Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mindfall Interview

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

- Mindfall is founded in 2014. We have very experienced guys in the band, so we are here for real. No bullshit!

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

- We think it goes to "melodic death metal" category. But there's so many dimensions in it, so everybody should listen to the songs and form their own opinion. Anyhow Mindfall's music can be described as aggressive and melodic like heavy metal should be in its purest form.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

- The lyrics are about how our vocalist Juha sees life and world around him. Lyrics include stories about a modern man being a piece of shit, because of all the greed and lust for money. Sad stories of real life.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Mindfall'?

- Juha: "My friend and I had a hangover and I was thinking of the name for the band. At first I came up with something like "Deadfall" or "Shadowfall" and other shitty names like these. When my friend came up with the idea of "Mindfall", I was like "hell yeah, that's it!". The name Mindfall describes how sooner or later we all lose our mind and consciousness. Thank you very much for the idea Arska!

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

- Our best show has to be our latest one when we supported Catamenia in our hometown Oulu in march 2015. Our stage performance can be described as immersive and intensive and we want to give our best every single time. Rock like Fuck!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

- We have no touring plans for the near future, but hopefully we will have more shows coming up this spring and summer. We'll let you know!

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

- Actually we are currently looking for a label. We are starting to send promo packages to multiple labels soon. We sure hope something comes up!

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

- It has been really good and encouraging so far!

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part off?

- Mindfall is main priority to every member of the band! But something to mention… our drummer Jari is recording with Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica's keyboardist) to Klingenberg's second solo album. Jari also played drums to the first solo album.

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

- There has been some discussion that we'll start to record our first full length album next fall. We have plenty of new songs written already and they are more aggressive and technical than the previous songs yet still very melodic. We played couple of our new songs in our latest gig and audience seemed to love them.

11.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?

- At The Gates, Death, Metallica, Sentenced, Poisonblack, Pantera, Rage Against The Machine, … Punch of different kind of styles/bands. Nowadays we listen to the same music that we have listened last 20 years. In our hometown Oulu, there's plenty of really good metal bands so you can find fresh and asskicking metal music all the time.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

- Boxing, gym, drinking beer on saturdays.

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

- Like vocalist Juha always says: "It really brightens up my day to realise that eventually I will lose my mind and die."

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