This all started one boring autumn day back in 2001. My friend Timo came to see me, in hope of getting a new ring tone for his phone. Timo had one cartoon melody in his mind, but I just didn’t make ring tone out of it, I made whole song and after that I recorded it with my computer. That gave me the idea to start recording my own music with my computer, since I didn’t have any active bands that time. I released my first solo-demo as an introduction of my skills and I managed to get two vocalists for my demo. Cd was called “Call of the Twilight”. It didn’t reach any big success, but I did get some name in internet mp3 sites.
After military service, I still didn’t have any band and I started to make my second demo, after one friend asked me to do it. This time things were bit different and after some really hard times and lots of disappointments, I managed to get full 5 song Cd ready and I named it “End of Darkness”. I was able to get some top-class pro singers this time for the Cd and this time I got little more success. Two good reviews and one interview to a Greece netzine “Behind the Veil”. I also hit the TOP40 in mp3.com’s power metal-charts one day, in position 40 and songs got total amount of 1010 download/streams in December 2002.
Next: Part 1.1, The awakening