Sound blast profile story
Band was born in 2010, they made their first album, "the Sound Blast Profile vol. 1".
Before the first production release, the band had not done any live gigs.
The songs were written for the training sessions, but there were not any live-band ideas.
The first album, as many of other starting bands, stayed in the publishing world with a little unfinished.
The first single, "Braking Through" will be published; the audience takes a single very well.
Sound Blast Profile musicians had previously played together in different sessions and projects, but never as a band.
Sound Blast Profile was chosen as a “best rock-band” at the "Cuerda Vida Festival" and at the same time, they are getting the best lyrics award.
Sound Blast Profile is selected as the best rock band also in 2011.
TV debut involved a lot of demand for gigs and it motivated the band to write more songs.
The second album was released, and then the Sound Blast Profile is featured in the "Atenas de Cuba Festival" event, which will be the first experience to songs "Alone With My Demons" and "Time". At the same time, band gets more and more gigs at festivals, bars and clubs.
Sound Blast Profile has very wide own song material but they also play cover versions of more than 300 songs.
The band is well known all over the country, and it has had a number of permanent venues for many years.
The band's previous output has flavored by keyboards and songs have been produced in the present day.
Days when Sound Blast Profile made average 26 gigs a month, different types of rock-show performances, on festivals in the bars and clubs, enjoying popularity of locals in Cuba and visiting tourists.
Finnish music duo met Iggy on a holiday trip in 2017 and got to know the whole band.
The random meeting was due to a guitar hunt, the intention was not to get the whole band but, because Cuba….
Managers: “The band is so finished, great songs, great sound and huge stage charisma. Sound Blast Profile has such a big heart for making music that it would have been a crime not to help the band”. Band is new to the world but not to Cuba.
In 2017 the Sound Blast Profile started to plan making their third album with the Finnish producers and it is due for release in 2019.
2018 was waiting and planning, full of many kind of dreams and plans. Talking and talking and getting to many kind of byrocrats.
The entire production is due to take place in Finland, but before that the band will release "Red Moon Spell " Ep in the early part of March 2019 with the Finnish producers.
The EP "Red Moon Spell" is mixed at Kujalandia, mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers and copies made Studio57.
Never, before “Red Moon Spell” EP, has any Cuban rock band released anything in the western countries. Sound Blast Profile made that as a first Cuban rock band!
Kind of a record, isn’t it?
The first Cuban hard-rock album was released in October 2019 in Finland!
In April 2019, Iggy and Rene arrived in Finland to start preparing for the album and at the beginning of June the rest of the band arrived.
The Sound Blast Profile has met for the first time outside Cuba.
Billy: "An unforgettable experience, it was the first time at the age of 32, when I am away from Cuba and settled in a foreign land, which makes it a fun and crazy experience.
Iggy: The trip to Finland has been full of adventures, not the ones that are supposed to be with a person or a band that moves to a country with a different culture, beautiful scenery and well-known traditions. Our adventures have been more of a post-apocalyptic movie, but no surprise, we Cubans are pulling the legacy our government has left for us, which has tried so hard to make us unwanted elsewhere in the world. ”
In March 2019, the Red Moon Spell EP was released in Finland and is still available on CD and can be downloaded through Spotify, for example. Red moon Spell was released partly from recordings made in Cuba.
Iggy: “Well, the EP was something very different from the album; the EP songs were composed at home, where the process was familiar. The biggest challenge with the album was that it was mostly composed here, we even had enough songs to make the record, I had to go through an intense creative process and just focus on doing, but since we had plans to release the album and try to start touring, compose here to make the album recognizable, and I think it was something that got us out of our comfort zone and definitely opened our vision. ”
Rene: “In Cuba, people usually do drum programming on a computer because recording studios simply aren't available for most bands. I've never recorded in Cuba. For the first time I walked in a studio here in Finland. It was a great experience, a learning process and also fun. In fact, a different perspective.”
The album was recorded peacefully at Kujalandia Studio in Lahti.
Iggy took care of the final mix of the album and the well-known Svante Forsback took care of the mastering of the album.
The album was produced as a self-published album without a record label.
Moondance Headlong is the first Cuban grunge band and probably the first Cuban album in the whole rock scene to be released in the Western world.
Moondance Headlong is the prelude to eleven tracks for the band's western career.
Billy: “The Moondance Headlong was recorded quickly and with great enthusiasm. It is my first music album, which I'm playing, a dream come true. The track list, melodies, lyrics, solos and its sound in general, is very expressive, which makes its effect even deeper. In fact, I think it's a very good album. "
Tino: "Sound is much easier to keep in such a climate, better than at home."
The 10-year-old Sound Blast Profile downloads Moondance Headlong with a definite grip on what the Sound Blast Profile is.
There are very few things in the world today that can be said to be the first in the world, this is it.
This year hasn’t been a success to anyone who loves music and makes their living by that way.
Year that started well, few gigs with Finnish rock giant Peer Günt were really nice and enjoyable, but during this lazy Finnish winter 2020, snow melt away like everyone’s gigs round the world.
Sound Blast Profile has enjoyed Finnish people, culture and nature, getting more greedy for upcoming gigs. While full bars are just a sweat dream, Sound Blast Profile has been jamming at Pikku Hanhi in our new hometown.
Wait and see, there’s be more…………………..
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