Finnish death-doom spearhead Kuolemanlaakso, led by Swallow the Sun vocalist Mikko Kotamäki, have released the third and final single from their upcoming album ‘Kuusumu’. The new song, titled “Surusta meri suolainen”, is out today.
Commenting on the track, the band shares:
“Surusta meri suolainen is based on the Justinian plague breaking out in Europe in 541. There were so many corpses laying around in the streets of Constantinople in 542 that the Byzantine emperor Justinian I asked his subordinates to pile the carcasses on ships, transport them to the open sea and throw them overboard. After a while the waves brought these putrid bodies back to shore as humanary rafts. The title translates to “Sea Salty of Sorrow”, which refers to the tears of those who lost their loved ones.”
Adding, “Musically it’s basically a map of what this band is all about: heavy riffs, rich dynamics, different styles of vocals, and juicy twists and turns.”
‘Kuusumu’ will be released in CD and digital/streaming formats on April 3rd, 2022 via Svart Records, with the vinyl following on July 29th.