The Metal Asylum Talks To….WHITE CLOUD FIRE!

Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?

I moved to Finland in 2007 and formed the band 10 years later after I participated the first time to “The Voice”. Ilkka Kainulainen was the first friend I made at the Conservatory, Paulo Poverini was my half-Italian schoolmate, Jaakko Pellotsalo was the first friend I ever had once I moved to Finland, and Jaakko Puusaari was my first roommate ever… So I put my family back together!

The band name originally came as we tried to improve a previous name-idea from “Oort Cloud Project” to something else. “White Cloud Fire” came by itself, without any particular meaning behind… White Cloud Fire just sounded good to our ears.

We had musical collaborations with Michael Monroe who became a good friend of mine. One album release in 2017 called “So Far So Good on Planet Earth”,  we also have a UK tour behind – so we’re ready to hit the scene!

Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?

We basically come from Jyväskylä, a city where we met at different times as we were attending and hanging at the Conservatory.

Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?

We always struggle answering this one – really, there are a mix of many artists, really hard to name any. But lately, we surely got heavier.

Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?

It’s always been our ambition. It almost feels like a curse to me… I can’t get rid of it. At young age I wanted to do jobs as shepherd, farmer, fisherman. Sometimes I wonder would my life be better if I would have follow those dreams. But I had no choice. Life chose on my behalf!

What songs or albums are on your current playlist?

Uhm, current playlist? I barely have a smartphone…

Do you sing in the shower?

That’s where everyone starts to sing! But not so much anymore.

Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?

Gigging is our goal, so we’ll visit as many stages as possible. The rest is open.

Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?

We have few other singles ready to be released. We are indeed planning an album release, but nowadays singles seem to be “the thing”… so we’ll have to follow this trend a bit.

If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?

Wembley Stadium!

Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?

There would be at least ten to mention… To choose one, I’d say “Waiting For The Punchline” by Extreme.

Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?

Some Lady Gaga or Christina Aguilera tunes are quite catchy…

If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?

I love this question – I’d say John Bonham, Jon Lord, Steven Tyler, Nuno Bettencourt, and on bass… I never know who to choose!

Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?

I was in NYC. I bought AcDc “Live”. Then I borrow it to someone… And it never came back.

As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?

It’s a cruel world made of avatars, fake boobs and cryptovalues… Try stayin’ alive!

Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!

Sure, here you can find us anywhere:

We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?

A big thank you to Metal Asylum and all your readers – thanks for having me!

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