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will release album
‘Sin And Shame’
In The Line Of Fire
Mistress Of The Night
Dogs Bark But The Caravan Rolls On
Sin And Shame
Dancing Across The Stars
The Golden Rule
Wishing Well discography:
Chasing Rainbows (Inverse 2016)
Rat Race (Inverse 2018)
Do Or Die (Inverse 2020)
Sin And Shame (Inverse 2023)
Finnish Helsinki-based metalheads Wishing Well releases their fourth album, titled ‘SIN AND SHAME’ (Inverse Records) on March 17th.
Songs on the album vary from the fast power metal style opening track to classic hard rock ballad ‘Dancing Across The Stars’ and prog-influenced instrumental ‘Flying Finn’.
The title track deals with ancient religious themes of sin and punishment whereas ‘Dogs Bark But The Caravan Rolls On’ is a classic hard rock shuffle with catchy riff and a punchline that makes it clear to everybody that they mean business.
Wishing Well can handle all these styles with flying colours, sounding original and familiar at the same time.
The band has updated their sound with some more synthesizers and keyboards, though their distinctive trademark Hammond organ is still there on most of the songs, giving the music majestic touch.
Anssi Korkiakoski, the guitar player and prime mover of the band:
“We are relieved to get this album finally off our hands and hopefully into the hands and ears of as many people as possible. We enjoyed writing, rehearsing and recording it but now we just want people to hear the songs, live if possible. The new songs are great fun to play together and we want to take our babies out to the world. We take pride in our work and though our music certainly isn’t groundbreaking or revolutionary, it still represents us and shows the world who we are and where we come from. We’ve found our corner of the world and we want to share that corner with hard rock and metal fans all over the world. With our heads in the clouds and feet on the ground, seriously tongue-in-cheek.”
The album was recorded and mixed in various studios during 2022 by Henrik Sirelä, exclucing the title track, recorded and mixed by Marko Kataja.
‘Sin And Shame’ will be out on all major digital platforms as well as on CD.
The band will play an album release gig at On The Rocks Club in Helsinki on 31 March, supporting legendary Finnish hard rock trio, Peer Günt.
Finnish old school metal band
Composed by Anssi Korkiakoski, Rick Becker
Lyrics by Anssi Korkiakoski
Finnish traditional heavy metal band Wishing Well have released another single from their upcoming ‘Sin And Shame’ album.
‘Space Invaders’ features a flamboyant intro and eerie Moog-riff plus some melodic instrumental parts.
Surprisingly the song does not include Hammond organ, their trademark, at all.
Lyrics of the song got inspiration from legendary 80s arcade shooting game, Space Invaders.
The song was written by guitar player Anssi Korkiakoski and band’s ex-bass player Rick Becker.
The single is out with a promo video, filmed and edited by Jussi Koskinen.
Arto Teppo, the nestor of the band:
“This song is a bit different in many ways but of course it’s the synthesizers that make the difference. I admit that I wasn’t too keen on the idea of leaving Hammond out. However, when I found that cool Moog sound and arranged synth parts I realized that they are perfect for this particular song. They say that variety is the spice of life but whatever the case, I’ll stick to Hammond organ until the day I day, I’m too old to learn too many new tricks. Plastic toys are not my thing, I’ll leave all those files and menus for younger players. I trust old school hardware and hardwood more than programmed and downloaded sounds. In this matter I have very traditional values.”
Anssi Korkiakoski, the guitar player of the band:
“This song is as old as the hills but with the synths and proper arrangement this became a modern song, at least in our standards. Space Invaders was a great game back in the day and that gave us a cool sci-fi theme that always fits with metal, tongue-in-cheek, of course. The instrumental melody part was written by Rick Becker years ago and I’m happy that we were able to utilize that in this song. There are some new sounds on the new album and in my opinion they upgrade and refresh our overall sound pretty nicely.”
‘Sin And Shame’ album is out on 17 March.
The band will play album release gig at On The Rocks Club in Helsinki in 31 March, supporting Finnish hard rock legends Peer Günt.
Finnish old school metal band
Composing & Lyrics by Anssi Korkiakoski
Finland’s own Wishing Well have released the first single of their upcoming fourth album.
The new song is called ‘Soul Rider’ and it’s an easy-going classic rock style song featuring cool wahwahguitar and Hammond organ.
The band shot a promo video to support the song and it’s easy to hear and see that they’re having a good time together.
The new album, titled ‘Sin And Shame’ is out on Inverse Records March 17th this spring.
Anssi Korkiakoski, the guitar player of Wishing Well who has written the song:
“It was easy to pick this song for the first single because we feel that it really represents us right now. It shows why we keep going doing this and there’s a great camaraderie in the band. We hope that people get that. It feels great to release a new album after three years. We have worked hard to come up with the best possible album. Like before, there are many different kind of songs on the new album but it’s nice to start with this a bit more laid-back song.”
and Anssi continues:
“The song was written last summer and we recorded it in November. That’s our new speed record, usually we sit years on new songs before recording them. That shows how excited we all were about this song.”
‘Soul Rider’ was recorded and mixed by Henrik Sirelä at Loiste Production studios in Helsinki.
Wishing Well will play a record release gig at On The Rocks Club in Helsinki on 31 March.
Finnish old school metal band
WISHING WELL released
‘Dogs Bark But The Caravan Rolls On’
Dogs Bark But The Caravan Rolls On
Old School heavy rock band Wishing Well from Helsinki, Finland, have released the other side of their double single, titled ‘Dogs Bark But The Caravan Rolls On’.
The hard rocking song rolls on with an irresistible groove from the opening riff until the closing bass outro.
The song introduces new vocalist Pepe Tamminen, who’s voice fits like a glove in Wishing Well’s overall sound, made of classic, distorted Marshall-Hammond combination with some extra spice from acoustic guitar and piano.
The song was recorded and the video was shot in E-studios, Sipoo, at the end of March together with ‘Flying Finn’ instrumental, the other side of the double single.
The sessions were engineered and the video was shot by their trusted man Henrik Sirelä, who has worked on all Wishing Well’s albums.
“We wrote the song seriously tongue in cheek and the idea is to have faith on what you do and for the future. The point is to do your own thing, no matter what’s going on around you or what other people say, no matter how hard it may sometimes be”,
says Anssi Korkiakoski, the guitar player and leader of the band.
“We are most certainly not the most skillful or fashionable band out there and our timing is 40 years wrong, still we keep going with our heads up in the clouds and feet down on the ground, standing on our toes”,
“Bands come and go but we have our little thing and we hang on to what we’ve got because we love what we do. We don’t swing for the fences but we have our natural standards and each new song is a home run for us. We follow our path though it’s sometimes a rocky ride”,
says Arto Teppo, the nestor of the band whose roaring Hammond organ is quintessential part of Wishing Well’s sound.
“It’s all about the journey, not the destination”,
Wishing Well continues to record their fourth album later this spring in order to release the album later on in 2022.
Band’s previous albums have been very well received among classic hard rock fans and they have gained a good following in Finland.
Band’s albums ‘Chasing Rainbows’ (2016), ‘Rat Race’ (2018) and ‘Do Or Die’ (2022) have all been released through Inverse Records.
The band will announce live dates later through their social media channels.
NEW INSTRUMENTAL SINGLE
Wishing Well are:
Pepe Tamminen – vocals
Anssi Korkiakoski – guitars
Matti Kotkavuori – bass
Arto Teppo – hammond organ, piano
Juha Kivikanto – drums
Finnish classic metal act WISHING WELL have released a new single, titled ‘Flying Finn’.
The band surprises with a lengthy instrumental song that features many parts and progressive elements.
The song was recorded in E-Studio, Finland, where the band also shot a video for the song.
Although the new song is instrumental, it features band’s new vocalist Pepe Tamminen as the protagonist on the video, skiing across the snowy landscape in a hurry to get to the studio to play with the band.
‘Flying Finn’ also marks the debut appearance of Matti Kotkavuori on bass.
There’s also a cameo appearance by legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet, with whom the band worked on their debut album ‘Chasing Rainbows’ in 2016.
“This time we wanted to do something different and this track gave us a perfect chance to do that. We had a great time recording the song and we’ve thought about shooting a studio video for a long time. We also wanted to utilize winter, we’re Finns after all. Now we had a chance to put these ideas together and we’re happy with what we came up.”,
says Anssi Korkiakoski, the guitar player of Wishing Well who also wrote the song.
‘Flying Finn’ is the other song of the double single, the other song will be released in April.
“These songs are the first tastings off our fourth album, that we aim to release by the end of the year. We’re working hard with the new guys but it’s all easy and fun at the same time. The feeling in the band is great and we look forward to the future”,
The band will play live in Helsinki on Saturday 19 March, at Miracle Café.
They will announce more live shows on their social media channels later.