• Asylum 8 - Repressed


    By rock-metal-network, 2017-10-23
    Asylum 8 - Repressed

    Release: Asylum 8 - Repressed

    Format: CD/Digital

    Release Date: November 10th 2017

    Record label: Inverse Records

    Genre: Industrial Metal

    Country: Finland

    Imagine if a death metal band got drunk, went to the wrong party and ended up making a baby with a DJ that has a secret craving for some power metal.

    Now that the image is stuck in your head, let us introduce Asylum 8.

    Asylum 8 is a 6-piece band from Kuopio, Finland. Their music is a combination of ruthless modern death metal and EDM tunes.

    In summer of 2017 they started recording first full length album which is to be released later the same year.

    After years of work and multiple changes in the lineup, the beast is ready to be unleashed with a blast of discobeats mixed with actual blastbeats and intense guitar work.

    Line-up:
    Tatu Heikkinen – bass
    Sami Partanen – synths
    Anssi Kinnunen - guitars
    Henry Hämäläinen - vocals
    Sami Hynynen - guitars
    Pasi Moilanen – drums

    Discography:
    Repressed (album) 2017 Inverse Records
    Deliverance (Single) 2017
    Thanatophobia (single) 2016
    Disarray (single) 2015
    s/t (EP) 2014

    Links:

    https://twitter.com/Asylum8FIN

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    Cardiant - Mirrors


    By rock-metal-network, 2017-10-23
    Cardiant - Mirrors

    Release: Cardiant - Mirros

    Format: CD/Digital

    Release Date: November 24th 2017

    Record label: Inverse Records

    Genre: Melodic Metal

    Country: Finland

    Cardiant was formed early 2000′s and has been working with the current lineup since 2008. Their style has been described as power metal or heavy rock (someone even calling it AOR!).

    Cardiant recorded its debut album Midday Moon in 2005. At that time band didn’t have a permanent singer and was forced to have Janne Saksa as a session singer on the album. Unfortunately Underground Symphony had problems with the European release and the album was released only in Japan by Marquee/Avalon.

    In years 2007 and 2008 Cardiant had some line-up changes when Mikko, Marko and Erik joined the band. In 2009 Cardiant recorded its second, self-financed album Tomorrow’s Daylight.

    In 2010 Cardiant was selected to the semi-finals of Finnish national selection for Eurovision 2011 from amongst a group of 277 participants. Cardiant was voted to the finals along with nine other performers. The same year Cardiant also composed and recorded the theme and entrance song for Finnish ice-hockey team Tappara.

    The third album “Verge” was released in May 2013 by Marquee Avalon (Japan) and Inverse Records (Europe) peaking at #11 on the official Finnish charts.

    Recordings of a concept album ”Mirrors” started in May 2015 and the first video single ”Absolute power ” was released in September 2015. The album features several guest singers, Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone, King Company), Nitte Valo (Burning Point, Seraphiel) & Janne Saksa who performed session vocals to Cardiant's debut album 'Midday Moon'. The album is released November 24th 2017 by Inverse Records.

    Music video from the track "Life Has Just Begun" is available here:

    Track list:
    1. Mirrors And Me
    2. Riot Rising
    3. Soul (feat. Pasi Rantanen)
    4. A Quiet One
    5. Blank Star
    6. His Supremacy (feat. Janne Saksa)
    7. Shooting Star (feat. Nitte Valo)
    8. Absolute Power
    9. My Delusion
    10. Life Has Just Begun
    11. Another Time, Another Place (feat. Rantanen, Valo, Saksa)

    Line-up:
    Erik Karhatsu - vocals
    Outi Jokinen - vocals
    Antti Hänninen - guitar
    Mikko Mänttäri - bass
    Marko Lindroos - keyboards
    Lauri Hänninen - drums

    GUEST MUSICIANS:
    Janne Saksa - vocals
    Nitte Valo - vocals
    Pasi Rantanen - vocals

    Discography:

    Mirrors
    Released 2017
    Europe: Semi-Perfect Ry & Inverse Records / Japan: Semi-Perfect Ry & Marquee Avalon

    Verge
    Released 2013
    Europe: Semi-Perfect Ry & Inverse Records / Japan: Semi-Perfect Ry & Marquee Avalon

    Tomorrow’s Daylight
    Released 2009
    Europe: Semi-Perfect Ry /
    Japan: Semi-Perfect Ry & Marquee Avalon

    Midday Moon
    Released 2005
    Only in Japan by Underground Symphony / Marquee Avalon

    Links:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/cardiantband

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