SOTD Mixtape Vol. 1: Stick And Stones (compilation 2015)
1. SILENCE AFTER FUNERAL - Suffocated (unreleased track)
This is the first song we started to work as Silence After Funeral.
Actually some old version was released on MySpace.
We have worked so hard on this,
but we have always found some flaws
on every single version we have done.
A while ago I said to Zacob: ”Look dude,
if I have to open Suffocated mixing file again,
I will fucking sell my studio and start to do
something else on my spare time”.
We both still absolutely love this song.
We decided to accept it’s minor flaws and
release it to the eternal ocean of tears where it truly belongs.
2. AND DEATH ADORED HER - The Prisoner Of Love (unfinished mix)
I made this confession of love in Fall 2006 for my Magnificent Other.
Of course she didn’t like it.
”It’s too melancholic”, she said.
I told her,
”Honey this is what I sound like when I’m happy!
If you think THIS is melancholic, you know nothing John Snow”.
We had plans to remake this song with SAF and
release it as B-side on Suffocated single.
Obviously we never did.
Beautiful female voice was sung by Sanna S.
Thank you for that!
3. THE RAINING BLOODDROPS - Betrayed By You (too shiny version)
This is a very old song and I didn't record it until around 2007 or so.
Original version was complitely acoustic,
so of course I didn’t use any acoustic instrument on recording session.
Daah..."always change everything, they said. It will be great, they said".
Actually I like everything on this version, except the fact that it’s too bright.
I really really fucked it up on mastering. I could probably fix it NOW,
but it is what it is. Period.
4. TYRANNIA - She-Frankenstein (presentation demo)
I made this sweet demo for Tyrannia when we were still active.
We did rehearse the song couple of times,
but never recorded it as a band.
My favorite part is the vocal line around 02:10
”will she love beyond the graAaAAve!”.
It’s not ”fucking hostile”, it’s just fucking hilarious!
5. HARRI & HOURE - Tyttö ja poika (raw mix / demo)
This is called raw mix / demo, because Harri isn’t singing or playing.
And of course, I would sing again all my parts as well for the official album version.
I just wanted to make danceable song arrangements.
No distorted guitars, just kind of groovy mood with light atmosphere.
Oh, and when I say dance, I’m not talking about twerking or any of that shit. Just old school stuff from the day and age, when dancing was all about having fun and not about acting like a fucking cheap crackhead stripper.
6. CHAINSAW SUICIDE - Drugged, Naked & Awake (unreleased track)
Recorded in The Origin Of Pieces session.
We didn’t release this on the EP,
because it was way too different than the rest of the set.
On our next EP we’ll release completely remade version.
I'll promise you right now, It will be epic!
6. SILENCE AFTER FUNERAL - "Serpents" (the original demo)
I wanted to share this version with you guys,
so you can hear how SAF song changes over time.
In many ways it’s the same,
but on the other hand completely different.
In this version there’s more keyboards and less lead guitars.
Song structure is almost the same.
What I really like in this version are those choir-type vocals
right before the last chorus.
Those same vocals are on the album as well,
but here they really stand out.
- Houre Noir 19.12. 2015