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Finnish progressive rock band Varjo-Orkesteri released a new lyric video from their debut album

Finnish progressive rock band Varjo-Orkesteri released a new lyric video from their debut album Prima Volta!

Finnish progressive rock/metal band Varjo-Orkesteri released a new lyric video Sydänmusta. The track is taken from their debut album Prima Volta which was released on April 1st 2022 by Inverse Records.

Watch Sydänmusta video:

The Band comments the video and album:

"A new lyric video from the Varjo-Orkesteri's debut album Prima Volta, SYDÄNMUSTA, opens up the bands soundscape in a lighter and more sensitive direction.

"My heart is so black, and in its hiding, the soul will contract."

Life itself is magical. Such is the debut album Prima Vista by the Varjo-orkesteri. Dark and deep, yet gentle self-reflection about the quality of being when you become you. Or someting else? You'll find out by placing an apparatus potentiometer to eleven and letting Prima Vista hit a black stamp on your soul, too."

Listen to the PRIMA VOLTA album on: Bandcamp:

Watch video of first single Vihtahousun illallinen:

Watch video of second single Luoto:


he Varjo-orkesteri is a Finnish-language group flavoured by rock, metal and proge. The band is the "ready-to-go" missile of the hot Karhula scene, which is always ready to kick the nation with freshest and thickest beats. The band sort of formed by accident when the Fog Light boys (Jarmo Pikka, Pasi Hakuli, Saku Hakuli) were planning to put together a new album based on almost complete instrumental demos. Coincidentally, possible vocal contributions (Markku Pihlaja) was discussed. At first as usual, lyrics were to be written in English. But led by something unconscious, the text began to emerge in finnish. This intuition was definitely worth following.

The album's demos were therefore largely ready when singing melodies and text began to be written in the demos. At the same time, when the songs were demoed, tracks were already recorded for the album. Recording sessions were built according to the spirit of the times "remotely" so that each party recorded their share in their own studios.

By late autumn 2021, the recordings were ready. Mixing and mastering were agreed with their final form at the beginning of December. The end result surprised the whole band, the album (Prima Volta) became a really fresh-sounding revelation, not least for the native languge in the text.

The members of the varjo-orkesteri are quite familiar at least to the music people of the home area (South Kymenlaakso). The members have a background from bands such as Omnium Gatherum, Total Devastation, Manitou, Kaihoro, Return To Void, Demonic Death Judge etc.

Track list:

1. Vihtahousun illallinen 2. Hiljaisuuteen sisältyy kaikki 3. Mielenkarkotin 4. Luoto 5. Sydänmusta 6. Kivinen 7. Lootus 8. Kuvajainen 9. Jumalallinen kuolema 10. Kalmanviiva


Vocals, Markku Pihlaja Guitar, Saku Hakuli Bass, Pasi Hakuli Drums, Jarmo Pikka

Backing vocals: Teemu Seppälä, Janne Ensola, Jussi Serengil

Recording: Saku Hakuli, Pasi Hakuli, Jarmo Pikka, Markku Pihlaja Mixing: Markku Pihlaja, Peaceville Porridge Ear Studios (FIN)

Mastering: Steve Kitch, SK-Mastering (UK)


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