The Finnish death doom spearhead Kuolemanlaakso, starring vocalist Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun), are about to release their first album in eight years. The band’s third full-length Kuusumu was co-produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by the Triptykon and Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura, with whom the band has worked with on all of their releases. Kuusumu was released on March 4,2022 via Svart Records.

Kuusumu’s texts are loosely based on the sudden global cooling that began in 535, leading to a 10-year long winter, loss of crops, famine and mass deaths of cattle and other animals. The climate change was most likely caused by massive volcanic eruptions, the fog of which darkened the sun for 1,5 years, causing loss of light and intolerable coldness. Moreover, the bubonic plague that began in the Byzantine Empire in 541 swept across Europe, killing tens of millions of people during the climate crisis.

It was my pleasure to have the amazing Laakso on the Interview, check out the complete coverage on the YouTube video below.

Picture by Riku Jokinen

01-Pimeys laski
02-Katkeruuden malja
03-Surusta meri suolainen
04-Kuohuista tulisten koskien
05-Surun sinfonia
06-Pedon vaisto

Music Videos

The Band

Kouta – guitar 
Usva – bass 
Kotamäki – vocals 
Tiera – drums 
Laakso – guitar 

Kuolemanlaakso On Socials



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