Interview with Jari Tiura - Stargazery, April 2011

I am sure you are a big unknown to most of our readers  so could you please introduce yourselves?

Stargazery / Jari: Hi, i guess you're right :) Well ... Pete, Marco, Jukka, Jussi and i , we are Stargazery. Heavymetal players from Finland doing music we love.
I used to be singer for Michael Schenker Group. I did the world tour with Michael 2006-2007 and we supported " Tales Of Rock 'n' Roll " , 25th Anniversary album of MSG . That was quite awesome!
For me it was the University of Rock !
Pete has two other bands called Burning Point and Ghost Machinery, you may know them too. Marco is keyboard- wizard for Kalmah and Poisonblack and Jussi and Jukka plays on Burning Point too.
We just released our debut album " Eye On The Sky " and feedback is awesome - We're happy :)

"Eye on the Sky" is your debut album  what can metal fans expect from it?

Stargazery / Jari; Melodic metal with high- energy presentation of riffs, melodies and songs overall. Catchy songs that thrills you if you like bands like Dio, Scorpions, Yngwie etc. But dont listen it too much , you may be hooked far too soon :)

How happy are you with the final result and what kind of expectations do you have for it?

Stargazery / Jari  We're real happy how it sounds and songwriting was successful and it came out from our hearts so... what you can do, its time to enjoy and do bunch of  shows to support it !
It's Time to rock !

If you had to pick one song off the album that represent the essence of Stargazery, which one would you pick and why? Personally I would probably pick; Everytime I Dream of you.

Stargazery / Jari;
Hmmm... that is the hard one but I choose......I Am The Night !  It shows every side of  Stargazerys passion to create catchy, powerful and sensitive song that serves us the best possible way.
I like it a lot just like other babes from the album.

How has the reaction been so far?

Stargazery / Jari; Its been real nice. Looks like people are hungry for this kind of music. Many icons of metal passed away lately so there's a lot of concern that this kind of metal fades away. That is sad but we're carrying the torch, at least we want to do and we definitely do our best !

Any story worth telling behind your name?

Stargazery Jari; Well, it was Stargazer but we added Y into it , not really a story :)

Does the artwork has a special connection with any of the songs, and who made it?

Stargazery  Jari;  It was Pete and me, I was at home doing something and i got this " Ship in the Space" - idea . I dont know where it came, it just came.  I mailed or called to Pete immediately and we processed it more. Pete knew the guy who made it real. It is connected to Stargazery name. Stargazery is like a flying observatory for the dreamers, Stargazers :) And our ship is Stargazery :)

Any touring plans for 2011?

Stargazery / Jari; Yes we have but first we do some shows in Finland and after that we have to think something for the fans in Europe. Lets see.

If you could pick the ideal touring package, which bands would like to tour with then…

Stargazery / Jari; I'm experienced to support Scorpions so that would be great of course. Whitesnake, Judas Priest and Journey comes to my mind.

What does the words melodic metal mean to you?

Stargazery / Jari; It is music with high quality songwriting skills. For me its world music. Not just metal. Just like in classic rock, you need to reach qualities to serve fans and yourself !

Thank you very much for answering my questions. Do you have any last rants for our readers?

Stargazery / Jari 
Thank You !
I hope we can schedule tour in Europe with nice companion and rock with You, my metal friends !!!
Check out our debut " Eye On The Sky "  It rocks !

Jari / Stargazery

Stargazery - Eye on the Sky

Label: Pure Legend Records



Jari Tiura - Vocals
Pete Ahonen - Guitars
Jukka Jokikokko - Bass
Jussi Ontero - Drums
Marco Sneck - Keyboards

Eye on the Sky (2011)

Interviewed by Kenn Jensen