Hello Krister Stenbom, how are you doing?

 -I’m fine thanks. Very happy to have the new album in my hands.

How is the weather at the moment in your area?

-At the moment you really can feel the spring is coming. Temperature around 0 to 5 degrees. 

Please tell us about the Rock/Hardrock/Metal scène in Finland at the moment?

-This kind of scene is very active in Finland. You know that Finnish people love rock and metal music. On the other hand there is a lot of bands like us, trying to get our name out there. 

When did you start singing?

-I guess I have always done it, but more seriously last 15 years.

What are Some of your favorite bands/artists?

-There is a lot of but some the greatest are Led Zeppelin, Journey, Chris Cornell, Michael Monroe, Faith No More and the wild card is Bruno Mars. 

The band just released the album: Heartrock. Please tell is about the process of writing and time in the recording studio?

-The songs are mainly done by our guitarhero Risto. I personally took part of lyric writing. We also got couple of songs outside the band (Sören Kronqvist, Thomas Vikström & Camilla Andersson). The album was partly recorded in studios Helsinki & Tampere, but most of the work was done in Risto’s home studio. Although it took lot of time, I think it was totally worth it.

How was the album received by press and fans?

-The album has received punch of great reviews from both press and fans. I’m very very happy that our fans seem to love it. 

Did you Guys play Any live shows after the release of the new album?

-Yes we did. We had album release party on valentine’s day 14th of feb. Hopefully there is more live shows to come.

Any touring outside of Finland planned?

-Nothing fixed yet, but heads full of ideas and plans. 

Is there Any special meaning or message behind the bandname: Wake the Nations?

-We think Wake The Nations represents how music can bring people together. 

For the album you coöperate with; Thomas Wikstrom from Therion and Søren Kronqvist from Joe Lynn Turner. How did you get in contact with them?

-Once again it’s an idea of our mastermind Risto. He likes to co-operate with musicians and songwriters to get different points of view, and fresh ideas. 

Do you have a last word or something thats on your Heart you want to share with the readers ofBonavox.nl?

-First of all I like to thank you for interview. Secondly I hope more and more people will find our music. All new fans are very welcome. Last but not least, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us along the way.