Oulu, Finland-based metallers ZENITH REUNION
are recording their second album, "Entropy"
, for a late spring release via Violent Journey Records
. The studio sessions started in the fall of 2012 and have gone ahead with such a speed and success that the release could be expected in the next few months. The artwork for the CD was created by Felipe Machado Franco
, who has previously worked with ICED EARTH
, BLIND GUARDIAN
, AXEL RUDI PELL
and BURNING POINT
According to a press release, "Entropy"
"ensures an experience of tight heavy metal along with a couple of slower songs full of feeling — all done by the name of guaranteed ZENITH REUNION
's debut album, "Utopia"
, entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 9.
Formed in the early '90s, ZENITH REUNION
's "unique sound" draws influences from "heavy guitar messengers of the '80s and '90s like STONE
, ZERO NINE
and DREAM THEATER
," according to a press release. These powerful but beautifully rugged guitar riffs together with bass- and drum sections' progressively colored rhythm work are entwined with melodic and harmonic vocals to update the last few decades' heavy rock to present. The whole package is crowned by talented solos bursting with nuances and surprises." ZENITH REUNION
: Lead VocalsJukka Uusi-Illikainen
: Guitar, Backing VocalsJukka Ihme
: Guitar, Backing VocalsJukka Jokikokko
: Bass, Backing VocalsVille Hanhisuanto
: Drums, Backing Vocals