Artist: MyGrain

Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Label: Spinefarm Records

Link: http://www.mygrain1.com

Band members

vocals – Tommy
Guitar – Mr. Downhill
Guitar – Resistor
Bass – Yonas
Keyboards – Eve
Drums – DJ Locomotive

Time For Metal / Piety:
At the beginning it would be great to get a little more information about you. Not every one of our readers really knows you yet, so how did you gather together? Would you tell us, why you’ve chosen exactly this name for your band?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Well we just thought that the name sounds and looks cool. It’s also a little word puzzle. No big stories behind it though.
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
What does making music mean to you? Do you use the music to realise some of your dreams and do you share those dreams with your fans?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Well I think we all just love to play and listen to music. It’s a nice hobby and way to express yourself in a little bit different way. You can put so much different feelings and things in a song.

 

Time For Metal / Piety:
Which bands inspired you while recording your latest album Mygrain?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Hard to say really? Of course we had our own influences when we started the band but I think many of those have changed in the process to find our own sound. We mix some Scandinavian and American sound I think.
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
The winter months in Finland are pretty dark – does this help a finish band to write songs?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Maybe it does actually. You don’t wanna spend that much time outside in the cold so you rather stay at home or in the rehearsal room.

 

Time For Metal / Piety:
Your music video to Trapped in a Hourglass is pretty interesting. How was it to shoot some parts of the video under water?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Yeah the video is pretty cool I think. Thanks to Tage Rönnqvist and his awesome creo who shot it. I think it was 2 days work and Tommy was singing/screaming his ass off under water etc.
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
It was your second video shoot – how long did it take and was it easier than the first one?

MyGrain / Resistor:
The first video was just simple “playing” video. It was really fun to do also and I think it was a perfect video for us to shoot at first. Thanks to Sami Jämsen. It was few hours work for us. Drinking some beer and headbanging!
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
How are your plans for the next year/the next two years? Will there be another album or another tour?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Well we have started already to write music for our 4th release. Plan is to get in the studio next summer 2012. After that it’s gigs, gigs and more gigs MyGrain is all about live shows!

 

Time For Metal / Piety:
If you look back in the past three years, what do you think about the great progress you made as a band?

MyGrain / Resistor:
It’s been an unbelievable trip. Making music with good friends and playing gigs together with some awesome bands. Couldn’t be happier! And I think the future looks bright for MyGrain. Big thank to all of our friends out there who has been on our shows, buying the CDs and supported us in anyway!
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
If you could choose a band to do a gig with, what band would you choose (except Insomnium 😉 )?

MyGrain / Resistor:
This is hard one. I think we all have different ideas of this… maybe I would say Soilwork, Children of Bodom, Killswitch Engage, Metallica, Klamydiagrosses Lachen
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
How is touring with Insomnium?

MyGrain / Resistor:
It was great! They are so awesome guys and we all love their music. Really nice it was!
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
You were already on tour with Chaos Creation and Kiuas. What did you like most about those bands? What did you learn from each other and where there some tips you exchanged?

MyGrain / Resistor:
We have known those band for so long. Good friends of ours. It’s been really nice to tour in Finland with many of our friend bands. Kiuas and we are also on the same Record Label.
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
How do you prepare for concerts? Some do video games, others play some card games, what are your (un-/)exciting activities?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Just relax, little goofing around and drinking some beer. Also if there is a CD Player it will get you on the right mood.
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
What do you do after a show? Party or chilling?

MyGrain / Resistor:
PARTIII PARTIII!
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
Are you a rather serious band or do you have a lot of fun in the backstage?

MyGrain / Resistor:
We are just 6 regular dudes/dudettes and we don’t take things too seriously. After we have given the 100% on stage it’s time to continue the party backstage. So it’s party time all the time!
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
Do you remember any funny situations from concerts or studio work?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Well there is always funny moments. We have had our spinal tap moments on gigs also. Once couldn’t find the right way to stage and the intro was already playing. First gig when Tommy had bought his wireless mic, he couldn’t find it and the intro was playing… no wire to follow 🙂
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
How do you balance the recording/the touring and your private life?

MyGrain / Resistor:
It’s been easy. We ain’t that big band and we haven’t been on tour so much. So no problems mixing the “rock life” and normal life together.
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
What do you do when you’re not making music? What jobs do you have in your private life?

MyGrain / Resistor:
We all have our own everyday jobs. I work in a gaming business. Gamestop is the comanys name and I think there is stores also in Germany.
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
What do you think about the German fans?

MyGrain / Resistor:
They have been great. We have these cool friends from Germany who had put up a MyGrain Germany street team. We actually met the guys on the tour and talked and drank few beers with them. It was really cool. Thumbs up to Alex and Tim!

 

Time For Metal / Piety:
How difficult is it for a band to be in music business? What are the main problems you have to face?

MyGrain / Resistor:
It ain’t easy that’s for sure. There is so much music coming from all direction. You just gotta believe in what you are doing and enjoy what your are doing. Little bit luck and things might turn great?
 
Time For Metal / Piety:
What’s your best memory in the band history?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Too many to just pick one? So many awesome gigs and shows. So many cool bands and people we have met. And of course when we got signed to a real record label it was something unbelievable.

 

Time For Metal / Piety:
Last but not least: is there anything you want to tell your fans?

MyGrain / Resistor:
Hello to all the friends out there. You rule and hopefully we see you on the road soon! And when we do lets headbang as hell and after the show drink few beers! Horns up!
Thank you for the interview!

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