Santeri Kallio

Last updated: June 22, 2011

Character: Sikanauta
Gear: Nord Wave, Hughes&Kettner Rotosphere, some hammond clone Nord Electro / Roland VK7 or Hammond etc
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Idols/musical influences: Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Mike Oldfield, David Bowie, Motörhead, Led Zeppelin, Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Michael Jackson, Ozric Tentacles, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Queen, Pet Shop Boys, Giorgio Moroder, OMD, Jan Hammer, Faith No More, TOOL, Rammstein, Depeche Mode, 80s POP & 90s Techno music.

Sources of musical inspiration: Rock’n roll lifestyle; sex & drugs & rock’n roll

All-time favourite songs: David Bowie: Space Oddity
Led Zeppelin: Immigrant Song
Iron Maiden: Run to the hills
Nuclear Assault: Hang the pope
Europe: Final Countdown
Motörhead: Overkill
Ray Charles: Hit the road Jack
Deep Purple: Burn & Child in time
Ozric Tentacles: Sploosh
Eagles: Hotel California
Billy Idol: White wedding
Dire Straits: Brothers in arms
Radiohead: Creep
REM: Losing my religion
Aerosmith: Dream On
Graham Central Station: The Jam
+ several disco & techno songs… just too many to name a few.

All-time favourite albums: Led Zeppelin: III
Vesa-Matti Loiri: Eino Leino 1
Ozric Tentacles: Strangetude
Iron Maiden: Number Of The Beast
AC/DC: High Voltage / Back in Black
Bob Marley: Legend
Motörhead: Iron Fist
Rainbow: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow / Difficult to cure
Kiss: Animalize / Creatures Of The Night
Bon Jovi: Bon Jovi
Dio: Last in line
Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced
Helloween: Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
Eric Clapton: Backtracking
Vangelis: Blade Runner
Giorgio Moroder: Midnight Express
Bruce Springsteen: Born In The USA
Queen: The Works
ZZ Top: Eliminator
Liekki: Korppi
Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
Piirpauke: Metamorphosis
Atomic Swing: In To The Blue
Metallica: Kill Em All
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust / Low
Wigwam: Nuclear Nightclub
Kingston Wall: III
Kate Bush: Hounds Of Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Mother’s Milk
Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation
Faith no More: The Real Thing
Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers / Live in Japan
Dire Straits: Brothers In Arms
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Public Enemy: Fear Of The Black Planet
U2: Joshua Tree
Simon & Garfunkel: The Best Of
Oasis: Morning Glory
Van Halen: 1984
Living Color: Vivid
Yngie Malmsteen: Marching Out 

Best keyboard solo ever: Jan Hammer – Led Boots (Jeff Beck: Wired)
Best gig ever seen: Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson’s comeback show in Helsinki
Current favourite album: Dire Straits: Making Movies
Song that would be fun to cover: Klamydia: Perseeseen
Favourite Amorphis songs: Black River, Mermaid, Drowned Maid, Reformation
Least favourite Amorphis songs: Planetary Misfortune, White Swan, Withered
Personal highlight with Amorphis: Beginning Of Times reached German Top 20
Best Amorphis gig so far: We just have not had that yet, Louhela Jam 05 was pretty cool though.
Funniest tour memory: Esa sang Juice Leskinen’s “Sika” in karaoke @Nummirock ’03
Worst moment on stage: The band totally blew it @March Metal Meltdown 2001
Recipe against boredom on tour: Drugging & jogging
Most memorable studio session: Pasi did demo vocals dozens of days in my studio for Eclipse demos, totally wasted all days long, totally wasted studio times. These melodies were never published.
Other bands/side projects: Verenpisara, Toxic Triangle, Hero Cult, Serpent Holder
Motto/philosphy of life: DON’T GO WITH THE FLOW
Hobbies/interests: Music technology, WAR, War history, Computer programming, Quality management and organization improvement (…of basically anything), Problem solving, Humour, Alcohol drinking and Partying like a madman.
Good & bad habits: Optimist and reliable, sometimes too truculent to discuss with.
First instrument: Piano @4 years, leather fagotto few years later
First album ever bought: Kiss: Unmasked
Kalevala character: Pekka Kainulainen
…songwriter: Vangelis
…classical composer: Chopin
…historical entity: Temple of Mitra, Rome
…author/poet: Arto Melleri
…visual artist: James Cameron
…movie director: Stanley Kubrick
…movies: Dr Strangelove, Conan Barbarian, Platoon, Come and see, African Queen, Blade Runner, Aliens 2, Me myself and irene, Pet detective 1 & 2, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
…actress: Mo´Nique (Precious)
…book: Poltava (Peter Enlund)
…magazine: Musictech (sound engineer’s porn mag)
…cartoon: Moebius
…concert venue: Atlanta Center Stage (USA)
…festival: Iisalmi Oluset (FIN)
…backstage: Club backstage @ Teatria, Oulu (FIN)
…landscape: Lake view from sauna terrace
…holiday destination: Czech Republic in the summer
…food & drink: Tofu / Ouzo with icy water
…animal: Hare
…sport: Jogging
…game: Chess, Fußball
…TV show: OZ