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Playlist of My Life: Rainer “Raikku” Tuomikanto (Grave Pleasures, Ajattara)

If you’re looking for Finnish drummers with some experience, look no further than Rainer “Raikku” Tuomikanto. His past CV includes bands like KIUAS, and SHINING, among others, while his current CV has him actively working with acts well-known and brand new alike, such as GRAVE PLEASURES, AJATTARA, CAUSEMOS, and AETHER. With a history like that, how could we not get the playlist of his life for you?

1. The first song you remember hearing as a child

Probably something from DURAN DURAN, EURYTHMICS, THE KINKS, LED ZEPPELIN, or the ROLLING STONES. Or maybe THE YARDBIRDS, CREAM, YES, THE POLICE, or U2… Or even MR. MISTER. Those albums were constantly played at my home when I was 1-2 yrs old. They still rock, by the way.

2. The first song you can recall ever really and truly loving

U2: “In the Name of Love”

3. A song that you loved as a teenager/reminds you of high school

NIRVANA: “Aneurysm”

4. The song or band that got you into metal music (or the current genre you play in)

GUNS ‘N’ ROSES: “You Could Be Mine.” The tom intro did it.

5. The most recent song to get stuck in your head

OASIS: “Roll with It.” Been hearing that for the past year or so. The song before that was the Circus Theme, lasted about 3-4 years, every single day.

6. Your guilty pleasure song/band

GRAVE PLEASURES: “Crying Wolves.” Also DURAN DURAN: “Wild Boys.”

7. The first album you bought with your own money/the first album you were really excited to own

PANTERA: “Far Beyond Driven”

8. A song that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a hot beverage

Lana Del Rey: “Video Games”

9. A song to blast at full volume while you’re on the road

DEFTONES: “Prince” or AEON: “Satanic Victory”

10. The song you’d most like to be played at your funeral

QUEEN: “Who Wants to Live Forever” or something from Chelsea Wolfe. Could also be “Hunted By a Freak” from MOGWAY.

Interview by Mika Ringman & Bear Wiseman
Musicalypse, 2016
OV: 2347

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