Since birth, ORANSSI PAZUZU, ‘The Demon Of The Wind With The Colour Of Cosmic Energy,’ has never been satisfied to stick with a formula. Each album has seen the band expand upon its previous incarnation and then, like a supernova, blow it up and transform again into something recognizable but completely new.
The band was formed in 2007 by Jun-His (vocals, guitar) and Ontto (bass guitar), who started jamming with Korjak (drums), and Evill (synthesizers, organ, effects) in order to travel into uncharted musical territories. During its initial months, the band wrote songs collectively, fusing together various influences from space rock to black metal, to capture different states of mental cosmos. These early songs were recorded in Korjakʼs family cabin in the late summer of 2008 and released as »Muukalainen Puhuu« in 2009.
»Kosmonument,« their second full-length album, a concept album about a drifter lost in the void, was released in October 2011, followed by various European festivals in 2012, including Roadburn Festival and Hellfest. A year later, the band decided to work with Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, etc.) and traveled to his Orgone Studios in London to record their third album »Valonielu« in 2013 which was presented live on their first full European tour shortly after.
ORANSSI PAZUZU returned in 2016 with the mindbending »Värähtelijä;« an album that continues in the vein of their previous album, giving the band much more room to diverge and explore the vast regions of hypnotic progressive psychedelia and the nebulous outer limits of Scandinavian black metal.
In 2018, ORANSSI PAZUZU and their Tampere cohorts DARK BUDDHA RISING, known for their grandiose slug-paced ritualist doom metal, recorded a new album, which was released on Svart Records on April 5th, 2019. The amalgam of these two entities was melted as one on »Syntheosis« and released under the moniker WASTE OF SPACE.
„Mestarin Kynsi“ was released in 2020 on Nuclear Blast Records.
The journey through space and time continues.
In Deafkids’ narrative, where songs melt and dissolve into one another, electronic pulses blend into the power of rhythmic and percussive fabrics frantically woven to imprint this ‘future-primitive psychic scenario’ into the songs.
Difficult to describe or pigeonhole – yet, all the elements which characterize the band’s punk and aggressive aesthetic are present (even if in unpredictable and surprising ways) – barrages of delay and noise, wailing guitars, dancing frenzied rhythms – all culminating in a wild psychedelic journey that’s bound to reach one’s mind through the body while inebriating both.
“Deceived by perceiving our so-called individuality as a form of freedom, we are programmed to live and continue living as a fragmented and binary model of nature. Experimental numbers in a worldwide political power-game where human lives and it’s complexities, connections, necessities and environments are lowered in terms manipulated by algorithms, mind control and brutal force upon our conditions, our rights and our true will. Shaping, overwhelming and fragmenting our tunnels of perception to the point where the excess of information becomes diffuse and the whole contained within each being is more and more dispersed, confused and disconnected, reflecting an insane image of one’s identification with an artificial reality – where in some bizarre way, all these schizophrenic, corrupted and truculent theaters of domination and submission that appears all over human relations seems to make some sense – and of non-identification with what would be our inner reality, the telepathic level behind the veils where boundaries and divisions between us and the plane of consciousness, between you and the other don’t really exist. A level of reality where we might have the power to start learning how to reprogram ourselves by our own tools, being able to visit our internal hall of mirrors beyond space and time and deal with the negative roots of our condensed emotions and traumas trough a new perspective of relation and control with our thoughts, paths and everything we’re connected with. We must unite as one and resist against the violent symbols of oppression, including what’s imprinted on our own self, that must be daily sacrificed. Do not allow yourself to be programmed.”
Sturle Dagsland is a highly acclaimed genre-bending artist from Norway.
His long awaited debut album was released on February 5, 2021.
With a wild and unique performance he captivates the audience and takes the listeners on an adventurous, surreal and beautiful journey. Together with his brother Sjur they tour frequently at festivals all across the world, from Shanghai to New York.
Arena Vienna / small room / adv 20 € / 19.00h