Since 16 years the Finnish band Rotting Sound is still hard, still
The album that all of us look forward to get; 'Cycles' ,gathered great
interest. In 2008 we met the darker and chaotic way of you and we really loved
it.think you still get positive response fort he last album. After the
masterpieces such as‘Exit’ and ‘Murderworks’ was it hard to deal with ‘Cycles’
Mika: Actually, no, it was quite easy to make Cycles album and we are really
happy to that album. It was our first album that we produced ourselves. We
wanted to but there more punk / hc stuff...d-beat..heh!! And we want to get more
guitars and bass hight because "Exit" and "Murderworks" albums; in my option
drums are way too loud..but still we like a lot those albums!
I wonder is there a secret lies on the consecutive successful albums such as
Exit, Murderworks and Cycles ? Everyone is saying for you that ‘Grindcore back
to it’s roots!’
Murderworks and Exit was recorded Mieszko Talarczyk at Soundlab studios. It
was great to get there and work with Miezko!
and of course we learned a lot of there! Great to see that grindcore is alive
and going well..
After the last two albums, Exit and Cycles, you guys have separated from
Spinefarm and agreed with grindcore masters Relapse Records. So do you think
that,will it bring any change on your career?
Spinefarm was great but Relapse is more "Grind"..heh.. Relapse has so many
good bands and they are awesome label and they can distributed more this kind of
In the ‘Cycles’ album the new drummer Sami Latva joined the band and the
reactions of the fans are really good. How is it going between you and band
members? Will there be any changes on the members for the next album?
Everything went really easy because we know Sami already and know that he´s
is great drummer! It´s always sucks if you need to change members..it´s takes
lot´s of time and energy to rehersal again every songs etc.. Last autumn, after
the gig with Disfear Toni (bassplayer) want to stop playing.. So, we need to
find new bassplayer... And we find new member called Krisse! He just played four
weeks european tour with us and everything went fine! He's our sixth bassplayer
and I really hope that we dont need to make any band member changes for while...
In 2010, the new ep 'Napalm' will be in our hands. Can you tell us a little
bit, what is the story?
We wanted to relased something before the new album come. Napalm-EP is short
EP with 3 new songs with 3 Napalm Death songs, but there is good bonus: Full
live DVD with a full set from the Obscene Extreme Festival 2007. Napalm Death is
so important band for us. I think that without Napalm Death we dont play this
kind of music.. This EP is "Our personal tribute to everyone who ever
participated in Napalm Death and also one hell of a ride through the early years
of the leaders of this scene.”
So when the new album release date? Cause your fans don’t want to wait for it
not even 3years. Do you guys have anything in mind? Will it be more extreme and
chaotic than Cycles?
Right now we are working on a new album which is supposed to record in
August and of course that will be come killer album! We have now 25 songs ready
for that...short, fast and catchy songs!! If everything goes well producer will
be Nico from Entombed! Studio will be same where we recorded also Cycles album.
Also each of you takes parts in many other bands such as Deathbound, Havoc
Unit, Uttervoid is no longer with us but about your new band Medeia, how is it
going? How is the ‘Cult’ reaction?
Yes, we all play some other shit too: Keijo plays Medeia, Sami plays
Deathbound and Havoc Unit, Me and Krisse plays D-Beat Gangsters. I dont know how
Medeia goes but right now they record new album.
At the end of the april 2010 in Netherlands, you will be on the Neurotic
Deathfest. How do you feel about it? I guess there will be also bands such as
Six Feet Under, Napalm Death and The Red Chord…
Yes, Neurotic Deathfest was really awesome this year! Only bad thing was that we
playing same time when Napalm Death plays...but room was still full and gig was
really great! Lot´s of good band´s playing there etc.
Finland is a truly metal heaven. What kind of a feeling is it to be there?
You must be happy because of the good reaction your fans give..
Yeah, Finland is really awesome Metal/Heavy country! Here is a big "Heavy Metal"
festival´s like: Tuska, Nummirock etc. Lot´s of really great venues to play and
Finnish audience is always awesome!
As the Extreminal team thank you for interviewing with us. Finally is there
anything for you to say?
Thank´s for interview and we are waiting when we can come to play some grind
to Turkey! Keep Grind!!