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Noumena

Genre: Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal  |  Status: Active  |  Viewed: 9440 times

NOUMENA: Interview with Hannu Savolainen Available

27 May 2013

Arina Unia of Metal From Finland has conducted an interview with Hannu Savolainen of NOUMENA. The interview is available at this location. NOUMENA have recently released the official video for 'Sleep'. Watch it below: 'Death Walks With Me', the new album of NOUMENA, was released on April 18th via Haunted Zoo Productions. Tracklist: 1. Handful of Dust 2. Play Dead 3. Sleep 4. Death Walks with Me 5. Let It Run Red 6. The Storm 7. Mysteries of Motion 8. Nothing 9. Only the Silent 10. Season of Suffocation 11. Sundown   A lyric video for 'Handful of Dust' is available below: The band commented: "After a couple of years in hibernation, we are ready to show how to combine the

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Biography

When talking about melodic death metal, NOUMENA stands in the front line without a doubt. Born and bred in Finland, this innovative group has seen a long journey to their latest album Anatomy of Life, released in 2006. If one should pick up a good old "make it or break it" story of whether the third album of a band would decide its future then NOUMENA had nothing to worry about.

Formed in 1998 (Ähtäri, Finland) NOUMENA remained ambitious regardless of bitter experiences with a Singaporean label and an unreleased album. With a stubborn and persistent mentality Ähtäri deathsters continued spreading melodeath until Catharsis Records from Australia released their debut album Pride/Fall in 2002, consisting material from 1999 and 2001 studio sessions.

With a new promo-CD, NOUMENA hit the jackpot in 2004. Ever wicked Spikefarm Records (subdivision of Spinefarm) offered a deal and the rest is history. The second album Absence was recorded in Studio Sundi Coop (FINNTROLL, AJATTARA etc.) and released in April 2005. Rapidly NOUMENA gathered praising reviews worldwide, widened their fan base and played lots of gigs (inc. club tour in Germany and Austria). Even though one might consider melodeath as a worn-out genre, NOUMENA proved with Absence that melodic death can be fresh, experimental and versatile.

Why fix something that isn’t broken? After the Eurotour and a couple of rehearsing weeks NOUMENA entered Studio Sundi Coop again in order to forge the follow-up for Absence. And they didn’t let the metal audience down. As an appetizer they released Triumph and Loss internet-EP and in November 2006 the third album Anatomy of Life. It turned out to be a highly praised and well received highlight of the year for masses of listeners and reviewers. AOL introduces evolved NOUMENA style: diverse, epic, folkish and yet melancholic melodeath. Hanna Leinonen and Tuomas Tuominen appear as guest vocalists, as they did on Absence, creating more variety and atmosphere. ”Anatomy of Life encompasses many elements that I feel are either lost in melodic death as of now or have not been incorporated as of yet, making this disc not only reminscent of the melodic death of yesteryear but also fresh and original”, depicts Harm Magazine.

As Metal Maniacs, the biggest metal magazine in US, puts it: ”Anatomy of Life is another confident step in turning NOUMENA into Finland’s biggest new export.”

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Discography

Albums

Pride - Fall

  • Label: Catharsis
  • Released: 2002

View all lyrics from "Pride - Fall"

Absence

  • Label: Spikefarm
  • Released: 2005

View all lyrics from "Absence"

Anatomy Of Life

  • Label: Spikefamr
  • Released: 2006

View all lyrics from "Anatomy Of Life"

Death Walks With Me

  • Label: Haunted Zoo Productions
  • Released: 2013
  • 1. Handful of Dust
  • 2. Play Dead
  • 3. Sleep
  • 4. Death Walks with Me
  • 5. Let It Run Red
  • 6. The Storms
  • 7. Mysteries of Motion
  • 8. Nothing
  • 9. Only The Silent
  • 10. Season of Suffocation
  • 11. Sundown

Single / EP / MCD

Sala

  • Label:
  • Released: 2001
  • 1. King Twisted
  • 2. Innate 13
  • 3. The Doomwatcher
  • 4. Ignifer

Triumph and Loss (EP)

  • Label: Spikefarm
  • Released: 2006
  • 1. Triumph and Loss
  • 2. Hypnos
  • 3. Tarnish Me
  • 4. Among The Unseen
  • 5. A Solemn Grace
  • 6. Unlit

Demo / Promo

Aeons

  • Label:
  • Released: 1998
  • 1. Phantasmagoria
  • 2. Solemn Grace
  • 3. Semper FI

For The Fragile One

  • Label:
  • Released: 1999
  • 1. Lucid Dreaming
  • 2. Silent Words
  • 3. Bleakest Essence
  • 4. Sin

Promo 2000

  • Label:
  • Released: 2000
  • 1. Catharsis
  • 2. The Heralds of Fall
  • 3. Overture to an End

The Tempter (Demo)

  • Label:
  • Released: 2004
  • 1. Here We Lie
  • 2. First Drop
  • 3. Dreamescape
  • 4. Prey Of The Tempter

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Members

Antti Haapanen
Vocals
Ilkka Unnbom
Drums
Tuukka Tuomela
Guitars
Hannu Savolainen
Bass
Ville Lamminaho
Guitars

Contact Info:

Label:
Spikefarm Records
P.O. Box 212
00181 Helsinki
Finland

Interviews
Nelli Ahvenlahti
ahven [at] spinefarm.fi
Tel: +358 9 454 27141

Interviews Finland
Tuula Salminen
tuulas [at] spinefarm.fi
Puh: 09-454 27140

Booking:
Outside Finland
Rock This Town
P. O. Box 920 104
12415 Berlin - Germany
Fax: +49 (0)30 559 518 59
info [at] rockthistown.de

In Finland
Sampsa Jaatinen
sampsa.jaatinen [at] gmail.com
Puh: 040 748 7667

Thomas Sandvik
tpsandvi [at] cc.hut.fi
Puh: 050 359 6381

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