We dive into metal music, to the creation of certain releases and times and the more unexplored sides of the coin of band, live and studio productions and all what’s related to a musician’s/artist’s mindset and life. The guests will be artists who I’ve crossed paths with or who’s work I’m particularly familiar with or interested in. Video versions of the episodes now on Spotify and on my YouTube channel. Jarkko Lunnas is founder, principal songwriter/drummer/producer of Finnish band Damnation Plan and designer/cinematographer.
David Ingraham of Bruce Dickinson, Tribe of Gypsies, Young Dubliners - Metal Reflections Ep. 7
1:16:38David Ingraham is the drummer of Bruce Dickinson's classic solo albums Chemical Wedding, Accident of Birth and Balls To Picasso. After the Bruce albums, tours and the Tribe of Gypsies years with Roy Z, David has been the drummer of Irish rock band Young Dubliners. This in-depth chat goes into details of forming the Bruce Dickinson solo band with Tribe of Gypsies, David's drumming and how the Bruce Dickinson records were created in different studios, including the legendary Sound City. Buy Dave's book: https://www.davidingraham.com/ If you enjoy the episode, follow & rate the podcast and leave a comment on Spotify! The podcast is also available on YouTube - Subscribe for new episodes at: https://www.youtube.com/@JarkkoLunnas
Andy Schmidt of Disillusion - Metal Reflections Ep. 6
1:03:33Andy Schmidt is the principal songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and producer of German avant-garde progressive melodic metal outfit Disillusion. This is an in-depth dive in to all things Disillusion and how Disillusion albums were created, how they were recorded in different studios, how the line-ups were formed and everything in between. Disillusion on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0WB89hYs9ZY6HpuK59lJIQ The podcast is also available on YouTube - subscribe for new episodes at: https://www.youtube.com/@JarkkoLunnas If you enjoy this chat, make sure to rate this podcast here on Spotify.
Chris Dale of Bruce Dickinson (Skunkworks), etc. - Metal Reflections Ep. 5
1:20:03Chris Dale is a bassist from Bruce Dickinson's Skunkworks and Balls To Picasso album's touring band. Chris's been playing also in various other groups such as in Brazil Tribuzy w/ Roy Z, Kiko Loureiro etc. Chris also works as a stage bass technician, Mr. Big etc. Here's our chat. Watch episode with video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Me485MtVFA Get Chris' book 'Inside The Skunkwork Machine' from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Skunkworks-Machine-Dickinsons-Mysterious/dp/B09V245974 Amazon.de: https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Chris-Dale/dp/B09VFLWNT5
Timo Tolkki of Stratovarius, etc. - Metal Reflections Ep. 4
16:19Timo Tolkki dropped by for an update on his previous and upcoming Latin America touring. Among other things we talk about also a music project collaboration we did. Episode also available on my YouTube channel in video format: https://www.youtube.com/jarkkolunnas For even more extras and behind the scenes, visit: https://www.youtube.com/jarkkolunnas https://www.instagram.com/jarkkolunnas http://www.facebook.com/jarkkolunnasofficial
Peter James Goodman of Conquest - Metal Reflections Ep. 3
32:26Peter James Goodman is a vocalist of Finnish heavy metal band Conquest. Peter's been around in Finnish heavy metal scene since the mid 80's. His voice can also be heard on different projects such as Virtuocity, backing vocals on Tarot albums and on various other releases. Episode also available on my YouTube channel in video format with media links to the covered topics: https://www.youtube.com/jarkkolunnas For even more extras and behind the scenes, visit: https://www.youtube.com/jarkkolunnas https://www.instagram.com/jarkkolunnas http://www.facebook.com/jarkkolunnasofficial
Timo Tolkki of Stratovarius, Avalon, Symfonia etc. - Metal Reflections Ep. 2
1:19:31The man, the myth, the legend Timo Tolkki of Stratovarius (1986 - 2007), Timo Tolkki’s Avalon, Symfonia, Revolution Renaissance etc. We’re covering a variety of topics e.g. from how particular Stratovarius & Symfonia albums were recorded with their different drummers, what’s essential in recording and mixing drums in the classic Stratovarius / Karmila approach, Timo’s songwriting & producing methods, mixing & drum room acoustics, Timo's thoughts on Helloween, Savatage, Tarot, working with Allen - Lande project, and a ton more aspects of music & metal covered in this insight packed episode! Episode also available on my YouTube channel in video format with media links to the covered topics at https://www.youtube.com/jarkkolunnas
Heikki Warma of Conquest - Metal Reflections Ep. 1
53:28My first guest is Heikki Warma, a co-founder / guitarist (1997-2007) of Finnish band Conquest, a guitar teacher and a graduate of GIT (Guitar Institute Of Technology, Hollywood, LA). Heikki lives in Texas these days and dropped by at my home studio in Espoo for a visit. Among other things, on this episode we cover how Conquest / Conquest Plays Metal Gods was formed (w/ Peter James Goodman, Tuomo Lassila, Marco Hietala, Pate Kivinen), their appearance on Jyrki TV show, and what kind of an experience GIT was back in the day with by then still a bit more unknown guest lecturers such as Marty Friedman and Paul Gilbert. Episode also available on my YouTube channel in video format with media links to the covered topics: https://www.youtube.com/jarkkolunnas For even more extras and behind the scenes, visit: https://www.youtube.com/jarkkolunnas https://www.instagram.com/jarkkolunnas http://www.facebook.com/jarkkolunnasofficial