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Below is our complete Oranssi Pazuzu 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.
Today, a transmission from the constellation of Oranssi Pazuzu has arrived, detailing a slew of long-awaited reissues as well as a new EP to coincide with an extensive European tour, and it reads as thus:
"So it's 2017, which means the Orange Spirit of the Wind is now ten years into the existence. We are celebrating by touring the Mental Possession MMXVII [tour dates below], but also by recovering some old sounds to please your record playing habits.
"During the last few years, we have had many people asking from us about the availability of our earlier albums, the vinyl versions of both and also the debut CD being sold out for some time now. We have been promising a repress basically since 2011, when the vinyls first came out, and we are very happy to say this is finally being realized.
"To us, both 'Muukalainen puhuu' and 'Kosmonument' nowadays sound something like a different band, but they still embody many of our principal musical ideas in songs like 'Korppi' or 'Kaaos hallitsee.' A shorter chapter - but at least for us an important one - in our early evolution was the four-song session we did for a split album with Tampere underground friends Candy Cane in 2010. These songs were going for a more metallic sound after the trippier debut, and they would probably have fitted among 'Kosmonument' cuts nicely. They are now reissued as a standalone 12” EP, remastered for a better sound quality. More...
As we enter the final days preceding the release of the "Värähtelijä" LP from Finland's cosmic black metal visionaries Oranssi Pazuzu, the band proudly unveils the magical visual mastery of "Lahja." Check out the video below.
"Värähtelijä" will be released this Friday, February 26th, in North America via 20 Buck Spin and in Europe through Svart Records, with 2xLP, CD and all digital platforms.
The Finnish psychedelic black metal experimenters from Oranssi Pazuzu have issued the first single from their fourth LP, "Värähtelijä," which is set for release on February 29th, 2016. Check out the discordant and experimental metal track "Hypnotisoitu Viharukous" below.
"Värähtelijä" will be released in North America via 20 Buck Spin and in Europe through Svart Records. Pre-orders are available here and the track listing is as follows:
4. Hypnotisoitu Viharukous
5. Vasemman Käden Hierarkia
7. Valveavaruus More...
In 2013, Finland's Oranssi Pazuzu issued the "Valonielu" LP (reviewed here). Now, in the early months of 2016, Oranssi Pazuzu returns with the follow-up album and fourth full-length overall, titled "Värähtelijä."
Issues the band of this newest opus: "'Värähtelijä' is continuing where we left off with 'Valonielu,' but it plunges deeper into the pitch black hypnosis, combines progressive song structures to more free and flowing parts. At the same time, it's the heaviest and the most atmospheric album we`ve done so far. The fusion between different ends of spectrum reveals new realities we`ve never discovered before.
"We really wanted this album to go to new places and to be the crossover album of genres we always wanted to do. To further boost the idea, the album was done with Julius Mauranen who had previously done lots of Finnish shoegaze and indie pop albums. I think it's safe to say that this is by far the heaviest stuff he has done and for us, working with a guy like him stretched our sound to much more dynamic and trippy horizons.
"Lyrics-wise, the songs revolve around tripping in a psyche-space, with each song representing a vision or mirage that will be revealed to the listener. They are individual, but contain common elements with themes of unknown, sacrifice, transcendence, hate, hierarchy of power and, in the end, becoming a part of the cosmos through death."
"Värähtelijä" is being finalized for worldwide release on February 26th, 2016, with 20 Buck Spin handling the album for North America and Svart handling international territories on CD, 2xLP and digital platforms. The track listing is as follows: More...
Aura Noir and Woland are in the first batch of announcements of bands that will be appearing at Incineration 2015.
They join Necrophobic, Prostitute Disfigurement, Impaled Nazarene, Oranssi Pazuzu, Alfahanne, Bast, Essenz, Shining with many more yet to be announced.
Incineration Festival takes place across 3 venues in the heart of London's Camden Town on Saturday May 9th, 2015. Very limited early bird ticketsare available over here, while a full range of packages and deals for tickets will officially go on sale October 1st. More...
In just over a week, 20 Buck Spin will release the innovative "Valonielu," the new LP from Finnish cosmic black metal collective Oranssi Pazuzu to North American earthlings.
Today the full album is also available online for streaming. Take a trip through Oranssi Pazuzu's cosmos of radiant chaos in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
The CD version of "Valonielu" is now available in North America direct from 20 Buck Spin, while a gatefold LP version will available very soon on both black and limited green vinyl, with all copies to include a poster and digital download card. More...
As Finnish cosmic black metal collective Oranssi Pazuzu prepares for sophomore LP, "Valonielu," to see release in less than a month, today PopMatters unveils the luminous album opening "Vino Verso (Askew Sprout)." Listen to the track in the SoundCloud player below.
"Valonielu" will see release on CD and LP via 20 Buck Spin in North America on October 15th preceded by the European release via Svart Records on October 11th. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Vino Verso
2. Tyhjä Tempelli
4. Reikä Maisemassa
5. Olen Aukaissut Uuden Silmän
6. Ympyrä On Viiva Tomussa More...
As "Valonielu" -- the sophomore LP from Finland's cult black metal experimentalists Oranssi Pazuzu -- nears split release on 20 Buck Spin in North America and Svart in Europe in mid-October, today Pitchfork unveils the first single from the album.
Explore the visionary violence of "Olen Aukaissut Uuden Silmän," at this location. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"With ethereal elements infiltrating a stabbing, frigid blackened stomp, the opening elements of Valonielu's fifth track, 'Olen Aukaissut Uuden Silmän (I Have Opened A New Eye),' is the perfect introductory sampling of the celestial expansiveness of the boundless Oranssi Pazuzu's utterly creepy delivery. Possibly the most straightforward of the six expansive songs on the album, while jagged blasts and blitzkrieg attacks appear intermittently, the majority of the track's crushing mid-paced thunder runs rampant with a frigid, unwavering destructive trajectory. More...
Svart Records and 20 Buck Spin today announce the joint release of "Valonielu," the new LP from Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu. The following press release was issued about the album:
"A known entity to the most attentive and adventurous of black metal fans, Valonielu offers a vibrant, colorful cataclysm of psych, space rock and black metal that cannot be easily categorized as any one particular genre or any single influence. At once celestial and boundless yet malevolent grim and harsh, Valonielu is certain to bring Oranssi Pazuzu to new levels of importance within the modern music scene.
"Oranssi Pazuzu's previous album Kosmonument was received with great critical acclaim as a brilliant album by a band developing into something all their own. On Valonielu the band has sharpened their songcraft into a more succinct and salient statement, formidably invoking ‘90s era Darkthrone, yet boldly reaching farther out into the multiverse of the psych and ExperiMental side they have always inhabited. From the beginning chainsaw riff of album opener 'Vino Verso' ('Askew Sprout') to the climactic, world downfall of final track 'Ympyra On Viiva Tomussa' ('A Circle Is A Line In The Dust'), O.P. masterfully establish a cosmology all their own.
"Having found a new home on Svart Records in Europe and 20 Buck Spin in North America, Oranssi Pazuzu breathe ascendant new life into an often stagnant present day black metal scene. 'Valonielu' will be released on both the LP & CD formats, by both labels, with release dates of October 11th in Europe and October 15th in North America respectively. Live show announcements and more album news will follow in the coming months."
Finnish metal band Oranssi Pazuzu recently signed to Violent Journey Records for the Finnish release of their new album. The band is readying their upcoming album, "Muukalainen puhuu," for an April 22 release in Finalnd. You can pre-order it from the local distributor Firebox Records netstore.
In the meantime, you can check out a couple of songs from Oranssi Pazuzu on their MySpace page.