Friday, November 21, 2014

Some answers

So, Cain’s Offering 2.0, so to speak. We all know (well, we who care) that it’s me and Timo and Hurtsi. So who else?

Jens and Jonas.

That is Jens Johansson, and I expect you all to know who he is by now, so no introduction required.

And Jonas, as in Jonas Kuhlberg on bass. I’ve been playing with him for years, and actually he was my first choice for the first CO album as well, but back then we could not make it happen. Not that I have anything against Jukka, he did a GREAT job with the first album and he is a fucking great guy.

Sorry for my hiatus on this blog, but I’ve been shit busy, and I guess you all know why. The album is coming along nice, we now have drums and bass recorded, and fuck do they sound good. I did the demos with a drum machine and me playing the bass, and I must say having actual kick-ass musicians play the songs makes a fucking difference…



I’m at the stage 5 now, so this might actually work :)

And before anyone starts whining about the changes in the lineup, please wait until you hear the results. I think it’s going to be worth all this and the 6-year (by the time the album is out) wait. You can whine then if you feel the need to.

I’ll get back to writing lyrics now, here’s a video from the bass sessions to hold you over :)


Stay posted, or get wasted, or both...

42 comments:

  1. I trust your choices. It's great to hear news from you guys! :)
    This will be an amazing album!
    Waiting to see you on tour here :P

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. he overhears something in the video recording bass, and sound great in every way, I'm excited and I hope not late to go on sale.

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  3. No words about mikko? Why replace him? Hugs :)

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  4. Sounds great! And Jens just makes it all ever more awesome. Very excited.

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  5. Sick ass line up. Will you guys do a tour?

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  6. At where are you getting those recordings done?

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  7. Jens? Hope it doesn't sound exactly like Strato. We've heard plenty from Jens already, could we at least expect some new shit on your side?

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  8. aww I did not make the cut?! ��

    On a more serious note, happy with this news. Things are looking good :)

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  9. Jens Johansson ? Great ! Can't wait for listening to this new album !

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  10. Jonas Kuhlberg from MyGrain? Cool! :D

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  11. This is very exciting. Can't wait to hear more of that.

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  12. that creative process pic is so true. Great idea, not to sure once you get started recording, then once it all comes together its all good.

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  13. Yay for Jens :D I loved Mikko work but I'm sure Jens can deliver a shitton of awesomeness too :) I trust your word about the bass, Jukka was awesome on CO 1, it is hard to better him but if You are sure then I'm satisfied :)

    Did ya hear Replica Revisited by SA? Would love to hear Your opinion about it, but if You don't care about it then I'm fine with that as well :D

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    1. What the hell is Replica Revisited?

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    2. The 15th anniversary edition. They re-recorded Ecliptica this year.

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    3. Ah that, I've heard a couple of songs from that album, not Replica though.

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    4. No one cares of my opinion, but honestly, it sounded shit to me. Like what's wrong with that new FullMoon? Seriously, singing sounded so bad that I stopped listening in the middle of the song.. -___- I planned to buy tickets for my mom and me to their gig, but... Not to listen that crap.

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    5. Katipoison, I share your opinion, I stopped FullMoon by the first words and didn't even bother to listen to the others. :(
      However, I already bought my tickets.

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    6. I think some people are under the impression that you have a grudge against Sonata and its members, and that you "hate" them and stuff like that... so, a lot of people are expecting (I don't really understand why) that you would bash on those re-recorded Ecliptica songs. It's weird. -shrugs-

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    7. I never understood why some bands make 're-recordings', 'revisited' or 'remixed' versions of songs, especially when it comes to very well-known ones. They never sound better. Isn't it more useful to make new songs? Lol. People always remember the original ones anyway.

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  14. Now waiting for the guitar recordings video! Then I can die happy :)

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  15. Thank you for this. It seems it will be quite good album. And what will be its name.? Gather the Faithfull again.. after six years ? :D

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    1. Nope. I have a name in mind, but not gonna reveal it just yet.

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  16. Who Will produce the record? I hope Mathias kupiainen. The Arion record was awesome ! :)

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    1. I'm producing it. Don't know yet who will mix it though, but I do have a few names in mind :)

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    2. Andy Sneap + Co = SUPERwin :D

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    3. Oooh, I really think Matias would do a great job mixing the record. Really excited for this record! Can't wait to buy it

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  17. This is awesome, brilliant.
    There can be more though: European Tour Fall 2015 - Stratovarius + Cain's Offering.
    I'm totally subscribing to it, any time!
    Good work btw, and thank you for your dedication to music and to this blog. :)

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  18. Stage 5 already, so you're on the save side. Now add your awesome lyrics and stage 6 isn' t far. :)

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  19. Sounds Amazing! Are you using EZdrummer software when you do a demo?

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    1. Superior Drummer actually, but it's pretty much the same thing :)

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  20. Hey Jani :)

    I know you saw the gif where you said you were a princess more than you thought
    https://38.media.tumblr.com/d0d44f28a1103c6cb762c69956dd0946/tumblr_n0tuefuJb01spjnajo1_400.gif

    Have you seen this one? :)
    https://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79gq8eaVk1qzi6s9o1_250.gif

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    1. Nowadays not so much of a princess anymore, more like an awkward lesbian, but still cute sometimes. :)

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    2. Great compliment ^_^

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  21. I think it's already sounds like 'CAIN'S OFFERING',remind me of Gather the Faithful...like forms a connection to it.
    Thanks,Jani! And good luck,always!

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  22. Wow! Timo and Jens! I really like the relationship you have with Stratovarius at the moment. Only good things have come out of that! It only makes me wonder what will happen in the future. Too much awesomeness

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  23. Seriously? Complaining about the line-up changes? Jens Johansson is the best keyboard player out there!! (OK, Mikko is great too!). Last time I heard you and him playing together was on Winterheart's guild album, which might be my favourite from SA!

    One thing please : We want MORE guitar solos than what you did on the first album!!

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    1. More like you want them

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    2. Haha I remember watching your guitar videos back in the day! Good shit m8

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    3. Really? Am I the only one who wants more guitar solos? :P
      Ken > Thanks! I Still make new videos sometimes :) Check them and leave me a comment if you want!

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    4. All we need now is Lauri Porra on bass [??]
      :DD

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    5. That would sound like "Cainstratoffering" sort of thing

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