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Finnish progressive rock group
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‘A Place Where Even Angels Lose Faith’
Composed by Tommi Tanhuanpää
Lyrics by Tommi Tanhuanpää
Produced by Lauri Kovero and Naryan
Recorded and mixed by Mikko Marjamäki (Digitall Berryhill)
Mastered by Glenn Thomas (iTunes Audio)
Tommi Niemi – vocals
Lauri Kovero – guitar
Raino Ketola – guitar
Tommi Tanhuanpää – drums
Jarno Forsman – bass
Linda Kuoppala – keyboards
Henriina Marin – violin
NARYAN breaks its long silence with the new single ‘A Place Where Even Angels Lose Faith’ in May 2023.
The single is the first to introduce new members Jarno Forsman and Henriina Marin on bass and violin respectively.
The song flirts with the proggy side of the band while still maintaining the cornerstones of Naryan’s sound;
beauty, bleakness and melancholy.
Naryan brings forth the very best of Melancholic Rock from Deep Within.
The story of Naryan began in 2005 when Lauri Kovero and Harri Rantanen joined forces to compose some highly progressive and melancholic, instrumental guitar pieces with resemblance to names like Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Kingston Wall.
Things stayed that way until the summer of 2006, when Harri decided to step aside due to personal reasons.
Lauri contacted the bassist Matti Vähätalo, who was looking for a band with high artistic ambitions, and after a quick test, Matti was accepted in.
Later in autumn, also Tommi Suomala and multi-instrumentalist Matti Itäranta joined the band (Tommi as a vocalist and Matti in the drums, later changing to do also guitars).
In the spring of 2007, the first demo was out, consisting of three songs:
strong and heavy ‘Reason of Insanity’, mellow and moody ‘Rose’ and the beautiful piano ballad ‘We Are Born From Cold’.
Things looked good and feedback was positive, but the band knew that even better things were ahead.
In 2007, Naryan saw some difficulties, when Tommi and Matti Itäranta decided to focus on other projects.
David Köteleki sat behind the drumset and Harri’s brother Henri took the temporary position as the guitarist.
Things started rolling forward nicely again, but the lead singer and guitarist were still being looked after, as Henri’s position never reached permanent status.
In early 2008, however, vocalist Ville Korhonen’s talent found its way to fulfill Naryan, and band’s permanent got shape again, even with Lauri occupying the guitarist spot on his own.
In summer 2008, the guys of Naryan finally played their first, acclaimed show for a small, selected audience in Ylöjärvi, with a little help from their friends.
Later that year, guitarist Raino Ketola joined the band.
Throughout the winter of 2008-2009, Naryan worked hard on new material and produced a ‘double demo’ and some extra songs, evolving their sound to stronger, more organic, more ambitious and even more emotional sceneries.
At the beginning of the year 2009 Matti had a once-in-a-lifetime-chance that a man couldn’t refuse and moved to Brazil.
So, there was a need to refill the line-up.
During the year there was several candidates for a bass and a keyboard players.
Some better than the others.
Finally multi-instrumentalist Eve Sydänlähde was chosen to replace Matti and Ville’s old friend Sauli Siljamäki became a keyboardist in Naryan.
With brand new line-up, Naryan made it’s first public appearance later that year.