Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sniper interview

Interview with legendary Finnish band conducted just a week ago. Thanks a million to Hungarian comrades from NS Revolution HC blogzine for letting us publish the English version of the interview.

1.GREETINGS COMRADE! WHEN ,WHY AND WHERE THE WAS BAND FORMED?

Sniper was founded in January of 1997 in Kuusankoski, a town situated in the southeast of Finland. Why? Because in that time in Finland haven’t any WP – bands, only Mistreat, and we wanted to get our message to be heard. We were and we are, very worried to where this country is going on. On that time back in ’90 s, Finnish government made ( bad ) decisions to take here more and more refugees mostly from Africa and they also founded refugee centres to many Finnish town. That was then main reason why Sniper founded. We wanted to say with band and music what we think about that kind action and also that we are against refugees and all kind multiculture. We also wanted to get more peoples to notice and thinking what is the best to this land., and best way to get our message thru was spearing our message with music. We wanted and still want to influence peoples mind that they not accept everything what politics and media feed them. There is always alternative to start thinking with own brains and to fight against multicoloured filth.


2. WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN?

The band’s name was inspired by the most successful sniper during WW 2, namely Finnish Simo Häyhä. He shot over 505 enemies just in few months in Winter War against Russia 1939-1940.

3. WHAT IS THE CURRENT LINE UP? HAS IT CHANGED A LOT?


Not much,line up has changed couple times in early days, but current line up formed 1998 when I ( Tappo – drums ) and Kokko ( lead guitar ) joined the band. Jamo ( rhythm guitar ) joined our mirth company 2007 and Korkki ( vocalist & bass guitar ) founded band and he is only original member.

4. HAVE YOU PLAYED MANY CONCERTS, WITH WHICH OTHER BANDS?

Mostly we are played in Finland all of these years in local Blood & Honour events but we are also played in Denmark, Sweden and 2 times in England. We are played with bands like Mistreat, Unborn – SF, White Minority, Bully Boys, Whitelaw, Blackout, Brutal Attack, Bulldog Breed, Pluton Svea, Jungsturm, Odins Eye and so on….There is so many bands that I can’t even remember all of them.

5. COULD YOU TELL US SOME MORE ABOUT YOUR CDS? HOW MANY CDS, SPLIT AND ALBUMS, WHAT`S THEIR NAME ETC…?

First Sniper publication was 12” picture vinyl in year 1998 named Power is white, after that we are released 10 cd’s named:
The moment of truth 2002, Waiting for the good times 2002, Praise & prelude to a new world 2003, In hate of the Russian ( split with P.W.A.) 2003, Sotaa! ( first full-length Finnish language RAC – cd ) 2003, Born to war 2004, One last stand 2005, All hits…No misses! (the best of ) 2005, Hail the white race! 2006 and On the road to victory 2008.
Our songs are also released some collection cd’s like: Die Besten soldaten vol. II and Blood & Honour vol. IV.


6. HOW OFFTEN DOES THE BAND PRACTICE?

Once a week.

7. WHAT ARE YOUR SONGS ABOUT?

Respect for the Finnish war veterans and disgust in communism are two of the main themes in our songs, another themes are refugees, battle songs generally, media, reds, police, eternal friendship, race traitors, politics, white sluts and so on…Oi, we have also few lovesongs!

8. ARE YOU ACTIVELY SUPPORTING ANY POLITICAL PARTIES OR ORGANISATIONS?

We are not very active politically, but our lyrics are mostly very political. We supporting B & H organisation and also all the extreme right parties and organisations + all kind war veterans organisations are close by our hearts.

9. DO YOU AS A BAND GET MUCH TROUBLE FROM THE POLICE, REDS, MEDIA, ETC…?

No, not yet, but we are sure that one day police and politics and also media try to stop us because we speak the truth! Soon we are too big threat to them that they will make new laws where they try to stop us spearing our music and political views. Sooner or later they take a tough line on our music and lyrics. But we still carry on, what ever it takes!



10. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUNDS? WHICH OTHER BANDS HAVE INSPIRED YOUR SOUND?

Early days our music was mostly some kind punk rock with heavy sounds, nowadays it is mixed music with different music styles like hardcore-heavy-punk rock - rock’n’roll,! Heh,heh ( what the hell that even means! :)!)..We play also few southern style songs but mostly our songs are honest outspoken rock’n’roll! We had got influence to our music from many bands like: Skrewdriver , Motörhead, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stahlgewitter, Landser, BFG, No Remorse, Brutal Attack, Mistreat, list is endless….Fact is that everything what we listening influence to our sound.

11. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT FINLAND NS SCENE, ABOUT BANDS, ORGANISATIONS, ETC…?

In Finland is about 500 – 1000 skinheads, we have here Blood & Honour organisation in few towns and also few club houses. Here is lots a different skinheads groups but we are not very united, sometimes we have meetings with drinking and having fun and maybe 2 to 3 times in year B & H Finland organizing some gigs. In Finland are also lots of people who are supporting us and think like us but they don't show their point of view so straight like we do. At the moment here are these WP – bands: Mistreat, Sniper, IVA, White Minority, Vapaudenristi . We have here also few NS– movement but Skinheads / National socialists are not very united.

12. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE EUROPEAN SCENE? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HUNGARY, OUR SCENE, OUR BANDS MAYBE?

We think European scene coming bigger and bigger every day, it is already strong and getting stronger and stronger every day. People who are organizing all kind gigs and events are doing very good job! There are coming more and more new bands to our movement. More people joining us because they finally understand to where politics action leads. More blacks and all kind non – whites flowing in Europe and we are soon second class citizens. Non-whites get more and more rights and our freedom of speech is soon a history if we not fight back! About Hungary scene, we are really sorry but we don’t know much about it! We know that there is very strong scene and you arrangements “Sons of Europe”- concert in every year and some another gigs too. That is all what we know but we really want to know more of your scene! It would be very great to play in your country some day!

13. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?

More gigs, more cd’s and more fighting for our race and for our rights. Let’s try to keep Europe for us! We don’t want just sit and watch until Europe be in ruins and is full of non – Europeans problems and whole continent subscribe be urban decay.

14. THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEWS, ANY MESSAGES TO OUR READERS?

Thank U for questions! Racial Greeting to our Brother Nation!
Sniper contact : sniperband@suomi24.fi
88!

6 comments:

Joe Long said...

greetings from the USA in the spirit of Lauri Torni/Larry Thorne, Simo Hayha, Carl Mannerheim, Alpo Marttinen and the Marttinen Men!!!

Ragnarok88 said...

great! sniper es una de mis bandas favoritas 88!

c18 Serb said...

My appeal is to edit the text here, as to not offend the Russian comrades instead of Russian soldiers write soviet or communist!

''Winter War against Russia 1939-1940.''

newmikeisfree said...

Good luck with all of your endeavors in life! From America.

wayne bridger said...
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wayne bridger said...

88 from England keep the music alive wpww