Re-Posted From Deadly Storm Zine
Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.?
Hello! GALVANIZER is a three-piece deathgrind band from Finland and it was founded in 2013!
I am Aleksi and I play guitar in the band, Vili handles the lead vocals/bass and Nico is the man behind the drums! If you like fast paced and fierce grinding death, we are the band for you!
Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?
Well basically everything truly started as we won the Saarihelvetti – bandcontest and got a few days for free at the Shed Studios. We had songs ready for an album so we recorded it in august 2017. Juhamatti Kauppinen from Shed Studios handled the recording and mixing of the album. Mastering was done by Matias Ahonen.
How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?
“Sanguine Vigil” isn’t actually released yet but the CD-version will be out in the end of february. LP will come out later due the huge pressing time.. Tapes and digital streaming will be also available soon!
Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?
Most of the lyrics are written by me but on this new album there’s also two lyrics made by Nico and one made by Vili! Our lyrics deal with horror, gore, diseases and so on… I like to make real life situations in the form of lyrics and that feels to be the easiest way for me. If you read our lyrics, you can find mental illness, alive burying, circlesaw-suicide, necrophilia, flesh eating bacteria and everything else what you need in your life, haha!
Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?
Vili has always took care of the logodesigns and sometimes other designs too, such as demo artworks, flyers and gigflyers.. Other designs we have been buying from great artists like Luxi Lahtinen, Turkka Rantanen and Matt Carr! Anyone who knows Finnish death metal bands from the early 90’s will most likely know Luxi and Turkka for their awesome artworks also! They have made artworks for bands like Convulse, Abhorrence, Sentenced, Adramelech, Demilich etc.
Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?
We chose Me Saco Un Ojo (vinyl) and Everlasting Spew Records (CD) because they have some really great quality releases and I had heard only good things about them! I couldn’t be more happy with the labels really! They promote us and take care of us really really well! We are in great company!
Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?
Mainly we take our influences from the early 90’s death metal and goregrind! Bands like; Carcass, Dead Infection, Blood, Xysma, Necrobiosis, Nihilist/Entombed, Carnage/Dismember, General Surgery and so on.. Zombie/slasher and other old horror movies are perfect for the lyrical inspirations also!
Did you send your record to some Labels – which are the labels? How was the response?
Our current labels have handled the promotion for the most of the parts and I wouldn’t be more happy with it. We’ve got many great reviews in different metal medias!
How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it’s (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?
We have played close to 30 gigs in total, which I think is quite great amount of shows as we have been playing live only for two and a half years now! I love to play live regardless of the place where you play! Gigs in small clubs often make a great connection between the band and the crowd as everyone is squeezed in a tight spot and it makes really awesome atmosphere to play! In the festival shows that can happen also but not that commonly. Instead festivals often provides you a show where you can play for bigger audiences than in a club, so obviously every place gives you something different than others! That’s one of the reasons why we love doing this! You meet new people and play in new places!
What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?
This year we’ll be focusing on promoting our new album and probably a split album to be released also! We haven’t thought so much about goals.. Just having fun with the band and people around us but couple of albums and a ton of live shows would be great, haha. Future tells..
How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?
Sure! Anyone can contact us in Facebook: www.facebook.com/GalvanizerBand or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanx for the interview.
Thank you for the interview also! GRIND TILL YOU ARE DEAD!