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Finnish melodic metal act
DARK THE SUNS
has released single/video
‘Raven’

Composed and lyrics by Mikko & Inka Ojala
Single cover art painted by Inka Ojala

to watch the video-clip of ‘Raven’, please click play…

line-up on ‘Raven’ single:
Mikko Ojala – vocals, guitars, drums
Inka Ojala – bass, keyboards
Paavo Laapotti – guest vocals
Jani Moilanen – acoustic guitar

Finnish melodic metal band Dark The Suns released a new single and music video Raven.
The track is featuring Paavo Laapotti (Before The Dawn & Defiled Serenity) on vocals.
The track is taken from the upcoming fifth studio album ‘Raven and the Nightsky’ which is released later this year via Inverse Records.
Comments from the band:
Mikko:
“Raven is the 4th single from our upcoming Raven and the Nightsky -album. In Raven single we have a special guest vocalist Paavo Laapotti (Before The Dawn and Defiled Serenity). Paavo has an amazing voice and his voice brought really beautiful and melancholic athmosphere for the single! Jani also played acoustic guitar for the song, so we got more good new elements for the song. I’m really proud of the results!”
Inka:
“We had talked with Paavo about making a song together, and when one night I played the piano and made the chorus to this song, I immediately thought that this would sound great with Paavo’s vocals. He is super talented and he has such a great voice. The result sounds exactly like what I thought at the time. I thought about the single cover for a long time and made many sketches of ravens and black wings to catch the right feeling; in the end it felt like all the pieces fell into place, melodies and words, Jani’s acoustic guitar, painting, video… this was a really great project with a great team, and I am so happy for the results.”
Paavo:
“Making of this song was very easy with seamless teamwork and a great, clear concept. I really like the song and it has the great distinctive sound of Dark The Suns but with a twist. It was an honor to be a part of this release and I think we succeeded in bringing the nordic feel to the listeners around the world.”
Jani:
“As usually, working with Mikko and Inka was at the same time professional and easy-going, it is always a pleasure to spend time with them. The new song “Raven” is super catchy with beautiful melodies in it, and the vocals by Paavo are outstanding. I was honored to be involved in this one.”

There have been some changes in the line-up over the years, but Mikko and Inka have been continuously together, making music.
The band was inactive for 2013-2020 but in 2020 Mikko and Inka decided to resume making music together.
It was a really natural way to continue the band as a duo, because they have written almost all the band’s music and lyrics during all these years.
In 2020 and 2021 Inverse Records released four singles from the band’s 4th album Suru Raivosi Sydämeni Pimeydessä.
The album includes ten songs of melancholic and melodic Finnish metal music.
The band has always described their music as “Beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals”.
Jani Moilanen joined the band in March 2023.

Finnish melodic metal duo
DARK THE SUNS
has released single/video
‘Phoenix’

Single cover art painted by Inka Ojala

to watch the video-clip of ‘Phoenix’, please click play…

Finnish melodic metal band Dark The Suns released new single and music video ‘Phoenix’.
The track is taken from the upcoming fifth studio album which will be released later this year via Inverse Records.
Mikko Ojala commets:
“We have worked on our new album for a year. We have worked hard, never gave up and now we can enjoy and celebrate our hard work with the brand new single: ‘Phoenix’.”

Finnish melodic metal band
DARK THE SUNS
released single/video
‘AURORA’

Single cover art painted by Inka Ojala

to watch the video-clip ‘Aurora’, please click play…

Finnish melodic metal band Dark The Suns is set to release their yet unnamed fifth studio album later in 2023 via Inverse Records.
A new single, ‘Aurora’, taken from the upcoming album has been released.
Mikko Ojala comments:
“Aurora is the second single from our fifth album. At this moment we have recorded seven songs for the next album. We will record three songs more for the album in the beginning of year 2023.”
Inka Ojala comments:
“Aurora-single is melancholic and atmospheric song, with lots of emotions of living among the northern nature. The song includes beautiful piano melodies, heavy guitars, whispering voices and dark vocals.”
DARK THE SUNS are Inka and Mikko Ojala.
They are also responsible for the composition and the lyrics of ‘Aurora’.

Finnish melodic metal band
DARK THE SUNS
released single
‘Kun Aallot Kallioihin Murtuu’

Single cover art painted by Inka Ojala
Composed and lyrics by Mikko & Inka Ojala

line-up:
Mikko Ojala – vocals, guitars, drums
Inka Ojala – bass, keyboards

Finnish melodic metal band Dark The Suns is set to release their yet unnamed fifth studio album later in 2022 via Inverse Records.
The first single ‘Kun Aallot Kallioihin Murtuu’ is released.
Mikko Ojala commets:
“Kun Aallot Kallioihin Murtuu is the first single from our 5th album. The song speaks about sorrow and grief and how some day you will have to forget and move on with your life.”
In 2005 Dark the Suns was founded by Mikko Ojala.
In 2006 the band grew when three new members (bass player Inka, Juha on the keyboards and drummer Markus) joined the band, which signed with Firebox Records that same year.
During 2007-2010 Firebox Records released the band’s three full-length albums (‘In Darkness Comes Beauty’, ‘All Ends in Silence’ and ‘Sleepwalking in a Nightmare’).
The band performed many live shows during these years.
There have been some changes in the line-up over the years, but Mikko and Inka have been continuously together, making music.
The band was inactive for 2013-2020, but in 2020 Mikko and Inka decided to resume making music together.
It was a really natural way to continue the band as a duo, because they have written almost all the band’s music and lyrics during all these years.
In 2020 and 2021 Inverse Records released four singles from the band’s 4th album Suru Raivosi Sydämeni Pimeydessä.
The album includes ten songs of melancholic and melodic Finnish metal music.
The band has always described their music as
“Beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals”.
Fifth studio album is set to be released later in 2022 via Inverse Records.

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