-Interview- Panssarituho (5/18/21)

Panssarituho talks about their formation, the current Metal scene and much more.


From: Finland
Sounds like: Metal

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “ Panssarituho " and is there any meaning behind it?

Invicto and Extremus basically got the idea to form a deth/thrash/black –metal band, that would sound raw and traditional. so Extremus had some songs written and they played those together, but needed a drummer. Both of them knew Macellarius and Extremus had been in the same bands with him, so they asked him to join. Songs were performed in english at first, but it sounded kind of lame, so we decided to switch to finnish. The name of the band came up when we kick around with ideas. We wanted it to be a name that bows a little to thrash metal scene, but is also clerly a death-metal name. War, violence and destruction, what else could death metal band need in their names!

Sound is just what we sound like live. It will develop in time, but the main idea is to sound like a band, not a digital machine.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We hope people get a fist pumping, beer drinking and moshpitting feel from our music. Thats what we get from this. Get drunk and play/listen to good music!

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Our sound is very authentic, violent and distorted. So if you like Sabaton, you might want to stay away.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

It would be a dream come true to tour with Deicide,Cannibal Corpse and Impaled Nazarene. But we hope to make some gigs here in Finland with Psycho Horror and Wömit Angel.

5. How has Covid affected what you do as a band?

Covid shut down all the gigs. But we started to record our new album, so we kind of used the shut down to make something new.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

Metal is in the state, where there are tons of bands, who sound the same. The musicanship is blown out of the roof and there are millions of more talented musicians than ever. But in the same time bands use so much technology in their albums to sound so perfect that everything is sounding a bit too perfect. Back in the day your favorite bands had distinctive sound, but it has kind of mellowed to one sound, wich every band has to use, if they want to call themselves a death metal band.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Finland?

There are very vivid music scene in Finland. The quality of the bands is top of the notch. Finland is very heavy orientated country, but the pop scene is taking a bit step back to the front.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Of course it would be nice to get payed better from your streams. Now you wont get anything unless you are a very big band like Metallica. But in the same time the important thing is to get heard. So there cant be any expectations of getting rich when you start your band.

9. What’s next for Panssarituho?

Now its time to get to the gigs, start rehearsals, write new stuff, make music videos, promote the new album and all that kind of stuff.

10. Any shoutouts?

Support your local deathmetal band!