Die Death’n’Roll-Band Mutant Blast hat einen Labeldeal bei Wormholedeath unterschrieben. Im Zuge dessen veröffentlichen die Finnen mit „Detonation“ eine neue EP, die am 10.09.2021 erscheint. Mutant Blast haben sich im Sommer 2020 gegründet und bestehen aus Sänger und Gitarrist Tomi Malinen, Gitarrist Toni Huhtiniemi, Bassist Juha Lähde sowie Drummer E-S Kuikka. Die Südfinnen möchten rauen und unverwechselbaren Sound mit Einflüssen von klassischem Metal bis hin zu extremeren Crunchs bieten.
Mutant Blast haben ihre Debüt-EP im Februar 2021 aufgenommen. Ihre erste Single „Blades of Steel“ wurde im April 2021 veröffentlicht! Heute habe ich Gitarrist Toni Huhtiniemi im Interview!
Tobi – Metal and Me
Toni Huhtiniemi – Mutant Blast
Hello Toni Huhtiniemi (guitar, b.vocals) from Mutant Blast. My name is Tobi. I run a Facebook page and a webblog. On this page I post reviews of current albums, interviews, band presentations and reports about concerts that I visit with my wheelchair. On the one hand, to tell other wheelchair users how the venue is equipped in terms of accessibility and on the other hand, how to best proceed to get tickets, which is usually not possible with conventional ticket portals. In the future I will also write about hygiene measures, as this is important for me as a high-risk patient and for my readers too. Of course, I also write about the bands‘ performance. Today I have a few questions for you about your new EP „Detonation“.
First of all, I want to ask you, how are you and your Bandmates doing right now?
We are doing just fine. We had two shows in July, those went really nice and now we are composing/training new songs and waiting for the release of the Detonation EP.
„Mutant Blast“ – how about that nice name for a Metal – Band? 😊
I was watching Cannibal Corpse document from the Youtube and got the idea for the name. There were no other band named like that and other guys also loved the name. Better be too harsh than too loose!
Can you please tell my Readers and me a little about you and „Mutant Blast“. I guess we want more and further informations about what ́s to come out of Southern Finland in September 2021!
We got our band complete in August 2020 when Tomi Malinen joined us to sing and play guitar. After that things getting working really well and fast. In five months we had enought songs to composed and practiced so we booked the studio. And that is the EP what is coming out really soon. We are really proud for the results. There is intro + five different songs to coming. Style is mixing for death, thrash and heavy metal with good groove. So maybe we can call it death ‘n’ roll
How was it, to raise a Band and work like Bands do, in this shit Covid19 times?
It was probably easier because we had for time to put effort on this because there was not so much going on at that time. So something good in this shitty time!
What can we expect of „Detonation“, your Debüt EP and how did Wormholedeath heard from you?
You can expect great Blast! We were making lyric video for our first single “Blades of Steel” in March and I was sending it and some other songs listen to Carlo from Wormholedeath. Carlo loved the music and we were starting the conversation for releasing the EP.
I have to tell you, that i was really impressed as i saw all your Video to your single. „March Of The Dead“. Awesome and so heavy trashy – love it! How many Blood and time did it take to get the „Movie“ done, and please tell me that there will be more Video from „Mutant Blast“!
Thanks! There is a movie called “Mutant Blast (2018)” and I got the idea that if we could combine our song “March of the Dead” to that movie and cut a music video from that it would work so great. I was contacting Troma producer and we change many e-mails and finally they give us all the clips what I choose and we were cutting the music video with my friend Ville Palmu. They liked to idea also and it was win-win situation both of us. Lot of work but very interesting!
There is coming new lyric video pretty soon for the song “Grave Insanity“.
How are the reactions from Metalheads all over the World about your Music so far?
Really positive so far! We have only released two songs but people seems to like our music a lot. A lot of cool and different stuff is coming soon.
Where do you get your inspiration from and who is writting the Lyrics?
Our vocalist Tomi Malinen is writing the lyrics and Tomi answer to this one:
“I get lyrical inspiration usually from current events in the world or from some movie or a TV show I saw recently.”
The Coverartwork is really nice and the Main Character is probably your Mascott? Who got the Idea for it and how did you react as you saw it finished the first time?
I got the idea and maybe… we will see. We were so happy with the results!
For which Movie or Game, etc. would you like to do a Song, if you could choose one?
The game.. maybe the next DOOM to PS5! And the movie is harder.. to the next Batman I would say. Some other great action film would work also, Expendables, Mad Max, Conan.. 😀
A few words to the fans who definitely can’t wait to hear you live. Are there any plans about for some live Gigs in Europe to follow the new release?
No plans yet because of the covid. Everything is still so uncertain. But we definitely want to play in Europe also outside Finland pretty soon. Hope 2022 at the latest if this autumn comes too fast.
What was the best Album released in 2021 so far in your opinion?
Upcoming Iron Maiden – Senjutsu! I will hoping that at least. Cryptosis – Bionic Swarm is really good technical futuristic thrash metal album.
What Band or Musician did influenced you most in your musicial live?
Metallica, Exodus, Slayer, Testament, Sepultura, Iron Maiden.. legendary bands like those.
Which Album was your first Metal Album bought of your own money, and why?
It was maybe Metallica Kill ‘Em All C-cassette. Why? It was amazing!
Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies?
I like to do some sports like football, floorball, gym and biking. And I have two dogs also. Like some movies from the 80‘s. Things like that.
If you got one wish…
Iron Maiden should continue forever..! Or people must have respect for animal rights 😉
A few words to your Fans out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?
Check our music from Youtube and Spotify etc. and if you like it please follow us in social media! Hope we can come to Germany and other places to go and play soon. Stay healthy and STAY METAL!
Thanks for the interview, Toni Huhtiniemi from Mutant Blast. Many greetings to all from the Band. Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and be safe!
01. Enter the Wasteland || 01:08 Minuten
02. Break the Wheel || 03:37 Minuten
03. Blades of Steel || 03:17 Minuten
04. Grave Insanity || 05:03 Minuten
05. March of the Dead || 04:32 Minuten
06. Death Ray || 05:19 Minuten
Tomi Malinen | vocals & guitar
Toni Huhtiniemi | guitar & b.vocals
Juha Lähde | bass
E-S Kuikka | drums
Das war mein Interview mit Gitarrist Toni Huhtiniemi von Mutant Blast. Die EP der Finnen erscheint am 10.09.2021 und meine Review gibt es auch in den nächsten Tagen! Bleibt gesund und munter, euer Tobi. Heavy Metal never dies!