Inverse Records – September 22nd, 2017
Finnish alternative metal quintet SKEIN released a first single ‘BOUND’ from their upcoming second album named ‘DEADWEIGHT’
Assembled with the invaluable help of producer Tuomas Kokko (Ghost Brigade, Swallow the Sun etc.), the album moves dynamically across different soundscapes, reaching from crushingly heavy guitar riffs to more ethereal , atmospheric parts.
Unlike their debut album ‘Of Wings Unfolding’, which was a concept album with a strong narrative and a story-line (strengthened by a novel published alongside the physical copy) the songs on ‘Deadweight’ stand on their own. Delivered with both screaming and clean vocals, the songs explore issues from misuse of power and societal responsibility to basic human characteristics, with very personal experiences. Due the rawness and personal approach, the album is the strongest emotional outburst of Skein’s career.
The new album seems more genre bending, melding slower Post Rock elements to faster tempo Heavy Emotional Hardcore done with beautiful dexterity. Pre-order links are below along with links to the SKEIN’s various outlets as well. This is a band to keep an eye on as their future is very bright!!
Pre-order Deadweight album here: http://bit.ly/2tama5p
Sami Silvennoinen – vocals
Jarno Ojala – guitar
Hiski Marstio – guitar
Kari Ruissalo – drums
Juha Höyssä – bass
Music video by Mikko Henrik Huotari
Actress: Merja Koski-Sipilä
Music by Skein
Lyrics by Juha Höyssä
Produced by Tuomas Kokko
Recorded and mixed at Electric Fox Studios by Tuomas Kokko
Background vocals by Iina Kyttänen and Iina Souru
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2qwkfvj