Finnish metal outfit SEVEN AGAINST has released their debut album “Beneath The Shell” on Thursday 6.11.2014, in digital form. The physical cd is set to be released in January 2015. The recordings started early spring and post production took place at the end of summer. The album consists of 12 songs of which Bleach and Brotherhood is available for streaming, below.
”We wanted to make the best album possible. We had the option to only introduce new material on the album, but we felt that some of the older songs deserved to be on the album as well.
The whole recording process was a pain in the butt and we learned a lot the hard way. E.g. some parts where recorded several times because the equipment and software didn’t always work as planned. We still pulled it off and did a great album.
All songs fit in nicely, they sound great both as individual tracks and as a full length album and this is something to be really proud of” -says lead singer Toni Palmumaa of the recording process.
The album will be available as a digital release on e.g. SoundCloud, Spotify and iTunes Store as they get uploaded by the service provider. A small quantity of old fashioned CD’s for hardcore fans and audiophiles will also see the light of day in January 2015. The album was recorded and produced by Seven Against and the mixing was done at Studio Kekkonen by Mikko Raita who has been related to such names as Apocalyptica, Sunrise Avenue and Von Hertzen Brothers.
Seven Against is a Finnish band formed in 2008. The Band consists of Toni Palmumaa (vocals), Tuomo Henriksson (Guitar), JP Immonen (Bass) and Miko Saastamoinen (Drums). Since 2008 Seven Against has released three artist-made recordings; Demo 1 (2009), Nothing Remains (2010) and III (2012). In many occasions the music is often categorized as alternative metal but to describe the essence of Seven Against better, they are all about great and grooving guitar riffs, metal influenced playing and raw but yet catchy vocals. The music takes you literally deeper beneath the shell.
Finnish alternative metallers SEVEN AGAINST have unveiled a new single “Brotherhood”. Estimated time for the digital release of the full album is on November 2014 – as an ”Old School” cd shall see the daylight a bit later.
All the recording is completed and the album is being finalized on the mixing table. The album consist 11 songs. Including some re-recorded, mixed & mastered stuff with new ones, like just released Brotherhood!
All the recording and production is done by Seven Against crew but the mixing is handled by Mikko Raita (Apocalyptica, Sunrise Avenue and Von Hertzen Brothers)
You might have been wondering what is happening in the SEVEN AGAINST camp and to be more precise what is happening with the recording process the band informed in the beginning of this year. Well, no need to guess anymore. SEVEN AGAINST is back with a new powerful and driving tune full of energy. Say hello to BLEACH, your #1 beer drinking anthem for this summer. BLEACH will be one of the 11 songs off of our first full length to be released after summer.
Unfortunately due to various reasons we couldn’t make it early summer as was the plan originally. Expect to hear some of our old tunes re-recorded/ mixed/mastered together with some new killer ones. It will be a great album, no doubt about that!
Mixing duties will be handled by Mikko Raita whose mixing discography includes such names as Apocalyptica, Sunrise Avenue and Von Hertzen Brothers. Meanwhile, put your speakers and headphones to a test and crank the volume up and enjoy BLEACH!!
Finnish alternative metallers SEVEN AGAINST have announced the new bassist JP Immonen (Pentatonik, At Winter´s End, Hammerhed) to the band’s lineup. Also the pre-working for the next album has been started.
Seven Against is a Helsinki based Finnish band formed in 2008 consisting of Toni Palmumaa (vocals), Tuomo Henriksson (Guitar), JP Immonen (Bass) and Miko Saastamoinen (Drums). Since 2008 Seven Against has released three self-released recordings: Demo 1 (2009), Nothing Remains (2010) and III (2012). The music is usually categorized as alternative metal but to describe the essence of Seven Against better, it’s all about great and grooving guitar riffs, metal influenced playing and raw but yet catchy vocals. Even though the lyrics are a bit on the dark side, the songs tell about everyday life that everyone can relate to.
“The Nothing Remains” release was chosen among the best self-released recordings of the year by editor Mr Olli Rinnekangas at Imperiumi.net with the following praises: “Seven Againsts Nothing Remains -MCD is better than its predecessor (Demo1) in every way. Nothing Remains rely on the same rock influenced alternative metal. The straight forward but catchy tunes endure listening very well. The guitar riffs are grooving and the vocal melodies vivid keeping things really interesting. It will be thrilling to see what Seven Against’s future endeavors will be because with this release they truly challenge their American counterparts.”
In 2013 encountered its first change in lineup when one of the founding members Janne Gustafsson was replaced by JP Immonen (former bands Pentatonik and Hammerhed). As proof of the capabilities of the new lineup Seven Against recorded and released a digital single Stand The Flames that is released on e.g. Spotify, Soundcloud and Itunes. The pre-work for the next 2014 aimed release has also been started.
One of the peak moments in Seven Againsts history occurred in the 2012 Finnish Emergenza Festival finals at Nosturi in Helsinki where Seven Against was nominated the best act by the other contenders. One might even say that the live shows are what make Seven Against stand out from the best of the rest. Seven Against has always been praised for their intensive performances and they have received equally overwhelming adoration for almost every song they play.