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Pan-European metal-act Varoshan release two singles ahead of 11th January 2022 debut album

The new metal act Varoshan featuring members from Finland, UK and Germany has announced release dates for two singles and their debut album to be released by Elitbolaget. The music is a mixture of many styles ranging from progressive post metal to sludge-infused hardcore metal. Fans of Neurosis, My Dying Bride, Converge and Iommi's legacy are likely to take interest. The album sees a digital release along with a cassette release.

The band's musicians are scene veterans in their respective regions and have taken on Varoshan not as a side-project, but as a full-fledged band to tour and create art with.

The first single 'The Crow' (out October 19th 2021) demonstrates Varoshan's style and capacity to build churning soundscapes.

The second single 'The Message' (out December 7th) features Silentium's Riina Rinkinen on prominent guest vocals creating a bona fide duetto with the band's lead singer Mark Howes.

Live-shows will be rarer than with your run-of-the-mill band due to geographical constraints, but album-release shows will occur in Finland in January 2022.

Varoshan is:
Mark Howes - vocals & live guitar
Anders Bomberg - guitars, programming
Anders Törnqvist - drums
Matias Löfman - bass, programming

Title: The Crow
Release date: 19.10.2021
Format: Digital Single
Running Time: 08:27
Label: Elitbolaget
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Title: The Message (feat. Riina Rinkinen)
Release date: 07.12.2021
Format: Digital Single
Running Time: 10:05
Label: Elitbolaget
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Title: ...And Then The Rains Came
Release date: 11.01.2022
Format: Digital album, MC
Running Time: 49:25
Label: Elitbolaget
Track list:
01. The Crow
02. The Wrath
03. The Tyrant
04. Tyger Heart (Interlude)
05. The Message (feat. Riina Rinkinen)
06. The Snake
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TBA - Two record release shows in Finland will be played in January.


Varoshan is a slowburning metal and hardcore band building musical monoliths and shamanistic rituals. The music walks on progressive paths and is at the same time as far as you can be from curbstomping hardcore as they are close to the heart of the non-compromising attitude of it. Musically the riffs hail to many worlds and each listener will find their comparables from their own listening history. Just to set the tone, you can expect to find vibes reminiscent of Neurosis, slowburning Converge, sludge-era Tombs, Tool and Soilent Green covering Black Sabbath. It's slow, it's dark and it's gritty.

The project started as something closer to doom metal, but found its way into its current shape as the musicians involved brought their flavor to the mix. The musicians are geographically divided to Helsinki (Finland), Berlin (Germany) and Leeds (UK) and have been parts of their respective scenes for a long time, with a wide variety of bands and projects on their CV:s.

Label under: Progressive - Post - Metal || Hardcore - Sludge - Doom



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...And Then The Rains Came
Elitbolaget 2022 (Digital / MC ltd 100 pcs)

The Message (feat. Riina Rinkinen)
Digital single
Elitbolaget 2021

The Crow
Digital single
Elitbolaget 2021