NUCLEAR WAR NOW Re-Releases Sarcofagus “Cycle Of Life” And Kimmo Kuusniemi Band (Sarcofagus) “Moottorilinnut” (Motorbirds) Albums as luxury Gatefold Vinyls.
Guitarist and film maker Kimmo Kuusniemi: ’I was very pleased with the high quality Nuclear War Now “Envoy Of Death” Vinyl and Compact Cassette re-releases. Now I am very pleased to announce that NUCLEAR WAR NOW re-releases Sarcofagus “Cycle Of Life” and Kimmo Kuusniemi Band (Sarcofagus) “Moottorilinnut” (Motorbirds) Albums as luxury Gatefold Vinyls.
At the same time I am working Sarcofagus “Live For The Last Time” recording. This is the only full Sarcofagus concert ever recorded. This is 100% authentic recording, no fixings in the studio!”
Here you can read a nice review of the previous NUCLEAR WAR NOW Sarcofagus “Envoy Of Death” re-release from Metal Temple.
Metal Temple: “I very much enjoyed this album. It really is something special, a bizarre fossil of a different time in music, which stretches itself and the genre of early Heavy Metal to the limits. The performances are all superb, and the head spinning array of effects and experimental sounds imbue the whole affair with an intoxicating and ghostly atmosphere. An explosion of creativity, it is ahead of its time in some ways, and building on what has come before in others. This album will excite and disturb you, but it will certainly never bore you.” Chris Hicklin
Read the whole article at http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/s_2/sarcofagus-envoy-of.htm
Just recently KIMMO KUUSNIEMI released “Made In Russia” and “Live in Japan” KORPIKLAANI documentaries for free view, via YouTube, links below.
“Made in Russia” and “Live in Japan” Documentaries
Finnish Folk Metal legends Korpiklaani and filmmaker Kimmo Kuusniemi made an extended and hectic tour of Russia, traveling from St. Petersburg to Siberia and back. On a follow up tour – this time to Japan with Finnish metal legend, Waltari – they had more time to contemplate Japanese lifestyle and history. Film maker Kimmo Kuusniemi traveled with the band. His documentaries are now released online for free view.
Watch “MADE IN RUSSIA” and “LIVE IN JAPAN” now on YouTube!
Korpiklaani are a folk metal band originally from Lahti, Finland, founded by Jonne Järvelä. While other folk metal bands began with metal before adding folk music, Korpiklaani started with folk music before turning metal. Korpiklaani lyrics often originate from ancient Finnish and Sami traditions, and the band mixes tough heavy metal and traditional music played with instruments such as the violin, accordion and even jouhikko and torupill. The band have made twelve full-length albums so far.
About Kimmo Kuusniemi
Kimmo Kuusniemi is a professional film maker and musician based in UK. He has made numerous films from music videos to International TV Series. With his partner in film, Eugene O’Connor, together and separately they have worked with such names as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Madonna, Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Kimmo’s band Sarcofagus were formed in 1978 and were the first Finnish heavy metal band. He also made probably the first in the world broadcast quality album length music video “Moottorilinnut” in 1980.
In 2008, Kuusniemi made an international TV documentary Promised Land Of Heavy Metal about the Finnish metal scene as a co-production with Finnish Broadcasting company YLE. As he is known the “Godfather of Finnish Metal” he had unlimited access to the Finnish metal scene, which also even helped him to get an interview with Madame President of Finland.