13 February 2012
Oddland: Suomi Metal Star contest winner ODDLAND will release debut album in April
Suomi Metal Star contest winner ODDLAND will release debut album in April
Do you remember? It was ODDLAND from Turku who won the majority of the Suomi Metal Star contest jury members with sophisticated Prog Metal / Rock and got a record deal with Century Media Records.
After spending months writing new material, the band is very excited to get the record out to fans. "This record was long in the making, as most of the tracks were already composed when we got signed by CM, but even the older songs evolved a lot during pre-production. We feel that in the end we succeeded in making a great record as a whole, rather than just a collection of individual songs." says Sakari Ojanen (vocals / guitar). "Working with Dan Swanö was very satisfactory - he really helped us attain the sound we were after. Also worth mentioning is the contribution of Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studios, who helped us nail the organic sound we wanted for the raw tracks. We feel there isn't too much of this kind of music out there so hopefully "The Treachery Of Senses" won't go unnoticed. In the end, we couldn't be happier with the outcome - we feel we made a killer debut album."
Dan Swanö, Unisound, also comments: "One of the best albums I have mixed. Ever! Incredible songs, stellar musicianship. I am proud to be a part of this amazing record!"
ODDLAND also teamed up with Elton Fernandes for the artwork to perfect their artistic vision for the album. The track listing and album artwork can be seen below, and within the next weeks, fans should be on the lookout for news of a song premiere from the new album.
The Treachery Of Senses:
1. Above And Beyond
2. Flooding Light
3. In The Eyes Of The Mourning
4. Aisle Of Array
5. Past The Gates
6. Still The Spirit Stays
7. In Endless Endeavour
9. Lines Of Silver Blood
"Treachery Of Senses" will be released on April 30th and will be available as regular CD and digital download. And furthermore ODDLAND will be playing at the Finnish Metal Expo on Saturday, Feb 18th at 9.30 pm!