Spinefarm Records have unleashed KALMAH’s new single & lyric video “The Evil Kin”. The single paves the way for the April 6th release of the band’s long-awaited eighth album, “PALO”. The album will be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats.
Founded in 1991 and firmly led by guitarist-vocalist Pekka Kokko, Kalmah anno 2017 features guitarist Antti Kokko, drummer Janne Kusmin, bass player Timo Lehtinen and the runt of the bunch, keyboard whiz kid Veli-Matti Kananen who has been with the band since 2012. PALO marks a moment where, after years of toiling in the underground Kalmah is coming to their own. Now armed with a killer new album chock-full of melodic death metal excellence, Kalmah is predestined for great things in 2018.
Antti Kokko states: “Almost 30 years of swamp madness and here we are today representing our 8th album with fishing tridents sharpened shiny. The album stands strongly on the very roots of Kalmah sound yet introduces fresh breath from the Swamplord’s tar-stained lungs. The Evil Kin as first single gives you riffs written back in 1991 blended with melodies of Kalmah today. It’s a perfect statement to show where we were and are right now.”
In a time when others in the melodic death metal genre increasingly lap up influences from more commercial and contemporary genres of music, Kalmah stays true to its roots of death metal, Finnish melodic heritage, cantankerous never-say-die attitude and themes of Northern nature and the folly of mankind. PALO presents its listeners with a set of songs that with their web of melodies and in-your-face aggression exemplify the band’s ongoing evolution towards becoming an international death metal powerhouse.
Tracklisting for Kalmah’s PALO:
1. Blood Ran Cold
2. The Evil Kin
3. The World Of Rage
4. Into the Black Marsh
5. Take Me Away
7. Waiting in the Wings
8. Through the Shallow Waters
9. Erase and Diverge
10. The Stalker