Kuolemanlaakso Announce New “Musta aurinko nousee” EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

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In 2012, the Finnish Doom-Death scene saw newcomer Kuolemanlaakso ascend directly to the ranks of its elite with the critically acclaimed debut Uljas uusi maailma (#42 on the Official Finnish Album Chart and #6 on the Rumba Chart). In support of Uljas uusi maailma, Kuolemanlaakso toured its native country, hitting some of Finland’s biggest and most respected clubs, then adding a performance at the 2013 Tuska Open Air Festival.

Feeding off of this momentum, Kuolemanlaakso planned new material on the road and entered a secret, secluded location in the forests of Finland, once again with acclaimed producer-engineer-guitarist V. Santura (Woodshed Studios, Dark Fortress, Celtic Frost, Triptykon). In the course of writing and recording, it was soon made obvious that Kuolemanlaakso had not only enough material for a full-length album, but for an EP as well.

“Our goal was to create the tightest and most balanced entities for both releases. The EP introduces our current style in a more straightforward and shorter form, whereas the full-length evolved into something more epic,” stated guitarist-keyboardist and main songwriter Laakso.

“The EP tracks are quite different from one other, with each song displaying a different side of the band and what we are capable of.”

The Musta aurinko nousee EP, to be released on November 29th via Svart Records, includes three new Kuolemanlaakso songs, and a captivating cover version of Juice Leskinen’s classic by the same name. The EP will be released as a limited digipak CD and a strictly limited 12” vinyl with three different colors (100 copies/color).

Click on the link to preorder the Musta aurinko nousee EP now:  Preorder Musta aurinko nousee

Listen to a preview of the track here:

Listen to Musta aurinko nousee now on Soundcloud!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

Kuolemanlaakso, Era II: In Studio

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

Kuolemanlaakso have entered a top-secret location to record follow-up to 2012’s “Uljas uusi maailma”. The band is working again with producer/engineer V. Santura of Triptykon and Dark Fortress fame, who recorded, mixed, mastered and co-produced the debut album.

For additional info, read the daily updated Studio Diary.

Kouta and Usva on the golden lake.

Kouta and Usva on the golden lake.

Kuolemanlaakso: Death of Era I

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

“Death of Era I”

Last Saturday’s show at the warmhearted KarmaRock Festival marked the end of an era for Kuolemanlaakso. The feedback from our debut “Uljas uusi maailma” has been overwhelming in all the corners of the world, and we’ve played a number of great shows around Finland with outstanding bands, including Jess and the Ancient Ones, Shining (SWE), Deathchain, Sotajumala, The Crescent, Ofermod and Church of Void, not to mention our most memorable live experience at Tuska Open Air Festival.

The touring cycle for “Uljas uusi maailma” is now complete. It is time for us to fully concentrate on the new Kuolemanlaakso material, and preparing for the upcoming recording session, details of which will be announced in the near future. This also means taking a break from touring.

We would like to thank everyone who have come to our shows, bought our albums, shared the stage with us and supported us in one way or another.

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Special thanks to our label Svart Records, the duderinos at RedBerg Agency, and our reckless but lovable live crew. Era I is dead; long live Era II – the new and improved age of doom!

Death, darkness and despair,

Kuolemanlaakso

Kuolemanlaakso: KarmaRock 22 Start Time

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

The schedule for the 2013 KarmaRock 22 Festival is pictured below.  Kuolemanlaakso will perform at KarmaRock 22 on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 20:00 on the “Toinen Lava” stage (the set time is between Maj Karma and Ismo Alanko):

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Please note – KarmaRock 22 will most likely be the last live show of 2013 for Kuolemanlaakso!

For more information on KarmaRock 22, including tickets, please visit:

http://www.karmarock.com/

Tuska – Thank You From Kuolemanlaakso!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 30, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

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Kuolemanlaakso wants to thank everyone who came to see our show at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival on June 28th, and made our first festival appearance a triumph. You were beautiful – and LOUD!

Next up: Karmarock22 on July 27th. We hope to see you there!

Kuolemanlaakso: Tuska Festival Start Time

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

The schedule for the 2013 Tuska Open Air Metal Festival is pictured below.  Kuolemanlaakso will perform at Tuska on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 18:35 on the Club Stage (between Ishahn and Amorphis):

Tuska Festival Schedule 2013

For more information, please visit:

http://www.tuska-festival.fi/

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