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Sleep of Monsters

Meanwhile, back in Hämeenlinna, Pätkä is on TV! ...

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2 weeks ago

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Dear faniliars: Pätkä will start recording the drum tracks for SOM III in Hämeenlinna, Finland, with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa next week. Currently, there are eight tracks in production with the working titles of “Sabasmos”, “Adamantea”, “Language of the Birds”, “Black Blacker than Black”, “Mother of Phantoms”, “Ivory and Horn”, “Alexandria”, and “Cattle and Kin”. The recordings will continue over the autumn and winter.

“We’ve been working on these songs for two years”, says Sami Hassinen, “and I think they perfectly sum up what SOM is all about. There’s some stormy riffs, as well as plenty of groove, and poignant, beautiful melodies.”

Written in the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, Palaeopaphos, Oracle of Dionysos-Sabazios, Perperikon, Sanctuary of Apollon, Sozopolis, and under an oak tree in Porvoo, Finland, the lyrics for SOM III were inspired by “dead friends, Orphic hymns, rune poems, the writings of Homer, Platon, Porphyry, Iamblikhos, C.G Jung, and Peter Kingsley”, says Ike Vil. “They are about the tripartite nature of things.”

As for the boring part, i.e. who’s going to release the album and when, we have no idea. But if you’re in town, come see us at Nosturi & help us buy a drum track or two! www.facebook.com/events/492789071472855/
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7 months ago

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1 years ago

Sami Sundqvist

Suomen suurin ja siistein heviyhteisö
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1 years ago

Sleep of Monsters

Rehearsing started for SOM III: Operation Kuckucksuhr (it's going to be more Heavy Metal) ...

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1 years ago

Sleep of Monsters

Check this out!Wonderful things are happening.
We are happy to announce that we are beginning a new kind of journey and heading to North-Europe. From this day forward we are offering all inclusive studio services to our clients.

Everything is ready for you; transportation from and to the airport, hotel and meals Albergo Ristorante Bar Michieletto - Michieletto Matteo, so you can fully focus on your recordings. After the day is done you can head to beautiful Como just few kilometers away from your hotel. What a perfect way to combine work and holiday!

After your album is recorded and you are back home, we continue the work here, before sending you the completed tracks to listen to in the comfort of your own couch.

Welcome to the new kind of recording experience.

For more information;

Ivan McSimon
mcsimon.rec@gmail.com
+39 380 313 1909
(Italian, English)

Katja Medarhri
katja.mcsimon.rec@gmail.com
+358 40 707 0672
(Finnish, English)
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2 years ago

Kimmo Virta

Viime perjantain(26.1.2018) keikka-kuvia Korjaamolta, olkaa hyvä. ...

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2 years ago

Kimmo Virta

Korjaamo 26.1.2018. ...

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

Sleep of Monsters

Dear faniliars! If the Enochian invocations uttered by our resident magus Ykä work, you can see our Helsinki gig tonight streamed live on the internet here (showtime 10 PM GMT+2). No promises about the sound quality 😀 ...

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2 years ago

Sleep of Monsters

Cheers / kippis / prost / santé / skål! ...

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2 years ago

Pätkä Rantala

I got a gift😀. ...

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2 years ago

Sleep of Monsters

Thank you, Swallow the Sun & Red Moon Architect for having us, the crew (Ari, Matti, Asko & Toni) for helping us, Anni for hearing us, Kure for driving us, and all friends & fiends new & old for seeing us! There will be one more show in Helsinki in January 2018, after which you won't see SOM live for awhile, as we'll sit down and see whether there's still an album in us. Till then, cheers! (All pics by Kure, thank you for THAT, too!) ...

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2 years ago

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A few shots from the gig at GONG in TurkuDecember 1, 2017 at Gong in Turku, Finland
Swallow The Sun, Sleep of Monsters, Red Moon Architect - Gong
Photography by Serena Solomon
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2 years ago

Delia Tannino

Just called Tiketti, and as I was waiting they started playing Poison King. I hate you. <3 ...

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2 years ago

Sleep of Monsters

Kiitos, Lahti, Jyväskylä ja etenkin Oulu, karavaani jatkaa huomenna Seinäjoelle (Rytmikorjaamo), minkä jälkeen perjantaina vuorossa Turku (GONG) ja lauantaina Kouvola (House Of Rock). (Jyväskylän kuvat otti Antti Makkonen Photography, kiitämme!) ...

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June 21, 2017

SLEEP OF MONSTERS LINE-UP CHANGE & NEW LYRICS VIDEO

Unfortunately, after long and hard deliberation, our bass monster Mäihä decided to step down and pass the torch, err, bass, to Ande Kiiski, best known for the Finnish chart-busting Hardcore band Rytmimihäiriö. The split was amicable, and you can expect guest appearances by Mäihä in the future, too.

SOM guitarist and founder Sami Hassinen actually played with Ande in the late 90’s psych / stoner band Infinity Machine, when they also wrote together, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Ande also took part in writing when the band start working on their third album in the autumn.

Ande Kiiski will play his first official gig with Sleep of Monsters at Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Saturday, July 1 (Inferno Stage, 5 PM).

The multi-talented Jarkko Hassinen, who already sang back-up vocals for the SOM debut, has also proven himself an invaluable asset with his baritone guitar, so it’s high time we also mentioned him as a full-fledged Monster.

To celebrate the Summer Solstice, Sleep of Monsters release a new lyric video for ”The Devil and All His Works” off last year’s II: Poison Garden album (Svart Records).

”The Devil and All His Works” lyrics video:

https://youtu.be/dBug23rW2fA

 

September 10, 2015

SLEEP OF MONSTERS celebrate SOM-HAIN on FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2015 @ SEMIFINAL, HELSINKI, FINLAND

When the harvest is done and cattle has been slaughtered, it is once again time to celebrate the coming dark season with traditional SOM-HAIN festivities. The Irish chronicle Annála Ríoghachta Éireann tells us that king Tigernmas “and three-fourths of the men of Ireland about him” once died during this party. Mikael Agricola, the father of Finnish language, recounts how ”many a shameful thing” was committed during this time. Sami Hassinen of SOM also tells that he has vague memories of last year’s SOM-HAIN.

You’re hereby invited to an evening of harvest-time treats, rubber bats, swine blood, treacherous women, necromancy, surprises and a special SOM-HAIN set by the Sleep of Monsters.

PS. SOM have just completed their second album SOM II: Poison Garden and are currently waiting that some of the A&R guys would return their calls.

Tickets 10/10,50 € + coat check
Age: 18+

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http://www.tiketti.fi/Sleep-of-Monsters-Semifinal-Helsinki-lippuja/34699
Kun sato on korjattu ja karja teurastettu, on jälleen aika tervehtiä alkavaa pimeää vuodenaikaa perinteisen SOM-HAIN-juhlan myötä. Irlantilainen kronikka Annála Ríoghachta Éireann tietää, että aikoinaan kuningas Tigernmas ja peräti kolme neljäsosaa Irlannin miehistä kuoli näissä bileissä. Mikael Agricola kirjoittaa, miten ”sijtte paljo häpie sielle techtin quin seke cwltin ette nechtin”. Myös SOMin Sami Hassinen kertoo, että hänellä on hämäriä muistikuvia viimevuotisesta Som-hainista.

Nyt kekri- eli köyripukki toivottaa jälleen tervetulleeksi uckot, ackat, piickat sekä rengit Sleep of Monstersin SOM-HAIN-juhlaan Helsingin Semifinal-klubille perjantaina 30.10.2015.

Cwltavana ja nechtavana on uuden sadon antimia, kumilepakoita, sianverta, petollisia naisia, nekromantiaa, yllätyksiä sekä Sleep of Monstersin SOM-HAIN-setti.

PS. SOM on juuri saanut valmiiksi kakkoslevynsä SOM II: Poison Garden ja odottaa, että jokin levy-yhtiö vastaisi bändin edustajan jättämiin soittopyyntöihin.

Liput 10/10,50 € + eteispalvelumaksu
Ikäraja: K18

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May 12, 2015 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

In February 2015, SOM started recording their second full-length, tentatively titled ”Poison Garden”, in Álora, Spain, with producer Pekka ”Splendid” Laine at the helm again. By all indicators, it’s going to be a veritable gem of an album, with the band, now fully aware of their potential, venturing in unforeseen yet classically dramatic, hauntingly beautiful soundscapes, oozing with crossover and radio potential.

Think of Lee Hazlewood getting drunk with the Abba girls in a Metal bar, slurring some of the most spine-chilling, (mostly) true tales of human tragedy and the occult ever seen in rock’n’roll lyrics…

SLEEP OF MONSTERS II: POISON GARDEN
TENTATIVE TRACKLISTING:

01. Poison King
02. The Golden Bough
03. Art of Passau
04. Babes in the Abyss
05. Beyond the Fields We Know
06. As It Is, So Be It
07. The Devil and All His Works
08. Our Dark Mother
09. Foreign Armies East
10. Land of Nod
11. Poison Garden

LABEL: TBA // RELEASE: AUTUMN 2015

 

February 2015

SOM started recording album number two on February 2, 2015 in Andalucia, Spain.

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September 3, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Svart Records will release the international version of Produces Reason, featuring an unreleased bonus track “I Am the Night Color Me Black”, on November 7, 2014. It will be available both as a gatefold vinyl and a digipak CD. Unfortunately, due to contractual agreements, this version can’t be sold to Finland. The promotion starts soon — we appreciate if you guys want to give a hot tip to your local media!

Distribution:

Sweden: Sound Pollution
Norway: Border Music
Germany / Austria / Switzerland: Cargo Distribution
UK: Code7 / Plastichead
France: Season of Mist
Benelux: Bertus
Greece: VEA Music
USA: The End

 

June 10, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Even though the SLEEP OF MONSTERS debut album has so far been available in Finland only, the news that the Babylon Whores crooner Ike Vil has a new band has crept out of the country and circulated among those in the know. SVART RECORDS, having recently reissued the entire Babylon Whores back catalog on vinyl, are proud to, in conspiration with the band, offer the album for worldwide consumption.

Chock-full of radio-friendly yet still spine-tinglingly witty, snotty, and deathly melodic mélange of acidic rock, cadaverous crooning, and Pink Floyd-type siren choirs, SLEEP OF MONSTERS’ Produces Reason is an album that many in FInland already considered one of the top debuts of last year. In a way, it’s no surprise, as these guys are no novices: vocalist and lyricist Ike Vil was the morose mastermind behind the lauded death rockers and occult rock pioneers Babylon Whores (with two subsequent “Album of the Month” titles in Terrorizer magazine), guitarist and main songwriter Sami Hassinen was the guitarist of Blake (featured in Bam Margera’s Viva La Spring Break TV show), drummer Pätkä Rantala played on HIM’s million-selling debut, and keyboardist Janne Immonen has toured extensively with Waltari and Ajattara. The sound of SLEEP OF MONSTERS is completed by the guitar wizardry of Uula Korhonen and the thumping bass of Mäihä, who also handles backing vocals, and last but not least, on selected tracks, amplified by the witchy voices of their own “Furies”: Hanna Wendelin, Nelli Saarikoski, and Tarja Leskinen.

Recorded at EastSound Studios in Helsinki by producer Pekka “Splendid” Laine (LAB, 45 Degree Woman), Produces Reason offers 10 sticky, sweetly bitter, and artfully accessible songs plus the previously unreleased bonus track “I Am The Night Color Me Black.” Yes, Vil plays with words and twists Goya to contrive that title, and the well-read will be aroused by the vocalist’s impish bastardizations of Samuel Coleridge, Carl Gustav Jung, or obscure German texts. But one needn’t be bookish to feel the warm cloak of SLEEP OF MONSTERS’ iridescent ambience, the enveloping swath of deep purples and shadowy greys and midnight black.

SLEEP OF MONSTERS’ Produces Reason will be released internationally in September 2014 as a digipak CD and a gatefold LP. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for SLEEP OF MONSTERS’ Produces Reason
1. Holy Holy Holy
2. Nihil Nihil Nihil
3. Abomination Street
4. Murder She Wrote
5. Christsonday
6. Our Savage God
7. Horses Of The Sun
8. Through A Mirror Darkly
9. Cobwebs Of Your Mind
10. Magick Without Tears
11. I Am The Night Color Me Black (bonus track)

In the meantime, the curious are encouraged to check out the official lyric video for “Murder She Wrote” HERE.