Finnish melodic modern metallers AS I MAY are presenting today their new video and digital single from upcoming album “Karu”. Like with the three previous songs already released from said album, “Devil Rides with Me” stands out as an addictive song that mixes perfectly modern metal, Finnish sounding melodies and the intensity that sets As I May apart from the competition.
“‘Devil Rides with Me’” pushed us out of our comfort zone“, the band comments. “We had to try different elements to this one. We got what we were looking for. It came out many times better than we thought. One of the most liked songs from the album with a widespread of listeners. Everybody seems to dig this song“.
As I May is a four-piece modern melodic metal band from Mikkeli, Finland – formed in 2016. The band combines modern elements, yet keeps focus on the heavier side of the music, and they sound like a modern-day US mixture of In Flames and Amorphis, so almost any metal fan would get a treat from listening to the music of these Finns! It’s a mature band, displaying a truly professional attitude towards the modern sound of heavy metal. The soul of the music lies within the catchy melodies and the big choruses.
The band released their debut album “Speak No Evil” in 2017, and got the attention of lots of fans and from the record label Rockshots Records, who decided to sign As I May for the release of their 2nd album “My Own Creations”, which was released in the summer of 2019. In Asia, the album was released through the label Spiritual Beast.
As I May played a wide array of local Finnish shows and were booked for a European tour, as support for the Brazilian powerhouse-metal act Semblant… and then Covid-19 reared its ugly face, postponing everything for everyone.
The tour is postponed until the spring of 2022 and in the lock-down period, As I May have spent the time, composing and recording their brand-new opus “Karu” – a venture into more modern and direct in-your-face songs, which caused for UPRISING! Records to sign the band on a worldwide deal.
“Karu” will be released by UPRISING! Records in 2022.
- Lasse Hiltunen / Vocals, guitars
- Tipi Nokelainen / Vocals, bass
- Jani Valhola / Guitars, vocals
- Leevi Räsänen / Drums