2002 - Evil never dies / Creepshow EP 12" DSB Rec
HVNK EP 2014
We got chance to participate in release of our hometown including punk
rock and we decided to
record couple of songs in tight schedule. I have always loved Troma movies and I was excited
about doing song in which Troma influenced. "Return to... Nuke em
high" is punk rock smash in
two parts which was fucking fun
to do! Our new bass player Hellhound had to come to the studio
at our first meeting and that`s how we got the songs ready. We didn`t have time to co-produce
these songs, but what the hell, it doesn`t matter in punk!
Sometimes i can feel that Scarecrow is too much for finnish audience.
AMORES DE VAMPIROS EP
"Amores" EP was at least for myself a hard and ugly push.
Production is rough and sounds like
Studiolive music. The song "Metal Scum" was made together with
Ruho. The songs for this
release were picked randomly from all new songs we had. The idea of
"La Maritza" song didnt
please guys in the beginning, but when we had made a demolition of it
and with good arragement
we got it working like we wanted to. Recording cover songs is always
very uncertain but
"La Maritza" was really something from the beginning! The melody has always been the most
important thing to me. If there is no melody in the song, it has to be
replaced with brutal rage
and violence so it would mean something. Melody, rhythm and meaning are
things which are
leading quite far. We also recorded cover song named "Boys of
Summer" and you can have
many opinions about the outcome . Among the years we had done many
The Misfits, Ramones, Samhain, Ratsia, Riistetyt, Kaaos, Genocide
Superstars, Manowar etc.
but there are few that have been good enough for releasing.
"Amores" session was the last for
Grim in Scarecrow, because for now on he will be focusing in his own
black metal projects.
"Metalscum" ja "Jesus,Lucifer and me" we filmed also
FLESHEATERS III album
After "The Terror" we started immediately training new songs
with new drummer Anza. We had
about twenty songs from we picked fifteen for recording. At this time Grim composed three
songs at his own and I did three with Ruho. The rest of songs I made
myself. The sound is more
metal and aggressive in this release and making the album was hard. It
was made partly at the
"Cursed Studio" and the recording took over six months. We left two songs outside from
the record "My name is kill" and "Doom Mistress"
which was hidden track on Europe version.
In year 2013 we made "Flesheaters Tour" and visited for
example in Romania and Bulgaria...
"Flesheaters" cd was also released in U.S.A by H.P.G.D
records. In states we had to release
Flesheaters as "Flesheaters III" because it was promotion for
some fucking vampire fangs!
What fucking bullshit is that?! "Skullfuckers" was also
released as video.
THE TERROR II Album
Making of the "The Terror" album was very difficult. The
timing to change the drummer was bad. We
couldn`t accept the gigs for next year and recording songs delayed. I had written 25 songs and made
demolition from them and it felt impossible to rehearse them with the
band. We splitted the songs in
two parts containing hard stuff and punkrock songs. Grim wroted two
songs , "I`m not ready to die"
and "Deadend". The last one leaned outrageously from the song
by GG. Allin. Zombies-song didn`t
mean to be on the recording but it became one of the hardest songs on
the release. We got fourteen
songs for studio recording but "Frankenstein" and
"Nightmare land" didn`t end up to the album. We
actually planned to release two albums "Terror" was fast, dark
and aggressive. Project named
"Horror" would have been the other album in this session, and
it would have been more melodic
and rocking stuff. But that never happened and it was really time to
relax and take some oxygen.
In six months break I recorded solo project named Panzercrow : The Sound
of horror. I took most
of the songs from the the songs which had left over from the
Terror-recording. "Season of the witch"
is only song which we had recorded earlier at the very first years. I
played all the guitars and also
sang every song myself. The drums and the bass were played by JL
Nokturnal from cult band Azaghal.
"The Terror" album didn`t get so much attention because of the
break we had and after that we had to
begin everything from the start. But we did an extreme Baltic tour
visiting Lithuania, Poland, Latvia.
Among "the Terror" album we made also several videos like "Morgue wedding",
"I'm Not ready to die" which was filmed in -20 degrees
DEADCROW / Debut album
Writing the songs for the first full lenght album started right after
"La Morte Vivante" release.
I had fifteen songs and at that moment our basist Petey didn`t have time
to rehearse songs so he
was placed with Grim (Lathspell, hautakammio). Grim could play fast and
also slow as death and
it meant that we had more strong sound in the band! Grim also composed two songs for the record.
"Dying world" and "Crematory". "Don't open the
cametary gates" song was recorded first time at
"La morte vivante" session, but it was left out until the
"Deadcrow" album. The
was made easily. We got the songs on tape in three days at "Cursed
Studio" Hyvinkää. The album
was released by DSB records, Deadclub distro and an Italian San Martin
records. On vinyl we put
four fresh, unreleased tracks. Track "Apocalypse" it was
recorded in "Deadcrow" sessions and
"Zombie go go/ Re-Animator" from "La morte vivante"
sessions. There is also interesting cover
from awesome "Samhain's song "The Birthing" . Before "Deadcrow" recordings we
of studio sessions, but the songs were never released. We recorded few
covers which came out
quite strange and I can clearly remember the brutal “Nightmary,” “sex,
drugs and killer clowns”- songs.
The "Deadcrow" got freaking good judgement worldwide and the
record had much demands. Starting
from the releasing day we had two weeks round in Germany. We played with
many bands like Blitzkid,
Rawside, Unkind, So fucking what? and in very different occasions.
At the time "Deadcrow" was released our action was really
LA MORTE VIVANTE EP
After recording "La morte" we left first time to play at
foreign lands. In 2006 we played six gigs with
an Italian band named The Nerds.
In Italy we played three gigs and in Asti, in bar named
Pussyrock we had really fucking fun playing! The record got good
response and at that particular
moment we knew that we would be
ready for full album! . In La Morte-session we recorded over
ten songs, including outakes "Faceless", "Zombie
go,go" and "Re-animator". Before releasing
a full length album we had made with J.Loikas/ Crused studio about 50
tracks, so recording
full length was quite easy with him. "Cursed studio" was doing
good job and the co-operating with
the band worked fine! We also made our first song with Ruho ”Black
bullet" and it gave some new
energy for the band. The songs were more aggressive than earlier and we
had thought throat
singing more. Ruho had finally taken his place at guitarist in the band
and was finding his own
BLACK CHAINS and ENSDLESS SPINE
In these sessions all didn`t go right.
Actually everything went wrong and I must blame too much
hurry. We didn`t prepare enough for studio recording. We had some great songs and some things
that advanced us as a band, but the outcome was not good. We released
the record as simple cd
including these both EP:s. At the time I was concentrating more in the
singing because playing
guitar and singing did`nt quite work for me especially at the gigs. From
these sessions also left
over some tracks and they were released on some small collections which
I have nowadays
no clue. These songs may be those, which later are difficult to find for
own collections. Among
these sessions Ruho (lathspell, Hautakammio, Kaatopaikka, Frogskin) became
guitarist in our band although he originally had played drums in our
first training in 1999.
We also made fucking weird music video from song "House 666",
but also that has disappeared.
The split with "Sex sex sex" was something that I could`t
It was very underground band and almost as old as I am.
EVIL NEVER DIES / CREEPSHOW
"Creepshow" was our first real studio session and we recorded
that 2002 on trio. I played all guitar by
myself. Ruho was on outer space and we practiced all songs without him.
We recorded couple of
supershitty demos on our first years. Creepshow is recorded at Cursed
studio and songs were more
hevier and faster than on early demos. We found that famous redstring.
We were really excited about
Creepshow and I knew that we could do much better songs and sessions
would be so easy.
Ofcourse Ruho's guitars on "evil never dies" session gave more
good sound. Five month after
Creepshow we came back to studio to record "evil never dies".
I didn't want to even think about
making full lenght album at those times. We recorded about ten songs in
evil never dies sessions.
Writing is easy for me, i love writing new songs. We made 200 copies of
"Evil never dies" on D.I.Y.
I Sent one copy to Devils shitburner records (Germany) and Frank, the
master of label wanted to
release that on vinyl. I Already knew the label because I love band like
Sex sex sex and
Genocide superstars, so i was so happy to our cooperations. "Evil
never dies / Creepshow" 12" vinyl
is our first official release. DSB records gave us more energy and again
only in six months we were
back in the studio. We made much gigs around Finland those days and we
also recorded several
I Think END Session was great and we played several years those songs at
Also "Fuck he world" Split 7" with Sex sex sex was
unbeleavable. Sex sex sex is very good ultra
underground band from Sweden. Scarecrow's DSB vinyl releases was one of
my dream come true
moments. Early years all people assimilated us to Misfits and it was ok
to me, although Misfits
was in my opinion, the best band in the world! At the latest "Deadcrow" we were on
never mind the Misfits..
Samsam got his first drumset on xmas 1999 and he hasn`t played drums
never before in his life and
he was around fifteen years old. He came to play in Scarecrow and four
month later we played our
first gig.Samsam`s playing was based on power and aggressive physics and
at the moment it was
part of the stage show. The drums got totally broken. At our first gig
we had Tom in vocals and
James playing bass in group of five boys.
I was playing guitar with Ruho and
I did also of course the backing vocals.