Saturnal Records announces the signing of RottenDawn. Hailing from Finland, RottenDawn is an experienced and aspiring group of old-school Finnish metal pioneers in a fresh, new package from such bands as Protected Illusion, Unholy, Sinisthra, and Impaled Nazarene.
Founded by Joni Halmetoja (guitars) and Make Mäkinen (guitars), the earliest stages of RottenDawn began already back in the first quarter of this decade in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. But it wasn't until 2014 when things really started to progress towards the band's current musical style - simply, very heavy music - when Pasi Äijö (Unholy) joined the RottenDawn ranks for vocal and bass duties. Still, later on, the band found its footing when Mikael Arnkil (Impaled Nazarene) was asked to join as drummer during spring 2017, completing this heavy mixture of dark, harmonic doom and death metal - or, as described by the band, "Rotten Doom Metal."
RottenDawn is currently working on their upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released through Saturnal Records in late 2018 / early 2019. Every member of the band has countless miles of heavy metal music - or history in music, in general - behind them, and that can be heard from RottenDawn's unique, grooving old-school death metal / doom mixture.
Hear for yourself with the first official track, "Dusk Demons," which can be heard HERE at Saturnal's official YouTube channel. For more info, consult the links below.
Pasi Äijö - vocals and bass
Joni Halmetoja - guitars
Markku Mäkinen - guitars
Mikael Arnkil - drums
Finnish melodic death metal group and science fiction enthusiasts Coraxo have released a new music video titled 'Of Stars Reborn'.
The post apocalyptic video was shot on location familiar from Game of Thrones, Fistful of Dollars, Doctor Who and hundreds of movies, the Tabernas desert and Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain.
Finnish band Blood Region release second song from their upcoming album. New Italian singer Ira Green became famous at "Voice of Italy" TV show. You can hear some elements from 80's heavy metal and movie soundtracks. Full-length album will follow later in the fall.
WATCH MUSIC VIDEO here: https://youtu.be/_8yy_jgMIfw
Finnish prog masters Sammal premiere the new video "Ylistys ja kumarrus" at Prog magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated third album, Suuliekki, recently released by Svart Records. See & hear Sammal's "Ylistys ja kumarrus" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Suuliekki continues where the critically acclaimed Myrskyvaroitus left off: not following in its footsteps, but rather taking a turn into uncharted territory, as this was the first time the Finnish band really had to start writing from scratch, after taking a little break, from playing shows and composing. The material never comes too easy, and many ideas are thrown into the "some other project" or "this simply isn´t good enough" bin. Song sketches have to sorta boil in a pot, different ingredients mix, and flavors merge over time, before they can really be called songs, or compositions if you will. On this record, maybe more than ever, each individual band member's musical taste takes center stage at times, without stealing the spotlight from the one thing that's always been most important to Sammal - the song!
The album was in the making for a while, but only the end result matters to the band, and the results are splendid. Throw away your preconceptions and join Sammal on a journey through exhilarating and spontaneous, sometimes joyful, at times sad and dark musical landscapes! Get a glimpse of it in visual form with the new video for "Ylistys ja kumarrus" HERE, courtesy of Prog, the world's premier progressive rock magazine. And hear all of the album exclusively HERE, courtesy of TheObelisk.net.
Finnish melodic metal troupe Psychework unleashes Fury and the Beast, a brand new track from their upcoming album, on 9th of March. After previous singles Siege and Ghost Patrol released at the end of 2017, it brings “something new and something borrowed” to the band’s sound, as the song also features Wild Till Hiltunen from the viral bluegrass cover sensation Steve ’N’ Seagulls on accordion.
“Musically a pretty wild track from the album, telling a true story about sadistic lovers in the middle of Eastern rush”, singer Antony Parviainen sheds light on the song.
Fury and the Beast is the third single to pave the way for Psychework’s second album, set for release on 20.4.2018 through Ranka Kustannus. The band will also tour Finland in April and May, with progressive power metal group Thaurorod and heavy metal outfit Kamara accompanying them on selected dates.
Psychework tour dates:
21.4. Lutakko, Jyväskylä (w/ Kamara)
27.4. Crafters, Hyvinkää (w/ Thaurorod)
4.5. Jack The Rooster, Tampere
18.5. Virgin Oil, Helsinki (w/ Thaurorod)
16.6. Ykän Pubin Metallifestival, Oulu
30.6. Hurmos Pub, Äänekoski
Finnish melancholic metal combo Lamori are proud to unleash their new official video for "Until Death (Do Us Part)", track taken from "To Die Once Again" out via Wormholedeath.
Statement from the band:
"The theme of classic horror movies is something that is in the genes of Lamori. In this video we wanted to visualize some of the horror aspects in the songs lyrics. But we did not want to do a short horror movie based on the lyrics. Our idea was instead to create this visual enhancer of the whole ghastly atmosphere found in the song."
Shot by: Carolina Juselius
Edited by: Mikael Westerlund
Produced by: LAMORI
Thanks to: City of Mariehamn & Erik Raitanen
Blending the lines between gothic metal and modern rock, Finnish five piece Lamori likes to stir things up. Their music is inspired by classic horror movies, old romanticism and musical acts such as The 69 Eyes, Depeche Mode, Stone Sour, The Doors and early HIM. Hailing from the Aland Islands, a municipality of Finland, the band has played together since 2009 and released one EP and two albums. This summer the band will hit the studio to record their third album, a follow up to 2016’s To Die Once Again.
Finnish blackened death metal horde Abhordium released two new live videos for At the Highest Temple and Plague Upon Plague!
At the Highest Temple - https://youtu.be/JFjR08_T-oA
Plague Upon Plague - https://youtu.be/vYszoWfc9y8
"We decided to make two live videos from our gig in Salo Finland 2017. Plague Upon Plague is from the debut album When Depravity Incarnates and At The Highest Temple is from Omega Prayer. Enjoy!"
Finnish Troll / Folk metal band Verikalpa released their anticipated debut album 'Taistelutahto last Friday via Inverse Records.
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The band earlier released two singles Pahan Laulu & Tyrmä which both got stunning feedback from both fans and media. Verikalpa also secured a slot from famous Finnish midsummer metal festival Nummirock.
Verikalpa is a Troll/Beer-metal band from the Northern city of Oulu in Finland. They combine groovy riffs and rhythms with twisted folk melodies with a very Finnish touch. The lyrics are in Finnish and more specifically in the accent of Oulu. The songs are tales about drinking, hangovers, trolls and of course blood-spattered eternal battles. Verikalpa is formed by six musicians from bands such as Catamenia and Quake The Earth and this experienced group of musicians deliver their music with a firm touch and with an energetic live show.
The band comments:
"The time has finally come! After all the teasing and foreplay Verikalpa takes it's biggest step ever and presents Taistelutahto to the world! It took a lot of beering, strained neck-muscles and a few square feet of dandruff on the floor of the rehearsal-disco but after all that and the long hours in the studio we have to say it was all worth it! What make it so worth it you ask?
YOU! The fans and all you who have listened to the songs and headbanged in your bedroom hopefully in your underwear with a cold beer in your hands or in the middle of a sexual act!
A new page in Finnish groovy-folk-troll-beer-metal has been turned and this is only one of beginning chapters! Please keep streaming/listening the music on the platform of your choosing and let this be the soundtrack to your wildest nights! Cheers and beers to you all from Verikalpa!"
Vocals - Jani Ikonen
Bass - Sami Knuutinen
Keys - Jussi Sauvola
Guitars - Jussi Heikkilä
Guitars - Janne Niva
Drums - Aleksi Heiskanen
Blood Harvest Records has set April 13th as the international release date for Black Mass Pervertor's highly anticipated new mini-album, Life Beyond the Walls of Flesh, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from the infinitely fertile Finnish black metal underground, Black Mass Pervertor is one of that scene's best-kept secrets. Although their discography is sparse so far, the band's history stretches back to 1998; some demo recordings were circulated privately during the mid-2000s until their first public release, the One-Way Pleasure EP, saw release in 2007. Back then, the Black Mass Pervertor sound was crude and grinding; it was their long-awaited debut album, 2016's Phanerosis, where their aesthetic started to shape into being. That recording certainly retain some crudity from the early days, but saw the trio shape their filth into a finely honed war-machine.
Now, with the successive Life Beyond the Walls of Flesh, filth and finesse reach a fever pitch. Bowing reverentially to their oft-overlooked forebears Belial, Barathrum, and especially early Impaled Nazarene whilst nodding to the early-Noughts work of Horna, Sargeist, and Behexen, Black Mass Pervertor create a veritable time-machine tornado of Finnish black metal history. Across seven deceptively catchy mini-anthems in a compact 20 minutes do the power-trio work their black magic, whipping forth a fury that nevertheless manages to evoke an atmosphere most sulphurous; indeed, not for nothing is a track like "Unorthodox Methods of Magick" titled the way it is. And yet, there's simultaneously a sense of Satanic glee here - you could call it "fun" - that fortunately manages to sidestep the cornier connotations of such a word.
Want to find Life Beyond the Walls of Flesh? Then let Black Mass Pervertor strip you bare! Start "Imbibing the Seas of Darkness" HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Finnish thrashers Home Style Surgery has signed a new deal with Punishment 18 Records that will release their second full-length album. The new effort was mixed and mastered by Niko Hyvönen (Serotonin Syndrome, Temblad). New information will follow soon.
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