Finnish dark metallers SOULFALLEN will release their third album, “The Promise Of Hell”, on January 18, 2012 via the band’s own label, Grave New Music, with distribution from Inverse Records/Supersounds (Finland), Plastic Head (U.K.), Bertus (Holland), Sound Pollution (Sweden), Disk Union (Japan), The End Records (USA), Rebeat (Austria), Non Stop (Switzerland), and LSP/MetalZone (Belgium). The cover artwork was created by Maija Rankaand can be seen below.
Commented SOULFALLEN frontman Kai Leikola: “The new album will be the final part of a trilogy, the closing of a chapter. It will bear the trademark sound of SOULFALLEN with some new flavors directly from the ever-burning kitchens of Hell. The story will continue where ‘Grave New World’ left off: at the burial of the world. Something has gone terribly wrong and life has united with death in a way never seen before. Humanity is not allowed rest but trapped in a Hell where even death cannot save those already dead.”
A video for the song “Scars Aligned” was filmed this past fall and will make its online debut next month to coincide with the album’s release. The clip features a guest vocal appearance by Annika Jalkanen.
In other news, SOULFALLEN has parted ways with longtime guitarist Simo Rahikainen and drummer Matti Auerkallio ” due to personal reasons.” The band states, “There was no drama involved, but merely they felt they could not give the band 100 percent and decided it was their time to move on. These changes will not affect the release of the album nor our upcoming live shows in 2012 that will be played with a renewed lineup.”
SOULFALLEN‘s second album, “Grave New World”, was released in March 2009 via Off Records, distributed by Firebox.