King Tormentor: Infidel Interview #9

First I just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. With this interview let's just start with a bit about yourself. What's your name, where are you from, and how old are you?

Thank you for your interest in my music! My name is Toni Tapper, 26 years old, I was born in Turku, Finland and now I have lived in Tampere, Finland for four years.

After listening to your music I've noticed a tendency for you be drawn towards the harder edged sound, but with a strong fusion of dance sensibilities thrown in there. Is this a deliberate sound, or is it just something you naturally fall into?

I have done softer electronic music before, mainly dubstep, but always listened to harder music. About a year ago I decided to start a new hardcore project and it was a natural choice to add a little twist of dubstep to the tracks. It was also something that I haven't heard before.

Would you say that your choice to pursue music has changed your life since you started? Would you say that creativity has evolved you spiritually, emotionally, or logically? What are some of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in your musical career?

Maybe. My life has not changed much due to the music producing because I have done it mainly as a hobby. However, this last year as King Tormentor I have had much more serious attitude to producing and biggest challenge I have faced so far is how to get name and audience.

Have you had any particular moment(s) that you would like to share, that you would consider to be a crowning achievement in your musical career so far, or moments that you would say truly continue to inspire you to pursue your artistic path?

This interview is so far most important milestone for me! The amount of positive feedback and play counts had surprised me completely and it helps me to continue in the musical path. Also to get my logo designed by a talented graphic artist has been major thing. You can find my logo designer here:

Are there any bands that you would say are your "core" or "prime" inspirations when making music? Are there any new bands that you are currently really vibing?

My biggest idol and source of inspiration is definitely a true master of hardcore, Angerfist.

When it comes to non-musical media, what do you find yourself most inspired by, and what about it draws you to it as a source of inspiration?

Most of the ideas come in mind when I’m at my daywork as a timberman. When I’m working alone, I have time to run ideas of new tracks or how to continue ongoing projects. Raging scenes in movies can be also very inspiring.

​​What are your thoughts on genres in general? Do you find them creatively helpful as a template to work with? Or do you find them restricting? Or possibly somewhere in between? Now that the internet has caused so much crossover in music, would you even say genre labels are relevant any more?