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
For more information, visit www.thence-ambience.com.
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