Melodic death doom heavyweights, Marianas Rest, recently released their fourth studio album, “Auer,” last March 24 via Napalm Records. Check out the the music video for their final single, the colossal “Light Reveals Our Wounds” now below.
“The world needs martyrs. This song is dedicated to those who ever tried to steer the course of humanity for the better knowing their actions came with a terrible cost. To everyone who had the strength to march against the coming storm” vocalist Jaakko Mäntymaa comments. “The idea of this song was to have a simple melodic theme and just let it play through the whole song. It repeats and repeats, changes shape and transforms but it never goes away. Like painful memories.”
“Auer” is available in the following album formats:
- CD Digipak
- 2LP Gatefold Sun Yellow
- Exclusive Shirt Bundle “Levykauppa Äx”
- Digital Album
Hailing from the coastal town of Kotka, Marianas Rest embodies the Finnish melancholy and sadness of a cold, harsh winter landscape with absolute perfection. Formed in 2013, the six-piece with Jaakko Mäntymaa on vocals and Omnium Gatherum’s Aapo Koivisto on keys took the heavy music scene by storm with the release of their impressive 2016-debut, “Horror Vacui”. Now, just in time to celebrate their 10th band anniversary, Marianas Rest unleashes eight new tracks that couldn’t be more multifaceted.
Marianas Rest prove that death metal does not always need fast-paced riffage and thunderous blast beats – they spice up their dark mood with a heavy dose of doom and a significant black metal touch, to deliver a colossal sound and new piece of pure art: “Auer” is epic, heavy, sad and bleak; its overall melancholic yet brutal riffs, mesmerizing auditory colors and immersive vocals will hit you deep in your core. It’s a heavy ride through a disturbing yet beautiful sound landscape that only a Finnish band like Marianas Rest can create, while always keeping you warm and welcome yet haunted and hopeless.
As Niko Lindman recently said: “We broke traditional song structures and seasoned the atmosphere slightly with clean vocal parts. The very core has still not essentially changed much as the album continues the “there is still light at the end of the tunnel, maybe” atmosphere familiar from the previous albums.”
“Auer” was recorded and mixed by Teemu Aalto at Teemu Aalto Music Productions, and was mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. Without question, the band’s forthcoming offering will establish the name of Marianas Rest as one of the most enthralling, remarkable and exceptional melodic death and blackened doom metal bands of modern times.