Suiciderock: Zombie Rock
from the North sounds pretty interesting. Would you please introduce yourself
and the band for our readers first?
Mr Willy: I'm Mr
Willy, doublebass player for Flesh Roxon, a band with bad quality horror
stories combined to good quality punkrock.
Suiciderock: As said
already you are actually from a town called Kemi in Northern Finland but the
band was found in Tampere last year. How did you end up in Tampere?
Mr Willy: Well, I’m
a native from Tampere, we met several years ago with Nicky and Pete, two
punkrockers from northern town of Kemi. They both moved to Tampere about two
years ago and we put up a band so here we are...
Suiciderock: You are
combining different elements of Punk and Metal along with Horror themes. How
does someone get the idea for that? It’s nothing you hear all day.
Mr Willy: We all
love horror movies, especially b-class ones, punkrock and metal so it is kind
of natural combination. Check out our brand new music video “Back From Your
Grave”, it's kinda like F. W. Murnau and Tim Burton would have a bastard child together...
Biography describes your style as a dangerous mix of attitude and skill full
playing. The thing about the danger must be true indeed as someone tried to set
himself on fire when you first met. What about that story? Is it true?
Mr Willy: That IS
actually true...nuff said...
Suiciderock: Since you
have a huge interest in B-class or Splatter Horror Movies you surely take your
inspiration out of this interests. What are your influences when it comes to
the movies and as well when it comes to the music aspect?
Mr Willy: I used to
be a huge fan of 80's splattermovies, like Toxic Avenger and of course all
other Troma releases, Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre from '74 is of
course high on the list, not to mention The Godfather Of Zombies, Mr. Romero's
work! This list could go on and on but to mention a few. Music wise it is not
too strange to combine horror themes with rock music, from the times of Alice
Cooper's “shock rock” to The Misfits' horror punk and the whole psychobilly
scene, we're just updating the sound and making our own version of the theme
which we call zombie rock. By the way, premiere for our “Back From Your Grave”
music video happened to be on a new Texas Chainsaw 3D movie premiere in
funny story is that your promo pictures were actually taken before the band was
really found. You were doing some kind of Photo Shoot when you realised you are
still missing a bass player. Why did you do Promo Pictures without having a
band in the first place?
Mr Willy: We were
talking about putting up a band together with Nicky already a couple of years
ago but it sort of like faded away under other projects and bands. About a year
ago I got a phone call from Nicky, they had formed Flesh Roxon a couple of
months before with Pete. They had a different bass player in the very beginning
who had some personal issues and decided not to come to the photo shoots, so
Nicky remembered our band plans a couple of years before and called me, so, I
listened a few demo songs they had at that time, liked them, took a cab and 45
minutes later, there I was in a photo shoot with a band that I had never played
Suiciderock: Where does
your band name come from?
Mr Willy: That's a
question for me as well! It comes from the twisted brain of our singer, Nicky.
But it sounds cool, like a fucked up retarded cousin of Flash Gordon!
Suiciderock: You have
your first record out. It’s pretty fresh since it has been released this year.
The album is called “Flesh to the Bone”. It obviously was also inspired by
Horror. What can you tell us about it?
Mr Willy: The album
is produced by a well known Canadian psychobillysinger / guitar player, Rene De
La Muerte from a band called The Brains. It is an album full of energy, punk
attitude and guts'n'gore! Just listen, it will speak for itself!
Suiciderock: Since you
are so into that Horror thing. Are there any specials for your upcoming life
shows? I mean except the tattoos on your bodies?
Mr Willy: We do have plans
for live shows in the future, but don't want to reveal anything until it is
Suiciderock: What will
await your band this year? Will you tour with the album? Any festivals
Mr Willy: Album will be released on March 1st,
after that we'll start doing gigs. Biggest confirmed at the moment is Rock The
Beach at Hietaniemi Beach in Helsinki.
We'll be playing on a same day with that one German band...what was that
called...Rammschwein or something like that... Just kidding, it's an honour to
share a stage with the Rammstein, their liveshow is definitely a kick ass!
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