Autor: Richard Constantinidi
Etichete: Damnation Plan, Inverse Records
Damnation Plan is a modern Finnish progressive metal band with melodic death metal influences with a mix of harsh and melodic clean vocals. In between the band's modern trademark mix of heavily rhythm driven atmospheric music one can still hear echoes from the more traditional heavy metal past.
The band's lyrics that provoke for critical self-thinking and exploring have never been more current and relevant than today, and that's what the new album 'Reality Illusion' also deals with.
The new album is the band's yet most ambitious and diverse piece of work turning the notch up to eleven from the band's debut album from all the aspects. The band wanted to create a tighter album in terms of tempos, and a more catchy, and melody oriented album especially in terms of lead guitars and vocals.
Drummer/songwriter/lyricist Jarkko Lunnas comments:
"Creating this album took us 2+ years of hard work, driving me and some of us almost insane during the process of recording the album almost entirely ourselves. It was a massive task but I believe it served the end result well!
The album deals with separating the truth from the beliefs and seeing it (or not seeing it) through the different bubbles that we've learned to live in our stable and modern societies. We are estranged from the reality until we are forced to face it.
The album delivers the message covering a whole spectrum of feelings from an atmospheric and emotional perspective, all the way to the maximal intensity."
HISTORY & TIMELINE (In short):
Founded in 2004 by Jarkko Lunnas and Kalle Niininen, the first Demo EP "Darker World" was released in 2007 for which the band played a dozen gigs around the Helsinki area, including a Tuska 2007 Warm-up show.
In 2011 after a more or less hiatus, the material for the first full length "The Wakening" was ready and the recordings got started. The band's line up was completed by Asim Searah for clean vocals and Tommy Tuovinen (ex-MyGrain) for harsh vocals.
The band's first full length album "The Wakening" was released world-wide via Coroner Records (Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage etc) ("The Wakening" debyted at #18 in Finnish physical album sales chart) in March 2013. After "The Wakening" release and its release gigs the band started working on new material and entered D-Studio to record the drums for the second full length album "Reality Illusion".
Alongside the drum recordings the band recorded a 4 song video live "In Session at D-Studio". In between the recordings and the mixing the band visited also Tallinn to play it's first outside Finland gig, supporting Suicidal Angels (Gr).
After a tedious recording process where the band recorded everything themselves except the drums, the new album "Reality Illusion"'s mix was completed in December 2016 by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios. The band's hands down finest and most ambitious work to date "Reality Illusion" will be released on March 10 2017 via Inverse Records!
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