December 25, 2022
Photo by Toni Pallari

After five long years from their latest release, Finnish metallers Suotana have emerged straight from the everfrost with their new album Ounas I. This full-length release is an epic continuation of the journey its predecessor Land of the Ending Time began in 2018, and propels the band to a new height.

The album artwork captures the atmosphere of northern nature and landscapes from which the band was born and was once more created by the superb artist Simo Räsänen.

The band comments: “Finally, we present our new album, Ounas I. Five long years have passed since the last release, and we feel that this album–the first of two–represents Suotana‘s most nuanced work to date. With the epic cover art created by Simo Räsänen, Ounas I is a natural continuation of the band’s journey even deeper into the cold Finnish nature, illustrating the landscapes and the album’s namesake river that is at the epicentre of this album.

Ounas I is a concept album that carries the listener through the ages, binding ancient history and the present day leading us to the current time, when preserving nature’s diversity is becoming more relevant than ever before.

Originally founded in 2005 as guitarist Ville Rautio‘s solo project, Suotana‘s upward trajectory was not diminished by several line-up changes in the wake of their 2014 debut album, Forgotten Soil Of This Land. The sextet joined the Reaper Entertainment family and released two more energetic full-length albums to critical acclaim, Frostrealm (2015) and Land Of The Ending Time (2018). 

The first single Through the Mammoth Valley will be released on January 13th, 2023 – Stay tuned!

Tuomo Marttinen – Vocals
Ville Rautio – Guitars
Pasi Portaankorva – Guitars
Tommi Neitola – Keyboards
Rauli Alaruikka – Bass
Rauli Juopperi – Drums

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