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Sleep of Monsters

January 20, 2017, 9:00pm - January 20, 2017, 8:00pm

Victorian post-punk - Adult Occult Rock - Fin-de-Siècle proto-metal - Pre-raphaelite psychedelia Ike Vil (voc) Sami Hassinen (gtr) Janne Immonen (kb) Pätkä Rantala (dr) Mäihä (bass) Uula Korhonen(gtr) The Furies: Hanna Wendelin, Nelli Saarikoski, Tarja Leskinen 21:00 ovet / doors 22:00 showtime Enn. alk. 9,50€, ovelta 10€ OTR-kantiskortilla enn. alk. 7,50€, ovelta 8€ Lippu oikeuttaa jäämään myös keikan jälkeen Rockdisco-klubille

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Tavastia 2016, Pic by Aleksi Lausti Photography ...

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Aah, Hybrid Children had to cancel, but we're still rocking. Showtimes: KREMLIN 23.30, SOM 00.30! ...

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To celebrate the demise and rebirth of yet another cycle on goddesses' green earth, here's a lyrics video for "Our Dark Mother" (had no more money for a real one!) Feel free to share, and if you have the chance, do join us for libations and some Misfits tunes at the official Somhain 2016 ceremony with our old pals Hybrid Children next Saturday, Nov. 5, at Bar Bäkkäri, Helsinki, Finland! [Suomeksi: eli alkavan pimeän vuodenajan kunniaksi ohessa lyriikkavideo Meidän pimeästä mutsista, olkaa hyvä!] www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFZV8uMs9pg&feature=youtu.be ...

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SOM-HAIN is coming! We're happy to announce our old pals from Hybrid Children, one of the best live bands around, will be joining us, along with the Roky Erickson -inspired newcomers Kremlin! www.facebook.com/events/332769567082213/ ...

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Our Fox in Fuengirola made local news [sorry, Finnish only!] www.lehtiluukku.fi/lehti/kaupunkilehti-fuengirolafi/_read/30.09.2016/122930.html ...

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Hei, baarikärpäset ja lattehipsterit: SOMin epäsäännöllinen alter ego SOM Piano Bar Ensemble soittaa tänään demiakustisena Bar Loosen Svart Loungessa. Ilmainen sisäänpääsy. Showtime: Ninni Forever Band klo 21, me klo 22. Paikalla myös Svartin pop-up-pulju ja DJ Mustat levyt.

Svart LoungeJari Flinckof Monsters PBE, Ninni Forever Band

(Pic by Jari Flinck, cheers!)

SOM Piano Bar Ensemble, a sporadic, stripped-down, irregular incarnation of SleeBar Looseters will play a FREE, demi-acoustic set tonight at Bar Loose, Helsinki, Finland.
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We really like the argumentation of Tironas magazine: "[Poison Garden] is one of the best releases of 2016. Don't try to argue with me on this subject, because you will totally fail." ...

Review, review, review... Sleep of Monsters-"II: Poison Garden" sleepofmonsters.bandcamp.com/album/ii-poison-garden A few days ago I received the newest album released by Finnish rock/metal grands, Sleep of Monsters. It was eagerly awaited sophomore album of this unique Finnish band and without a doubt, it's one of the best releases of 2016. Don't try to argue with me on this subject, because you will totally fail. First of all, "II: Poison Garden" is not a typical release which can be viewed through the standard prism. It's a multi layered musical composition or better description would be- a musical Spectacle where every tone of notes creates its own atmosphere and action. You may ask me, so what's the difference between this album and dozen of other albums which have been released recently? And I'd say, "II: Poison Garden" has its own unique charm. This album is something like a living organism, because it breathes, moves and lives within a listener. It's like a whirlwind, that catches you and swirls you straight into the action of the Great spectacle, with its ups and downs, calms and storms. All the songs are interrelated and you cannot find neither one of them which could fall out of the context, be it dark wave song " Poison King", or influenced by rocking guitars sound "The Devil and All His Works", or post punk song "Our Dark Mother". Even the one and only lyrical song "Foreign Armies East" sounds awesome under accompaniment of musical Orchestra of talented musicians, who have proved their professionalism and capacity to create something memorable and unique. Usually I don't grade the albums, but this time I'll break my rules and give for "II: Poison Garden" 10 out of 10 possible.

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This Sunday #thefix has a new mix from Acid Casualty, and new tunes from Def Neon, Mr Strange and Mr Morgue, hows that for a combo :p Gothic sweetness from Fields, Godless Procession & Double Echo. And of course, STOMP with Evestus, KMFDM, Youth Code and DrakenWerks.
So 7pm GMT here tbfmonline.co.uk/chatroom/ and dont forget, BRING THE STOMP!!!
Featuring:
A7ie
Aesthetic Perfection
ACID CASUALTY
DR. ARTHUR KRAUSE
Darks Of Heaven
Deathline International
Deathproof
DEF NEON
DOLLS OF PAIN
Double Echo
DrakenWerks
DVL
Ego Likeness
Euphorbia
Evestus
Fields Of The Nephilim
Freakangel
GODLESS PROCESSION
Grausame Töchter
KMFDM
London After Midnight
mesh
Mr. Morgue
Mr. Strange
N3VOA
Nature of Wires / CountessM
Neuroticfish
Seabound
Sleep of Monsters
Subliminal Code
Supergun
The Awakening
The Hearse
Type O Negative
William Control
YOUTH CODE
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The FIX!

October 30, 2016, 6:00pm - October 30, 2016, 4:00pm

www.tbfmonline.co.uk/chatroom www.facebook.com/groups/ThefixwithBan/ www.mixcloud.com/ahanna0912/ See you 7pm GMT This Sunday <3 And don't forget BRING THE STOMP! #thefix On Air: 7pm GMT • 8pm CET • 2pm EST • 11am PST

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Tavastia 6/2016, Pic by Aleksi Lausti ...

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Schönen Dank, Andreas & Legacy Magazine! Sorry for the quality of the scans again (there's an original English version of the intie included in the picture text though!) ...

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Shock and horror near Spanish holiday resort: a Finnish woman was possessed by Hekate! (We love the German Orkus magazine headline -- entschuldigung für die shitty scan!) ...

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SOM Piano Bar Ensemble rides again ...

Svart Lounge II: Sleep of Monsters PBE, Ninni Forever Band

September 29, 2016, 6:00pm - September 29, 2016, 3:00pm

29.9. Bar Loose Svart Lounge II: Sleep of Monsters (akustinen), Ninni Forever Band + DJ Mustat levyt + Svartin levykauppa & noutopiste Vapaa pääsy! Järjestyksessään toinen Svart Lounge järjestetään Helsingissä Bar Loosessa 29.9.2016. Tällä kertaa syyskauden ohjelmistoa läpiruotaavassa tilaisuudessa puhutaan vähemmän ja kuunnellaan musiikkia enemmän. Illan aikana nähdään kaksi Svartin kiinnitystä: Ninni Forever Band vietää levyjulkaisukeikkaansa 21.00 ja 22.00 lavalle nousee viime kesänä toisen kovan albuminsa julkaissut Sleep of Monsters Piano Bar Ensemble, eli SOM akustisena. Tämän lisäksi mystinen DJ Mustat levyt soittaa syksyn aikana ilmestyvien levyjen satoa ja ihana äänilevytoimituspäällikkömme Kerttu myy levyjä ja muuta krääsää niitä haluaville. Jos haluat tulla lunastamaan levyjäsi kyseisestä tilaisuudesta, voit myös tilata levylähetyksesi Bar Looseen ilman postikuluja viestimällä osoitteeseen kerttu (ät) svartrecords. com. sleepofmonsters.com/ www.facebook.com/sleepofmonsters/ ninniforeverband.com/ www.facebook.com/NinniForeverBand/ www.svartrecords.com www.facebook.com/svartrecords

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Levy tuli joskus pari viikkoa sitten, tai jotain. Vuodet kuluu kuin päivät sanotaan päätöslaulussa.
En oikeen keksi muuta kuin kehuja. Ihmeitä saa tapahtua jos tänä vuonna vielä parempi levy ilmestyy. On tämä niin musiikillisesti kuin tekstillisestikin semmoinen mestariteos, ettei mitään rajaa tahi määrää.
Eka levy oli hyvä, sillä oli hyvät ainekset ja hyviä ideoita... Nyt on harrastettu jonkinlaista alkemiaa ja tehty aineksista elävä ja hengittävä olento.
Musiikillisesti on niin paljon aineksia, etten kaikkia osaa eritellä tai puhua, eikä tarvikaan. Pääasia että tuntuu hyvältä. Rakastan sanoituksia erityisesti. Ainakin musta tuntuu että niissä on draaman kaari joka puhuttelee mua ja mitä pidemmälle mennään, sitä enemmän ymmärrän. Ja toki mitä enemmän kuuntelen, myös.
Kannatti myös odotella tuo hienompi versio levystä. Hieno pakkaus ja boonus materiaalit mutta ennen kaikkea hieno biisi lisänä jota ilman tuntuis varmaan jotenkin heimommalta koko levy. Toki kaikki Processiin liittyvä kiinnostaa myös, by default.
Semmonen avautuminen. Ei muuta kun keikkoja kohti ja toivottavasti seuraavaa levyä ennemmin kuin myöhemmin.
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Hey gang, in case you’ve just returned from summer camp or you’re still hedging your bets whether to acquire POISON GARDEN, our second album full of ”spectacularly crafted melancholy” (AMG) with “all the colors of darkness”) (Metalhead), we’d like to remind you that various versions are still available, including the clamshell box CD w/ extra track “As It Is, So Be It” + sticker + woolen patch. Please do support your cool local record shop, or if all else fails, surf to Svart Records, they deliver worldwide. Levykauppa Äksällä on myös muutamia hajakokoja jäljellä ekslusiivisesta levy+t-paita-paketista!

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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.