June 20, 2021
Photo: Sam Jamsen

The debut album of SILVER LAKE by ESA HOLOPAINEN is finally released via Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH and comes not only with the legendary guitar riffs of Esa Holopainen from AMORPHIS, one of Finland’s biggest guitarists and metal songwriters, but also seven famous rock and metal vocalists such as Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Einar Solberg (Leprous), Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork)Anneke Van Giersbergen and many more, that dive you into a world of catchy, progressive metal masterpieces that breathe the beauty and melancholy of Finland.

The album has reached great chart results worldwide, including a #1 in the (physical) charts of Finland, as well as a fantastic #30 in Germany.

All chart results:
#01 – Finland (physical + official chart #2)
#13 – Japan (rock and metal)
#30 – Germany
#74 – Switzerland
#81 – United Kingdom (Indie)
#92 – Italy (physical)

Today, the band also reveals a new music video for the song Sentiment, featuring the voice of Jonas Renkse of KATATONIA. “Sentiment was one of the first songs that I wrote. As a matter a fact it was the first song with vocals on. I was immediately sold when I heard the Jonas’ demo-vocals with the text that he wrote. Sentiment is melancholical and folk-influenced song, definitely one of my favourite ones on entire album”, comments Esa Holopainen

Silver Lake By Esa Holopainen track list

  1. Silver Lake
  2. Sentiment (feat. Jonas Renkse)
  3. Storm (feat. Håkan Hemlin)
  4. Ray Of Light (feat. Einar Solberg)
  5. Alkusointu (feat. Vesa-Matti Loiri)
  6. In Her Solitude (feat Tomi Joutsen)
  7. Promising Sun (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid)
  8. Fading Moon (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
  9. Apprentice (feat. Jonas Renkse)

The self-titled album is available as a CD digipak, in various coloured vinyl editions, a limited CD boxset (incl. the digipak, signed card, guitar pick and flag) as well as digital.