SHADE EMPIRE Members To Release THENCE Debut

THENCE, the new Finnish band featuring SHADE EMPIRE members Juha Sirkkiä and Erno Räsänen, will release its debut album, "These Stones Cry From The Earth", in late 2010/early 2011 via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The drum tracks for the CD were laid down in 2009 by Sami Niittykoski (SHADE EMPIRE, SILENTIUM, MORIA). The album, which is a nearly hour-long epic consisting of only one song. was mixed by Aksu Hanttu (ENTWINE, POISONBLACK, KORPIKLAANI) and mastered by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Productions.

According to a press release, THENCE's music could be described as "a combination of rock, metal, prog and also a touch of jazz and blues" with similarities to such bands as KATATONIA, ANATHEMA, PORCUPINE TREE and PINK FLOYD.


* Juha Sirkkiä - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Grand Piano, Harmonica
* Erno Räsänen - Drums, Percussion, 12-String Guitar

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