Kuolemanlaakso has been confirmed to perform at Jalometalli Metal Music Festival in Oulu on August 8, 2014. The impressive lineup includes acts such as Triptykon (featuring Kuolemanlaakso's producer V. Santura), King Diamond, Testament, Samael, Sacred Reich, Loudness, Kvelertak, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Insomnium and Kotamäki's former band Alghazanth. "We are thrilled about the opportunity to spread... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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.
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... Continue Reading →
Kuolemanlaakso has finished recording the instrument tracks for their upcoming debut album at V. Santura's (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) Woodshed Studio in Enghof, Germany. The vocals will be captured on tape in the near future in Finland. "It's been a pleasure working with Mr. Santura. We had, of course, high expectations of his talents as a... Continue Reading →
We are thrilled, proud and honoured to announce that Kuolemanlaakso will record its debut full-length at V. Santura's (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) Woodshed Studio, in Enghof, Germany, starting February 1st, 2012. In addition to recording, Mr. Santura will also co-produce, mix and master the album. The album will feature eight tracks of epic darkness and musical despair, recited in Finnish. At this... Continue Reading →