Who are you and what do you do in your band?
We are Galvanizer and we play Death Metal/Grindcore in the old school way. Band contains three members; Vili Mäkinen plays bass and does the deeper growls, Nico Niemikko plays drums and I am Aleksi and I play guitar and I take care of those high pitched vocals too..
When was your band formed?
Galvanizer saw it’s daylight somewhere in 2013 when Vili decided to form a Death Metal band. Back then the band wasn’t really active but Vili and I became friends in the summer of 2014 and we wanted to play Death Metal together so I moved to Galvanizer. In early November 2014 we released our first demo tape called Ground Above and it was success. Back then I played drums and Vili played bass and guitars and both were doing vocals like nowadays.. Nico replaced me on the drums just few months ago.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
Well Death Metal is a great way to unload aggression and it is a great style to play. Death Metal just has something that is so enjoyable and there’s so much bands to listen.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
This far Vili has done almost all composing and I have done all the lyrics except our shortest song ”You’re”.. But we change ideas between us and those things are rolling pretty smooth.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
As I said before, I have made almost every songs lyrics. They’re pretty much the basic Death Metal lyrics I could say. Not anything very special but raw horror movie kinda text. About inspiration I can say that it just comes from somewhere and naturally horror movies and this evil world helps me with the creation of horrid tales.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
No. At least I haven’t found anything like that haha. We just make music about gory but real things=DEATH…
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Very very good! Death Metal has found it’s popularity again and new bands just pop up all the time. Just have to said that nobody can’t say that they have heard everything. There’s thousands and thousands of Death Metal bands waiting for founding. Situation here in Finland is very good too. Old bands have made comebacks and there’s plenty of new bands too.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
A full lenght album could be awesome and gigs in europe at least.. We’ll see what happens. We got this really great opportunity to play at Finnish Death Metal Maniacs Fest and we’re going to conquer Pori!! Hopefully many of you who’s reading this are going to there!
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
This is quite easy! AGONIZED!!! Old but gold… Unfortunately they released only one demo in year -91. Sound of the demo just rips, kicks and kills!!!
Thanks everybody for your time. If there’s something you want to ask, contact us with facebook or email! Keep it old school!