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Finnish atmospheric progressive metal band Alase released a new single “Love Crime”. This track features a stunning Rioghan as female vocals for this duet where Alase’s mastermind Janne Lunnas handles male vocals. The track is taken from the upcoming Beyond Our Imagination EP which is set to be released on February 23rd 2024 via Inverse Records.

Guitarist Janne Lunnas comments “Love Crime”:

“The upcoming four-track EP “Beyond Our Imagination” had two songs, of which either one would have worked well as a single. However, “Love Crime” was chosen as the single because it presents many new aspects of our music. It was such an honour to have Rioghan Darcy of the band Rioghan as the female voice in this duet. This time I was responsible for the male voice myself.

Love Crime is a story of tormenting love. The song came together pretty quickly as I knew it was a duet and that the other vocalist was Rioghan. That led to me composing what I thought was a bit of “Rioghan-style” stuff, like the electronic drums and synths in the early parts. At that point, I could not guess that I would end up singing the final male parts of the song.

Our lyricist Ninni Swan had a vision of how the music video for Love Crime should look like. Mikko Parkkonen from Aarni Visuals picked up the ideas and created a mystical garden in his studio with very extraordinary plants. Both Alase and Rioghan have worked closely with Aarni Visuals before, so it was clear that the video would be shot at Aarni’s studio in Seinäjoki.”

Alase is an atmospheric progressive metal/rock band from Finland. Their music is a melting pot of various genres, but the main focus is on the melody and atmosphere. There are a lot of influences outside metal music as well. Musically, Alase has similarities with bands like Katatonia, A Perfect Circle, The Ocean, Textures and Tesseract, just to name a few. Band’s second album “A Matter of Time” was released in April 2023. A four song EP “Beyond Our Imagination” is to be released in early 2024.

Promo picture by Mikko Parkkonen / Aarni Visuals

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