and they put it in the add as it was. Fucking brilliant and hilarious, my favorite line of course being "Jani Liimatainen alkuperäinen Sonata täysi varmuuskopio kannalta lyrics entisestään" :D

@home and going strong

Today I did a nine hour day re-working one song we wrote with Timo, and it was 9 hours well spent. It sounds way better now. It's pretty different from everything we've done so far but sounds damn good nevertheless. Now I'm having a drink and going through all the songs we have so far for the next album and pondering one thing: Should there be an instrumental song, like "Gather the Faithful" was on the debut album? Not sure yet.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make it ten

You know what I mean :) One more song done, I'm on a roll here:) Tomorrow it's time to head back home, but the writing will continue there. Still no rest for the wicked.

BTW, last night we watched 300: Rise of an Empire with Mr.T, awful, AWFUL movie. Dumbest shit I've seen in a long time.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lappajärvi, once and again and once more

The two shows we did with Timo last weekend were brilliant, thank you everyone who attended. Today I've been working my ass off on a song we started to write with Timo a few months ago, and I'm happy to say that we now have 9 songs for the next CO album :)

Now sauna and a beer, I've deserved it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One more down :)

One more song written for the next Cain-album. At the moment I have 8 sure songs and 2 on the "maybe" pile. We are getting there :)

Tomorrow it's time to head back to Lappajärvi again, writing and rehearsing with Mr.T and on Friday it's time to head up north and play a fantastically acoustic rock show in my beloved Kemi, that's always fun :) Saturday is an acoustic festival in Oulu and after that it's back to writing again.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Road dog

So, for the last weekend I was working as a guitartech for Stratovarius. Their regular guy couldn't make it so they called me, and as it was something I had never done before I thought it was something one should try, if only for shits and giggles and to be able to add that to my CV :) Now I'm richer for the experience and appreciate guitartechs more than I did before. It's insanely hard and stressful job, but also kinda fun :) Of course on Saturday I managed to bust my face open, but these things happen and it wasn't anything serious.

Some pics of my latest ventures, for your viewing "pleasure" :

"Be our guitartech they said.. It'll be fun they said..."
There will be blood

We are the roadcrew

A guitartech from hell

My vantage point during the show

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More of the same and something new

I've made it back home once again. Took a little trip around Finland, met some friends and had a show with Mr. Railio on Friday.

Two stooges on their way to Rauma.
On Saturday I attended a wedding, two friends of mine tied the know and got each other. We played 3 songs during the ceremony and later on the "wedding waltz" (which was not waltz) with Antti. It was very beautiful and I had a blast. Congrats to the happy couple once more, may you live in health and happiness forever after.

Yesterday I just took it easy, was asked to go boating with some of the Omnium Gatherum-guys, but unfortunately I was too tired after the weekend, would've probably been a blast. Today I've gone jogging and now I could see if I can actually write something. Tomorrow I plan to do pretty much the same thing and on Thursday it's time to hit the road again. Going to try something I've never done before, ought to be interesting :)

BTW, I just saw this, and I lol'd :)