Hi Janne, here's Ralf from
We are a bunch of six jolly fellows from
Henri Arola - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Jukka Matilainen - Distorted Bass Guitar
Perkka Ohlis - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Matti Pasanen - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Niko Takala - Drums, Bells and Whistles
and me Janne Oksanen – Vocals
You've just won the YOUNG METAL GODS-Contest - tell me more about it.
We saw an ad in the local music magazine Soundi about Noise Records throwing a contest for young unsigned metal bands. I think it was in December 2002. During Christmas holidays we recorded one extra song "With Pain" cause we needed a 5 song demo and one we already had contained only four. Then we sent in the demo and made to the Finnish top 3. At that stage all the demos of the national top 3's we sent to and international jury and there we made it to the top 5 and were invited to play live in the finals held in
Are you proud to be on such a famous record company like SANCTUARY?
Extremely proud. And even more so to be on the legendary sub-label Noise.
Do you have any contacts to PERSUADER which is the other band who got a deal?
We send e-mail every once in a while and taunt them in their web site guestbook. Marten of BEYOND SURFACE is supposed to come and visit us in
First I thought DYECREST is another STRATOWEEN-Clone, now I'm happy that you are not. How would you describe your sound in your own words?
I personally like to say it kind of basic Heavy Metal with a fresh twist.
Your first name was FAIRYTALE then you changed into DYECAST now you're DYECREST, why did you change your name?
First of all FAIRYTALE was a terrible name in my opinion. Plus they opened a gay club called Fairytale in
Tell me about the "Lost Faith" demo. Did it sound like the album?
Well yes and no. The songs “Lost Faith” and “Made Me Believe” that were on that demo sound pretty much the same composition-wise. But the overall sound of the album is much better.
The production of "The Way Of Pain" is very strong - where did you record. How were the impressions to record in a professional studio?
We recorded the album in
Who had the idea with the cover - looks a bit gothic-like.
It was an idea of our trusty photograper Sami Romppainen who also did the whole design of the albums artwork. And it's not very gothic to me even though I'm now very familiar with that genre.
What's next with the band?
Next we try to play as many gigs as we can and promote our album that way.
Which question have you never been asked?
"What is the square root of 666?"
What are your 5 fave albums?
Steve Vai - Sex And Religion
Joe Satriani - Time Machine
Dream Theater - Images And Words
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2 - Scenes From A Memory
Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth
Your last words?
2004: The Way Of Pain (CD, Noise)
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