Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"I Will Build You A Rome" lyrics video

Lyrics video online now. I will write a longer post later and tell you guys what's been going on. 
Busy as a fucking beaver, but that's only a good thing.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

This is it:

So, the album is titled "Stormcrow", and the tracklist looks like this:

1.   Stormcrow
2.   The Best Of Times
3.   A Night To Forget
4.   I Will Build You A Rome
5.   Too Tired To Run
6.   Constellation Of Tears
7.   Antemortem
8.   My Heart Beats For No One
9.   I Am Legion
10. Rising Sun
11. On The Shore
12. Child Of The Wild (Japanese Bonus Track)

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät just won the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu and is going to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. I was rooting for them, as this is punk as fuck :) It gives me a little faith in Finnish people that they actually voted this band through.

And now it's mixed

So, the only thing left to do is the mastering, which is scheduled for next week with Mr. Mika Jussila. Matias Kupiainen did a fucking great job with the mix, it sounds really big, just as I wanted it to sound.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

And we have a date

Well, the first one at least. The second Cain's Offering album will come out in Japan on 29th of April. I'll let you know the release date for the rest of the world as soon as I can.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Holy Moses

Just received a first mixed version of one of the more "epic" songs on the album, and holy shit does this sound big. I don't think anything on the first album comes even close :)

Still going strong

Last weekend we jumped back on the horse and did 2 acoustic shows with Timo, it was nice to get out for a while and not stress about the album all the time. Today I'll take my beloved Marjukka and lay down the acoustic guitars for the album, and after that all that is missing is some guitar solos and unison parts with Mr. Johansson. I've also heard the first orchestration demos, and damn is this album going to have some epic stuff :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Friday night fever...

...or something like that. No drinking, no partying, just work work work. It's funny to look at all the drunken people going out to party while I'm having a cigarette at the balcony. Would like to have a drink myself, but no-can-do, have to get this shit together for next week so we can start the mixing process. On a positive note, this is starting to sound pretty damn good even if I say so myself :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Backing Vocals done...

...excluding mine. Had a wonderful time with Petri and Antti, these guys went so above and beyond the call of duty it's unreal. They did a wonderful job and I'm in their debt.

Choir boys

Wearing my Producers Hat

Choir boys feeling it after a long day of epic metal vocals

Friday, January 30, 2015

It goes on and on and on...

...still working on the album, every day. It's coming along, slowly but surely. Tomorrow it's time to take a little trip again and head to the woods again to record some backing vocals. This time it's not the woods of Lappajärvi though :)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday night fever...

So, it's Saturday night, everyone else is out and about having fun, and what am I doing? Well, I'm bouncing my software synth tracks into audio files. It just dawned to me today that I have to make every fucking track into an audio file, and there are literally hundreds of them. The sheer amount of time this takes is daunting, but it has to be done. Well, one song down, eleven to go...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Up and Date

So, for the last half a year or so everytime the labels have asked me for a deadline and a delivery date for the master I have said that I'm not going to give them one, it's ready when it's ready. Today I've booked the mixing for the album and also agreed on a tentative deadline for the delivery of the master. Now this fucking abstract concept of an album actually has a "due date", so to speak, and has become very real :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Congrats to Arion

...for being nominated for an Emma (Finnish equivalent of Grammy) in the category of "Best newcomer". Way to go guys!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

And it's done

The lead vocals for the upcoming Cain's Offering album are now complete. Next stop: guitars.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sounds about right:

It's nice to hear Mozart had some issues as well. I'm by no means comparing myself to him, but the creative process is pretty how described here. The actual process that is, not the myth. It doesn't work that way, at least not for me.

It's the small things that are funny

Friday, January 9, 2015

Is there a formula for music?

This would strongly suggest there is. Great job with the mashup:

And so it goes

It would seem like nature decided to intervene with our recording process. Last night we lost electricity, total blackout. Actually all of Lappajärvi and also a lot of neighbouring places were out of power, so I guess it's not just us that Mother Nature hates.

This of course puts a slight dent in the recording schedule, we are not going to be ready with the vocals by tomorrow. It turns out I will have to come here one more time to finish up the lead vocals with Timo, probably next week.

Actually the blackout wasn't all bad, it was funny to sit in the candlelight and watch movies from our laptops that still had some battery left while having some beers :) Or course it would've been better to actually record some music, but no-can-do....

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Back at Lappajärvi once and again

Yesterday we managed to finish up one more song, so now it's 9 down 2 to go. Today we will tackle the title track of the upcoming album.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Good morning you silly sodomites

Next stop Lappajärvi

Last night for the lyrics

Writing the last ones right now. Tomorrow I'll head back to Lappajärvi and by Saturday we should have all the lead vocals recorded. Don't you fuckers think I forgot just because I took a little break :)