VIRTUOCITY is a band from Finland, and
they recently released an awesome 2nd CD, which is almost as good
as THUNDERSTONE, so it contained typical Euro/Finnish Melodic
Power Metal, yet slightly different, with rawer vocals and very
clean melodies. I did an interview with leader Jaron...
Please introduce us your band, when did you form VIRTUOCITY?
JR : I STARTED VIRTUOCITY IN 2001 I THINK , AND WE MET WITH PETE OUR VOCALIST AND HE TOLD THAT IF I EVER NEED A VOCALIST HE IS AVAILABLE, SO THEN I MET TOM , OUR BASS PLAYER AND HE KNOW DRUMMER AND KEYBOARD PLAYER , SO HERE WE ARE WITH FULL LINE UP LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAY LIVE SHOWS.
You released an album a few years ago, please tell us about it.
JR : IT WAS CALLED SECRET VISIONS , AND ACTUALLY IT BECOME SECRET VISIONS BECAUSE IRAQ WAS ON THE AREA OF FORME BABYLON , AND I HAD LYRICS ABOUT CONQUERING BABYLON , IT WAS PRETTY SCARY THING TO WRITE BEFORE IT EVEN WAS HAPPENED SO IT WAS KIND OF A VISIONS OF FUTURE , ANYWAY THE WHOLE ALBUM HAS EGYPTIAN ATMOSPHERE , IN LYRICALLY AND IN MUSICALLY LIKE PHARAOH`S DREAM.
Please tell us all about your new CD? Songs/Stories/Recording/Studios etc.?
JR:NORTHERN WTILIGHT SYMPHONY HAS MORE NORDIC ATMOSPHERE WITH MELODIC
SONGS LIKE PARADISE ETC , THERE`S ALSO SONG SHAMAN TELLIGN ABOUT HOW SHAMANS FALL IN TRANCE IN LAPLAND IN ANCIENT DAYS AND TRAVELLED INTO A
Finland has been one of the most productive Metal countries lately, how is that possible?
JR : HERE ARE A LOT OF REALLY GREAT BANDS WHO ARE VERY POPULAR LIKE NIGHTWISH , HIM ETC , AS FAR AS A GUITAR PLAYER I JUST TRY TO COMPETE WITH MYSELF AND TRY TO DO BEST I CAN TO CREATE MUSIC AND PLAY GUITAR , I DON`T THINK MUSIC IS A COMPETITION.
What makes your band different than all other Power Metal bands?
JR : I DON`T KNOW , WE JUST TRY TO DO OUR MUSIC WITH MELODIC WITH MEMORABLE SONGS AND STILL NOT FORGETTIN VIRTUOSITY OF HANDLING OUR INSTRUMENTS.
How does the future look like for VIRTUOCITY? Touring plans? More CDs?
JR : YEAH DEFINATELY MORE CDS , AND MORE LIVE SHOWS , MOSTLY I ENJOY PLAYING LIVE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH AUDIENCE.
Thanks for answering the questions, anything to add for yourself?
JR : THANKS NO PROBLEM IT WAS GREAT TO DO THIS INTERVIEW , WELL ,METAL RULEZ!!! , MELODY NEVER DIES , MOZART RULEZ! , SINCERE REGARDS JARON S RAVEN
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