The Finnish Melodic-Death/Power-Metal newcomers GLADENFOLD are going to release their new studio album, “When Gods Descend”, on May 31st, via REAPER ENTERTAINMENT.
On the upcoming album, the band explores new sonic territories with ambitious musical scale and production, while refining their core based on the distinct combination of Melodic-Death and Power-Metal. The album encompasses everything from the softest ballad, through concise and crushing pieces, to longer epics that draw you in for the long haul.
The album was recorded in many places, but mixed and mastered at Noise For Fiction Studios in Lieto (Finland) by producer Joona Lukala. The stunning cover artwork was created by Anders Öström (BLIND STARE).
Matias Knuuttila comments on the album cover art:
“The cover art scenery on ”When Gods Descend” represents the mainstay of the album that glues the songs thematically together. We don’t reveal everything yet, except it is about heroic acts of gods and men, accompanied by fire & flames… our usual business of course! To me, the artwork particularly reflects the lyrical theme and mood of the album’s closure ”Last Goodbyes”, adding bittersweet finishing touches to the album’s storyline.“
The first single and music video will be released on March 29, 2019.
So, stay tuned!
GLADENFOLD is a group of five, out of Turku, Finland, rooted in Melodic Death Metals aggression and energy, borrowing the grandeur of Power Metal and Symphonic Metal. GLADENFOLD creates an inherently Nordic-sounding blend of metal music, basing itself especially within the Finnish metal tradition (inspired by for example Norther, Children of Bodom and Ensiferum), with German Power Metal (such as Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray and Freedom Call) still heavily influencing the overall sound.
GLADENFOLD serves roaring drums, tight and agile rhythm guitars, soaring guitar and keyboard solos, ferocious growling mixed with multi-layered singing as the foundation, but incorporates skilfully crafted keyboards,elegant classical guitars, the majestic symphonic orchestra and choir for even grander sonic landscapes
Esko Itälä – vocals & acoustic guitars
Matias Knuuttila – guitars
Toke Fønskov Gerdts – guitars
Lauri Itälä – drums
Paavali Pouttu – keyboards