of all accept my compliments for your new album. Tell us all the
from Entwine and introduce us the band.
Thanks! The current line-up is:
–guitar (the new guy of band)
me Aksu Hanttu –drums
news.. On the release week “The Pit” single got straight to top 6
position on finish official single chart and also on the release week
of despair” album got straight to top 24 position on finish official
chart. 29.4. we start a European tour with Theatre of tragedy and Ram-Zet.
We have 18 gigs around Europe. Here are the tour dates:
Hamburg (D) Markthalle
Offenbach (D) Hafenbahn
Halle (D) Easy Schorre
Zwickau (D) Alarm
Wien (A) Planet Music
Salzburg (A) Rockhaus
Gerolzhofen (D) Geodrom
(CH) Z 7
Paris (F) La Locomotive
Vosselaar (B) Biebob
Bochum (D) Zeche
Bad Salzungen (D) Kalle Werke
(S) Musikens Hus
Stockholm (S) Klubben
Oslo (N) Rockefeller
Bergen (N) Hulen
Stavanger (N) Folken
permanent bass player can΄t
come on the tour because of his personal
things. So, we had to educate a session bass player to tour. But don΄t
worry, this guy is also very good bass player and he also looks very
are in Entwine since their beginning. Which of the dreams you had for
the band have and which haven't been realized yet?
So much is already happened.. Actually I΄m
already pretty satisfied to
nowadays situation concerning the dreams of Entwine. But of course
grows up all the time.. And of course we want to get as far as it΄s
possible with Entwine! But really, it΄s
good enough for me when I can play
drums, fulfil my self and can go to professional studios to make albums
you imagine Entwine without you in them? Could there be such a
since you are one of the founding members?
..No.. Our singer Mika sometimes says that there are no Entwine
me.. It feels good. One thing is a fact, Entwine would have never born
and Mikkola hadn΄t
is the perfect place that you suggest for someone to enjoy your
Oh, there could be so many different places.. There are as many
places as there are atmospheres on our music. It depends what song I
introduce. If the song is “Until the end” for example, the right
be some beautiful rock beach with sun set and everything but if the song
“The pit” for example, the right place could be some more different
On some party for example..
did the idea for the name “Entwine” come about? Who’s idea was and
what does it mean?
When we started to play that kind of new style we just tried to find a
new name which suits to our new style as well as possible and also
could tell something of our music. Our guitarist Mikkola proposed that
and it felt very good and so we decided to take this name. Entwine means
same as embrace.
you tell me your opinion about the Internet and the ease that anyone
can promote himself over it?
Internet is very important to me. Connecting people and everything.
Actually mostly I just use Internet to connect people.. And of course it΄s
very important way to promote one΄s
own band. I don΄t
know about the case
that people promote their selves over it.. I haven΄t
ever dash to it.. Or
what I think..
are the plans to support the new album? Are there any dates or shows
yet? Which is your favorite song of the new album?
As I already mentioned, we΄ll
start an European tour with Theatre of
and Ram-Zet. Favourite song of the new album.. It could be “Time of
despair”. Very melancholic and beautiful song with a lot of
feelings. On the lyrics there is a lot of bitterness and despair. Music
lyrics suites very well to each others on this song. I liked it very
already on writing process but the other dudes didn’t΄t
like it so much. I
felt already then that it sounds like the last song of the album. The
feeling and everything.. The producer Anssi Kippo forced Mika to change
vocal melodies on the verses and then it sound even more better than
earlier. Finally every dude liked this song very much.
now we go on with the “Weird Questions”!!!…..I will give you 5
and you will tell me what album do you believe that describes best each
, b) Pain , c) Melancholy , d) Hate , e) Tears
Maine Gott! Why your words are also so difficult..? OK. I΄ll
try.. a) The
treasures within hearts, b) Time of despair, c) Gone, d) Time of
you were the DJ on a "high society's" party where it was full
which 5 songs would you choose to play in order to wake them up and make
or make them to freak out completely?
Hahaha! This is a funny one..!
truth –walking corpse!
Aliens kidnapped you and you were forced to give them 3 albums of
music so they could finally discover why that kind of music is so
and divine…Which ones you would choose to give them? And why?
Haha! I really like your questions! Anyway,
–Mutter. German precise heavy metal. Sooo fucking good album! One
of the best ever!
–W.A.S.P. Classic. Just so classic album!
–Down. Best album from these Finish metal maestros! Best album to
the true finish melancholy and bitterness!
Aksu, the last words belong to you…thank you for your time! Keep on
the good metal work!
As we already talked about the promotion on Internet, I have to
of our websites..
So, please, visit on our websites www.entwine.cjb.net and if you haven΄t
heard our music yet, you can download mp3 samples from our website.
are also merchandise link where you can order some entwine stuff (CDs,
free to contact us by email:
or by letter: Entwine PL 95, 15141 Lahti, Finland.
you soon on tour!
by Kyriaki Petraki