AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen‘s solo project SILVER LAKE will release the self-titled debut album on May 28th via Nuclear Blast!
Esa Holopainen on album: “Over the last few years, I have been writing a lot of music, and some of the stuff hasn’t exactly sounded like Amorphis. When Nino Laurenne, owner of Sonic Pump Studios called me late March, I already had three decent-sounding SILVER LAKE songs in stock. These tracks, entitled ‘Sentiment’, ‘Ray of Light’ and ‘Promising Sun’, worked as the backbone for the full solo album.”
“At first, I really didn’t know if the album would turn out to be purely instrumental or would there be vocalists as well. However, one thing was certain, I wouldn’t be the singer of SILVER LAKE. Therefore I started to ask several friends and favourite singers of mine that joined me from their home studios on these 9 new tracks to be featured on SILVER LAKE By ESA HOLOPAINEN”
- Silver Lake (instrumental)
- Sentiment (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)
- Storm (feat. Håkan Hemlin of Nordman)
- Ray Of Light (feat. Einar Solberg of Leprous)
- Alkusointu (feat. Vesa-Matti Loiri)
- In Her Solitude (feat Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis)
- Promising Sun (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra)
- Fading Moon (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
- Apprentice (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)
The moody cover art work was created by Metastazis.
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