Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rekoma Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Well, we're bunch of guys who love music, making and playing it. We come from northern Finland where winters are dark, cold and too long and i guess it can be heard through our music.
Our line-up is: Jani Redkin - lead vocals, Samuli Maunula - lead guitar, Arttu Korpela - rhythm guitar, Antti Maunula - bass and Juha Ilola - drums.

2.So far you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
It's actually pretty hard to describe your own music 'cause there are so many influences to it. It's dark, melancholic, brutal and good to bang your head with.
Someone has described it as a mixture of melodic death and thrash metal with a touches of groove and doom  metal.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
From the lyrics you can find themes like: partnership issues, depression, human stupidity on a worldwide scale and worry about where we are heading as human beings.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Rekoma'?
Haha, now that's what we want you to figure out. It's actually pretty obvious. There was no great inspiration behind the name, we just had to come up with something.
Clue: band was called Koma before the singer joined the crew. Drummer Juha has joined the band after the name was decided.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
One of the best shows was definitely a small private gig called "Hevimies"-ilta. It was arranged by a group of local metalheads and it kicked ass.
Our stage performance goes alongside with the music. If it's fast and hard, we move fast and hard. If it's slow, we calm down and live in the music. 

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We are about to start making a full length album pretty soon, so there are not very much time for tour or gigs. But, we are always looking for opportunities to play to the crowd.

7.The ep was released on 'Inverse Records', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?
Yes, definitely. They've been a great support and we are happy to work with them.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
We haven't got much of feedback on a worldwide level yet, but so far the feedback's been good overall.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Hard to say. We all are evolving constantly and so does our music. We'd like to think that we have found our thing, but you never know.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
To name a few: Lamb of god, Stam1na, In flames and pretty much anything that comes from the Gothenburg scene.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Depending on the band member. Motorcycles, cars, fishing, hunting, painting, video games and all kinds of shit.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We'd like to say to the people that buy records, we still do. They're the real thing!
Rock on! and look us up on facebook for more info.

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