A new chill wind is coming from the Finnish forests! The black / folk metal band KOUTA has in fact revealed the details about his debut EP Aarnihauta – set to be released on March, 11th!
The record will be made of 3 songs for a duration of 12 minutes. It is inspired by the old Nordic lore and myths, combined with the malign nature of the northern forests and the iniquity of being human. The myth of the malevolent being Kouta is at the heart of the group’s music.
Aarnihauta combines black and folk metal, bringing forth the dark and hopeless atmosphere of Nordic nature. Thematically the EP tells of the appearance of the mythological being Kouta, whose malevolence brings judgment and despair upon the treacherous mankind. Fans of Behemoth, …And Oceans, Anaal Nathrakh, Lorna Shore, Paara, Finntroll, and Wardruna will be excited to listen to this record, that soon will be available in digital version.
The official video for the track “Maanviha” is already online - watch it here: https://bit.ly/3HIUdZx
The EP has been recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pekka Posio. Enclosed you can see the artwork by Juuso Voutilainen & Antti Mäki.
1. Mårran (2:26)
2. Aarnihauta (4:22)
3. Maanviha (5:30)
Antti Mäki - Vocals
Eemeli Haarala - Guitar
Lauri Törmä - Guitar, Clean Vocals
Arttu Pentikäinen - Bass, Clean Vocals
Ville Vitikka - Drums