Craneium Sign to The Sign Records; New Single Out Today

This year marks a decade since Craneium first came together in the underground hotbed that is Turku, Finland. In 2016, they made their full-length debut through Ripple Music with Explore the Void, and they’d follow it with The Narrow Line (review here) through the same imprint in 2018. Their 2019 single, “Sweet Relief,” was tracked at the same time as the second outing and posted first to Ripple subscribers on Bandcamp before being made available to the wider public, which it still is, in name-your-price fashion, no less.

The four-piece have newly signed to Swedish imprint The Sign Records, and will release their third album later this year. They recorded with Joona Hassinen of Studio Underjord fame, who’s also mixed, and I’m left wondering if what they’ve listed as ‘V.R. Studio’ just means they did the whole thing remotely. There isn’t much info about the LP as of yet — including the title — so put that down as maybe, with more info to come presumably as we get closer to the release, slated for before the end of 2021.

To mark the occasion of the signing, the new album and all that good stuff, Craneium have a new single out today called “A Secret Garden” that you can hear at the bottom of this post, along with the stream of The Narrow Line for a refresher.



Craneium signs to The Sign Records – launch first single “A Secret Garden” from upcoming third album

Finnish fuzz-rock outfit Craneium has signed to The Sign Records for the release of their third studio album, set for release in autumn 2021. The first single leading up to the new album is called “A Secret Garden” and is out now on all streaming platforms.

Blending dreamy, psychedelic soundscapes with crushingly heavy riffs and thick layers of fuzz, Craneium offers a varied and dynamic take on desert rock. Hailing from Turku, Finland, the band entered the scene in 2011 and have since shared stages with bands such as Mars Red Sky and Skraeckoedlan, toured Europe on a frequent basis, and released 2 studio albums on US-based Ripple Music.

Now, Craneium announces their third studio full-length. Set for release in autumn 2021, the new album showcases Craneium’s experimental and colorful characteristics, more than ever before.
The band comments:

“We’ve been working towards this for the last 2-3 years or so, we finally feel that we have captured the music in a way that we haven’t before. Our songwriting is better, the recording is better and we’ve had more time than before to really make this one our best so far! We should also say that we are so excited to work with The Sign Records, which in our books is a mark of approval for any band our there.”

The first single leading up to Craneium’s third studio album is called “A Secret Garden”. Perfectly capturing the essence of the band’s sound, the single blends massive, fuzzed-out riffs with calmer, psychedelic sections. “A Secret Garden” is out on all streaming platforms May 21.

Pre-save and pre-add it now on Spotify and Apple Music:

Craneium is:
Andreas Kaján – Vocals & Guitars
Martin Ahlö – Vocals & Guitars
Joel Kronqvist – Drums
Jonas Ridberg – Bass

Craneium, The Narrow Line (2018)

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