Posts Tagged “Finland”

The new, self-titled album from Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This is roughly in line with the opening-week performance of the band’s previous CD, “The Age of Nero”, which premiered with 1,700 units back in November 2008.

“Satyricon” debuted at position No. 1 on the official chart in the band’s home country — the first time one of the group’s releases has topped the chart in Norway. “Satyricon” has also seen success internationally, debuting at No. 6 in Finland, No. 23 in Germany and No. 26 in Austria. By comparison, SATYRICON‘s previous studio album, “2008’a “The Age Of Nero”, entered the chart at No. 5 in Norway and No. 73 in Germany.

Comments SATYRICON vocalist Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven: “SATYRICON fans have shown that there is still room for authentic music with an analog sound. They have shown it to the degree that it has given us formidable chart positions in very competitive European markets and in Norway a Number 1 record. It is the most important record that we have done and now our fans are clearly sending out a very strong message by getting behind it. We are very thankful and proud.”

“Satyricon” was recorded in Norway between January and May 2013 and was produced by Satyr. Mixing took place in Seattle by Adam Kasper and Satyr.

Speaking to Noisecreep at this year’s Inferno festival, Satyr stated about SATYRICON‘s new album: “To me, it sounds very authentic, it’s organic-sounding. And in this digital age where music is mostly played through computers, a lot of that analog vibe gets lost in translation when you play music through medias like that, but I still wanna do it because there’s nothing quite like it. To me, it just makes everything sound the way it’s supposed to sound — it’s dynamical; the music is alive, it’s not overly compressed, the levels are not pushed. So, musically speaking, it’s a very atmospheric record… This record is full of life. There are a lot of surprises here, but I think it’s gonna be a record that’s gonna help the black metal movement perhaps find a new way for the future.”


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Finland’s MyGrain is now streaming the band’s entire new album “Planetary Breathing” online, which is due for release through Spinefarm Records on September 27th. Check out the full album stream below, courtesy of .

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Seremonia: batty

Invited by Electric Wizard to play Roadburn earlier this year, Finland’s Seremonia have proven to be one of the most individual, and eerie entities to have emerged from the retro/doom cauldron.

Following on from last year’s selt-titled debut, the band, fronted by deapan but bewitching tones of chanteuse Nooma, are about to release the follow-up, Ihminen on Svart Records, and Hammer is proud to host an exclusive preview track, Hallava Hevonen. This is doom through the looking glass, full of crushing riffs, but opening up a landscape where the laws of physics have shifted slightly in a way you can’t quite put your finger on.

Check out the track below, and check out your sense of reality while you’re at it!

Visit Seremonia’s Facebook page here.

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Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have completed recording and mixing their fourth album for a spring 2014 release. According to the band, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2011’s “Destroy!” “is the fastest, angriest and tightest PROFANE OMEN recording by far so far.”

The group added: “We’ve never been afraid to try out new things and this one will not make an exception. It’ll be a fast piece of metal with all our strengths in use.”

Video footage from the guitar-recording sessions for the new CD can be seen below.

“Destroy!” was released on September 28, 2011 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW) and Mikko Herranen (RUST) and was recorded in part at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland. The effort was mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki.


Jules Näveri (THE NIBIRUAN, ENEMY OF THE SUN) – Vocals
Williami Kurki – Guitar
Antti Kokkonen – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Antti Seroff – Bass
Samuli Mikkonen – Drums

(Thanks: Fireangel of Night Elves)

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I'm on maybe my fifth listen of the new Insomnium track "Ephemeral" and I can't get enough. It's just so perfect in every way. It's basically what every band from Europe should sound like. They're from Finland in case you're wondering. The band won't have a new album out until next year, but we can …

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ANDI DERIS & BAD BANKERS, the new project led by HELLOWEEN/ex-PINK CREAM 69 frontman Andi Deris, has completed mixing and mastering its debut album. Andi states: “We are so happy with the result we can’t wait you guys out there finally hear it, too. Great, crispy sound… modern but not tooooo modern… the way it should be, in my humble ears.”

Andi previously stated about the new project: “It’s been years I was looking for a band (all over the planet) that I could actually ask to record an album with me, only to find it on the little island I live on just a few months ago. Even more thrilling is the fact that the guys are between 19 and 22 years old. You won’t believe it when you listen to the songs!

“We all had and have a lot of fun with the image, even more during the photo session.

“Obviously, we despise everything around banks, managers and bankers who are clearly responsible for the shit that goes on nowadays (and most certainly in our future), so it felt very good to vocally tell them what we think about them. Sure, therefore it’s highly explicit, but, who gives a f… that’s what they deserve, and it helps the music to really kick some ass.”

HELLOWEEN‘s new album, “Straight Out Of Hell”, sold around 4,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 97 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD entered the Media Control chart in Germany at position No. 4 — the highest chart position in the band’s history. It also landed at No. 4 in Finland and No. 2 on the international album chart in Japan.

“Straight Out Of Hell” was released in Europe on January 18 and in North America on January 22.


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Finland’s Swallow the Sun has announced drummer Kai Hahto will be temporarily replaced by a session drummer for upcoming European tour dates.

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SWALLOW THE SUN, the Finnish atmospheric doom/death metal outfit from Finland, has released the following statement:

“Unfortunately, [drummer] Kai [Hahto] is unable to do ‘The Morning Never Came’ anniversary gigs this fall, but on short notice we managed to get hold of a fantastic drummer, Juuso Raatikainen, to fill Kai‘s giant shoes for these shows. Kai will be back on his throne for the 70000 Tons Of Metal and Mexican shows.”

SWALLOW THE SUN‘s upcoming tour celebrates the tenth anniversary of the band’s first studio album, “The Morning Never Came”, originally released back in 2003, and now available via Spinefarm.

Support on the trek will be provided by ambient rock band ANTIMATTER (United Kingdom) and gothic metallers THE FORESHADOWING (Italy).

SWALLOW THE SUN‘s fifth full-length album, “Emerald Forest And The Blackbird”, entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 2. Released on February 1, 2012 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 in Helsinki, and by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Studios in Helsinki. The effort was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) and was mastered by Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED) at Finnvox Studios. The artwork was once again created by Rami Mursula.


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Finland’s Kuolemanlaasko has been working on a new album and follow-up to the debut full-length “Uljas Uusi Maailma” ( reviewed here ). The band has now checked in with the following update about the recording process: “The recording session of the new Kuolemanlaakso is officially finished, only a few keyboard parts and one guest vocalist to capture in the near future

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Before entering the studio to record a new album, Finland’s dark and melodic death metal outfit Insomnium has compiled a making-of documentary of the band’s time recording “One For Sorrow” ( reviewed here ), which was Insomnium’s Century Media debut full-length. Check out the clip below, and fans in Europe can also see the band supporting Children of Bodom this fall

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