Monday, 19 December 2016

TRACK PREMIERE: Swedish death/doom duo VANHA convey darkness, death and depression with "Into the Cold Light"

VANHA – meaning "Old" in Finnish – came to existence on one summer evening this year in Trollhattan, Sweden. The band was initially formed by Jan Johansson as a side project to his other band Frostvang, in order to explore dark and depressive sounds around a palette of melancholic yet heavy doom. As a 2-song demo entitled “Read the Scars” was prepared, Jesse Oinas joined on drums, completing the band’s current line-up.

It did not take long for the Vanha to get a deal with Black Lion Records, and as a result a full-length album was created. “Within The Mist of Sorrow” contains seven tracks of death, agony, heartbreaking darkness & depression.  Vanha’s debut full length will appeal to fans of melancholic death/doom, the likes of which My Dying Bride and Katatonia had mastered in the early 90s. As a debut release it shows both immense promise, as well as a disciplined approach towards crafting songs. 

Today you can sample “Into the Cold Light” which is the second track to be lifted from their forthcoming album “Within The Mist of Sorrow” which available to purchase here

Band info: facebook