Kiss. Yeah, they were the reason I wanted to make music. From when I was seven or eight years old, and even now, I still listen to Kiss.
And then in the 90s it was Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, and then I found Monster Magnet in, like, ’93. Then Kyuss around the same time. So it was like yeah, you can down tune your guitars and sound heavier, cool! I wanted to be a 70s rock band cause we loved all the British bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.
– Greenleaf’s Tommi Holappa explains a love of sharp guitars and facepaint after the band’s winter show at the Borderline.
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