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.
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:
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Kuuntele Kuolemanlaakson “Musta aurinko nousee” EP ennakkoon Soundin verkkosivuilta. Pikkulevy julkaistaan tänä perjantaina, 29.11.2013.
Musta aurinko nousee
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:
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!
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):
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Kuolemanlaakso will play at the biggest metal festival in the Nordic Countries, Tuska Open Air, on June 28, 2013. The lineup will include bands such as King Diamond, Bolt Thrower, Amorphis, Wintersun, Ihsahn, Testament, Kreator and Nightwish.
The band will also climb the stage at Lutakko, Jyväskylä, on January 25 with Church of Void as support.