EMQ’s with ALEKSANDER SUSI
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Finnish based Industrial, Alternative Rock/Metal Solo Artist, Aleksander Susi. Huge thanks to Aleksander for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Aleksander Susi (a.k.a. Aleksi Susi). I sing, play guitar, bass, keys and program music. Nowadays a solo artist.
Founder of ”ALEXANRED”, ”A:S:Örchestra” and ”a.s.andtheloudorchestra”. Founder and ex-member of ”2 Wolves”. Ex-member of ”Scent of Flesh”. Also associated with various other bands and projects.
How did you come up with your band name?
It’s my given name.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I live in Finland. I do not follow the local scene anymore at all, so I am the wrong person to answer that.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
“Transformations”, Album, released in March.
‘The Gates With Two Suns’ (Audio)
‘Children Of The 80’s’ (Audio)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Rammstein, Linkin Park, Type O Negative, Lacuna Coil.
What first got you into music?
I guess rock music and movies when I was a child. Beatles, Scorpions, Queen. I started with piano school then played classical music.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
Probably with no one at this point.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Obscene Extreme looks nice and fun and that there’s nice people. Even though my solo artist music would not fit the musical style of the happening.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I don´t have fans.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
I don´t have fans.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
When my music is heard by people. Moments, when your work is vain.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
More real talent. In many cases the industry should stop feeding and normalizing the stupid product that they are forcing people to listen/watch, making people also really dumb.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Hybrid Theory” by Linkin Park
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I love CD’s the most.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Rock to the River, Imatra. Long time ago, over 15 years probably. I was playing in Scent of Flesh back then. There were many cool artists playing there at the same festival, including one of my favourite band, Helloween.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I really do not know now. Hard to say. Maybe a painter or an architect.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
What’s next for the band?
Promoting. For long time.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Stay safe, take care of yourselves and your friends and families.
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