Photo report: Ville Valo & Agents – March 21, 2019 – Turku, Finland
Photography by Serena Solomon
”I exhaled and the skies cleared, revealing the stars. And then, from a distant event horizon arose the black sun. Rays of black light illuminated pyramid structures in the desert, as I watched hovering above. Carved in the monolithic stones were alien symbols that became decrypted before my eyes. And the I became the eye, the self dissolved in the light. Sun worshippers emerged from the sands shifting in the solar wind that carried their voice.”
Interview – Juha Raivio (Hallatar/Swallow the Sun/Trees of Eternity)
Photos – The Nightingale plays Aleah and Hallatar- 23.2.2018 – Turku, Finland
Interview and Photos by Serena Solomon
I had the amazing opportunity to meet with Juha Raivio in the cold, quiet, graffiti covered back stage loft of Gong in Turku, Finland, and discuss the present and future of Hallatar, the meaning behind the music and future plans for Juha and the music Aleah left behind for us.
Svart Records sets March 9th as the international release date for Sammal‘s highly anticipated third album, Suuliekki, on CD, vinyl LP, and digital formats.
Today, idiosyncratic synth-sorceress Islaja reveals the new video “Tactile Material.” The song hails from Tarrantulla, the sixth and latest album by Finnish Berlin-based artist Merja Kokkonen, AKA Islaja. The album is set for international release on December 1st via Svart Records, and is the artist’s first major solo release since 2014’s S U U. See & hear Islaja‘s “Tactile Material” video in its entirety HERE.