Dark Buddha Rising Sign to Svart for New Album out Oct. 2

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 12th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

Should you be unaware of how chaotic and apocalyptic and outright mind-pummeling the doomery of Dark Buddha Rising is, just look at the utter madness that is the lack of information about their new album being given here. Sure, they know. Svart Records, to which the Tampere, Finland, outfit have re-signed following a stint on Neurot, knows too. But they’re not telling. You don’t even get the title. The artwork? Tracks? Audio? Forget it. That’s how brutal Dark Buddha Rising are. They give you nothing.

Well, nothing other than the release date, anyhow. That’s Oct. 2.

Don’t bother keeping an eye out, you’ll hear it coming.

Svart of course reissued the band’s first four releases in the form of 2018’s The Black Trilogy (demo and three albums), and the band put out the II EP through Neurot the same year (streaming below) in following-up 2015’s Inversum (review here). But the PR wire can tell you more about that:

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Dark Buddha Rising return to Svart Records to release their 7th album, on Friday the 2nd of October 2020!

Finnish “dark underlords of psychedelic drone” Dark Buddha Rising return to Svart Records to release their seventh album, on Friday the 2nd of October 2020!

Since their inception in 2007, with their first four albums being highly-coveted, sold-out private pressings, to subsequent Svart Records reissues, to their burgeoning fifth album Dakhmandal, Dark Buddha Rising’s abyssic and meditative sonic-void has been opening up over the last 10 years to swallow more and more devotees in their wake. Embraced into Neurosis’ Neurot Records fraternity, with 2015’s critically acclaimed sixth album Inversum, Tampere-based psychonauts, Dark Buddha Rising have captivated the collective consciousness of the heavy underground and achieved cult-legend status.

2019’s climactic and highly praised Waste Of Space Orchestra collaboration with local kindred spirits Oranssi Pazuzu at Roadburn Festival, put Dark Buddha Rising’s Wastement home studio: “the asylum of eternal feedback,” firmly on the International music world map and into the hearts of the pitch-black psych-rock underworld. Gathering a throng of newly devoted adherents who worship at the altar of their churning vortex, Dark Buddha Rising’s live shows are a transformative experience that are religiously revered by audiences across Europe.

Svart Records Tomi Pulkki says “We’re proud to have Dark Buddha Rising back under the Svart banner, to continue to expand the dimensions of their dark journey into the beyond. The band is a national treasure, that has thoroughly deserved their well respected status over the years. We look forward to the new void they have summoned up for us all.”

Prepare your mind and body for an initiation of music on Friday the 2nd of October 2020 that Dark Buddha Rising have channeled, for dark spirits and those who seek to travel beyond the unknown.

Dark Buddha Rising are booking a tour of Europe for Spring 2021.

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Dark Buddha Rising, II EP (2018)

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Caskets Open Premiere “Tunnel Guard” Video from Concrete Realms of Pain LP

Posted in Bootleg Theater on March 6th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Finland’s Caskets Open release their new album, Concrete Realms of Pain, on March 20 through Nine Records. It is the depressive Helsinki three-piece’s fourth full-length in a tenure that dates back to 2007, and it brings together nine songs for 46 minutes that alternate between willful slog and outright thrashing punk. With little more notice than a grunt from bassist/vocalist Timo Ketola, the drums of Pyry Ojala and the riffs of Antti Ronkainen might take off at any moment and speedily complement the downer movement of a cut like the opener “Four Shrines” or the later and especially grueling “Tadens Tolthe” — which goes from minimalist crawl to Misfits-style brashness — with a rush of raw adrenaline.

The more-melodic-but-als0-screamy “Homecoming” and decidedly midtempo “Tunnel Guard,” which follows, find some measure of balance between the two extremes as laid out in “Four Shrines” and all-go second cut “Riding on a Rotten Horse,” but Concrete Realms of Pain continues to bring in a variety of sonic elements, be it the Type O Negative-style bass fuzz on “White Animal,” the chug and starts and stops of “Blossom,” and the melo-punk-into-noise-wash procession of “Soul Stained Glass” ahead of the building finale “Pale Hunter,” which moves from the ground up in increasingly aggro fashion.

There are shades of the rich history of Finnish doom to be heard here and there among the other aspects of the band’s persona,caskets open concrete realms of pain but Caskets Open have clearly established parameters for their sound and work effectively in pushing forward one side, the other, or in some cases, both at the same time. It works well for them throughout Concrete Realms of Pain in creating an atmosphere that’s never quite lush, but neither afraid to incorporate or cast off melody as the song requires, whichever song it might be. In the three tracks that top six minutes — “Four Shrines,” “Tadens Tolthe” and “Pale Hunter” — they’re able to find room to flesh out the journey from beginning to end more than, say, “Tunnel Guard,” which though it gets more aggressive vocally in its second half and Ketola tosses in one of the record’s several effective “ough” grunts, largely holds to its central pace and style around that.

Nothing against either approach — if anything, the diversity of the material is one of Concrete Realms of Pain‘s greatest strengths; it is a less predictable album because of it — but though the album itself is longer than was its 2017 predecessor, Follow Nothing, its songs seem shorter on average than anything Caskets Open have done before, which speaks to an interesting cohesion taking hold in their execution, perhaps even a shifting of focus to more traditionalist songcraft. No matter. In the center of the centerpiece, at the midpoint of “White Animal,” it’s still that bass fuzz getting the band’s point across.

Doom is engaged, internalized, reformed and deployed, and 13 years on from their formation, Caskets Open righteously hold onto a volatile sensibility that makes Concrete Realms of Pain as exciting as it sometimes seems barebones. It is a doom record, to be sure, but it nonetheless forces one to ask themselves exactly what that means and how that is judged. Righteous.

The video for “Tunnel Guard” is premiering below. Please have at it. PR wire info for Concrete Realms of Pain follows.

Enjoy:

Caskets Open, “Tunnel Guard” official video

“Tunnel Guard” from Caskets Open’s fourth full-length album “Concrete Realms of Pain”. Recorded and mixed at Tonehaven Recording Studio by Tom Brooke. Mastered by James Plotkin. Shot and edited by Sakari Rinta-Valkama.

Finnish Doom Lords Caskets Open will release Concrete Realms of Pain, the trio’s fourth album, March 20 on Nine Records.
Suicide plans in a nocturnal ski-jump tower, existential anxiety in a bleak sports bar, long walks in the shadows of the Central Park, Concrete Realms of Pain is a journey into experiences of loss and human suffering. Icicle sharp guitar leads guide the listener through sorrowful doom metal to gnarly hardcore punk parts. And of course the songs are enveloped by the band’s trademark buzzing bass sound. Caskets Open have outdone themselves on Concrete Realms of Pain.

Concrete Realms of Pain was recorded and mixed at Tonehaven Recording Studio by Tom Brooke. It was mastered by James Plotkin.

Track Listing:
1. Four Shrines
2. Riding on a Rotting Horse
3. Homecoming
4. Tunnel Guard
5. White Animal
6. Tadens Tolthe
7. Blossom
8. Soul Stained Glass
9. Pale Hunter

Line-up
Timo Ketola – bass, vocals
Antti Ronkainen – guitars
Pyry Ojala – drums

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PH (aka Mr. Peter Hayden) Announce April Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 4th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Seems pretty clear the organizing principle around which the experimentalists now called PH — formerly Mr. Peter Hayden, which seems to be a name they’re keeping in their back pocket should they want to return to it later; fair enough — is the appearance they’ll make April 19 at Roadburn Festival 2020 at Tilburg in the Netherlands. It’s not their first time there, but it is something of an occasion nonetheless as they go supporting 2019’s Svart-issued Osiris Hayden (review here), which brought their stylistic barrier-melting to a new level in embracing electronica textures and pulsations in place of elements more commonly thought of as organic. It was a bold move for the band, but certainly consistent for a group who, several records in, decided to rename themselves after the light-up logo they bring with them on stage at shows.

These guys are awesome, by the way, whatever you want to call them. I’m only looking forward to the chance to see them again.

They’ll be out with Sum of R for the following shows:

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PH (Mr. Peter Hayden) – Tour Dates

We are pleased to announce that we will be touring Europe in April and May supporting our fifth album ‘Osiris Hayden’, out now via Svart Records?. Sum Of R? joining us in their current incarnation reinforced by selection of Dark Buddha Rising members.

You are invited to witness this uncanny marriage of primeval savagery and digital futurism and join us on this trance-inducing adventure reaching apocalyptic ecstasy while enjoying the acid sensations full of charm and drugged magic.

13.4. Slow Club Freiburg, Freiburg
14.4. Freakout Club, Bologna
16.4. The Bruch Brothersthers, Luzern
19.4. Roadburn Festival, Tilburg
20.4. Magasin 4, Brussels
21.4. ‘Ess’Pace, Paris
22.4. La Scène Michelet, Nantes
23.4. la malterie, Lille
25.4. Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt
26.4. Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin
29.4. Pawilon, Poznan
30.4. Chapeau Rouge Prague, Prague
1.5. And?l music bar Plze?, Pilsen

‘Osiris Hayden’ is the fifth album by PH, previously known as mr. peter hayden. Released via Svart Records on November 1st 2019.

Band photo by Muromaki.

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PH, Osiris Hayden (2019)

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Oranssi Pazuzu: New Album Mestarin Kynsi Available to Preorder; Trailer Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 11th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

Finnish experimentalist black metallers Oranssi Pazuzu are preparing to unleash their label debut for Nuclear Blast, titled Mestarin Kynsi. Preorders are up for the LP in several editions, all of which are due April 17. That weekend, as it happens, is Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands, where the spearheads of the varied creative underground in their own hometown of Tampere (see also Dark Buddha Rising, Hexvessel, Death Hawks, The Fërtility Cült, etc.) will hold something of a release show presenting the new album. That’s a return appearance for them after playing there both on their own and as part of the Waste of Space Orchestra commissioned collaboration with Dark Buddha Rising, but as they follow-up 2016’s Värähtelijä (review here), their set is nothing if not anticipated, not the least with a new record in tow.

The PR wire brings an album trailer and more info:

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ORANSSI PAZUZU ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, “MESTARIN KYNSI,” OUT ON APRIL 17TH

Uncovering the intensity and the metal inherent in non-metal, the avant-garde and anti-traditionalist inclinations of Finland’s ORANSSI PAZUZU have always had transcendental goals at heart.

Through the rabbit hole and out the other side to 2020 with the release of their fifth album “Mestarin kynsi”, (“The Master’s Claw”). Inking a deal with German-based industry giants Nuclear Blast, ORANSSI PAZUZU subvert the idea of world domination to open a conceptual discourse on indoctrination and propaganda itself. Their psychological nightmare evolves a philosophical and earnest tone, where occult future meets troubled reality.

Preorder “Mestarin kynsi” here:
https://nblast.de/OP-MestarinKynsi

“Mestarin kynsi” will be available as CD, 2LP Black Vinyl and 2LP Gold Vinyl.

As “Oranssi”, meaning “orange” in their native Finnish language, is the colour of cosmic energy and “Pazuzu” is the ancient Mesopotamian demon of the wind, their swirling kaleidoscope of psychedelia has blown through the underground to redefine boundaries ever since their inception in 2007.

Jun-His: “We definitely wanted to look for new horizons, but on the other hand continue something we began building already on “Värähtelijä”. Some big influences were electro albums that inspired an idea about having a song that would travel through different kinds of portals whilst being mutilated and mutated by the new environment.”

On “Mestarin kynsi” the doors of perception are not only evoked but off their hinges. Working again with their co-producer Julius Mauranen, who also helped craft their acclaimed 2018 Roadburn Festival commissioned, WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA collaboration live show/album “Syntheosis”, in their home-city of Tampere, Finland, the familiarity served a greater purpose towards the evolution of the album. As singer/guitarist Jun-His puts it, “there is a city heart pumping on this album somewhere”.

Tracklisting:
01. Ilmestys
02. Tyhjyyden Sakramentti
03. Uusi Teknokratia
04. Oikeamielisten Sali
05. Kuulen Ääniä Maan Alta
06. Taivaan Portti

Oranssi Pazuzu:
Ontto (bass guitar)
Korjak (drums)
Evill (synthesizers, organ, effects)
Jun-His (the voice, guitar)
Ikon (guitar)

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Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kynsi album trailer

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Uleåborg Festival of Psychedelia 2020 Announces Lineup for July 10-11

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 6th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

A couple recognizable names here from the lineup for Uleåborg Festival of Psychedelia 2020 in Oulu, Finland, but I’m not ashamed to say that the majority of the 27 acts are unknown to me. You’ll note Philly’s Ecstatic Vision will be making the trip — so let’s assume there are some European tour dates forthcoming from them, and that’s cool news — as well as Swedish proggers Agusa, whose lush sounds are always a delight, and I know I’ve written about Sunshine Reverberation and Arktau Eos in the past, but yeah. Plenty here I don’t know.

You know what that means, though? Homework! The best kind of homework! I got word of the lineup yesterday and I’ve been diving into bands playing since, including Hidria Spacefolk, who headline the second night and whose 2012 cosmic offering, Astronautica, you can stream below, as well as The Fungi 3, whose fuzzy take on heavy psych blends the best of garage chaos with a jammy spirit. I’m into it and looking forward to continuing to learning about the rest. I’ve yet to find a clunker.

There won’t be a quiz or anything, but you still might want to take notes:

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Uleåborg Festival of Psychedelia – 2020 Lineup

Uleåborg Festival of Psychedelia will be held already the sixth time on 10th and 11th July 2020. The festival will colour Oulu’s summer with psychedelic shades and sounds, three stages and 27 artists!

Friday’s headliner is a Finnish cult classic band Murheenlaakso, which celebrates “Totuus Palaa LP” 30-year album anniversary with a special set! Saturday’s headliner Hidria Spacefolk will take the audience into a final trance!

UFOP is proud to present American psychedelic rock energy package Ecstatic Vision performing in Finland for the first time! Other foreign artist include Swedish prog and folk band Agusa, Estonian noiserock band Zahir, and Norwegian psychband Sunshine Reverberation. Finnish artists include electronic crushers Tähtiportti, legendary Radiopuhelimet and action rock band MÄSÄ.

Yet again, UFOP will feature arts exhibitions, dance acts, mind bending uv-decorations and visual treats summoned by VJs. Open your mind, now is the time!

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Hidria Spacefolk, Astronautica (2012)

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Orbiter to Release Debut EP The Deluge Next Week

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 22nd, 2020 by JJ Koczan

Following up on their announcement last November of the single Bone to Earth, Finnish heavy five-piece Orbiter have now put out word that their debut EP, a four-tracker titled The Deluge, will be out on Jan. 29. Rest assured, I have no frickin’ idea what day it is as I write this, but when I take the millisecond to glance downward at the calendar, it says that’s next week, so there you go. Quick turnaround.

“Bone to Earth” will lead off the EP, and its rolling groove is welcome to be sure. Orbiter‘s take is in a place between heavy rock and doom, and Carolin Koss‘ vocals highlight an edge of psychedelia in the guitar, but that only makes the overall outing richer in sound. The Deluge‘s scope might be familiar to experienced heads, but that does nothing to make it less enjoyable, particularly in the righteously atmospheric eight-minute closer “In Echoes.” Admittedly, I’m still digging into the release, but that’s an immediate standout.

One to keep an eye on. Maybe mark your calendar. Set a reminder. Do the thing. Get involved. Make your way. Blah blah blah. Whatever, it’s right on. You like music, right?

Dig:

orbiter (photo by Pauli Bostrom)

Finnish doom metal band Orbiter to release debut EP “The Deluge” on January 29, 2020

The Finnish doom metal band Orbiter will release their debut EP The Deluge on Wednesday, 29 January. The four-song EP is a blend of heavy riffing, atmospheric psychedelia, and soaring vocals. The central theme of the record is human nature and its contradictions: over and over again people’s aspirations towards wisdom are in danger of being drowned under the waves of their own greed. The EP has been mastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege), one of the most renowned mastering engineers in the industry worldwide.

Orbiter released a pre-single Bone to Earth in late November. In addition to the Finnish media, the song also received international attention in Germany, Spain, France, and America.

Founded at the turn of the year 2014-2015, the band has been influenced by the genre’s founder Black Sabbath, 90s stoner bands like Kyuss, and 21st century doom bands. Additional influences have been drawn from psychedelic and progressive rock.

Orbiter’s new vocalist Carolin Koss joined the band last April. She’s an artist, filmmaker, and singer originally from Germany, and now residing in Finland. This is Orbiter’s first record with Koss. The band has previously released three singles, most recently Anthropocene in early 2019.

Upcoming gigs (in Finland)
6.2. Lepakkomies, Helsinki
10.4. Ravintola Cactus, Helsinki

Orbiter: The Deluge
1. Bone to Earth
2. Astral Racer
3. Orchids
4. In Echoes

Orbiter
Carolin Koss – Vocals
Alexander Meaney – Guitar
Jere Remes – Guitar
Tuomas Talka – Bass
Sami Heiniö – Drums

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Orbiter, “Bone to Earth”

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Hexvessel Announce Kindred LP out April 17 on Svart Records

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 16th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

Hexvessel (Photo by JJ Koczan)

Hexvessel releasing albums through Svart Records seems to me one of those correct-in-the-sense-of-things-being-right-with-the-universe scenarios. Aside from the fact that band and label are both based in Finland — neat, but not really relevant — it’s the progressive aspects of both that make their realignment seem so spot on. Hexvessel issued last year’s All Tree (review here) through Century Media and thereby marked a return to their core folk-minded approach after departing for the more stylistically experimental When We are Death (review here) in 2016. I would expect Kindred to keep them on their set path somewhat, but of course they’ve never failed to move forward from one record to the next, and the PR wire’s teasing of proggy flashes certainly sounds right on.

Svart will also reissue the first two Hexvessel LPs, which, as it happens, it originally put out. I bet that makes getting the rights easier.

Here’s news:

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Finland’s Hexvessel return to Svart Records with new album Kindred, set for release on the 17th of April 2020!

Cover artwork by renowned artists Thomas Hooper and Richey Beckett unveiled.

Back-catalogue to be reissued!

Psychedelic forest folk-rockers Hexvessel will release their new nature-mystic opus, Kindred, via Svart Records on the 17th of April 2020. Taking a darker and more esoteric path, Kindred sees Hexvessel re-forge their eclectic melting cauldron or “vessel” of sound into a potent “hex” of spell-binding songcraft.

Blues-laden psych-rock and progressive structures harken back to King Crimson, giving way to dark earthen balladry reminiscent of early Nick Cave and the doom-laden atmospheres of Dead Can Dance. The band returned to their original studio in Tampere, Finland, where they recorded their cult classic No Holier Temple, which fused Hexvessel’s folk roots with an occult undercurrent, with the new album mastered by John Davis (Gorillaz / Led Zeppelin / Lana Del Rey) in the UK.

Through Kindred’s 10 song rites of passage, Hexvessel cover Coil’s “Fire Of The Mind” live from a mental institution and delve into the Druidic sacrificial swamps with songs like “Bog Bodies”, which conjures the deep Lynchian night with muted trumpet and foggy rhodes piano. Adorned by cover artwork by artists Thomas Hooper (who has worked for Neurosis, Converge and Doomriders) and Richey Beckett (who has created work for Metallica, Foo Fighters, Robert Plant), Kindred is an album which calls you on a journey, both intimate and richly enlightening.

Hexvessel was formed by English/Irish singer/songwriter Mat McNerney in 2009 after he moved to Finland. Also know for his work with Beastmilk (now known as Grave Pleasures), The Deathtrip, Carpenter Brut, Me & That Man and his earlier work with Norwegian Black Metal bands Code & Dødheimsgard, McNerney is a both highly eclectic and critically acclaimed musical artist.

The first single from Kindred will be released on the 24th of January 2020.

In celebration of Hexvessel’s re-signing with the label, Svart Records will also reissue Hexvessel’s first two albums. Their much sought after debut Dawnbearer and the cult follow-up No Holier Temple will be repressed during autumn 2020.

Hexvessel’s upcoming live dates are as follows:
With Twin Temple (USA)

01.02.2020 – Hamburg (DE) – Bahnhof St Pauli
02.02.2020 – Gothenburg (SE) – Tradgarn
04.02.2020 – Tampere (FI) – Olympia
05.02.2020 – Helsinki (FI) – Tavastia
07.02.2020 – Stockholm (SE) – Nalen Klubb
08.02.2020 – Frederica (DK) – Det Bruunske Pakus *
09.02.2020 – Copenhagen (DK) – Beta *
10.02.2020 – Berlin (DE) – Bi Nuu
11.02.2020 – München (DE) – Backstage
12.02.2020 – Vienna (AT) – Arena *
13.02.2020 – Winterthur (CH) – Gaswerk
14.02.2020 – Cologne (DE) – MTC
15.02.2020 – Paris (FR) – Point Ephemere
16.02.2020 – Wacken (DE) – Wacken Winter Nights *
17.02.2020 – Nijmegen (NL) – Merleyn *
18.02.2020 – Rotterdam (NL) – V11 *
21.05.2020 – Ascension Festival Iceland*
11.07.2020 – Fire In The Mountains, Wyoming, USA*
(*without Twin Temple)

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Hexvessel, “Changeling” official video

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Onségen Ensemble to Record New Album in February

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 19th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

I have it on pretty good authority that I wasn’t the only one who really dug the vibe Oulu, Finland’s Onségen Ensemble brought forth on their 2018 self-released sophomore long-player, Duel (review here). The doesn’t-always-do-stuff-but-when-they-do-they-make-it-count collective have exciting news in that they’ll be recording their next full-length in just a couple months’ time with none other than Jamie Gomez Arellano at the helm at Orgone Studios in London.

Not sure what the recording situation will be in terms of how long they’ll be there, how the tracks will be laid down, if Arellano will mix as well (why not?) and who will master, but the thought of Onségen Ensemble pairing with someone who’s a well-established master of capturing depth of tone — Arellano has worked with luminaries across a spectrum from Hexvessel and Myrkur to Orange Goblin and Paradise Lost — is promising to be sure. I have to wonder if perhaps there’s a label announcement in their future as well. Hmm? Now who do we know who might be interested in putting out well-produced progressive heavy rock from Finland? Rhymes with “start”…

Here’s what they had to say:

onsegen ensemble

Recording new album in February!

For the first time we have a truly extraordinary opportunity to work with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano in his Orgone Studios. Can’t wait!

The album will be released in 2020.

BIO:

Onségen Ensemble is a group of northern musicians whose first assemblage was formed in the beginning of the twenty-first century, with it’s musicians drawn from various genres such as jazz, stoner, prog and black metal. During that time the sound of Onségen was sown as a seed to grow slowly but surely.

Onségen Ensemble Generation Twenty-ten has continued with the task of grafting the material into its final form. “Awalaï”, the first opus to be released, is a cinematic selection of varied landscapes: good, bad, and occasionally ugly.

Onségen is about the critical exploration of one’s mind, about broadening of horizons and new discoveries.

Generation MMXVIII – Personnel In DUEL:
Juggis Aalto, Heikki Häkkilä, Esa Juujärvi, Merja Järvelin, Sami Lehtiniemi, Samuli Lindberg, Joni Mäkelä, Jaakko Tuomivaara, Niina Vahtola and Mikko Vuorela.

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Onségen Ensemble, Duel (2018)

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