The Finn from Mannhai have with "The Exploder" the third album published. Because of the relative short history of the band it is really remarkable.
That`s why my first question:
From where you take the energy to write so many lyrics?
Because Joañitor writes most of the lyrics it’s hard for me to answer, but whenever I write something, I do it only because there’s got to be lyrics for the song. Generally our lyrics deals with everyday life and all the weird things what’s happening to us.
That you have boisterous fun with the music everybody can notice. How your songs originate ? Have you a fixed order?
We arrange the songs usually without vocals, so it’s very important that songs work as instrumentals as well. Othervice it would be very boring to play them, hehe! But seriously, usually we have almost too much material and we do have problems to decide what songs to use. But that’s a positive problem after all!
"The Exploder" is the most melodic album. What was the reason for the change in your style?
We certainly wanted to try something different for a change. Sons.. and Evil… were both pretty heavy albums, so we wanted to try something more comfrontable sounds this time. And of course Jürgen, who produced the album, effected much to the sound.
You accept you the influrences of Heavy-Metal the 70`s. Why?
Hmm… Maybe ‘cause most of us was born in 70’s? I personally think that all the most interesting stuff was invented in 70’s, because rock music was so young and there was loads of things to try still. Nowdays, when everything is done already, it’s very hard to come up with anything original. That’s why we don’t even bother to try, hehheh!!
When the fans can see you live?
When ever we’ll be booked to tour Germany and rest of the Europe. We are doing shows in Finland all the time.
Will you visit the german fans?
I certainly hope so. Of course it depends on how the album sells over there, but I think that someday we’ll come over and kick your asses!!
Have you time for hobbies? Which hobbies you have?
Whenever I have time, ( very rarely) I cook food, spend time with my son, do some gardening and drink various kind of beers…
What are you planning for future?
To do some touring, record a live album, release a web-single and compose another bunch of classic tunes!!
You have a message for the german fans?
When we come over to play there, get ready to see the kind of rock show you’ve never seen before. Buy the album and I hope to see you soon… Rock rock!!!
Thank you and much of success for future.
Thanks for the interview and all the good to you.