PETE AHONEN - STARGAZERY
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal …. of STARGAZERY! You're Welcome! - Hello there!
Thanks for the interview.
💿 On May 29th will be out your new full-length entitled CONSTELLATION, well-received on our pages. How would you describe this albume in a few words?
It's definitively our most versatily album so far. Fast songs, emotional ballad, epic mid-tempo tracks etc Something for every heavy metal/hard rock fan out there!
💿 Can you tell us somethin'about your early times as musicians? Who impressed you the most?
I started playing guitar at the age of 11-12 and my musical roots are deep in the 80's metal. Bands like Iron Maiden, Accept, Judas Priest, Helloween etc. Also a huge fan of Yngwie Malmsteen.
I heard him for the first time when a friend of mine brought Alcatrazz Live Sentence cassette, unbelievable playing!
💿 There's a great return of format such as vinyl and cassette. What's your thinking about these classic format..love for vintage or is it impossible a future for music outside digital?.
Indeed, they're coming back. As a huge collector of CD's & Vinyls, I love it! I've never been a fan of digital. I want to look the booklet, artwork and lyrics...feel it in my hands.
💿 Inside your songs what’s the role of lyrics in the composition process? Words follow music or vice versa?
Lyrics are very important and I do love playing with words. Usually the lyrics comes last, but sometimes it might be some phrase etc that starts the song writing.
💿 How much is complicated to make music at the time of a global pandemy? Are you scheduling some concerts for the second part of the year or is too soon?
Composing hasn't change as I am writing by myself :) I think we just have to wait and see where things are turning.
💿 We love the cover of CONSTELLATION. Can you tell us somethin'about?
We gave somewhat free hands to our designer Felipe. We had few ideas, but it's more or less his brainchild. We wanted to include the Stargazery ship of course, a bit ragged this time from the battles along the way.
💿 Also CONSTELLATION will be out on PURE STEEL RECORS..a long partnership goes on..
Yes, they are good company and very easy to work with.
💿Thank you so much for your time! See you soon on Hardrockheavymetal!
Thank you again for this great interview!
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