The number one fist in Finnish death doom Death Valley will release their first album in eight years. Kuusumuproduced by V. Santura, who has been responsible for the production of the band ‘s previous releases. He is known for his studio work Triptykonin and Dark Fortressin guitarist.
“The recording break was unnecessarily long, but there is a rush in the dome. The album is more versatile, melodic and massive than its predecessors, not forgetting the gloom and heaviness that has become a trademark. Instead, more speed and strength has come. The old tractor got nitros. It was great to work with the old gang and pick up a couple of good friends. Responsible for the keyboard parts of the album Aleksi Munter (Swallow the Sun, Insomnium, Ghost Brigade) and naislauluista Lotta Ruutiainen (Luna Kills). I think we made the leap With spruce many steps forward and we have the joy and honor to bring Kuusumu finally for people to hear, ”says guitarist-songwriter Laakso.
While the lyrics to the album may seem inconsolable, you can still find a hint of better behind them. According to the valley, bad times will eventually be followed by a better tomorrow.
-“Hopefully Kuusumu creates a glimmer of light for the listeners in these troubled times. The darkness that inspired the lyrics, the ten-year winter and the swelling pandemic finally subsided and a better tomorrow came. See you at gigs. ”
The European tour of Death Valley was postponed due to the coronation situation, but the band will be seen in the spring and summer at domestic gigs, the first of which is on March 12, 2022 in Jyväskylä and at Black Threshold. There will also be confirmed gigs in Kuopio, Seinäjoki and Tampere, and additional gigs will be announced this spring.
The previous record of Death Valley Fire Swan (2014) rose to 10th place on Finland’s official album list and was selected as one of the best records of the year, among other things In the sound, In chaos and On Imperiumi.net.
Death Valley – gigs
12.03. Black Threshold, Jyväskylä
19.03. Ottopoika, Kuopio
14.05. Rhythm repair shop, Seinäjoki
06.08. Saarihelvetti, Tampere
04.03./29.7.Death Valley: Kuusumu (LP / CD) order
04.03. Death Valley: Kuusumu (digital)
Death Valley: The Cup of Bitterness (Video)
Death Valley: Sorrowful Sea Salt (Lyric Video)
Death Valley: Spruce Miniature Documentary Series Parts 1-3
Kotamäki – song
Valley – guitar, backing vocals
Kouta – guitar
Usva – low
The Brave New World (2012)
The black sun is rising (EP, 2013)
Fire Swan (2014)
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