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Hanging Garden NEW album

Elsa Marques 27/08/2016 News Comments Off on Hanging Garden NEW album
Hanging Garden NEW album

HANGING GARDEN is a Mikkeli/Helsinki based Finnish band, formed back in 2004 by Matti Reinola and Ari Nieminen. A complete lineup for the band was accomplished in 2005 with their debut album “Inherit the Eden” (2007) and “TEOTWAWKI”  (2009) both released via Spikefarm Records.

Going through major changes in their lineup, without their founding members, they continued to evolve from an heavy doom to a more melodic contemporary sonority. Their latest album brought also a change in their label with “At Every Door”  (2013) and “Blackout/Whiteout” (2015) being released under Lifeforce Records.
Antti Ruokola at this point decided to abandon the band, but due to close collaboration between musicians fast decision was made that Sami Forsstén would take his place on the drums.

For the upcoming album they decided to engage in a series of collaborations including Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun), Alexander Högbom (October Tide, Centinex, Volturyon), and Victor Wegeborn (The Moth Gatherer).
Their forthcoming album entitled “Hereafter” is to be released on October 7th via Lifeforce Records and an album teaser is available below for your consideration.

Check “Hereafter” artwork and tracklist:


1. Penumbra
featuring Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun)
2. Sirkle Of Onan
featuring Victor Wegeborn (The Moth Gatherer)
3. Hereafter
4. Where the Tides Collide
featuring Alexander Höbgom (October Tide & Centinex)
5. Towards the Sun
featuring Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun)


Hanging Garden are:

Toni Toivonen – Vocals
Mikko Kolari – Guitars
Jussi Hämäläinen – Guitars, Vocals
Nino Hynninen – Synths
Jussi Kirves – Bass
Sami Forsstén – Drums
More information about the band and upcoming shows can be found in their official webpages:



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Adopted the role of the zine Finnish emissary, and since my addition to the roster, I have been juggling the tasks of Editor-in-chief, Promoter and Manager of the zine social media pages. As part of the permanent staff of the zine, album reviews, video and written interviews, covering live shows (text, video and photography) have been also a strong contribution to the zine work. Besides the zine "hobbies" I am also a origami, music and travel enthusiastic. Academic background: Biology degree from the University of Coimbra (Portugal); Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Center of Neurosciences & Faculty of Science and Technology (Portugal); PhD degree from the Medical Faculty, University of Helsinki (Finland).

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