PLAYLIST OF MY LIFE – Nico Hartonen (Godsplague, Resolution 13, Dimebag Beyond Forever), 2016

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Anyone who likes Finnish metal should have at least a passing familiarity with Nico Hartonen and his work in Godsplague, Resolution 13, Hevein, and of course, Dimebag Beyond Forever! We’re thrilled to share the playlist of his life with you!


1. The first song you remember hearing as a child
Hahah! Probably it was some of the lullabies mom used sing to me…

2. The first song you can recall ever really and truly loving
My mother’s recorded version of “Claire de lune” (Finnish: “Kuutamo”)

3. A song that you loved as a teenager/reminds you of high school
It’s got to be Gary Moore’s “Over the Hills and Far Away”

4. The song or band that got you into metal music (or the current genre you play in)
Pantera: “New Level”

5. The most recent song to get stuck in your head
Deftones: “You’ve Seen the Butcher”

6. Your guilty pleasure song/band
Muse: any song

7. The first album you bought with your own money/the first album you were really excited to own
Kiss: Destroyer LP

8. A song that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a hot beverage
Black Label Society: “Won’t Find it Here”

9. A song to blast at full volume while you’re on the road
Fear Factory: “Shock”

10. The song you’d most like to be played at your funeral
Devin Townsend: “The Death of Music”