Posts Tagged ‘Svart records’

Song Premiere: Sammal – Muurahaisen Päiväuni

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015

We’re thrilled to bring you a premiere this afternoon for Sammal. The band is about to release their sophomore album Myrskyvaroitus (Storm Warning) on May 15th through Svart Records, and we have the track premiere for ‘Muurahaisen Päiväuni’.

Founded in 2004 by guitarist Jura Salmi and vocalist Jan-Erik Kiviniemi, Sammal manages to capture a sense of golden moments in Finnish music.

Touching on their culture and heart, and with lyrics sung entirely in Finnish, Sammal shows a masterful, natural command of progressive rock. “We decided to get rid of the comparisons to Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep and be just Sammal”, says guitarist Salmi, “As leading influences in the rehearsal room and studio, we had Vangelis, Moody Blues, Scandinavian jazz, and early Turkish progressive psychedelic rock. We are ready for our second coming.”

On Sammal’s Myrskyvaroitus, you will find everything that makes Finnish prog so beloved, not only in their home country but abroad, too!

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Svart Records To Launch Costin Chioreanu’s art book Magic As A Golden Mean at Roadburn Festival 2015; At The Gates’ At War With Reality Exhibition

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Having collaborated with Costin Chioreanu on much of the artwork for Roadburn Festival over the past few years, we are incredibly proud to announce that the launch of his book Magic As A Golden Mean will take place at Roadburn this year as announced at the end of last year. […]

Album of the Day: Sonny Simmons & Moksha Samnyasin – Nomadic

Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: At 81 years old, alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons has overseen a career that spans decades in forward-thinking jazz. The Dec. 2014 Svart Records release, Nomadic, is nonetheless one of two full-lengths Simmons issued last year, the other being Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom and Brilliance on Improvising Beings. For the four songs of Nomadic, Simmons partners with sitarist Michel […]

Album of the Day: Lotus Thief – Rervm

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Metal Bandcamp: Botanist‘s third full length, Doom in Bloom, included a second disc called Allies, featuring collaborations with other musicians. Those songs stood in stark contrast with Otrebor‘s usual one-man, blackened hammered-dulcimer show. One of those songs, ‘Nymphaea Caerulea’, was with an immensely talented woman going by […]

Svart Records To Launch Costin Chioreanu’s art book ‘Magic As A Golden Mean’ at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

The publishing wing of prolific record label Svart Records, which kicked off this month with the legendary “Isten” Fanzine compilation, continues in April with “Magic As A Golden Mean”, which is a selection of mixed media artworks by Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu. The hardcover book will be launched at Roadburn […]

The Golden Grass To Bring Feelgood Vibes To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Today we’re thrilled to announce The Golden Grass will bring their sunshiny harmonies and positive vibe the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. With smiles on their faces and catchy melodies in songs like ‘Wheels’ and ‘One More Time’, […]

Messenger To Illuminate The Progressive Sky At Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

After winning the limelight category for the brightest young rising stars in the progressive sky today at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, Messenger will bring their acid folk / prog and psychedelica to the 20th edition of Roadburn on Saturday, April 11 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. […]

Finland’s Profetus To Evoke A Weighty Procession at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

At long last, Profetus will be conjuring their classic Finnish funeral doom, worthy of comparision to Thergothon, Skepticism and Tyranny (with whom Profetus share members), when they play the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Friday, April 10th at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In collaboration with Finland’s Blow […]

Sammal To Bring Finnish Prog and Classic Rock to Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Founded in 2004 by guitarist Jura Salmi and vocalist Jan-Erik Kiviniemi, Sammal manages to capture a sense of golden moments in Finnish music. Touching on their culture and heart, and with lyrics sung entirely in Finnish, Sammal shows a masterful, natural command of classic rock with nods to Caravan, Thin […]

Album of the Day: Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Certainly the announcement that vocalist Uta Plotkin will leave Witch Mountain following their Fall US tour with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind places Mobile of Angels, the band’s fourth album overall and third with Plotkin fronting, into a different context. If nothing else, it lets lyrics longing […]

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