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WISHING WELL“PILGRIM CARAVAN” SINGLE RELEASED TODAY

Wishing Well have today released ”Pilgrim Caravan” as the second single off their “Rat Race” album, which was released on 2 March on Inverse Records. The single is released together with a youtube video. “Pilgrim Caravan” is a story of a young boy’s pilgrimage to Mecca and the song features Arabic violin played by Syrian violinist Mouafak Baravi. “Pilgrim Caravan” is an ambitious piece of work, which successfully combines doom metal feel with tribal ambience, resulting as a very strong and original heavy metal song. The song is written by guitar player Anssi Korkiakoski. Wishing Well are a hard rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band features Chilean vocalist Rafael Castillo, Hammond-organist Arto Teppo, drummer Juha Kivikanto, bassist Rick Becker and guitar player Anssi Korkiakoski.

Check the video @ Youtube:

https://youtu.be/v3ZgezqyM4Y

Listen the single:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2vmuchH

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/61442852

 

https://www.facebook.com/wishingwell2016/


Helsinki-based heavy rockers Vile Caliber release a new track and video

Helsinki-based heavy rockers Vile Caliber release a new track and video.

Modern melodic / heavy rock band Vile Caliber from Helsinki have released a new track 'Willpower'. They combine influences from rock/metal classics such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Whitesnake and KISS, and bring it together with a modern twist. After releasing their debut album "Tomorrow's For Those Who Dare", the new single leans more towards their heavy metal sound. Vile Caliber's Drummer Vesa commented on the new single: "In terms of production and songwriting We have kicked it up a few notches and multiplied everything by a thousandfold. Roaring guitars with fast shredding, thunderous rhythm sections driving forward like a steamroller, with energetic and intense vocals as the icing on top of this heavy metal cake. Enjoy!".

Check the video @ Youtube:

https://youtu.be/SVS-xa6IyWE

Listen the single:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HtpjZ5

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/61437912

https://www.facebook.com/vilecaliber/

https://twitter.com/vilecaliber

https://www.instagram.com/vilecaliber/

https://www.vilecaliber.com/


Blood Region present their new singer in a music video!

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 

Listen to:

Spoify: https://spoti.fi/2GVk4ly

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/60742412 

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2v3UDbX 

https://www.facebook.com/bloodregion 

https://twitter.com/BloodRegion 

https://www.instagram.com/bloodregion 

http://spoti.fi/2fwQohu


 REVOLUTIO - Firma con Inverse Records e Dettagli Nuovo Album.

Inverse Records è lieta di annunciare l’ingresso in roster dei thrasher post apocalittici REVOLUTIO. Il loro nuovo album s’intitola “Vagrant” ed è atteso per l’autunno del 2018.

La musica dei Revolutio è un evoluzione del thrash / groove metal dalle tematiche introspettive e post-apocalittiche, che descrive il fallimento dell’era moderna e la nascita di una nuova età dell’uomo.

Di seguito un video delle registrazioni presso gli Audiocore Studio (The Modern Age Slavery, Raw Power, Dark Lunacy), che si sono occupati anche di mixing e mastering. L’artwork è opera dello studio russo Mayhem Project Design.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Uq-3BxBiyrs

REVOLUTIO line-up:

Maurizio Di Timoteo – vocals, rhythm guitars

Luca Barbieri – lead guitars

Francesco Querzé – bass

Davide Pulito – drums

REVOLUTIO online:

www.facebook.com/RevolutioBand

www.instagram.com/revolutioband

www.youtube.com/revolutioband

INVERSE RECORDS online:

http://www.facebook.com/inverserecords

http://www.twitter.com/inverserecords

http://www.instagram.com/inverserecords

https://www.youtube.com/inverserecordsFIN

http://spoti.fi/2wEZSKI


The best Finnish metal album in 2018:

MORS SUBITA releases their third album!

MORS SUBITA’s new third full length studio album “INTO THE PITCH BLACK” has been released today May 6th 2018. In addition the band released a new music video 'SHADOWS'.

Watch SHADOWS music video on Youtube:

https://youtu.be/Yvz1hJPeMPQ

Critically acclaimed and internationally noticed album “INTO THE PITCH BLACK" includes ten most crushing songs in the band’s history. These musical pieces set a new course for modern melodic death metal sound and production wise. The fierce ensemble showcases the renewed MORS SUBITA and promises not to disappoint even the most hardened melodeath fan.

All the instruments at the album were recorded at the Demolition Center in Oulu by the founding member and guitarist Mika Lammassaari except for the drums which were captured by Ahti Kortelainen at the legendary Tico Tico Studio in Kemi (SENTENCED, KALMAH, MORS PRINCIPIUM EST, etc.). Post-production, mixing and mastering for the album was done at Illusia Productions by Stefan Pommerin, who brought some of his own ingredients to the already crushing recipe, resulting a totally new and modern dimension for the music.

"The album was released worldwide via Inverse Records, where the most hard working professionals, Joni Kantoniemi and Ari Pietilä provided a solid founding and resources for the band to work as efficient as possible." - Comments the band's bass player Mika Junttila.

LISTEN TO 'INTO THE PITCH BLACK' album:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2GGQvje

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/60094492

Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/86572383 

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2EnXICR 

Line-up:

Eemeli Bodde - Vocals 

Mika Lammassaari - Guitars & Backing vocals

Ville Miinala - Drums

Mika Junttila - Bass

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/morssubitaofficial 

https://twitter.com/morssubita 

https://www.instagram.com/morssubitaofficial 

https://www.youtube.com/user/MorsSubita 

http://spoti.fi/2DB2yRY 

Album tracklist:

01. Path To the Abyss

02. As Humanity Weeps

03. Dead Sun

04. Defeat

05. Into the Pitch Black

06. Alas

07. I, God

08. Vultures

09. Fear Is Just the Beginning

10. Shadows

11. The Void



Finnish darkened alternative quartet SKEIN releases a new song with a music video

Finnish darkened alternative metal quartet SKEIN releases a new song 'CARTOGRAPHER' with a music video!

Recorded with producer Tuomas Kokko (Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade, Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus), the song is a standalone, independent release.

Watch CARTOGRAPHER video on Youtube:

https://youtu.be/bziMMarYdn8

“We wanted to put some new stuff out there after last year’s DEADWEIGHT and before we start to record our upcoming EP later this spring. CARTOGRAPHER was recorded with Tuomas during the DEADWEIGHT sessions, so we’ve waiting for this moment for a while already. For us, the song is quite straightforward and serves as a refreshing variation before our future material, which is being painted with a bit longer brush strokes”, says the bassist Juha Höyssä.

Listen CARTOGRAPHER on Spotify:

https://spoti.fi/2pOKlXq 

Members:

Vocals - Sami Silvennoinen

Bass - Juha Höyssä

Guitar - Jarno Ojala

Guitar - Hiski Marstio

Drums - Kari Ruissalo

Links:

WEBSITE: http://skeinband.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/skeinband/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skeinband

IG: https://www.instagram.com/skeinband/

SPOTIFY: http://spoti.fi/2rRoly1


Nicumo release new 'Witch Hunt' single!

Nicumo will celebrate their 10th anniversary next year, and the celebration begins today! Last year the band released their successful second album ‘Storms Arise’ and now they have published a new Single with a breath-taking music video ‘Witch Hunt’!

‘Witch Hunt’ Is a comprehensive cross section about what Nicumo are right now. There is a plenty layers on this song in musically and lyrically. 

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/qjOOic_uEq0

Band is celebrating their 10th anniversary on next year and hints that there will be more music coming up for this great anniversary. Band has been touring a lot after they published ‘Storms Arise’ and next show will be at the spring festival, Zrock In Kempele Finland with greatest Finnish metal bands such as Stam1na and Lost Society.

“It has been a pleasure to notice that venues has been crowded, and the number of streams has increased well after the Storms Arise. We are really interested to see where these following releases will take us!”.

Listen to WITCH HUNT single on Spotify:                                                    https://open.spotify.com/album/4vvW52mcvUtJb2PvhbgtXl

 

 

 

Line-up:

Hannu Karppinen - Vocals

Atte Jääskelä - Guitars

Tapio Anttiroiko- Guitars

Sami Kotila - Bass

Aki Pusa - Drums 

 

 

 

 

Links:

http://www.nicumo.com

https://www.facebook.com/nicumo

https://www.instagram.com/nicumoband

https://twitter.com/Nicumo_Official

https://www.reverbnation.com/nicumo

https://www.youtube.com/user/nicumoband

http://spoti.fi/2uKGxYW


Bloody Falls to release debut album in April, music video out now!

Finnish metal band Bloody Falls is set to release their debut album 'Thanatos' on April 27th 2018 via Inverse Records. The band also unleashed a music video for the track 'My Halo of Flame' and you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/pty4eDdao1I

The band was formed at summer 2017 by a group of crazy individuals that had one thing in common, play music and share the heavy metal madness with others.The band is influenced from a variety (as usual) of heavy metal bands. Take all this knowledge, variety, different cultures and add a personal touch of creativity to get this result.The bands place of origin comes from Valkeakoski, Finland, with a little twist. Tanawat comes from the tropical jungles of Thailand and Stavros from the salty, garlicky Rhodes, Greece.The song creation mostly comes from Stavros, but reaches the audiences ears after a long surgical procedure of dismembering and being put back together countless times from the entire band. Then just add the spark and it's alive and ready to go out. Kinda like Frankenstein's monster without the ugly part.

"We like to think that our music style is unique, fresh and brings something different to the genre. With the debut album, Thanatos (2018), we are going to enter the music industry with a (head)bang."

Listen to 'My Halo of Flame':

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2pIs91g 

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/59556502 

Tidal: https://tidal.com/track/86238696 

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2pE0qje 

 

Track list:

01. We Rise Again

02. My Halo Of Flame

03. Amongst The Living Dead

04. Nocturnal 

05. Thanatos

06. New Empty 

07. Cry For Freedom

08. Die With Honor

09. Defiance

10. Virtual Reality

Line-up:

Tanawat Thongprem - Vocals

Stavros Mathios - Guitar

Marko Mäkinen - Guitar

Mika Lehtinen - Bass

Rami Vartiainen - Drums

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/BloodyFalls 

https://twitter.com/BloodyFalls

https://www.instagram.com/bloodyfallsofficial

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMBa9_Kbc7M10heg0iT-Fg


Blood Region release new single and announce their new singer

Finnish metal band Blood Region release a new single 'Waters of Tohtaa'

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO here:  https://youtu.be/ikhz3txi2tU 

We wanted to make a long, epic, atmospheric composition, without forgetting a heavier approach. One could maybe find some influences from Finnish bands Sentenced & Swallow The Sun. During the recordings we heard saddening news that one of our friend departed this life so this track is made in memory of him. This song will take you for a moment to a music trip where the waters of Tohtaa will flow forever, says the band's drummer Sami Vertanen. Mixing is handled by guitar virtuoso Lassi Tiainen (ex-Drawn Awake).

Listen to:

Spoify: http://spoti.fi/2FW7PEX 

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/59418982

Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/86193419 

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2IGPp8R 

Blood Region is also announcing their new singer 29-year-old Ira Green, known from 'Voice Of Italy'. Ira comments an upcoming album project: "I’m excited to join this project! It’s always interesting mix different kind of sounds and moods and I already know that it would be fun. I started with music 12 years ago but it’s always a good choice to embrace something new and I hope to come soon in Finland, Let’s go guys!!" We have long considered what kind of vocal sound we'd like to have on our upcoming album and we thought that Ira's voice was more than perfect to it. New single with Ira on vocals is released pretty soon and full length album will follow later in the fall. 

Ira's singing can be heard here: https://youtu.be/Z5_kBAyl5Oo  

https://www.facebook.com/bloodregion 

https://twitter.com/BloodRegion 

http://spoti.fi/2fwQohu 



Mors Subita release 'I, God' single from their upcoming third album!

Finnish modern melodic death metal band MORS SUBITA release third single "I, God" from their  anticipated 'Into the Pitch Black' album due to be released in April 6th 2018 by Inverse Records.  

Watch I, GOD music video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/uZoFPX-1XPE 

Vocalist Eemeli Bodde comments:

"I, God" is probably the most aggressive track the whole album has to offer and we wanted to emphasize the atmosphere with a MMA themed music video. The song really makes you want to throw chairs out of the window and punch your fist through a wall and the actors really got into the mood. It's been a while since I saw punches like that. On top of all the brutality I, god really has an important message for all of you guys out there to find out!".

The album was recorded at the legendary Tico Tico Studio in Kemi with Ahti Kortelainen (Kalmah, Impaled Nazarene, Sentenced) with additional arrangements recorded at the Demolition Center in Oulu by Mika Lammassaari. Mixing and mastering for the album was done at Illusia Productions by Stefan Pommerin.

LISTEN TO I, God: 

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2HVtTff 

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/59336492 

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/86132145 

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2GRfYaH 

Line-up:

Eemeli Bodde - Vocals 

Mika Lammassaari - Guitars & Backing vocals

Ville Miinala - Drums

Mika Junttila - Bass

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/morssubitaofficial 

https://twitter.com/morssubita 

https://www.instagram.com/morssubitaofficial 

https://www.youtube.com/user/MorsSubita 

http://spoti.fi/2DB2yRY 

Album tracklist:

01. Path To the Abyss

02. As Humanity Weeps

03. Dead Sun

04. Defeat

05. Into the Pitch Black

06. Alas

07. I, God

08. Vultures

09. Fear Is Just the Beginning

10. Shadows

11. The Void



Finnish northcore band ATLAS released their first single with their updated line-up!

Finnish northcore band ATLAS released their first single with their updated line-up!

BIRTHRIGHT - single debuting the new vocalist / bassist Leevi Luoto (One Morning Left) is the first song with a brand new sound and line-up. BIRTHRIGHT combines hard - hitting riffs with soaring vocal melodies and atmospheric northern soundscapes. 

Watch BIRTHRIGHT video on Youtube:

https://youtu.be/F4tydCl_E4Q

The mix honed to perfection by one of the forefront sound techs in modern metal - Buster Odeholm of Impact Studios (Born of Osiris, Humanity’s Last Breath, Sworn in, etc).

Listen BIRTHRIGHT:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2IG9T1i

Deezer: http://bit.ly/2DIJsUX

Line-up:

Vocals - Patrik Nuorteva

Vocals & Bass - Leevi Luoto

Guitar - Tuomas Kurikka

Guitar - Aleksi Viinikka

Drums - Aku Karjalainen

Links:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/atlasfin

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Atlas_band_fin

IG: https://www.instagram.com/atlasfin/

YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2p6rt6H

SPOTIFY: http://spoti.fi/2us8HeA


Callidice releases a single from their upcoming album

Finnish melodic death metal band Callidice has released a single 'More Than a Bond of Blood' from their upcoming album 'Anthem for Resistance' that shall be released on May 18th 2018 via Inverse Records

The single as well as the whole album is an concept piece that tells about friendship, brother bond and fear of losing everything important through a story of two brothers. The single and music video features Finnish dark metal/doom metal artist Harri Kauppinen (Beyond The Dream, The Myth Of Autumn, Harri Kauppinen) on guest vocals.

Check the music video from Youtube:

https://youtu.be/iSUzOikr3FY

Listen the single from Spotify:

http://spoti.fi/2GJAPgh

https://www.facebook.com/Callidice/

https://twitter.com/callidiceband

https://www.instagram.com/callidiceband/


Finnish dark metallers Mustan Kuun Lapset release their new single "Ikaros"

Finnish dark metallers Mustan Kuun Lapset release their new single "Ikaros".

The new MKL single presents the band's new drummer Kalle Takalo. Kalle joined  after the original drummer Mikko Hautala stepped aside in Spring 2017. Musically 'Ikaros' continues along the path that the previous album 'Saatto' (2017) started and also gives a hint about the direction that the band is heading.

Lyrical themes revolve around death and the desperation of life. It might be impossible to prevent that the higher you aim to achieve, the harder you will finally fall.

Check the lyric video for "Ikaros" on Youtube:

https://youtu.be/dM7Q8ehowcw

Listen the single on Spotify:

http://spoti.fi/2pc3sLs 

https://www.facebook.com/mustankuunlapset

https://twitter.com/mukula_official


Dead End Finland releases new music video for 'Lifelong Tragedy' from their upcoming fourth album!

Line-up:

Mikko Virtanen - Vocals

Santtu Rosén - Guitars & Bass

Miska Rajasuo - Drums

Jarno Hänninen - Keys

Links:

http://www.deadendfinland.com

http://facebook.com/deadendfinland

https://twitter.com/deadendfinland 

https://apple.co/2I48nWq

http://spoti.fi/2FhtzGF

Dead End Finland released the first single called Lifelong Tragedy, from their forthcoming fourth album, that will be released on 2019 via Inverse Records.

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/7rvmfhLkpLg 

The band comments:

"Our fourth album will be musically the most diverse album we have made so far. The first single reflects the more epic, slower and calmer side of the album".

LISTEN TO SINGLE on: 

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2oUOSYw 

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/58385142

Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/85540460 

Apple: https://apple.co/2IfzHRO 


Dyecrest releases a second single from their upcoming album featuring Björn Strid from Soilwork.

Dyecrest releases a second single from their upcoming album.

"Red Alert" represents band's more aggressive side - featuring Björn ”Speed” Strid.

Finnish band Dyecrest is returning after a long hiatus and has just released (1.3.2018) a new song called Red Alert. It is a second single from the upcoming full-lenght album Are You Not Entertained? (Inverse Records, 2018) to be released later this spring. 

Whereas the first single First Born Angel, released in February 2018, was selected to introduce the new lead vocalist Mikael Salo and the band's "more traditional melodic metal sound", Red Alert represents more aggressive side of the new album. Besides Salo, the song features also Soilwork's frontman Björn "Speed" Strid on lead vocals. 

Red Alert is all about that "take no prisoners" attitude and it works as a charm as a duet between Björn and Mikael! says Dyecrest's guitarist Matti Pasanen with a grin. 

"In your face" vocals and tight riffing in the verses combined with a catchy chorus spiced up with a massive choir, describes Pasanen

This was one of the songs I counted on already in the early phase of the production. Listening to the final mix I'm glad to state that I was right. It's a total killer, no doubt about that! Pasanen ends with a cheery smile. 

Check 'Red Alert' on Spotify: 

http://spoti.fi/2EZOIsN 

Listen the single on Youtube: 

https://youtu.be/uqLx6GOMZyk 

Dyecrest

Mikael Salo – lead vocals 

Matti Pasanen – guitar, backing vocals 

Henri Arola – guitar, backing vocals 

Pirkka Ohlis – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals 

Jukka Matilainen – bass 

Niko Takala – drums 

www.facebook.com/dyecrestband 


WISHING WELL – NEW ALBUM “RAT RACE” OUT TODAY

Press Release March 2nd 2018 For immediate release:

Finnish hard rockers Wishing Well have today released their second album “Rat Race” on Inverse Records. The first single “Children Of Paradise” off the new album was released earlier in February. Now together with the album the band releases a new video for “Wheeling And Dealing”, the opening track of the album. 

“Rat Race” available in all major digital platforms as well as on CD. “Rat Race” is a follow-up to their well-received debut album “Chasing Rainbows”, released in February 2016. Like its predecessor “Rat Race” features many hard rock and metal styles from fast power metal to slow doom a lot in between, blending old school elements such as Hammond organ with modern influences. 

The band’s new line-up features Rafael Castillo on vocals, Arto Teppo on Hammond organ, Rick Becker on bass, Juha Kivikanto on drums and Anssi Korkiakoski on guitar. 

The band will play a mini tour in Finland in April 2018, supporting Doogie White. 

Listen "Rat Race" on Spotify:

http://spoti.fi/2oAMGW2

Check the music video for "Wheeling and dealing":

https://youtu.be/TseU5_HVlBg


MORS SUBITA release second single from their upcoming third album!

Finnish modern melodic death metal band MORS SUBITA release second single "Into the Pitch Black" from heir upcoming eponymous album due to be released in April 6th 2018 by Inverse Records.  

Watch INTO THE PITCH BLACK video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6TY-SLqj-iQ 

Guitarist Mika Lammassaari comments:

"“Into the Pitch Black” is a relentless album. It sticks to your head like a nail and does not give up until you´ve given it enough spins. We definitely went back to our roots with amping up our melody-game. We also wanted to furthermore increase the hostility of our riffing and drumming so there´s a lot more brutality to accompany the nice melodies. This album without a doubt our strongest and most versatile album yet – it sounds like the work of totally bipolar band but somehow it all flows together very well."

Music video for the first single 'As Humanity Weeps' is available here: https://youtu.be/0Kq3fUvP_u0  

The album was recorded at the legendary Tico Tico Studio in Kemi with Ahti Kortelainen (Kalmah, Impaled Nazarene, Sentenced) with additional arrangements recorded at the Demolition Center in Oulu by Mika Lammassaari. Mixing and mastering for the album was done at Illusia Productions by Stefan Pommerin.

Listen to INTO THE PITCH BLACK:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2HRSa6E 

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/57883752 

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/85189981 

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2HNWbsK 

Line-up:

Eemeli Bodde - Vocals 

Mika Lammassaari - Guitars & Backing vocals

Ville Miinala - Drums

Mika Junttila - Bass

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/morssubitaofficial 

https://twitter.com/morssubita 

https://www.instagram.com/morssubitaofficial 

https://www.youtube.com/user/MorsSubita 

http://spoti.fi/2DB2yRY 

Album track list:

01. Path To the Abyss

02. As Humanity Weeps

03. Dead Sun

04. Defeat

05. Into the Pitch Black

06. Alas

07. I, God

08. Vultures

09. Fear Is Just the Beginning

10. Shadows

11. The Void



Hiidenhauta release a music video from their upcoming second album 1695!

A Finnish melodic black metal band Hiidenhauta released a music video 'Nälkäkevät'  from their upcoming second album '1695'. The album’s theme revolves around the Great Famine of 1695-1697, a great calamity which beset the Finnish area at the time. During the period, approximately every third citizen of Finland (then under the Swedish rule) met their end as a result of starvation or epidemics.

Watch music video here: https://youtu.be/sDPxM5YvhLQ  

The lyrics of Hiidenhauta are written in Finnish, abiding by the poetic Kalevala meter. History and nature are among the prominent themes of the band’s lyrics.

The album is released on March 16th 2018 via Inverse Records

Vocalist & lyricist Tuomas Keskimäki comment: 

"Nälkäkevät” was an unanimous choice for a music video song from the very beginning. It sums up the whole album; music and lyrics. In many songs, the album grabs onto the destinies of different individuals, as ”Nälkäkevät” considers the big picture first, and finally ends up a single person’s despair and surrender. There’s also the heart of the song in these themes; that moment when everything is lost. During the Great Famine of 1695-1697 not a single group of people could avoid death, even the King was dying. The information of mass-deaths and famine reached Stockholm but the area of Finland was in encirclement, so help was impossible to get through. All of these reasons together formed some sort of biblical symphony of fate."

Listen to Nälkäkevät on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2GMwFTq 

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Hallan valta

2. Äärellä

3. Kuolimaan tytär

4. Musta leipä

5. Jumalan vihan ruoska

6. Talvikäräjät

7. Nälkäkevät

8. Maan poveen

9. Nimettömät

Line-up:

Tuomas Keskimäki - Vocals & lyrics

Emma Keskimäki - Female vocals

Otto Hyvärinen - Guitars

Eetu Ritakorpi - Drums & percussions

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hiidenhauta

https://hiidenhauta.bandcamp.com

https://www.instagram.com/hiidenhauta

https://www.youtube.com/user/Hiidenhauta


Dead Shape Figure to release fourth album in June, first music video out now!

Finnish, Helsinki-based metal band Dead Shape Figure will release their anticipated fourth album 'Cacoëthes' on June 8th 2018 via Inverse Records. It's been five years since their latest studio album 'Opus Victoria' was released. The band guarantees that the upcoming album is the best DSF ever! 

The first single 'The Last Of The Bearing Beats' is released today (February 26th 2018) and you can watch the music video here: https://youtu.be/2CpHk2go6H4 

”Cacoëthes is simply the best Dead Shape Figure Ever. It took some time but now it's very easy to stand behind our music and lyrics" comments the band's singer Galzi.

The drummer Mohkis talks about new single:

”’The Last Of The Bearing Beats’ is an opening track from our upcoming Cacoëthes album and it represents Dead Shape Figure's updated sound. A Whole Lot Of Everything.”

Listen to The Last Of The Bearing Beats:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2CIUY28 

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/57636572  

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/85034539 

Apple: https://apple.co/2CHYWZ0 

Track list:

01. Intro

02. The Last Of The Bearing Beats 

03. Switchblade Storm  

04. Bolt Of Chaos And Creation  

05. For Further Loss  

06. Liberticide  

07. Strange Light Pulsate  

08. In No Esteem  

09. For The Sullen Souls  

Line-up:

Galzi - Vocals

Juhani Flinck - Guitar

Niki Jurmu - Guitar

Ari Niemi - Bass

Mohkis - Drums

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/deadshapefigure

https://twitter.com/DeadShapeFigure 


Black Dreams released a new music video Kiss The Gun!

Finnish blues-driven heavy metal band Black Dreams released a new single 'Kiss the Gun'. It's a natural continuum to the previously released singles 'My Hell' & 'Soul Stealer'. The band is currently working with their debut album and more details is announced later. 

Watch KISS THE GUN music video: https://youtu.be/sUIzvgCi2MQ 

Kiss the Gun is a disconsolate story about the woman who have already lived her glory days. Her behavior is somewhat unusual and unpredictable, perhaps because the woman in question has had a terrible childhood. Kiss the Gun contains a lot of alternative meanings, and the listener can make his own view on the subject based on text, video and single cover art.

Juha Kraapo, singer and main composer comments:

"This time we chose 'Kiss the Gun' as a video track. Is it the best song from us so far? Hard to say but let's see what kind of feedback it gets. At least it is based on my own experiences. It's really surprising what kind of nutcase magnet can a tattooed long-haired vocalist be. Maybe it's the image of a bad boy that attracts problems or maybe that blond vocalist is a nutcase himself. Haha"    

Listen to Kiss the Gun on:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2EUptaG 

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/57409432

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/84905232 

Apple: https://apple.co/2GyRQbr 

 

 

Line-up:

Juha Kraapo, lead vocals

Jari Rippe Rantanen, drums

Jere Kalla, lead guitar & back vocals

Sami Räikkönen, guitar

Antti Kalliokoski, bass

 


Finnish Folk metal band Verikalpa released their anticipated debut album!

Finnish troll/folk metal band Verikalpa released their anticipated debut album 'Taistelutahto' today via Inverse Records. 

 

LISTEN TO ALBUM on:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2BuVu6W 

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/57015682 

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/84626759 

Apple: https://apple.co/2F81sKW 

 

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 bloodspattered 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 neckmuscles and a few square feet of dandruff on the floor of the rehearsaldisco 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 groovyfolktrollbeermetal 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!".

 

Track list: 

01. Viimiseen asti

02. Tyrmä

03. Neidonryöstäjä

04. Kuoppajaiset

05. Pahan Laulu

06. Verijuhula

07. Taistelutahto

08. Viinapiru

09. Kuoleman Suo

10. Rautatammi 

 

 

          Cover art by Marleena Maliniemi

 

Line-up:

Vocals - Jani Ikonen

Bass - Sami Knuutinen

Keys - Jussi Sauvola

Guitars - Jussi Heikkilä

Guitars - Janne Niva

Drums - Aleksi Heiskanen

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Verikalpa

https://www.instagram.com/verikalpaofficial

https://twitter.com/Verikalpa 

http://spoti.fi/2AKmYT9 

https://www.youtube.com/VerikalpaOfficial


WISHING WELL – “CHILDREN OF PARADISE” SINGLE RELEASED TODAY 

WISHING WELL – “CHILDREN OF PARADISE” SINGLE RELEASED TODAY 

Wishing Well have today released ”Children Of Paradise” –single, which is the first sample of their forthcoming second album titled “Rat Race”, to be released on March 2. At the same time with the single the band releases a music video that can be seen here: https://youtu.be/3WgPBA0mH4I

Wishing Well is a hard rock band hailing from Helsinki, Finland. The new line-up features Chilean vocalist Rafael Castillo,  Hammond-organist Arto Teppo, drummer Juha Kivikanto, bassist Rick Becker and guitar player Anssi Korkiakoski. 

Children Of Paradise” is a classic hard rock song, which also features a child choir. Melodic tune oozes old school vibe from the heyday of hard rock and heavy metal.  

In April Wishing Well will play a minitour in Finland together with ex-Rainbow –vocalist Doogie White.  

Listen the single on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2EnyRQN

Contact info, press, interviews etc: 

Jaakko Tarvainen            

Inverse Records            

jaakko@inverse.fi                          

Anssi Korkiakoski

Guitar player / Manager

wishingwellrocks@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/wishingwell2016/


Stoner metallers Obscure released new EP.

 

Finnish metallers Obscure have released a new EP "Zero Dawn". Obscure is 2015 founded metal act that combines on their music elements from various genres such as stoner rock and sludge metal.

True to its name the band mixes musical elements from different genres so fluently that it is not relevant to narrow the description of Obscure's music down to one genre.

Band's guitar player E. Hämäläinen comments the new EP:

"We started recording this EP during summer 2017 after doing few gigs around Finland. There was no real musical direction or style of what kind of music we wanted to write, we didn't decide what "genre" we would want to represent or anything like that. We just wrote what we felt natural to us at the time so the final product is very honest and sounds just very much like us. All members of the band have their own favorite artists that we listen to and they of course influence the music that we want to hear ourselves playing, so some elements of Mastodon, Black Sabbath and Crowbar, to name a few, may be heard on this release.

Here it is, our debut EP that's finally ready after couple of delays, few technical setbacks and a whole lot of blood sweat and tears proudly presented to you by the ugly bastards of Obscure."

Listen the EP on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0hZTkYPHpVgWAhjU7dVLzl?si=nSjITn-VToWEMb_-jTSgBA

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialObscure/


Hiidenhauta to release second album in March, first single out now!

A Finnish melodic black metal band Hiidenhauta is set to release their second album '1695' on March 16th 2018 via Inverse Records. The first single 'Hallan Valta' is released today.

Watch Hallan Valta video: https://youtu.be/0lskL1gXZmA 

Listen to it on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2nPRrd5 

Hiidenhauta is a black metal band from Satakunta, Finland, founded in 2012. In 2013, the band released two EPs, namely, “Surma saapuu suota myöten” and “Eikä aurinko valaise.” The first full-length album, “Noitia on minun sukuni,” was released in 2014 via Inverse Records. In addition, a music video was shot of “Hiiden virsi,” a song off the debut album featuring the vocalist Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani fame. 

March 2017 saw the beginning of the recording sessions for the second full-length “1695”. The album’s theme revolves around the Great Famine of 1695-1697, a great calamity which beset the Finnish area at the time. During the period, approximately every third citizen of Finland (then under the Swedish rule) met their end as a result of starvation or epidemics. 

The lyrics of Hiidenhauta are written in Finnish, abiding by the poetic Kalevala meter. History and nature are among the prominent themes of the band’s lyrics.

Vocalist & lyricist Tuomas Keskimäki comment: 

"Lyrics and lyrical themes have always been important for me. The idea of the story concept came first, also this time. The Great Famine of 1695-1697 is shocking and unbelievable historical fact and I felt like the story just have to be told. ”1695” is a historical concept album which we made with many problems since 2015. During these years when making of the album, were also some kind of a turning point in the history of Hiidenhauta, because two members left the band in the middle of the recording session."

 

Track list:

 

1. Hallan valta

2. Äärellä

3. Kuolimaan tytär

4. Musta leipä

5. Jumalan vihan ruoska

6. Talvikäräjät

7. Nälkäkevät

8. Maan poveen

9. Nimettömät

Line-up:

Tuomas Keskimäki - Vocals & lyrics

Emma Keskimäki - Female vocals

Otto Hyvärinen - Guitars

Eetu Ritakorpi - Drums & percussions

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hiidenhauta

https://hiidenhauta.bandcamp.com

https://www.instagram.com/hiidenhauta

https://www.youtube.com/user/Hiidenhauta