SVART RECORDS announces November 29th as the international release date for KUOLEMANLAAKSO‘s Musta aurinko nousee EP. This forthcoming EP 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 per color). The title track to KUOLEMANLAAKSO‘s Musta aurinko nousee, which features a guest guitar solo from V. Santura, can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/svart-records/kuolemanlaakso-musta-aurinko
In 2012, the Finnish doom-death scene saw newcomer KUOLEMANLAAKSO ascend directly to the ranks of its elite with the critically acclaimed SVART debut Uljas uusi maailma, which reached #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,” states 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.” Cover and tracklisting for KUOLEMANLAAKSO’s Musta aurinko nousee are as follows:
Tracklisting for KUOLEMANLAAKSO’s Musta aurinko nousee
1. Me vaellamme yössä (edit)
4. Musta aurinko nousee