maanantai 1. maaliskuuta 2010

Mistreat interview

Blood & Honour issue 30
Sivuhuomautuksena, youtubesta löytyy Mistreatin haastattelu osa 1 ja osa 2.

Mistreat

MISTREAT, THOSE CRAZY GEEZERS FROM FINLAND, ARE ABOUT TO ENTER THE STUDIO TO RECORD THERE 8TH STUDIO ALBUM, SET FOR RELEASE IN EARLY 2005. FORMED IN KOUVOLA IN THE EASTERN PART OF FINLAND IN 1988, THE LADS HAVE BEEN GIGGING FOR OVER 15 YEARS NOW, AND ARE STILL SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SURRENDER. WE RECENTLY HAD THE PLEASURE OF JOINING THEM FOR A BEER OR 19 AT A GIG IN FRANCE, SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADEW, LETS CATCH UP ON THE LATEST NEWS WITH MISTREAT...
1) GREETINGS COMRADES! IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE HAVE HEARD FROM YOU! WHAT HAVE YOU LADS BEEN UP TO?
Well, just the usual stuff you know, drinking, working, drinking, fighting, drinking, problems with the law, e.t.c. But seriously, just mainly been busy with our families and jobs, e.t.c.

2 KYLLA, KYLLA! WE KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN THERE! THESE THINGS JUST HAVE TO BE DONE! HAVE YOU HAD MUCH TIME FOR ANY GIGS LATELY?
Well despite living busy lives, we can always still make time for gigs,even though Muke and Miika live in Sweden, Pete lives in Finland, and Paul lives in England, it’s still no problem. With the various line ups we’ve had, we’ve pretty much played in most of the white nations, including Estonia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden, England, Wales, Italy, Spain, and a few times in America as well. We’ve recently been offered more gigs throughout Europe, and we will soon be playing back in the USA later on this year.

3) VAI NIIN! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU PLAYING AGAIN HERE SOON IN SUNNY ENGLAND! SO TELL US, HOW’S THE SKINHEAD SCENE GOING IN FINLAND THESE DAYS?
Well in our opinion it’s one of the best in Europe, there’s no doubt about that! We usually have about one big gig every month featuring different European or American bands, and occasionally a few smaller WP and Oi! gigs as well. We now have clubhouses in Kouvola, Tampere, and Orivesi, and are always on the lookout for more suitable premises for future clubrooms. We have about 1500 Skin’s here in Finland, with five active B&H chapters in Helsinki, Kouvola, Joensuu, Jyvaskyla, and Tampere.

4) SE ON VAIN HYVAA! FINLAND HAS PRODUCED SOME BLOODY GREAT BANDS, INCLUDING HATECRIME, SNIPER, BRUTAL SKINS, ENDUPDEAD, FATAL STRIKE, WIKING DIV, E.T.C. ARE THERE ANY NEW FINNISH BANDS IN THE WORKS
We have a new band from Jvaskyla called White Minority, who have juststarted out, and are doing quite well for themselves. Unfortunately a lot of young bands come onto the scene, do a couple of gigs, then get knocked down and quit. The younger bands tend to lack the confidence needed to keep the flame of music alive, which really is a shame, because there’s a lot of great talent here. We find ourselves if we get hit with a problem, we solve it, and then come back even stronger. We’ve been going for about 16 years now, and are still going strong.

5) ERINOMAINEN! SO WE HEAR THAT YOU HAVE A NEW CD IN THE MAKING! TELL US MORE...
Yes, that’s true. We haven’t released a full-length studio album since Battle cry in 2001, so it’s about time we released a new cd. We have about 13 new songs that we will be recording sometime around August. It’s going to be sounding great, right back to the sound of the early Mistreat stuff. We hope to have it released sometime in early 2005, and we are sure you guys are not going to be disappointed!

6) ME ODOTAMME KUULLA SIITA PIAN! SO COMRADES, WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE OF MISTREAT?
Well at least another 15 years of Mistreating! And just to raise healthy, happy families, and to work as hard as possible for our faith, folk, and family. We want to say to all comrades thank’s very much for your support and patience, and remember that ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS NEVER TO LOUD!!! "WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE, WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!"

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