maanantai 8. heinäkuuta 2013

This is not a "we're breaking up" -statement

Time for some news. A few weeks ago we played at Lepakkomies and had a killer time. Thanks to everyone who showed up and especially the organizer Manu and the ones who attended the pit and bought some merch. We're really broke so every euro meant a lot (a liner note: we do ship our merch outside Finland as well, in case you didn't know, haha) - thanks a million! I heard someone shot some video footage of the show, maybe it'll end up somewhere in the internet, I don't know. Hope so.

As for shows in general: we decided to take a break from doing them. At least till the end of this year. Today our drummer Aki started his personal journey on "becoming a man" in the finnish military service and it will naturally take a lot of time away from him during these next 6-12 months.

That alone isn't the reason though. Since we live in two different cities nowadays, getting into rehearsals isn't as easy as it used to be - now we're lucky if we get there even once a month - so we are forced to move forward slower than before. Right now it's more important for us to get new material done, since we're all pretty tired of our old songs. I'm pretty sure everyone who's been in the same band long enough has experienced this state of mind. You know what I'm talking about, right?

I also believe that as a group, we're at the point of make or break: to either find that red line, that spark, the connection that will keep us together - or to simply realize that we've grown too far apart to keep this thing as fun, entertaining and inspiring as it was when we started out. That being said, these next 12 months will be very crucial. Let's see how they turn out and what's to become. One thing is for sure though: we will get back on stage, when the time is right for it.

In the meantime you can keep an eye on our other projects: Temsu will continue making grind and noise in his other bands HävitysSynti and Flash Gordon & the Masters of the Universe. Santeri's new band SATAMA is about to release their first release some time soon. I heard their stuff is pretty heavily influenced by some Dischord-bands from the 90's, so I bet it'll be interesting. At least I'm looking forward to it! As for me, I try to get my personal shit together and keep myself busy with writing. I'm currently in the middle of this bigger project that will hopefully see daylight some time next year and then I have this blog, where I write some shorter stuff, like poems and such, whenever I feel like it.

So, like the title says: this is not a "we're breaking up" -statement. This is the exact opposite of that. We're still friends, we still hang out and we are writing new songs. We're just gonna stay underground for a while now, but when we get back up, we're gonna get back up stronger than ever.

Stay inspired, stay mad.
Juska / Total Recall

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