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Finnish Doomsters Kuolemanlaakso Break Into Finland’s Top Ten

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by kuolemanlaakso

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Kuopio-based Kuolemanlaakso, featuring Mikko Kotamäki of Swallow the Sun on vocals, debuted at #10 on Finland’s Official Album Chart with Tulijoutsen, the stunning follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2012 debut, Uljas uusi maailma, and their 2013 EP, Musta aurinko nousee.

Everybody knows that Finland is a metal country, but it’s still uncommon for a death doom band with seven minute epics to reach the top ten. This proves that not all hope is lost, and people still have good taste in music,” states guitarist-keyboardist Laakso.

With Tulijoutsen (“The Fire Swan”), Kuolemanlaakso continues to create its trademark walls of heavy, down tuned guitars and extreme string-bending, while setting out to explore new, more melodic dimensions. As with previous efforts, all the elements were forged into their final form by renowned producer-guitarist V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid, Woodshed Studios), who also guests on the album.

Beginning this Friday, March 14th, Kuolemanlaakso will head on the road with following dates:

March 14th – On the Rocks, Helsinki, w/ Metsatöll (EST) & Soul Thrower (EST)
March 19th –  Henry’s Pub, Kuopio
March 21st – Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä

Official Website: www.kuolemanlaakso.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kuolemanlaakso
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kuolemanlaakso

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“Musta aurinko nousee” EP Streaming on Soundi

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

Soundi will be streaming Kuolemanlaakso’s critically-acclaimed “Musta aurinko nousee” EP ahead of its November 29th release.  Contained in this release is a cover of Juice Leskinen’s “Musta aurinko nousee”.

It’s head-down, bloody-knuckled heaviness, the riffs barrelling headlong like tanks off a cliff…
-Dave Bowes, The Sleeping Shaman

For the stream, please visit this link.

Track listing:

1. Me vaellamme yössä (edit) (4:50)
2. Tulenväki (5:10)
3. Kalmoskooppi (5:31)
4. Musta aurinko nousee (6:55)

The EP is available for preorder via our partners:

Record Shop X:
– Yellow vinyl (100 copies worldwide, SUPPLIES RUNNING LOW!)
– Digipak CD+T-shirt value package
– Digipak CD

Svart Records:
Red vinyl, Black vinyl (100 copies each worldwide)
Digipak CD (free shipping worldwide!)

Kuuntele Kuolemanlaakson “Musta aurinko nousee” EP ennakkoon Soundin verkkosivuilta. Pikkulevy julkaistaan tänä perjantaina, 29.11.2013.

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Musta aurinko nousee

Kuolemanlaakso “Musta aurinko nousee” EP Available For Preorder

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

Kuolemanlaakso‘s Musta aurinko nousee EP, to be released on November 29th via Svart Records, is  available for preorder.  The EP includes three new Kuolemanlaakso songs, and a captivating cover version of Juice Leskinen’s classic by the same name.

The limited edition EP will be released in the following formats:

  • 1000 x Digipak CD
  • 100 x Yellow vinyl (Record Shop X exclusive)
  • 100 x Red vinyl
  • 100 x Black vinyl
  • CD + T-shirt bundles
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Musta aurinko nousee

The EP is available for preorder from the following places:

Musta aurinko nousee T-shirt

Musta aurinko nousee T-shirt

 

Listen to a preview here:

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: 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

Tajunnan Teillä Tour

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

In mid-May, Kuolemanlaakso will hit the road with one of the hottest names in occult rock today, Svart Records labelmates Jess And The Ancient Ones, for the Tajunnan Teillä Tour.  The tour will cruise through four major cities in Finland, ending at the legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki. The tour dates are listed below, along with ticket links:

May 15, 2013Yo-Talo, Tampere; Get Tickets Here!
May 16, 2013Henry’s Pub, Kuopio; Get Tickets Here!
May 17, 2013Klubi, Turku; Get Tickets Here!
May 18, 2013Tavastia, Helsinki; Get Tickets Here!

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