Former Evergrey bassist talks about leaving the band

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Jari Kainulainen, playing with Evergrey in Bucharest, September 2009
Photo: Sabin Iacob / StudioRock

It's already known that bassist Jari Kainulainen recently parted ways with Swedish prog metallers Evergrey. His departure came after a period of turmoil within the band, which resulted in two other members going their separate ways.

Discussing his sudden departure, Jari Kainulainen said: “Leaving Evergrey was a hard decision to make. I loved the music and the company! But after two years, it felt like nothing was really happening with the band and there was never any concrete plans. The atmosphere in the band was good, but I would like to play live more than what they were actually doing.

Going on to talk about his joining the ranks of Killing Machine as a permanent member, Kainulainen said: “Peter (Scheithauer — Killing Machine Guitarist) made contact some time ago and told me about Killing Machine and their future plans and he gave me a few samples of their music. Lets just say, it´s straight out metal and I loved it.! And then it was decision making time, so I ended up leaving Evergrey and joined Killing Machine. I'm really looking forward to getting on the road with the guys. What's more is I get to play with a drummer who gives the Duracell bunny nightmares!

Killing Machine have a busy European tour schedule this summer, which includes taking major festivals like Wacken Open Air and Graspop Metal Meeting, and supporting AC/DC in their two concerts in France.