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Finnish ‘Hawaii’core band
will release ep

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Crest is a ‘Hawaii’core band, founded in 2015 in Turku, Finland.
Through the years the lineup has seen a few changes and though the concept had already been thought out, the band has now evolved to its final brand – bringing the chill Hawaii-mentality to the modern metal scene.
The band’s lineup was finalized when the current vocalist joined the band in 2019, and thus the journey could finally and officially begin.
Prior to fully bringing the Hawaiicore-theme to life, the band released an EP, ‘Backbone’ in 2016.
Dropping a few singles along the way like ‘Nevermore’ (2018), ‘Veil of Sanity’ and ‘Tartaros’ in 2020.
In the fall of 2022, after two years of hard work and dedication, the newest EP which carries the name ‘Riptide’ is finally presented.
With its high technicality combined with mellow and harsh tunes, but above all its well thought out entirety, the EP brought a fresh breeze to the scene.
After a break from any liveshows, the band is finally ready to hit the stages and introduce it’s ‘Hawaii’core – spectacle that you surely don’t want to miss.
‘Riptide’ EP will be released on November 18th 2022 via Inverse Records.

Finnish ‘Hawaii’core band
has released single/video

Single cover by Michaela Tuomenoksa
to watch the video-clip ‘Aloha’, please click play…

Composed by Tero Koponen
Lyrics by Mano Mannila

pic by Guilty Visuals

Crest are:
Juuso Javanainen – guitar
Eepi Karppinen – drums
Tero Loponen – guitar
Teemu Lehtonen – bass
Mano Mannila – vocals

Finnish ‘Hawaii’core band Crest is set to release a new EP ‘Riptide’ on November 18th 2022 via Inverse Records.
The first and only single ‘Aloha’ from the upcoming EP has been released.
‘Aloha’ brings a fresh but warm breeze to the modern metal scene.
The new song introduces the updated sound of Crest.
The music combines straight forward modern metal with big choruses and adds a right amount of progressive metal.
Crest has branded it’s genre as Hawaiicore, which is also a big part of the band’s visuals.
The drummer Eepi Karppinen:
“In 2022 Crest is finally ready to share the ‘Hawaiicore – spectacle’ with the world and spread some joy and color to the metal community. The band worked over two years on its new Riptide – EP, and the whole re-branding of the band. We have poured our hearts and souls into this project to make it perfect. The first taste that people will get to hear from ‘Crest 2.0’ is the brand new single & music video ‘Aloha’.”

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