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Alase: released a new single and music video

Publicado: 05/08/2020 por Pedro Mello em News, Uncategorized


Promo pic by Esa Pitkälä

Alase comes back with the new “Jäljet” single after the “Vastaus” album that was released last summer. The song shows many aspects of Alase, from airy atmospheres all the way to heavy hitting post-metal grooves. The band is heading towards more progressive expression and ”Jäljet” is the first sample of this. The song’s line-up is the same that Alase has for live shows, Markus Hirvonen on vocals and in the drums there is Markus Majaniemi who is the band’s newest member. When the band was originally formed they used to release digital singles only and now Alase returns to this way of working and releasing after the “Vastaus” album.

“Jäljet” is released with a music video made by Vesa Ranta’s (ex-Sentenced, ex-The Man-Eating Tree) Kaira Films. The video has been shot in many locations of northern Finland, including Pudasjärvi and Kainuu. Video is very visual and it tells a story – there are even some science fiction elements aboard.

WATCH music video here: 

Guitarist Janne Lunnas describes the song:

“Making of the song started already last summer and for a long time it was kept in the “drawer”, until in February we started jamming it together in our rehearsal room. In the past we used to write all of our songs from start to finish entirely remotely, and each musician did their contributions to the songs separately at their homes. Recording of the final version was still done that way though. “Jäljet” song is a good sample of more progressive and riff driven new Alase. I really enjoy playing the guitar with a heavy hand, but by no means do I want to remove the more beautiful and atmospheric sections or the ambient elements from our sound.”

Band is working on several new songs and there are plans for them to be released later this fall and hopefully Alase will be able to return to live stages soon as well.

Listen to ‘Jäljet’ single on:

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Alase: Vastaus

Publicado: 14/05/2019 por Pedro Mello em News


Alase is an atmospheric 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. Lately Alase has added more and more elements from post rock and progressive metal. Musically, Alase has similarities with bands like Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, A Perfect Circle, The Ocean and Pain Of Salvation, just to name a few. Lyrics have been so far in Finnish except on the new Vastaus album there is one song also in English. Alase’s speciality is that they use different vocalists on different songs.

Alase’s guitarists Mikko and Janne started to write music for the debut album Vastaus during spring 2017. Later, in the same year’s autumn drummer Janne Kusmin decided to part from Alase as his primary band Kalmah was getting to be more busy with their newest album and touring. Mikko and Janne decided that it is better to do the Vastaus album with session drummer and they were lucky to find the right man, Toni Paananen (Malpractice), to do the job.

After the composing of the songs was finalized around February 2018, it was time to book a studio for tracking the drums. Toni Paananen played the drum parts for all 8 songs during one weekend at Värähtely Creative studio in Vallila, Helsinki, where studio engineer Janne Storm handled the recording. Rest of the instruments and vocals by 6 different vocalists were recorded mostly in several home studios which took about 7 months to complete.

Vastaus album has been mixed and mastered by Ari-Pekka Repo and vocals on the album are mixed and produced by Markus Hirvonen. Music on the album is produced by Janne Lunnas. All Alase lyrics are written by Anni Aho. All the graphics and trailer video related to the album and digital singles are made by Sakke Paavola.

Track list:
1. Vastaus 
2. Näkyvä 
3. Binary Stars 
4. Osa minua 
5. Vaienneet
6. Vapaaksi merkitty
7. Riisuttu
8. Haukka

CD2: (Bonus CD):

1. Vielä
2. On jatkettava
3. Kidukset
4. Utopian hellimät
5. Erehdykseni
6. Sanaton syytös

Line-up on Vastaus album:

Janne Lunnas: Guitars and composition
Mikko Häkälä: Guitars and composition
Ari Miettinen: Bass
Toni Paananen: Drums

Vocalists on Vastaus album:
Markus Hirvonen (Noumena): Vastaus, Näkyvä & Riisuttu
Ville Nisunen (Vini): Binary Stars
Jani Ala-Hukkala (Callisto): Osa minua
Eemeli Bodde (Mors Subita): Screaming vocals on Vapaaksi merkitty
Sami Honkonen (Embreach): Clean vocals on Vapaaksi merkitty
Janne Lunnas: Choir/ambient vocals on Vastaus, Vaienneet & Haukka + screams on Näkyvä & Osa minua

Bonus CD vocalists:
Vielä – Vocals: Markus Hirvonen
On jatkettava – Growls: Ari Nieminen (Whorion, Dauntless and Hanging Garden), Clean vocals: Ville Saloranta, Screams: Janne Lunnas
Kidukset – Vocals: Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun), Backing vocals: Markus Hirvonen
Utopian hellimät – Vocals: Markus Hirvonen
Erehdykseni – Clean vocals: Juha Simola (Owler), Screams: Jouni Koskela (Clock Paradox & Abysmalia)
Sanaton syytös – Vocals: Marko Eskola (Crystalic), Growls: Jukka Marjoniemi


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