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Finnish Seinäjoki-based metal band Mortyfear released their second studio album My Dystopia. The album is recorded and mixed by Riku Metsä-Ketelä at Finnvox Studios/Rmksound and it is mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Amorphis, Apocalyptica, etc.) at Chartmakers. To celebrate the album release, the band also released a new music video Circus Called Life.
Watch Circus Called Life music video: https://youtu.be/851_S1bvf5U
Vocalist Janne Keskitalo comments:
“We are thrilled that the release day is finally here. We have been excited about seeing the reviews the album has already gotten and now it gets to be heard by all the people.
The songs of the new album ”My dystopia” are the result of a process that we like to call “the blender”. That means that any of us can compose new music and throw it to blender and try anything with it. Then we discuss about it and maybe give it a one more spin in the blender. The recording process took some time and required a lot of effort of since we wanted to experiment with the songs and sounds. Although we had no boundaries when making the album, a certain insanity and evilness travels throughout the record making it a coherent entirety. The sound of Mortyfear has changed quite a bit since earlier releases but you can hear the dark vibes that are integrated to this band as a legacy.
”You see the people whose only connection to the world is through social media. The only thing to achieve in life is popularity. For whatever the price. And others that don’t want it are freaks? I had a vision on the songs vocal line and how would I want it to sound like and to give the dissonance it needs to back up the story of living the life but hating still every part of it. We had it recorded in one take so we could capture the total insanity during the recording of it. We all connected to this song really hard. It also gave us the full push to make our sound something not so familiar and what has not be heard. We took it for a wild blender ride and gave it layers and ideas more and more until we got it down a little bit to a perfect amount of insanity and horror.”
Listen to My Dystopia album on:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3wH5Xp5
Watch earlier released music video Misfortunate Phoenix: https://youtu.be/POr8wLgowIU
Watch earlier released music video Plastic World: https://youtu.be/SjDIOIaqN4o
Watch earlier released music video Delete: https://youtu.be/ZT_vRbNSeeo
Mortyfear was founded already in the late 90’s in Ostrobothnia, the rugged heart of Finland. Since then, the band has published several releases including EP’s and one album. Band’s music is a unique mix of oppressive heaviness, hooky melodies and eerie cinematic atmosphere from your worst nightmares.
Few years ago Mortyfear renewed it’s line-up and started to work passionately on their second full-length album. During the recording process the band developed the recognizable Mortyfear sound to an even more chaotic and haunting direction and the outcome can be heard on the new album My Dystopia. Each song in the album is one of a kind and they all connect to a big dystopic story. Songs take you to the darkest corners of the human mind with their lyrics and soundscapes.
- Circus Called Life
- Jester’s Downfall
- Black Noise
- Plastic World
- Misfortunate Phoenix
- Dark Waters
Cover painting by Roni Ärling
Cover art by: Tuomas Rytkönen / firstname.lastname@example.org
Janne Keskitalo – vocals
Riku Metsä-Ketelä – guitars + keys
Jorma Muhonen – guitars
Tapio Laitila – bass
Ville Kivimäki – Drums