Let’s start this Monday morning properly and that means with the announcement of a brand-new signing to the legendary Metal Blade Records. A label that has withstood the tests of time and is now celebrating their 30th Anniversary with crushing shows across the nation. Earlier this morning the label powers that be announced that Finland’s Crimfall has signed onto them. Check out the full press release below.
The Press Release:
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish cinemascopic metallers Crimfall to its ranks!
Crimfall comments: “We are beyond excited for this opportunity to work with the legendary Metal Blade. It makes all these years we wrestled with the third album worthwhile as we can finally share the fruits of our labor through the most dedicated and respected label. Crimfall never does anything half-assed so be sure we go all in with this album as we see this as a massive opportunity to raise the stakes to the sky-high level.”
Crimfall took its shape in 2007 from the mind of Jakke Viitala. He gathered talented musicians to drive forth his lifelong vision of music that would respect no boundaries. Crimfall has released two albums since then, 2009’s As The Path Unfolds… and 2011’s The Writ Of Sword. Wearing many a mask, Crimfall’s movie metal eludes easy descriptions. The influence of ancient grim-frost North and its traditional roots meet echoes of black metal, but it is all iced with massive orchestration and epic movie soundtrack atmosphere. The melodies convey atmospheres of majesty, adventure and times long forgotten, as the interplay of Mikko’s demonic screams and Helena’s heavenly vocals bring forth the raw, natural feelings and underline the cycle of seasons and the contrast of ascending lights and falling shadows.
With their third album, Amain, Crimfall has combined the best of the first two albums with new elements. Set to be released in summer 2017, a first teaser for Amain can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1CCBkqWCX0
Mikko Hakkinen – Vocals
Helena Haaparanta – Vocals
Jakke Viitala – Guitars
Miska Sipilainen – Bass
Janne Jukarainen – Drums
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: With so many new label signings taking place each and every week I don’t get around to all of them and it’s definitely a rare occasion for me to do so for a band that I have not yet heard about. However, with my absolute devotion to so many things in the music scene that come to us from Finland, I looked up Crimfall and listened to a few tracks and found it to be incredible stuff. This is a band that is perfect for the fans of Folk Metal and have been following bands like Eluveitie, Arkona and so many more. I look forward to the bands association with the mighty Metal Blade Records and that we find the band touring these faraway lands in short order. Please be sure to check the group out ASAP and offer up your own support right out of the gate. It’s time to broadcast loudly about the new and different stuff that is going on in Metal. Let me know what you think of this news down in the comments section below. Kippis.