Finnish black metal band Verilehto is set to release their debut album “Kuoleman Siipien Havina” on November 10th 2023 via Inverse Records. The first and only single “Alla Tähtitaivaan” is released along with music video which can be seen below.
The band comments:
“Picking up the single from the record was both hard and easy, every song is strong at its own, but Alla Tähtitaivaan ended up being most versatile to show what to expect from the record. The lyrical content is about old tales / folklore of northern lights, how fallen warriors’ spirits lived in those lights – trying to lure people to join them.”
Verilehto was formed in 2017 by Janne Tuikkala (Dawn of Everwinter, Muria, Alpha Noir, ex-Warceremony and ex-Strange Aeon) with ambition to write and record atmospheric, melodic, yet heavy black metal sung in Finnish. After showing few song ideas to Janne Partanen (Hautajaisyö, Alfa Pentatonik, Marraskuun Lapset, Paavalin Harhat and many others), they agreed to do a record together.
Few song ideas (oldest ones from 2001) led to first full album “Kuoleman Siipien Havina”.
The debut album consist from seven songs (intro + six songs), which are quite versatile compared to each other, yet still having a same mood to them. Melodic black metal layered with acoustic guitars and even additional drone synths.
All the music was recorded by Janne Tuikkala at his j.sound home studio during 10/2022 – 5/2023 and Janne Partanen recorded his vocals at Hautajaisyö headquarters during spring of 2023. Once vocals were finished Tuikkala mixed and mastered the record at j.sound.