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Friday, September 22, 2023

Electric Deathbeat joins Sliptrick

Electric Deathbeat is a modern metal band hailing from Oulu, Finland. The first full line-up of the group saw its daylight in 2014 and included two pair of brothers; Juha handling vocals, guitars and synths & Antti Väyrynen taking care of low-end frequencies. Joni Alatalo & Jiri Huovinen on guitars and Waltteri Väyrynen (Opeth, ex-Paradise Lost, ex-Vallenfyre, Bodom After Midnight etc.) behind the drums. The same line-up had earlier played years together also in local bands like Luna Tremensis & The Wargasm.

A second configuration saw minor changes as Jiri changed from guitar to drums due Waltteri having a bunch of projects going on already. A debut album “Dead Echo Paranoia” was released worldwide in 10th of July 2015. In Spring 2016, Electric Deathbeat was the co-headliner in European Tour “The Singularity Tour” with Danish companions from Raunchy. The tour included ten shows around Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. A show in St. Petersburg, Russia with Amaranthe was played in October 2016.

In 2018, there was another line-up change when drummer Jiri decided to focus on his other projects. Oskari Haapalainen stepped in and the machine kept rolling. Jaakko Koskiniemi was also introduced in 2019 as a second guitar player to fulfill live shows.

Their second album “A Ghost Triangle” is waiting to be released worldwide through Sliptrick Records in 2023. The album includes 12 songs of pure Finnish modern, melodic and versatile metal.