Spinefarm Records / Soulfood
Finland’s premier melodic rock/metal combo Charon makes a triumphant return with “Songs for the Sinners” out soon on Spinefarm Records. Years of fine-tuning their style has now resulted in a heavier edged album than heard from Charon previously, without losing any of their characteristic knack for killer guitar melodies and memorable vocal lines. A sterling production/mixing job by Mikko Karmila (renowned for his work with Nightwish & countless other perennial metal favourites from Finland) completes the picture.
Charon, consisting of Antti Karihtala (drums), Teemu Hautamäki (bass), Pasi Sipilä (guitar), J-P Leppäluoto (vocals), and the newcomer Lauri Tuohimaa (guitar, replacing long-time member Jasse Hast), was formed already in 1992. After two demos, they found the current frontman J-P and recorded the “Sorrowburn” album for Danish Emanzipation Productions label. The tentative foray into death metal territory evident on “Sorrowburn” was not to last and the band soon found their sound naturally transforming into more contemporary rock-metal style.
In support of their second album “Tearstained” Charon toured with Sentenced, and finally caught the attention of Spinefarm Records. The hard work of the band finally started paying off with the release of “Downhearted” album in 2001, which showcased a band bringing a style to near-perfection with little genre favourites such as “Little Angel”, the promo video of which (directed by Tuukka Temonen) eventually rose to the number one position position on Nordiska Videolistan (Nordic Video List). The actual album was #3 on the Finnish album charts, with the single “In Trust of No-one” even reaching the coveted #1 position!“The Dying Daylights” album was released in 2003, and again hit the charts taking the band on the road for some intense touring, including shows in St Petersburg and Moscow. “Songs for the Sinners” can do no worse, for Charon are now, with the fifth album, at the top of their game. Guest appearances include Sande and Tomi from Amorphis (keyboards and sitar) and XXXXKUKALIESENYT from the Finnish cult act Alamaailman vasarat (cello).
”Songs for the Sinners” is duet out in Europe through Spinefarm Records and Universal Music this September.
6. She hates
7.Ride on tears
10.House of the silent
J-P Leppäluoto: Vocals
Lauri Tuohimaa: Guitars
Pasi Sipilä: Guitars
Antti Karihtala: Drums
Teemu Hautamäki: Bass
Sorrowburn (CD Emanzipation 1998)
Tearstained (CD Spinefarm 2001)
Downhearted (CD Spinefarm 2002)
The Dying Daylights(CD Spinefarm 2003)
Songs for the Sinners (CD Spinefarm 2005)