Posts Tagged ‘album’

It has taken literally over five years in the making, but finally, with a pending release date of September 9, 2015, the scathing debut album of my thrash metal outfit, Angel of Sodom, will finally see it’s long-awaited release!

This album, entitled “Divine Retribution” is chalk-full of brutal goodness, featuring 10 original cuts that certainly won’t wear out their welcome!  “All killer, no filler” is our motto.  I painted and designed the cover myself, being a graphic artist.  Take a look…

Angel of Sodom Divine Retribution album cover

Heavy on the riffs – and catchy, well constructed riffs at that – I have never had as much fun recording original material as I have had with Angel of Sodom.  This is doomsday in sonic form, with Yours Truly belting out the ode of a dying world with the force of an angel of destruction.  Clear and concise, you can actually make out the lyrics as they are verbalized, unlike a lot of thrash where it’s hard to make out the actual words amidst all the yelling and screaming.

Angel of Sodom (left to right): Joonas Heikkinen, Michael Majalahti, Eero Tertsunen

Angel of Sodom (left to right): Joonas Heikkinen, Michael Majalahti, Eero Tertsunen (photo: Jarmo Katila)

Rolf Pilve of Stratovarius played the drums on this “Divine Retribution” album, as he was momentarily with us for a spell before moving on to Stratovarius full-time.  Our current line-up features Joonas Heikkinen on drums, songwriter Eero Tertsunen on guitar (and he also played the bass for the album) and me, myself and I as the lyricist and vocalist.  We had one helluva time finding a bassist to commit to our group for whatever odd and eternally mystical reason, so we went and produced the album ourselves sans a regular bassist.  Well, I think Eero did a great job filling in the bass lines also, so no gripes to be made!

Here is a foretaste of the upcoming sonic fury about to be unleashed on September 9th, as you will be able to download the entire “Divine Retribution” album at that time.  This classic Metal Church cover was left as an outtake and teaser bonus for y’all…

And for those who want to cross-reference with the Metal Church original:

This week on Thursday, October 24 in Vantaa, Finland, my hard rock band Overnight Sensation will play Night Club Pormestari.  Showtime is at 22:00, so come on out and have a drink, enjoy the tunes, and say hello to the band!

We will be playing known covers by bands like The Cult, Thin Lizzy and Nazareth, in addition to tunes off of our debut album Life’s a Bitch, which is out now.

OS pormestari

 

Buy Overnight Sensation’s debut album “Life’s a Bitch” from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/lifes-a-bitch/id690807711?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Buy Life’s a Bitch from Spotify here: https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Aalbum%3A0pzqDcp25EBKvjPuia4RDo

Buy Life’s a Bitch from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-a-Bitch/dp/B00EOCUJGA/ref=sr_shvl_album_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1378190342&sr=301-3

This weekend here in southern Finland, we are shooting my southern rock band Crossfyre’s “Born to be Free” music video once again, this time with exotic dancer Irina Tundra.

Irina Tundra and StarBuck on the set of the video shoot

Irina Tundra and StarBuck on the set of the video shoot

We are nearing the end of the filming phase for the video now, as next weekend in Kalajoki, Finland, Crossfyre will play a headlining set at a huge biker bash, at which we will film the final scenes for the video from our live set that evening.  Stay tuned for the release of “Born to be Free”, the music video, which will very likely see daylight prior to the release of our Iron Horse sophomore album.