Portuguese/Finnish heavy rock/ melancholy metal/ progressive ambient project VERTIGO STEPS has inked a record deal with the Portuguese label Ethereal Sound Works. An EP/single entitled “Sublight” will be released in March, featuring three tracks from the forthcoming “Surface/Light” full-length album, plus three video clips.
“Sublight” will include the brand new video for “Someone (Like You)”, directed by Norwegian artist and VERTIGO STEPS fan Sigurd Svidal Randal, and featuring experimental and stunning Bergen-area landscape and timelapses.
“Surface/Light” will be made available in April, along with a highly limited special digipack edition including all three VERTIGO STEPS albums (“Vertigo Steps”, “The Melancholy Hour”, “Surface/Light”). The CD was recorded in late 2011 at UltraSound Studios with producer Daniel Cardoso — who also handled bass and drum duties — and features, in addition to the core duo Bruno A and Niko Mankinen, special guest vocals by Jan Transit, Stein R Sordal, Patrik Karlsson and Sophie.
“Sublight” track listing:
01. Silent Bliss
02. Someone (Like You)
03. Nothing At All (ROB DOUGAN cover)
01. Someone (Like You)
02. Fire Eaters
Surface/Light recording lineup:
* Bruno A – Music, Guitars, Keys, Ambiences, Samples
* Niko Mankinen – Lead Vocals
* Daniel Cardoso (ANATHEMA, LEAFBLADE, HEAD CONTROL SYSTEM) – Drums, Bass
* Jan Transit (IN THE WOODS…, TRANSIT)
* Patrik Karlsson (THIS HAVEN)
* Stein R Sordal (GREEN CARNATION, SORDAL)
* Sophie (UGARIT)