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Oddland

Formed: 2003
From: Turku, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Oddland News

Below is our complete Oddland news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Oddland Streaming "Hidden"

Finland's inventive progressive metal quartet Oddland has issued the first official single from upcoming second album, "Origin." The follow-up to 2012 debut "The Treachery Of Senses," the impending "Origin" album will see release in early September through the band's new label home Sensory Records.

As an early preview of the band's latest works, the record's fifth track "Hidden" comes forth through an animated cover art video - check it out below.

Oddland offers of the track: "This song is about self-deprecation and a hidden strength and talent, that cannot truly thrive until the person sees and believes it himself. Stylistically, 'Hidden' represents a side of 'Origin' where strong dynamics and contrasts interact in fluent dialogue." More...

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Oddland Announces "Origin" Album

Sensory Records has confirmed the street date and other official release info for "Origin," the intense label debut album by Finnish progressive metal legion Oddland.

Oddland's second album, "Origin" was partly recorded by the band, the rest captured at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu) after which it was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir).

Containing over forty-five minutes of music, the album bears a theme which ties deeply into the lyrics and extensive artwork, with a separate piece of art created by Egyptian artist Mohammed Essam for each of the nine songs.

"We didn't really know what was in store when we started writing songs for 'Origin,'" issues the band. "Creating this album took us way longer than we first imagined. We had an initial vision of what we wanted 'Origin' to be, but it really took time to get there. Every song went through an endless set of revisions before they were finished. We feel have expanded and evolved Oddland's sound with 'Origin:' it is low and it is heavy, but the rhythms and melodies are still what carry the songs. Lyrically the album is tied together by the idea that the lyrics represent our origin: what has made us what we are - individually and collectively. Mohammad really contributed into making the ideas and atmospheres of the songs come to life visually. We can't wait for people to experience the album."

Laser's Edge subdivision Sensory Records will release "Origin" worldwide on September 9th. More expansive previews of the album will be presented through audio and visual samples in the weeks leading to its unveiling. More...

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Oddland Signs With Sensory Records

Finnish progressive metal quartet Oddland has signed with New Jersey-based Sensory Records for the impending release of the band's second album, "Origin."

Oddland recorded "Origin" at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu) after which it was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). Containing over forty-five minutes of music, the album bears a theme which ties deeply into the lyrics and extensive artwork, with a separate piece of art being created for each of the nine songs, currently being completed by Egyptian artist Mohammed Essam.

Declares Oddland on signing with Laser's Edge division Sensory Records: "It has been a very long process writing and recording the second album and we are extremely excited to be working with Laser's Edge/Sensory Records in finally releasing it. They have a great roster and we just feel right at home." More...

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Oddland Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Finland's Oddland has just launched a guitar play through for the track "Lines Of Silver Blood." The band comments:

"We decided to do the guitar play-through on this song because it probably has some of the most technical guitar parts of the album. We figured people might be interested to see how they´re played. The live guitar tracks were recorded on top of the album version, and Ville (our drummer) was in charge of shooting and editing the whole thing. Have a look, won't you!"

This is the first play through that the band has launched from current album "Treachery Of Senses." The video of guitarists Sakari Ojanen & Jussi Poikonen playing along with "Lines Of Silver Blood" can be seen here: More...

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Oddland Posts New Music Video

Finnish progressive metal/rock act Oddland posted up a new music video for the song "In The Eyes Of The Mourning." The song appears on the band's debut release "The Treachery of Senses." The was issued in May through Century Media Records.

Check out ""In The Eyes Of The Mourning" here:

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Oddland Posts "In The Sewers" Preview Clip

Finnish progressive metal/rock act Oddland posted a short preview clip entitled "In the Sewers" for the band's upcoming debut release "The Treachery of Senses." The album is due out on May 8, 2012 (North America) and was released this past Monday in Europe through Century Media.

The track listing for "The Treachery of Senses" is:

1. Above and Beyond
2. Flooding Light
3. In the Eyes of the Mourning
4. Aisle of Array
5. Past the Gates
6. Still the Spirits Stay
7. In Endless Endeavour
8. Sewers
9. Lines of Silver Blood
10. Ire

Check out the clip here:

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Oddland Posts In Studio Footage

Finnish progressive metal band Oddland posted up behind the scenes footage featuring the making of the debut album "The Treachery Of Senses." The album is due out on April 30, 2012 (EU) and May 8, 2012 (North America).

The track listing for "The Treachery Of Senses" is as follows:

1. Above And Beyond
2. Flooding Light
3. In The Eyes Of The Mourning
4. Aisle Of Array
5. Past The Gates
6. Still The Spirit Stays
7. In Endless Endeavour
8. Sewers
9. Lines Of Silver Blood
10. Ire More...

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Oddland Streaming New Song

After spending many months working on an upcoming debut full-length, progressive atmospheric metallers Oddland will finally be unleashing "The Treachery Of Senses" upon Europe on April 30th and North America on May 8th (as a digital release only).

In anticipation of this release, the band is now premiering a second single, "Flooding Light". To listen to the track, head over to Heavy Blog Is Heavy.com here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Above And Beyond
2. Flooding Light
3. In The Eyes Of The Mourning
4. Aisle Of Array
5. Past The Gates
6. Still The Spirit Stays
7. In Endless Endeavour
8. Sewers
9. Lines Of Silver Blood
10. Ire

Stay tuned for more news about Oddland and "The Treachery Of Senses" coming soon.

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Oddland Comments On Upcoming Album

Finnish act Oddland, which recently signed on with Century Media Records, is set to release "The Treachery Of Senses" on April 30th, 2012 (EU) and May 8th, 2012 (North America).

After spending months writing new material, the band is very excited to get the record out to fans. "This record was long in the making, as most of the tracks were already composed when we got signed by CM, but even the older songs evolved a lot during pre-production. We feel that in the end we succeeded in making a great record as a whole, rather than just a collection of individual songs," says Sakari Ojanen (vocals / guitar). "Working with Dan Swanö was very satisfactory-- he really helped us attain the sound we were after. Also worth mentioning is the contribution of Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studios, who helped us nail the organic sound we wanted for the raw tracks. We feel there isn't too much of this kind of music out there so hopefully 'The Treachery Of Senses' won't go unnoticed. In the end, we couldn't be happier with the outcome-- we feel we made a killer debut album." More...

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Oddland Streaming New Song

Finnish progressive metal band Oddland, who recently signed on with Century Media Records, is streaming the new track "Above And Beyond." The song appears on the band's debut album "The Treachery Of Senses" which is due out on April 30, 2012 (EU) and May 8, 2012 (North America).

The track listing for "The Treachery Of Senses" is as follows:

1. Above And Beyond
2. Flooding Light
3. In The Eyes Of The Mourning
4. Aisle Of Array
5. Past The Gates
6. Still The Spirit Stays
7. In Endless Endeavour
8. Sewers
9. Lines Of Silver Blood
10. Ire

Check out "Above And Beyond" here:

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Oddland Reveals New Album Artwork

Finland's Oddland has revealed the artwork for the band's upcoming album "The Treachery Of Senses," to be released via Century Media. The artwork is available below and the track listing is as follows:

1. Above And Beyond
2. Flooding Light
3. In The Eyes Of The Mourning
4. Aisle Of Array
5. Past The Gates
6. Still The Spirit Stays
7. In Endless Endeavour
8. Sewers
9. Lines Of Silver Blood
10. Ire More...

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