Alone together in Hyvinkää

Tom

Tom

We had a little different show today. We as in me and Otto. We got asked to play at Elojuhlat in Hyvinkää earlier this week and since it was in such a short notice and Jesse and Juho were away today, we went and played with just the two of us.

It was kinda fun even if it was a bit scary. I mean it’s always fun to play but it’s tricky to play the songs with just one acoustic guitar and cajon. […] Read more!

Playlist: Best Cover Songs

Another week, another playlist. To celebrate our new blog design, we’re going to blast out some cover tunes. Next up the Best Cover Songs.

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Jesse

Jesse

1. Killswitch Engage – Holy Diver (Dio)

This is how you do a cover! Make it sound like your band, but give a little salute to the original! I think this is the greatest cover of all time! Really well planned scream-vocals and metal-core riffs that compliment the song just the right way. […] Read more!

MadCraft Goes Wanuvarock 2013!

Juho

Juho

Okay, it was friday and we were going to play in Wanuvarock! Since it was in Varkaus, and we’d have to drive almost four hours to get there, we had to leave early. We agreed that we’d be at Otto’s place somewhere around five, since our showtime was somewhere around ten. Tom even said to me “be on time”, and I sure was.

I was there 15 minutes before Jesse arrived. We talked about some iPhone apps or games (of course) and about our spreadshirt page.

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Top 3 Best Pop Punk Basses

Jesse

Jesse

Ok, so everybody knows I’m a real gear-head and always checkin’ out for new stuff. Now, I would like to talk about basses. Yes, more bass-talk.

But not just about any basses, I would like to talk about THE BEST basses for Pop-punk! Today I will list top 3-best basses that dominate the world of pop-punk!
#1 Precision bass
In my opinion this is the holy grail of pop-punk bass! You really can’t get bad sound from it.
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Playlist: Best Blink-182 Songs

Alright! Time for another playlist. You guys ready?

We’re continuing with the Best-Songs-formula. This time it’s all about the Best Blink-182 Songs.

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Juho

Juho

1. Wendy Clear
Totally awesome intro and verse in all their simplicity. Intro is just one riff which sounds dull when played alone, but with bass the combination is just awesome. This approach would have also worked on the other parts of the song, sadly guitar doesn’t stay on only one chord during the verses.

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New drum cover: Blink-182 – Go

Hi folks! Here’s a new drum cover from the same old Blink-182. The track is entitled “Go”!

Otto

I’ve been listening to Blink’s self-titled album pretty much lately. Me being a fan of older Blink, some of the songs on the album lean towards a bit too experimental domain, but it has some really cool drum parts. Having said that I have to admit that Travis experiments a lot on those songs too, but for a drummer that’s only inspiring.

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Timo Tolkki puhuu asiaa

Tom

Otto linkkas tänään KaaosTV:n tekemän Timo Tolkki -haastiksen kesäkuulta. Katoin sen läpi huvikseni vaikka en niin iso Tolkki- tai Strato-fani ookaan kuin esim. Juho tai Otto. Ja olipa miehestä mitä mieltä tahansa, puhui kaveri ihan asiaa pariin otteeseenkin.

Pääasiassa haastiksessa puhutaan Tolkin uudesta metallioopperaprojektista, jonka kolmesta ilmestyvästä osasta ensimmäinen on ilmeisesti juuri julkaistu. Tai siis viimeinen osa. Se, että tarinan viimeinen osa julkaistaan ensimmäisenä on sellaista, mitä voi odottaa, kun kuuntelee Tolkin hämärämpiä tekeleitä.

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RoadWorn – Ibanez TS808

Juho

This time we’ll check out the TS808, which is Otto’s favorite pedal alongside with Boss NS2. When compared to Ravelle it is as good as new, but even though I have used it on my rig all the time, there are only few scratches on the corners and random mess on the top. Explanation to this could be that I press it on during the soundcheck and leave it that way to the end of the show.

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Duck Tales: Remastered

Tom

If you know anything about me, you know I’m a fan of retro gaming. I mean look at our latest music video, it has Mario and Mortal Kombat in it. So you can picture me looking just like the dude on the left here when I heard Capcom was re-releasing the NES game Duck Tales.

But it wasn’t just a re-release, it was a total remake – graphics-wise at least. An HD remastered version.

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Friday Playlist: Best Pop Punk Songs pt.1

If you’ve been listening to us on Spotify, you’ve maybe seen that white little tick next to our name on our Spotify page. That means we got an official Spotify profile for MadCraft some time ago. You can follow us and find out whenever something new is happening. We can also create playlists you can subscribe to.

So we got an idea! We’re gonna create an awesome playlist for you guys every week and write something about why we decided to go with those songs.

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