After a few months of practice, the first cd-ep ("
First four songs were a mix of progressive and bleak metal. The lyrics were and still are in Finnish.
Cd-ep was delivered to a leading Finnish music magazine, Soundi, for a review. It ended up to be chosen the demo of the month (04/2000). A place in the final round of a local band competition (organized by Jyväskylä Music Association, JELMU) was a remarkable merit for a new band. After the first few gigs it was obvious that the band needed more instruments to back up the trio.
Year 2000 was spent mainly at rehearsals practicing new songs and seeking for a keyboardist. Finally, the search was over and Ilpo Partanen joined the band. Shortly after that the next cd-ep was on it's way and "Kaunis on elon tie" (This Beautiful Way of Life) was released in November 2000.
On Happonen's suggestion, in the end of 2001 yet another new member, Matti Äijänen, joined the band as a solo-guitarist. The band was ready for the next recording session at the Watercastle Studios. Five songs of progressive metal, spiced with lots of acoustic guitars were recorded and
At this point a few live appearances sounded like a good idea, and
Metal more and heavier!!
In the following years
Project FDFMOD is greatly helping our way to worldwide success, a big thanks to 'em!