SOURCE – You have a new record “Species at War”. How do you feel about the tunes on this new record?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - We do like it at the moment… It actually started to sound better something like 10 listens of the final master. I also think, that the sounds are better than on any other release although all of them have different strengths…
SOURCE – Could you give the readers three reasons why they should buy “Species at War”?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - Really? Well, hmm… To support the label, band and scene. And to get their hands on a release,
that they may like a lot… But I’m actually suggesting everyone to listen to the release 1st and buy it if you like it. It’s not the quantity of purchase, but quality. I hate having records I don’t listen to of you know what I mean…
SOURCE – Did you film any videos for the EP “Species at War”?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - Nope. We’re more into coming to play close to you because live is better than videos.
SOURCE – Finland is home of many known metal bands. How much attention does Rotten Sound receive from the national media and people in general?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - We receive a decent amount of attention, specially when we play quite extreme stuff… Shows over here are generally pretty good too although Europe and US is probably getting already a bit better.
SOURCE – As musicians how do you feel about fans who download your music for free-instead of buying your CD?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - Everyone does what they need to do. If someone’s really poor, they should download to listen to what they want to listen. But if you can afford music you like, support it by buying.
SOURCE – Do you momentarily make enough money to live from being a musician?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - Never with grind in Scandinavia. Some tours have paid ok, but we don’t even want to tour all the time. Music has to remain interesting to keep the flame burning.
SOURCE – As you release more and more cool albums, does it become difficult to put together a set list for concerts?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - Yes, a little bit. But then, on the another hand, it’s fun to play completely different sets
SOURCE – You’ve been in the music industry for a long time now. What has the been the biggest change you’ve seen?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - Digital sales. I never expected that to happen. People have been anyway taping and doing CDs way before MP3′s, so, piracy isn’t a new thing.
SOURCE – Is there any question that you get asked over and over again that is annoying to have to answer in interviews?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - Band history.
SOURCE – That’s about it, any final words for our readers?
Keijo Niinimaa (Vocals) - See you at the shows!