Sunday, November 30, 2014

Spiralism Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Four musicians trying to evolve musically and push the boundaries.
That's basically the thriving force.

2.You have an album coming out in December, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Psychedelic, progressive, atmospheric, from soft to brutal. Beauty % the beast ;) Gods & Demons.

3.The band has been around since 2010 but so far has only put out onefull length, can you tell us a little bit more about the first 4 years?

Well we have prepared the songs at our rehearsal studio / studios to that point that at the recording process there was basically only the need to nail them. That's taken a lot of time. The first riffs which
can be heard also in the record has been around since 2007! But we are patient folks and music takes
it's own time to form as it should be. Big step was also that we found a partner in crime (Sami Wirkkala from Hidria Spacefolk) to work with us on the album as a Co. producer & sound engineer.
His effort on the overall sound of the album is really important.

The band was formed 2010 by me and Juho. And for four years the second guitarist was Jani Marjoniemi who had to leave the band for personal reasons this year. His guitars & vocals are still heard throughout the
whole album.
I knew our drummer Oskari through our previous band where we used to play together and he decided to join the band at 2012 after our previous drummer Reko Aho decided to focus on his band Pariisin Kevät.
Tuomo joined us on 2013 summer, and we were a five peace for some time.
Now the line-up is as it should be, stars aligned. We all have a wide musical background on playing in different projects & bands.

4/Your lyrics cover some Occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this subject?

Well I've formed an interested to the topic since my teenager years.
Studied some comparative religion at the university also. Basically it's more interesting to write from myths, metaphors & symbolism (on this era at least) than for example whine about my personal life.
(that would be boring, "woke up this morning, took a shit, drank some coffee, orange juice versus apple juice, went to work etc.")

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Spiralism'?

From my point of view people always follow some isms. Even if they dont admit or do it literally they relly are. Even if it's nothing itis. The spiral is a beautiful and simple symbol for life & development and positive & negative sense. So that's a pure ism to follow.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

There are many but for me personally was a great honour to share the stage with Sleep Of Monsters whose frontman Ike Vil is a top pioneer inside the frames of occult rock in Finland.
We give our 110% and put the amps to 11.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

We have two album release parties where we play the songs on the same order than on the album. From the beginning to the end. Then we are booking shows and hopefully get as many gigs as there is possible.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal and psychedelic?

It's been really good and inspires us to push the boundaries further forward.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?


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?

Good music in general. From childhood the coolest thing was Metallica & Nirvana etc. Everything goes and we drain influences from all we hear I quess. There's really no borders. From metal I've always appreciated the music of Tool, Ozric Tentacles, Isis, Hidria Spacefolk, Mastodon & many others.
The groups I've found enjoyable novadays is Sólstafir (fucking awesome group) Ghost. Tombs. But old funk and prog rock from late 60 & 70' era gets my attention also.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?


12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Spiral up & listen to Chakras!

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