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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
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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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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:

Woodshed Session Complete & Studio Diary Online

Posted in News with tags , , , , on February 12, 2012 by kuolemanlaakso

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 producer and a master of sound, but the flawlessness of our cooperation just blew us away. The album will sound absolutely crushing, and we’ve had a helluva time making it“, states guitarist-songwriter Laakso.

Read the first studio diary entries.

Kuolemanlaakso Enters Woodshed Studio

Posted in News with tags , , , , on January 29, 2012 by kuolemanlaakso

We are thrilled, proud and honoured to announce that Kuolemanlaakso will record its debut full-length at V. Santura‘s (Triptykon, Dark FortressWoodshed 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 point, we do not have a release date as we haven’t started negotiating with record labels yet. The shadow will grace the face of the earth this year, one way or the other…

Keep checking the site for updates from the studio. The first mark has been carved.