Ladies and gentlemen,
The Suffering is out on September 11 2020 via Inverse Records!
Be sure to also
check out the videos for
The Cult of I!
NEW MUSIC VIDEO, NEW VOCALIST AND NEW ALBUM
Kouvola-based metal band led by three brothers has released a sample
of their forthcoming third album and new vocalist in the form of a
music video. The band's previous vocalist Arto Jauho stepped down
from his position in the spring of 2019 and was replaced with his
predecessor Ilkka Valkonen, while the video was produced by the
band's trusted partner Tino-Viljami Vanhala.
contacted by a few potential vocalists, but practical matters would
have made things almost impossible in their cases. However, we soon
received an e-mail from Ilkka that consisted of nothing but a
picture of an empty pair of boots. We decided to take the hint and
see how things would work with him, and from the first rehearsal, it
felt like everything just fell into place. Everything felt natural,
like we'd just played together a couple of weeks ago instead of 8
years. Our shared sense of humor is also as intelligent as ever.
Furthermore, we all live relatively close to our practice room, so
the transition couldn't really have been much easier," comments
guitarist Niko Huusari.
"Waste of Life
was an easy choice as the first song to be released: a
straightforward and energetic beatdown that proves we're not too old
for this shit. As a matter of fact, I dare say that now with Ilkka
bellowing into the microphone, Soulwound sounds angrier than ever
and the third album will be really intense. Such a straightforward
song called for a straightforward video in the spirit of classic
Sepultura, but since Kouvola doesn't have too many deserts to shoot
a video in, we had to settle for a gravel pit," continues drummer
With the video released, the band begins to seek a publisher and
focuses on finishing the third album. The release date is naturally
unknown at this point, but the goal is to have the album out as soon
as possible and take the band onstage again.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE
SOULWOUND RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR "DAMNED"
While gradually putting together material for a new album, Kouvola,
Finland-based thrashers Soulwound have released a lyric video for the
song "Damned", the closing track of their second album "No Peace". Clear
and simplistic in style, the video was produced entirely in-house by the
band. Comments editor and lyricist Janne Huusari:
"We all hate those oh-so trendy lyric videos that prioritize style over
substance and bombard you with enough flashing, moving and spinning
images and words to give you a seizure and make the lyrics damn near
impossible to follow. So, we decided to innovate and put together a
lyric video that actually allows you to comfortably read the lyrics at a
natural pace while listening to the song. Imagine that!
Musically, the song is far from any kind of a hit single, as you could
argue that it's one of the heaviest tracks on the album, if not THE
heaviest. Lyrically, it's one of my more personal pieces, as it deals
with standing by and being there for someone who has to bear the scars
of a downright horrific childhood. So, in a rather roundabout way, the
lyrics actually carry a positive message, and Arto's visceral vocal
performance really brought the words to life. This shit comes straight
from the heart, so please enjoy!"
WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
SAYING GOODBYE TO 2017
another year is drawing to a close. We still have a couple of
lined up, most notably a
hometown gig to support the young thrash maniacs Lost Society! That
should be one killer evening right there. After that, we're planning on
entering full-on writing mode to get another album's worth of material
together. We've already got lots of ideas and rough demos to refine, so
putting new songs together should be an exciting and fruitful process.
WACKEN METAL BATTLE 2017
On January 6th, we'll take
the stage at Jack the Rooster in Tampere, Finland, to participate in the
2017 edition of the Wacken Metal Battle band competition, the ultimate
prize for which is a chance to play at Wacken Open Air. Wish us luck!
SOULWOUND TO RELEASE "NO PEACE" IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
the Finnish thrash metal unit featuring three brothers from Kouvola,
Finland, will release its second full-length album entitled "No Peace"
via Inverse Records on September 19 in Finland and on October 21
globally. The album picks up where the debut left off, offering fast,
brutal, heavy and aggressive metal with both old-school and more
contemporary influences forming the basis of the sound and nihilistic
lyrics topping things off. Hit potential of any kind or radio-friendly
choruses were definitely not on the agenda ‒ instead, the music is
hammered out with no pretension or pandering in the spirit of, say,
classic Sepultura or the Finnish thrash legends Stone. The songs are
brought to life by shouted vocals that are more aggressive than ever,
and the album manages to be simultaneously more varied and more focused
than its predecessor.
1. Intro: Impulsive Aggression
2. Hurt Me Plenty
3. Altars of Skin
4. Alone against All
6. Crime and Punishment
7. Misery Index
8. Hate Speech
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