Who are you and what do you do in your band?
Hello! I'm Toni and I play drums & do backing vocals. I also write some of our lyrics
When/where was your band formed?
Nashorn was formed in 2010 in Loimaa, Finland by me, Pekka (guitarist) and Samu (Bass). In 2012 band got more serious as Marko (vocals) and Eero (guitar) joined.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
When we started to create music with Nashorn we did'n choose to play Death Metal. We just wanted to play heavy and crushing music with epic atmosphere. For me personally Death Metal is the most inspirational metal with raw and powerful sound and the genre isn't so narrow as many other metal styles. It gives me more free hands to experiment with the music.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
We have kind of two ways to create our songs. First is that Pekka compose some riffs and melodies at home and then we finish them at our rehearsal place. Or me and Pekka go just jam and songs come out that way. Of course in both ways songs gets finished in to the final form by whole band.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Most lyrics are written about war. Imo its a good subject for Death Metal. Its about brutality and madness of human race. Our lyrics are mostly fiction and not based on some actual events in history.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
We don't have any special ideologies in the band. We just create and play music that gives us something that we cant get anywhere else.
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
In nowadays i rarely find new interesting band that blows my mind and keeps me listening to it again and again. But it does not mean that there is not great Death Metal being made, I just have to look harder to find it.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
Our intention is to keep on making new songs, play live and possibly record a full-lenght album at some point.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear
Solothus, Sepulchral Curse, Early Amorphis, Sotajumala, Mörbid vomit and Decaying just to name a few.
Our new Ep ”Echoes of War” will be released in summer this year.
Opening track is on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltOMQLyq_5Q
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