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Friday, 30 January 2015

FROM INDIAN LAKES Release video for 'Awful Things' and confirm first UK show at The Great Escape



Californian Indie rockers, From Indian Lakes have just revealed a new, haunting video from their latest album, entitled, 'Awful Things'.



FROM INDIAN LAKES released their incredible new album 'Absent Sounds' through Triple Crown Records, on October 6th '14!

The band have also just been confirmed for their very first UK performance at Brighton's, The Great Escape festival, which will be a long awaited performance for themselves and their UK fans!

A little about the band – Hailing from Yosemite National Park, California, From Indian Lakes were created in 2007 under the masterful mind of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi. He grew up on a mountain in Yosemite, CA, and a lack of electricity meant Vanucchi instead, turned his hand to learning and exploring the sounds of a multitude of instruments, creating the beautiful sound the band have crafted together today. The band has since fully expanded to include Justin Stanphill (guitar and vocals), Chris Kellogg (bass and vocals), Tohm Ifergan (drums), and Enrique Gutierrez (keys and vocals).

Their debut album, 'The Man With Wooden Legs' was released in 2009 and was quickly followed up by a fan favourite, 'Acoustic EP', which Joey recorded and mixed in a home studio. After a few years of writing, touring, and building their fan base, they released 'Able Bodies' in November 2013. The album took the music scene by storm and remains in high acclaim by countless sites, magazines, blogs, and of course, their fans.

‘Absent Sounds’ will be the band’s first album since signing to Triple Crown Records in 2013. From Indian Lakes explore what it means to be alive throughout the album; 'Sleeping Limbs,' is an echoing and ethereal song that asks, 'What’s the point to this?' Meanwhile 'Am I Alive,' uses sweet and lilting melodies to lift the mood.

On the release of ‘Absent Sounds,’ Vannucchi tells us: "To me this album feels like finally sleeping at night, or the first sigh of relief after good news. With a label behind the band, it is a record that wasn't constrained by time, or other things that usually get in the way of ones vision. I always felt like no matter what I did, being in a studio had to always be "Here's a guitar and a drum-set kid, you've got x amount of time", but this time it was about making the songs sound exactly like they did in my head, no matter how long it took. Having no regrets about an album is an incredible feeling."

Track listing:

1. Come In This Light 2. Label This Love 3. Breathe Desparately 4. Sleeping Limbs 5. Am I Alive 6. Ghost 7. Awful Things 8. Runner 9. Search For More 10. Fog

FROM INDIAN LAKES:

Joey Vannucchi Justin Stanphill Chris Kellogg Enrique Gutierrez

KORPIKLAANI Re-sign to Nuclear Blast & announce new album



Finnish Folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI are pleased to announce that they have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast for their forthcoming new album, entitled ‘Noita’, which is set for release in May 2015.

‘Noita’ was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It will also be the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has been playing a very active role in the folk arrangements along with fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

Bassplayer Jarkko Aaltonen comments: “’Noita’ in the traditional Finnish meaning is different than what people associate it with nowadays. ‘Noita’ is a person with wider knowledge and understanding of the nature and who also was believed to possess paranormal or unnatural abilities. These people were often also referred to as ‘Tietäjä’, that exactly means someone with wider knowledge and understanding of pretty much everything. Native American medicine man is pretty much the same thing or actually all the different types of Shamans of the primitive peoples are the same thing. ‘Noita’ is someone that you turn to when you need help of some kind. Finnish ‘Noita’ had the ability to heal, just like their North American counterparts. They were very respected members of the society. Only later Christianity changed the word to mean something negative since those people were considered rivals by the church. Even in Finland this turned into a Witchhunt (=noitavaino) every now and then. Anyway, most people using Google Translate or similar will find the word ‘Witch’ and will probably get a bit wrong idea of the meaning, since most will probably connect it with the black sabbaths, devil marks and such, when a way more correct translation would probably be medicine man or Shaman.”

‘Noita’ will also be the first KORPIKLAANI album featuring new accordionist Sami Pertulla, he comments: “Previously the KORPIKLAANI albums were played with a piano-accordion and now I play with a traditional button-accordion which was more widely used in Finland anyways. In the arrangements you can hear more tonal harmonies and folky accompaniments combined to the power-chords than before. It actually boosts up the uplifting feel of our music.”

Violinist Toumas Rounakari also comments: “This album has more violin solos than ever before. Violin is more in the role of a lead-guitar now just as Jonne had originally intended it to be.”

And vocalist Jonne Järvelä concludes: “We have finally managed to create the balance between folk and metal in the way I’ve always dreamt it to be. Thanks to Sami’s arrangements and Tuomas’s crazy shredding of the violin.”

KORPIKLAANI are set to play Bloodstock Festival in Catton Park, Derbyshire this August alongside ENSLAVED, SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, SABATON and more.

KORPIKLAANI’s latest album ‘Manala’ was released August 2012 via Nuclear Blast.