From a wealth of Finnish talent comes a new black metal ensemble with Necrolord visuals.
Markus Vanhala (Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum), Janne Markkanen (ex-Omnium Gatherum), Okko Solanterä (Horizon Ignited), and Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost, Bodom After Midnight) have come together to form I Am The Night, a formidable unit rooted in the early 90’s of black metal. As their band affiliations would attest, the compositional talent present here is strong and the band now announce the result of their collective endeavors in the form of debut album, While The Gods Are Sleeping, which comes illustrated by renowned metal artist Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin. It all arrives on May 6th via Svart Records and new single Ode To The Nightsky hammers home the band's strong influences. Tremolo-picked riffs, blood-curling screams, and Dissection-like melodies shine bright in this grand effort.
Guitarist Markus Vanhala comments:
“Our debut record, the result of a yearning for ancient darkness, turned out to be just the time capsule we wanted it to be, far removed from modern metal. I’ve seldom found anything interesting in post nineties Black Metal. We wanted to realise this in the underground way that felt fitting to the music, and chose to work with Svart Records.”
Frontman Okko Solanterä adds:
“Our songs are stories about the worship of night and the triumph of the powers of darkness. At night, sun to his slumber and shadows all over, the forces of the night rise to the heavens, cast angels out and usher in a new era of individual freedom. I Am The Night is a real band not a project. It is unrestrained creation. A ray of darkness for us in the vacuum created by the pandemic. The future remains unseen, and all the better for it.”
Stream Ode To The Nightsky below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.