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Home. Tired. Happy.

Audio mixer faders at the Bull & Gate pub in K...

Audio mixer faders at the Bull & Gate pub in Kentish Town, North London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I got home from Tico-Tico Studio on Monday evening. Must have been 11 o’clock or something. And it’s kinda funny that you usually get tired after a long day at a recording studio even if you don’t play anything on that day, or just play some basic guitar tracks. You need to keep your ears active all the time (or as much as possible, anyway).

But in the end, being at the studio is still fun for me, it’s almost like holiday. It’s the place where you finally hear what your music sounds like. And it’s the right place for making some extra experiments on your songs. It’s different from travelling in a bus and playing live shows in different cities and towns. You don’t have to travel for 12 hours to a venue to play an hour or 90 minutes to get things done, anyway. Well, it’s not that I don’t like playing live. During the years, I’ve actually started to love gigs.

This weekend, Eternal Tears of Sorrow is going to record their first music video ever. Finally! I have no idea why it has taken so long. It may have been bad luck or perhaps the somewhat crooked music business that promises you a lot but doesn’t always keep its promises. Anyway, I don’t want to complain. Things are fine with the band. The music video this month, the brand new single in May or June *), the last recording sessions in July, the Chinese tour in August and September. And finally, the album should be out in…? Well, I don’t know. End of the year, probably, possibly and hopefully.

*) Just got to see the cover of the single and it looks amazing. The final versions of the songs on the single sound great as well!

 
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Posted by on 25.4.2012 in In English, Music

 

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We’re Gonna Go to China!

Bejing: traditional Chinese theatre

Bejing: traditional Chinese theatre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eternal Tears of Sorrow is having a tour in China. Four gigs. This will be our first tour outside Europe. During the past twelve years, we’ve had live shows in – let me think – twelve countries. Even though touring is always 90% of waiting, it’s always exciting to see new countries and new people.

Twenty years ago (or nineteen years and eleven months ago), when a good friend of mine, Altti Veteläinen and I formed our first metal band, Andromeda, it was far too impossible to imagine we’d be around twenty years later and have live shows as far as in China. No way. We were just so excited to finally get our first demo out. And we got it out, a demo called “The Seven Goddesses of Frost”. Two years later, Andromeda had become Eternal Tears of Sorrow. Five years later, we had our debut album out. Eight years later, we had our first gigs outside Finland.

And still after all these years, it’s kinda funny to get excited about things related to this band.

Ok. Time to get something to eat. There’s going to be more interesting music-related news later this year, and I hope some of them will be about some interesting bands and projects.. Perhaps, maybe, could be, might be? 🙂

 
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Posted by on 21.3.2012 in In English, Music

 

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