Toni Salminen

Toni

- Vocals -



History (musical):

Guitar since '95, singing since '04.

Bands (past):

Guitar in: Obscurity 1995-1998, Exapathy 1998-2003, Farmakon 2001-2010

Singing in: Turjake 2004-2007, Screamchain 2006-

Guitar and singing: Two Much 2007-

Bands (current):

Ruinside
Two Much

Gear:

I like the 2nd or the 3rd the most... Nice acceleration.

Principle:

Principles are for people who just want it their way.

Mainly influenced by (bands etc.):

Don’t know about influences but Anselmo, Jorn, Anneke, Imelda and Devin are all pretty much fucking awesome singers. I also like Neil Fallon from Clutch and Joe Bonamassa... There are lotsa others but I won’t bother to list them here. Buy me beer and I’ll talk about influences and shit all night.

Listens to:

BLS, Devin Townsend, Clutch, Supersuckers, Pantera, Meshuggah, Opeth, Katatonia, Paramore, Dropkick Murphy’s, Joe Bonamassa, Imelda May, The Gathering, Testament, Static-X, Bumblefoot, Freak Kitchen, Ulver, Jorn Lande, Yoko Kanno, Corrosion of Conformity, Adam West, Arcturus, Megadeth, ...aaand so on. If it’s good it’s good.

Favourite book(s)/author(s)?

H.P. Lovecraft
Douglas Adams
...don’t read much.

First album bought?

Iron Maiden – Fear of The Dark
...in the mighty C-cassette format

5 favourite albums of all time?

Nice one... umm... shit. Okay. These might change next week:
Opeth – My arms Your hearse
Katatonia – Tonight’s Decision
Clutch – Blast Tyrant
Imelda May – Love Tattoo
Supersuckers – Evil Powers of Rock and Roll

Best live show you've seen?

Ulver in Nosturi
Anathema, Anneke van Giersbergen and Petter Carlsen in Klubi

Story in Ruinside:

Well... Erno came to me after a Screamchain gig and asked me to check Ruinside out and that they were in desperate need of a singer. Didn’t know they were this desperate! Anyway... after a couple emails and drunken visit to their training pad I thought:”What the hell... They’re nice guys. Maybe this’ll get me free booze.”

Best in Ruinside:

Nice guys, Nice vibes, True commitment to a mutual goal.

Favourite drink / smoke?

Sol or Corona and Fisherman shot / Chesterfield (red)

Dream car?

Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 from late 60’s

Favourite movie(s) / actor(s)?

Star Wars, Lord Of The Rings, Indiana Jones’, Studio Ghibli productions, Donnie Darko, K-Pax, Sin City, Where Eagles Dare, Stardust, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, The Ninth Gate, Transformers, Army of Darkness...

Favourite TV-Series?

Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Futurama, Big Bang Theory, Ippatu Kikimusume and all other gay stuff.

Favourite computer/console game(s)?

Fallout –series, Just Cause 2, Final Fantasy –series, Demon’s Souls, LOTRO, Borderlands, Diablo –series, Freelancer, HOMM –series, Mount & Blade, ...

What do you like to do on your freetime?

Play billiards, computer and console games, watch movies, drink, smoke, have sex, you know... the basic stuff.

Personal qualities:

I’m a pretty decent guy... sometimes even nice ‘n stuff. I will get along with anyone.

Describe yourself with 3 words:

Short-tempered, self-critical, well-disposed.

Motto:

Don’t expect anything. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Free word!:

More beer motherfuckers!