Reclaim your wolf heart.
Today, for a first quick post back, a little look at a hardworking metal singer who shows the kind of dedication and grit that is not always associated with a rock/metal lifestyle.
Tuomas Saukkonen is the singer from Before The Dawn, a big Scandinavian metal band who have been popular amongst those in the know for years. Unfortunately, after many albums over just 10 years, he shut down the band a couple of years ago, but that’s where his work ethic got even crazier. He embarked on his new musical project Wolfheart and the crazy thing is…he does it all himself. He has formed a band around him for touring, for live shows, but on the albums, when writing and recording, he plays everything himself.
” I will continue with this project by my own means but the main ‘red-line’ in this new project is to create a band that has the energy of Before The Dawn and mix it with the low-tuned dark, heavy and epic atmosphere of Black Sun Aeon. Also at a same time I have had some northern warrior feeling into it so those are the main ingredients what Wolfheart will contain. You can expect me to write more diverse songs now because I don´t have to write songs for 3 to 4 different bands but instead I am only focusing into this one.”
So if you have ever thought about making some music but stumbled on the complaint that “I don’t have a band…I don’t know anyone who plays drums…or guitar…or bass.…If only.…” then realise that you are making excuses. Just look at Tuomas Saukkonen and his Wolfheart. Check him out in this film clip. Playing every thing.
Not a big fan of metal, or tattoos covering the entire geography of someone’s skin?
The guy powerlifts too. That’s in between working a full-time job and being a one man band and writing and recording albums at a rate that most full-time, fully populated bands would be envious of. A photo and post from his facebook again illustrate his work ethic.
83,5h of work so far for this week and 16h to go for today.
What is your excuse?”
Whether you like his music, his style, or powerlifting or not is besides the point.
His dedication and work ethic are inspirational. Don’t have the members or people you think you need to be able to get started on some project or some goal. Be self-sufficient like this Finnish guy. Just start, just do it. Work the rest out later.
Think you don’t have enough time in the day to do what you really want to do? Again, reading through the Wolfheart singer’s story should divest you of that excuse. Make time. Watch less TV. Stop drinking. Stop checking your phone or facebook every ten minutes. There are many more hours in the day than you realise, building up to a wealth of time in the week, for those truly dedicated.
So, when you find yourself comforting your bruised ego, soothing your disappointment with a plethora of excuses.….….……remember the;