Die erste Show, die erste Platte und seine größten Einflüsse! Wir sprachen anlässlich den neuen Perkele Albums Leaders Of Tomorrow mit Sänger und Gitarrist Ron „Ronnie“ Halinoja über seine Hardcore-Punk-Roots und wie er zur Musik und Szene gekommen ist.
1Do you remember the first hardcore / punk show you went to? Is the club still open today?
It was a squat. I saw a band called Svart Snö. Fantasic hardcore punk band with a nasty sound. Love it! The squat was closed down a few years later.
2What is your all-time favorite club or location?
Where we have played ourselves must be Markthalle in Hamburg that always is great! We also love Conne Island in Leipzig and Festsaal in Kreutzberg Berlin.
3Do you remember the first hardcore / punk record you got?
DRI – Crossover. I was into thrash metal, listened to Acid Reign, Anthrax, DBC, Xentrix and stuff. These guys always had DRI t-shirts and I had to check the band out. I was blown away! That energy!
4In your opinion what is the perfect hardcore show?
Great atmosphere, much love and a great band!
5What is your all-time favorite show you’ve played?
Hard to say, but I guess With Full Force 2017 or every time on Conne island in Leipzig.
Perkele – Leaders Of Tomorrow ::: Review (2019)
6Is there a show you missed in the past that still makes you angry that you could not be there?
Everytime I had missed Danzig because we had played ourselves same day or big four in our hometown.
7What band would you like to see again?
Helloween, Iron maiden and Strebers.
8Is there a person who has influenced you especially in hardcore / punk?
Greg Graffin from Bad Religion and Henry Rollins (Black Flag). Two guys I always love to listen to.
9What are you top 3 hardcore-punk front men (women)?
- Candace Kacsulain (Walls Of Jericho)
- Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
- Erick “Buddha” Medina (Blood For Blood)
10What is in your opinion the most underrated hardcore-punk band?
I would say Martyrdöd.
11Are there some newer bands you could mention?
I’m an old fart and only listen to old farts music. I promise, I will be better.