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Finnish melodic death metal band
ERASE THIS EARTH
‘King Of Lies’
Composed by Antti Ohtonen & Mikko Niskanen
Lyrics by Heikki Mäki
Erase This Earth are:
Mikko Niskanen – guitar
Antti Ohtonen – guitar & backing vocals
Heikki Mäki – vocals
Matias Rokio – drums
Janne Pihlajaniemi – bass
Finnish melodic death metal band Erase This Earth released a new single ‘King of Lies’ via Inverse Records.
The band comments:
“Our newest song ‘King of Lies’ is a slight departure from our previous releases, mostly by its more melodic nature and catchy chorus section that makes it ‘almost radio friendly’. However, the single does not herald a change of genre for the band in a softer direction, but it is a purposefully separate adventure for a band that continues to focus more on the ‘death’ side of melodeath.”
“In the familiar Erase This Earth style, the playing doesn’t spare any notes with any instrument, and on the vocal side, dynamics were sought as far as we could while maintaining consistency and quality. The end result is, in my opinion, a functional package that has a suitable grip surface and still offers something interesting for the musically inclined.”
“The song has been waiting for the light of day in the desk drawer for too long, so it’s great to have it finally released. Although the style may be a little different from the traditional Erase This Earth, it’s definitely one of my live favorites thanks to the instrumental fun-factor and melodic hooks.”
“To a large extent, the idea was to take a little break from more technical trickery for the sake of change, dig out those camo shorts you bought when you were 15 and let loose with that nice Gothenburg taste in your mouth.”
“It’s an absolute joy to play this song live, at home, or even in a garden. But an even greater joy is to hear this song recorded, since this is something we’ve been waiting for quite a long time. The result is way better than what I had courage to hope for – even though the camo shorts, bought when I was 15 (mentioned by Janne), don’t definitely fit and I had to listen to this song without pants.”
Death metal group from Tampere, Finland est. 2017.
In the beginning, guitarist and primary songwriter Mikko Niskanen invited mutual long-time friends Heikki Mäki (vocals) and Antti Ohtonen (guitar) to form a proper band with.
Following some years playing more casually and getting a full time drummer Matias Rokio, proper production was started at 2021 with the release of debut single ‘In Their Name’.
Right after their first release, ETE played their first gig and filled the lineup with Janne Pihlajaniemi (bass).
Band’s first EP ‘Signs’ was released in the spring of 2022 and followed up with the single release ‘Out of Time’ which has enjoyed some attention even internationally.
Musically Erase This Earth combines elements of melodic death metal with a hint of tech and progressive styles influenced by the main composers’ personal tastes and backgrounds.
This keeps the discography fairly diverse with songs ranging from straight warp-speed barrages to more progressive works such as ‘Signs’.