Finnish death-thrashers
will release album
‘Universumin kuningas’

Jättiläisten maa
Vihasta tehty
Kaukana kaikesta

Antti Lähdesmäki – guitar
Ville Koskivaara – bass & vocals
Tuomo Rinkinen – drums
Miika Vainio – vocals, guitar

Finnish metal band Kaksonen has gotten active after a ten-year hiatus to release a new album.
‘Universumin Kuningas’ (The Emperor of the Universe) is an opus about humanity – of immortal fury in a mortal body.
The epic growth story starts from hubris and limitless belief in one’s omnipotence, on top of which realities of human existence are poured, such as generational burden, the challenges of human relations, and the confrontation of one’s insignificance.
In the end, one has to accept the limitations of life and their place in the world.
In music, this diversity of life is interpreted through violent outbursts, but also lighter atmospheric and epic landscapes.
The four-piece band Kaksonen (Antti Lähdesmäki – guitar, Ville Koskivaara – bass & vocals, Tuomo Rinkinen – drums, Miika Vainio – vocals & guitar) was founded in the Äänekoski nuclear fallout area around 2007.
The goal from the get-go was to play energetic and world-embracing heavy music that would truly speak to people regardless of background or ideology.
During the following six years, the band played countless furious gigs and released a bunch of recordings.
Life eventually led the childhood friends apart across the Nordic countries, and the project was put on hiatus for nearly ten years.
Now, activated again, the band is in a more fierce form than ever before with a more focused vision of the band’s vision of metal music.
The album ‘Universumin Kuningas’ will be released on the 9th of june 2023 via Inverse Records.

Finnish death-thrashers
released new single
‘Vihasta Tehty’

Composer: Mika Vainio
Lyricist: Mika Vainio
Cover by Karoliina Norontaus

The second single ‘Vihasta Tehty’ from the upcoming album by Finnish metal band Kaksonen, exhibits the band’s more aggressive and faster side.
Even though slowly reaching middle-age, the aggressiveness and intensity of the band’s early days can still be heard in Kaksonen’s expression.
The song itself, turbocharger with thrash and punk influences, wrestles with the mental strain and weight passed from fathers to sons over generations.

Finnish death-thrashers
released new single
‘Kaukana Kaikesta’

Composers: Antti Lähdesmäki, Mika Vainio
Lyrics: Mika Vainio
Cover by Karoliina Norontaus

Finnish metal band Kaksonen returns from over 10 years hiatus and releases new album this summer.
First single ‘Kaukana Kaikesta’ from the upcoming album is now released.
The band’s sound is built on extreme metal flavors and smooth melodic soundscapes.
The new song is an ode to peace and unity in a world that so often seems like an endless void of loneliness.
Kaksonen was founded 2007 in Äänekoski Finland.
On May that year the band played it’s first live show on a local battle of the bands.
And as a winner of the contest they recorded their first EP.
Main goal from the very beginning was to create really heavy music that would also have a life loving aspect and that would resonate to people from different backgrounds.
Next six years Kaksonen played loads of furious shows and released four EPs and one full length album.
After that the band split up as the members moved all around the nordic countries.
Now after about 10 years the band has activated again and they are releasing the hardest and heaviest album so far.

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