Surprise, motherfuckers! Unlike I wrote earlier, I’m not leaving Deathchain after all.

This cancellation of my departure was decided right after our last gig, which took place at SaariHelvetti last year. After the gig I had a talk with Corpse, and when I heard that the other DC members didn’t want me to leave, I realized that I didn’t want to leave either.

In the past few years I’ve been actively destroying my old behaviour and thought patterns and I’ve been also leaving many things (and people) behind me. But during SaariHelvetti I noticed that Deathchain was not one of those things. When I joined Deathchain back in 2007, we all agreed that this would be the FINAL line-up from now on.

And as King Diamond wisely suggests, let’s not break that oath.

So, the old corps is back together again and DEATHCHAIN’s next live offense to your senses shall manifest at the funeral of our comrades’ group – namely the unholy SOTAJUMALA. We’ll help lay the rotting carcass of ”Sotis” to rest at Lutakko, further info can be found here:

My recent small hiatus from almost all musical activity is now over and as a refreshed man, I’m basically oozing motivation to get back on the horse! From now on, I’ll probably limit my musical focus with ”other-than-my-very-own-bands” to playing live shows and participating in studio recordings. In other words: all the stuff I’ll write from now on, shall be for my own bastard children, which at the moment are Forgotten Horror and one or two unrevealed projects… you’ll hear more from those projects, and from FH camp, soon enough.

(Of course, should I feel like it, in the future I might write stuff for other bands as well. No need to limit myself here just for the sake of it, so let’s just see how it goes.)

My gig calendar for this year looks quite empty – just as planned. Confirmed shows at the moment are:

  • Deathchain at Lutakko, Finland on May 13th, with Sotajumala and Torture Killer
  • True Black Dawn at Hellfest, France on June 16th-18th with Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Sabaton, Kreator, Opeth, Behemoth… etc. etc.

Also, after a gazillion obstacles, today is finally the first day of my one-year MMA challenge (which has been… ehh… ”SLIGHTLY” delayed and postponed multiple times). I’ll try to blog about that stuff almost daily – alas, in Finnish. But worry not! I’ll also write an English update every week or month, or something like that.

That’s it for now. It’s going to be one hell of a year, so stay evil and seeya on the road!

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“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.” —Plato

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