Veikko Heikkinen

Veikko Heikkinen

My interest in drums started back in the late 70's when I was a young kid (approx: 4 years old). I listened to a live recording (live in Scandinavia) with a Danish band called Gasolin.

In that recording there was a drum solo which I was very impressed of back then. After that I continued listening to different drummers, since I thought this is what I wanted to do.

Several years later, around the year of 1986 I decided to start playing drums for real and when I was about 17 years old I started to play daily in several bands and genres.

Mostly I've been playing metal since that's the music I grew up with and it stands close to my heart and soul and it is very important for my mental health.

After a few misfortunes like a bad injury with a broken elbow back in 1995, I had real complications playing drums again and all felt like a big suffering coming back again and lost all the hours I had behind the drums, made me come to the conclusion that I would quit playing drums back in 1999.

But 3 years later without looking at drums at all, a close friend to me called and asked if I wanted to play in a band again. So at spring 2002 I called back and said I could try it out and see what it felt like being in a band again.

So still today I am in the same band and we have played many awesome gigs,

and having loads of fun on the road.

As someone told me

"You can never be fulfilled playing drums"
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Wild youth"87-92”: Nugatory"92-98”: All orange"95-99”: Bang gang"1999”: Evil conspiracy"02-????”: Downfall"2011-??"
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