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HARRI KAUPPINEN is releasing his debut album

Elsa Marques 30/09/2016 News Comments Off on HARRI KAUPPINEN is releasing his debut album
HARRI KAUPPINEN is releasing his debut album

HARRI KAUPPINEN is releasing TODAY (September 30th, 2016) his debut solo album “Helvetin Laulut” in CD, cassette and digital formats through Concorde Music Company.

Made in collaboration with producer/mixing engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, KYPCK, …), the album wanders on in a singer-songwriter-style, set in a melancholic and gloomy Finnish Rock scenery, every once in a while stepping in depths and diving in tranquility, where the scenery is served with oppressive metal elements.

Pre-listen ”Päättyvän tien päässä (At the end of the ending road)” here:

”I wanted to make an album with the least possible amount of playing, and I wanted the mood to lead the way. For the songs this meant quite gloomy and partly even stagnant feel. Let this be my personal protest for the common music trend.”

”For the musicians participating in this album, I think playing these songs was an interesting alternative for what they usually play. Take for instance Rolf Pilve behind the drums. Before this session he was recording e.g. the latest Stratovarius album and the epic double album of the band Solution .45. The amount of notes played on those records is surely quite different from what is played on my album”, says Harri.

Check also the previously released singles:

  • Maa palaa:

  • Ikoni:

Band line-up for the album:

Harri Kauppinen – Vocals, Guitars, Bass & Keyboards
Rolf Pilve – Drums & Percussion
Otto Närhi – Piano & Keyboards
Elias Kahila – Cello
Teemu Liekkala – Backing Vocals & Assisting Keyboards
Samuli Erkkilä – Guitar solos
Hill Hiilesmaa – Type writer

harri kauppinen

01. Kiusaus
02. Merkityksettömät sanat
03. Linnut
04. Maa palaa
05. Lankeemus
06. Päättyvän tien päässä
07. Marmoripatsaat
08. Laulussani kuolevat
09. Katumus
10. Ikoni
11. Niin oli hyvä

Band official pages:

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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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