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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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“Ikiuni” Video Clip Released; New Tour Announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

Finnish extreme doom metallers Kuolemanlaakso have released the second video from their highly acclaimed debut album, “Uljas uusi maailma“, released late last year via Svart Records. The “Ikiuni” clip was directed by Mika Kettunen, and it features live footage from the band’s shows at Lutakko, Jyväskylä and Nosturi, Helsinki in their native Finland. The video for  “Ikiuni” can be viewed in its entirety here:

To celebrate the release of the new video, the band will hit the road with one of the hottest names in occult rock today, Svart labelmates Jess And The Ancient Ones. The tour will cruise through four major cities in Finland, ending at the legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki. The tour dates are as follows:

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TAJUNNAN TEILLÄ TOUR:
May 15, 2013  – Yo-Talo, Tampere
May 16, 2013  –  Henry’s Pub, Kuopio
May 17, 2013 – Klubi, Turku
May 18, 2013 –  Tavastia, Helsinki

Kuolemanlaakso‘s ultra-heavy but catchy “Uljas uusi maailma” was co-produced, mixed, mastered, and engineered at Woodshed Studio by V. Santura of Triptykon and Dark Fortress fame. The album entered the Rumba Indie Chart at #6, and the Official Finnish Album Chart at #42. The band features Mikko Kotamäki of Swallow the Sun and Barren Earth on vocals.

Also on Svart, Jess And The Ancient Ones released a mind-blowing follow-up to their self-titled debut, the “Astral Sabbat” EP, this past February. The band just got back from the sold-out Roadburn Festival, and are hungry for some shows in their native country.

MORE INFO:
www.kuolemanlaakso.net
www.jessandtheancientones.com
www.svartrecords.com
www.facebook.com/svartrecords.com

Kuolemanlaakso’s “Ikiuni” Official Video Released

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by kuolemanlaakso

Kuolemanlaakso proudly presents the official “Ikiuni” music video:


The video was shot, edited and directed by Mika Kettunen.  The live footage was shot at Lutakko, Jyväskylä in 2013 and Nosturi, Helsinki in 2012.

“Ikiuni” is taken off our 2012 album, “Uljas uusi maailma“, available on Svart Records.  Click the link below to order:

Order “Uljas uusi maailma”