FACE of GOD (rock band from Helsinki - Finland)
Photography by Joel Hiljanen
We‘ve left them on the Tavastia stage on the 28th of December 2012, very young and maybe a little inexperienced. What were they doing during these years?
LFdM: Hello guys, it’s a pleasure to talk to you again after two years. How are you?
FoG: Hello hello hello!! We are really good! We just played our first tour in USA and that was lot of fun!
Now few more gigs in Finland, next month we're going back to Russia and then we go to the studio.
LFdM: I kept on following you after that night in Tavastia Klubi, because I found your music very interesting and I’m really impressed by your stylistic evolution in these two years. Can we start from the first of January 2013?
What happened since then? Has your experience as a support band for HIM helped you in some ways?
FoG: Thank you! Hmm lot of things has happened!!
We've been recording a lot and we've been playing a lot of gigs all around and we have a new drummer (Lauri).
Supporting HIM helped us a lot, first of all and the most important is that it was a dream come true for me.
LFdM: Listening to your new material and seeing your new pictures, it seems not only your style has evolved, but you also changed your look. Are your image as a band and your musical style still in evolution or did you find your balance?
FoG: Well, i don't think we think about our style that much. I find more important to write good songs. I think bands always change and that is just hows it goes. Boring answer but thats hows it goes, at least in our band.
LFdM: Do you think is important to be eclectic in what you do?
FoG: Things can go really boring easily, so i think yes, it is.
LFdM: We all know it’s difficult, nowadays, expecially after a first release, to be focused on your goals and to have new material as good as to capture the attention of the media. How much time you dedicate to your music to create something really good?
FoG: I don't know if its hard or easy. Its all about the songs and in a way timing and luck. All that matters for me and for us is the music. Music is the only reason to do this so of course we try to create something special and good all the time.
LFdM: Last winter you played some gigs in England. You’re starting to gain more popularity, new fans… Is there any possibility to see you touring Europe soon?
FoG: Yes there is.
Thanks a Lot!
Special thanks to Jennifer from us!