Mikko Pyykkö

Bass, Backing Vocals




Gear

- Ibanez K5
- Orange Bass Terror + Warwick WCA 411 ND
- Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver DI, Insane M.Sc. compressor

Biography


I was born in a village called Kangasala, Finland in 1988 and started my musical career as a pianist at the age of seven. Later on I wanted to learn to play guitar and bass like my father and back then our band missed a drummer so I learned to play drums also. I didn't use to like harsh metal vocals and growling but metal was present still in the form of bands like Stratovarius and Iron Maiden.

Since those days I have grown into more metal and those growling vocals started to sound pretty good. And past last decade I've started to listen and find inspiration from more progressive sounds with such bands like Leprous, Ihsahn and Arcturus. Like Matti says, metal is not just music, it's a way of life and that is also true for me. Although sometimes I find myself calming down with ambient sounds of Burzum and Mortiis, rocking with Nick Cave or hopping with Portishead. All in all I'm an all eater when coming to music but metal is my life.

"Now that I am shipwrecked, a piece of shit falling through space and time moaning oh why oh why did not I just stop in time"
Arcturus - Shipwrecked Frontier Pioneer

Musical influences:
Hugh "Skoll" Mingay (Arcturus), Devin Townsend, Vegard Sverre Tveitan (Ihsahn, Emperor)

Favourite bands:
Ihsahn, Leprous, Arcturus, Devin Townsend Project, Beyond Creation, Vulture Industries

Favourite movies:
Horror movies (both very bad and very good), The Lord of The Rings, Pulp Fiction (and Quentin Tarantino movies in general), Forrest Gump, Inception etc.

Favourite Immergo song:
The Earth Unseen

Biggest inspiration in my life:
girlfriend, cats, friends and gaming



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