Puff puff pass and hello! We are a slow rolling but high grooving bunch of good friends from eastern Finland and we've been playing down tuned tunes from the year 2011.
2.A few months back you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Two words: Body load.
Starting point for the sound of this album was to create a thick, kind of oppressing feel that could be made somewhat lighter but still harrowing with Aleksis vocals.
We used an vintage Matamp GT120 accompanied with JCM800 and AC30 to get the crushing tonal varieties from the guitar channels. All coated with Orange bass sound and vintage Tama drums.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Most of the time lyrics tend to be open for the listeners imagination. We're merely just guides to get you through the album and make your own story behind it.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deadneck'?
We decided to use the name after one our first rehearsals. Those were the first times for us to play that slow and playing that slow without serious headbanging should be considered illegal. This resulted in sore necks and therefore the name Deadneck.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
I'd say all of our shows are equally awesome. If I could add one show above all it it would be last summers Kontufolk Festival gig where we played our set in kind of folkish way. Lot's of new listeners introduced to Stoner rock & Doom!
We aim to get our groove to do the most part when in live situation. On the most energetic evenings you might even see some of our faces behind hair!
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We have! We're hopefully going to do a small southern Scandinavian tour next summer and we are also planning to get to Germany and southern Europe too!
7.The new album came out on 'Kozmik Artifactz', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?
Kai from Kozmik Artifactz has been more than good to us! It didn't take much time and consideration to sign the deal with them.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of stoner rock and doom metal?
Considering how far we're from middle and southern Europe our latest record has had a very positive and welcoming feedback from all over Spain to Germany!
It seems like the stoner and doom genres are now at peak levels and so many good bands are popping out everywhere so it's hard to get recognized these days.
9.where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I'm sure we have the right navigation system loaded into our machine now and let's say that the future tunes have even more progressivity than on "Levitation".
We're going to have two studio sessions this year, one for a small EP and second for our next full length. Between those there's going to be a lot composing and hopefully some nice summer shows!
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Whole Deadneck thing started with Electric Wizard and Kyuss and perhaps you are able to find some similarities here and there. I'm not going to lie to you that Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd wouldn't be among the most influential bands for us.
If I'd have to mention few of newer bands I'd say that All Them Witches, Black Tundra and Monolord have been on my turntable very often.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
We really like to play video games. Alot. And Aleksi is on his way to be a master guitar luthier. We're always interested in everything creative, from cinematography to wood carving.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Let's hopefully meet in the heat of the next summer! Turn on, tune in and drop out.
Sauli answered all the question.