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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Suotana releasethe long awaited second single “Land of the Dead”

After five long years from their latest release, Finnish metallers Suotana have emerged straight from the everfrost with their new album “Ounas I”. This full-length release is an epic continuation of the journey its predecessor “Land of the Ending Time” began in 2018, and propels the band to a new height.

The long awaited second single “Land of the Dead” – which is a cover of the well known black metal band Summoning – once again comes with a beautiful video shot near their hometown Rovaniemi.

The song is now available on all major streaming platforms as well! 

Ville states:

“Time to release ‘Land of the Dead’, the second single from our upcoming album, Ounas I. ‘Land Of The Dead’ is originally a song by the Austrian black metal band Summoning. I had made a demo version of the song, and even though it included elements such as clean vocals that we had never used in our arrangements before, the rest of the band was on board right away. I think it turned out very well and fits the theme of the album perfectly.”

Originally founded in 2005 as guitarist Ville Rautio’s solo project, Suotana’s upward trajectory was not diminished by several line-up changes in the wake of their 2014 debut album, “Forgotten Soil Of This Land”. The sextet joined the Reaper Entertainment family after releasing their debut album “Frostrealm” (2015) and released one more energetic full-length album to critical acclaim, “Land Of The Ending Time” (2018).

The new album Ounas I can now be pre-ordered on CD, Vinyl and as a special bundle with a traditional Finnish Kuksa: http://www.reapermusic.de

1. Lake Ounas (The Beginning)
2. Through the Mammoth Valley
3. The Ancient
4. Legacy
5. River Ounas
6. Land of the Dead

Suotana are:
Tuomo Marttinen – vocals
Ville Rautio – guitars
Pasi Portaankorva – guitars
Tommi Neitola – keyboards
Rauli Alaruikka – bass
Rauli Juopperi – drums

Credits: Photo by Toni Pallari