Interview by Tarja Virmakari
LOST SOCIETY is Finland’s most promising contemporary newcomer combo, founded in early 2010 in Jyväskylä by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna. The band’s debut album “Fast Loud Death” will come out tomorrow, 15th March, via Nuclear Blast. “Our debut album will be an old-school thrash oriented one that’ll surely leave a lasting impression”, announced front man Samy when talking about their signing with Nuclear Blast at the end of October 2012. A statement that now, in the light of the first record’s splendour, has to be classed as a modest understatement! Lost Society are Samy Elbanna (guitar&vocals), Arttu Lesonen (Guitar), Mirko Lehtinen (Bass), Ossi Paananen (Drums), and the ages of these young talented guys are just 17, 18, 19 and 19.
Just 4 days before the album release Metal Shock Finland‘s Tarja Virmakari had a chance to chat with Samy and he spoke about the band’s first 3 years together, their highlights so far, and one of the main topics of course was the aforementioned debut album. Please join the chat below.