The Band

Polygon Black

Polygon Black was formed in the Fall of 2014 in order to play heavy metal and rock covers of video game music.

 

JERE

Bio: When I was 3 I played video games for the first time (Super Mario Bros, cliché!). When I was 16 I started to play the drums and when I was 26 I decided to combine my two passions and play some video game music.

Residence: Helsinki, Finland

Favourite games: Final Fantasy series, Metal Gear Solid series, Hotline Miami, Dishonored, Mark of The Ninja, Heroes of Might and Magic III

Other bands: Karmia, ex-IN SHADE, ex-Jenlayn

Motto: Slow living, fast drumming

Equipment:

Drums:

Mapex Meridian Maple Limited Edition 22″,10″,12″, 14″, 16″

14”x5.5” Mapex Black Panther Mayan Special Edition snare (steel)

Cymbals:

Sabian 14″ stage hats, Sabian 18″ AAX Xplosion crash, Sabian 22″ Paragon ride brilliant finish, Sabian 19″ AAX AAXtreme china, Sabian Max Signature 7″,9″ ja 11″ splashes, Impression 16″ Rock crash

Hardware:

Tama 1st Chair, Pearl Eliminator hi-hat stand, Yamaha DFP-9500D double bass pedals, Various Mapex, Tama and DW cymbal stands

 

MIKKO

Bio: The first game I played must have been a Donkey Kong Jr Game & Watch, followed shortly by Super Mario Bros on NES. We had a couple of games on a 286 PC, too… After high school games gave way to music, and nowadays I’m seriously out of touch with gaming circles. Trying to get my game-ing back on track, though..!

Residence: Vantaa, Finland

Favourite games: Final Fantasy VI-X, Jagged Alliance series, Dark Forces series, Knights of the Old Republic I+II, QWTF, ETF.

Other bands: Endless Despair, Voice Attention, ex-Numento

Motto: (never had one)

Equipment: Parker Fly Guitars, EBS+TC+Mooer Pedals, Mesa/Boogie Amplification

 

JUHO

Bio: I never had an NES. I had an MSX. Remember the REAL Metal Gear? Yeah. As an avid player of roguelikes I enjoy quick and sudden deaths. No, I’m not a very good gamer.

Residence: Along the Ring Rail Line

Favourite games: Roguelikes

Other bands: MACHINÆ

Motto: It’s now or later

Equipment: Ibanez RGA121 and JCRG7-1VV as the main tools going through an Axe-Fx II

 

KASPERI

Bio: I was in first grade when I got my first gaming console: PlayStation 1. It changed my life. My childhood was saved from the satanic temptations of girls and alcohol, for the sake of a greater cause: defeating Omega Weapon in Final Fantasy VIII.

Residence:  Helsinki, Finland.

Favourite games: Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Crash Bandicoot, Tekken, Silent Hill, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Alundra (more or less the whole series with most of the games mentioned).

Other bands: ex-System Horizon, ex-In Memorial.

Motto: Stay retarded.

Equipment: Guitars: Schecter C-1 Classic, Ibanez Universe. Amp: Laboga Mr. Hector. Effects/pedals: ISP Technologies Decimator II, Digitech Bad Monkey.

 

TIARIIA

Bio: I was forced to take piano lessons at age 7, and I hated it. Thank Thor I wasn’t allowed to quit. Playing many different instruments in various short-lived band projects has taught me a lot about doing creative work with other people. My video game history is largely based upon handheld consoles, although the Playstation and the PC made their appearances and gained permanent places in my heart soon enough.

Residence: Espoo, Finland

Favourite games: Pokémon main series, Boktai, Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer,  Jazz Jackrabbit, The Devil May Cry original series (and the reboot), Skyrim Elder Scrolls, Borderlands 2, Mass Effect, Portal series.

Other bands: ex-Enthring

Motto: I think, therefore I am a vegan.

Equipment: 

Yamaha YPT-400 (keyboard)

Yamaha Motif-7 (keyboard)