Onslaught Radio conducted an interview with drummer Marko Tarvonen of Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
MOONSORROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band said in a statement, “MOONSORROW are thrilled to start working with Century Media, a label that is home to many fellow artists already! We never make our music half way or with compromises and we know our art is in good hands with people who have the same mentality in running a record label. Now, after a year since the release of our last album we are ready to begin creating something new. The new chapter in this epic journey of MOONSORROW!”
Jens Prüter, Head Of AR at Century Media in Europe, added: “I followed MOONSORROW since their early days and I’m very proud to welcome them now to Century Media Records. They’ll be in good family along with their countrymen FINNTROLL , TURISAS and INSOMNIUM. Two of the band members already have some history with us: Henri Sorvali is also part of FINNTROLL (even if he rarely plays live with any band) and Marko Tarvonen once moved from drums to guitar in the overlooked death metal allstar band CHAOSBREED, who released an album that is as ‘brutal’ as its title.
“Much has been said about the dark soul of Finnish metal. A sound that is hard to copy for any non-domestic band. A sound out of endless woods, deepest sorrow and epic majesty. MOONSORROW are probably the most epic of all Finnish bands, not only because most of their songs are over 10 minutes long (sometimes even over 30 minutes), but mainly because they are able to tell stories that are older than written culture. You can follow them even if you don’t understand a single Finnish word. MOONSORROW are able to take you on journey through heathen times. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who can’t wait for the next chapter.”
2011 saw the release of MOONSORROW‘s most majestic album of the year, “Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa”, a full-fledged concept effort about a world after annihilation.
MOONSORROW 2012 is:
Ville Sorvali – Bass, Lead Vocals
Henri Sorvali – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Mitja Harvilahti – Guitar, Vocals
Markus Eurén – Keyboards
Janne Perttilä – Guitar, Vocals
Marko Tarvonen – Drums, Vocals