The Finnish melodic metal act Crimson Sun made the headlines four years ago with their debut album Towards The Light (2015) that got metal critics all around the world excited. The band was praised as newcomers of the year and the album received nothing but raving reviews. Crimson Sun continued their winning streak by releasing an equally praised EP, The Spirit of Unchainable (2017), from which the single “Forever and Away” has gathered over half a million plays on Spotify. After gripping performances in the biggest metal festivals in Finland and touring around Europe, it is now time for this modern metal band to bring out their second album: Fates will be released on the 24th of January 2020.
Crimson Sun has already dropped three singles off the upcoming album: “We Are One“, “The Beast Within” and “Essence of Creation“. One week before the album release it is time for one last taste of what’s to come: this Friday, on the 17th of January, the band releases a stunning piece called “The Last Day on Earth”, which given the current state of the world is as to the point as possible.
“‘The Last Day on Earth’ is definitely one of our heaviest songs. The melody of the song and the theme in the lyrics, the destruction of Earth due to our actions and the very last day, had been taking shape in my mind for quite some time already. Watching the news, it now feels more fitting than ever“, drummer Antti Rantavuo explains.
The apocalyptic single was a collaboration by Rantavuo, guitarist Joni Junnila and producer Saku Moilanen.
“I was adamant about having that blast beat in the middle part“, Rantavuo laughs. “Saku then added fantastic ‘doomsday choir’ arrangements and symphonic elements to the song. I’m extremely proud of the end result and we will definitely be playing this one live!”
Crimson Sun is:
Sini Seppälä – vocals
Joni Junnila – guitar
Jukka Jauhiainen – bass
Antti Rantavuo – drums
Miikka Hujanen – keyboards
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