Finnish symphonic doom/death metal band Depressed Mode has returned! The band was formed in 2005 and they released two studio albums via Firedoom Music (Ghosts of Devotion 2007) & (..for Death.. 2009). The band went on a hiatus on 2010 but returned on 2020 and are now set to release their third studio album Decade of Silence on May 6th 2022 via Inverse Records.
First official single Endless November featuring Veronica Bordacchini (Fleshgod Apocalypse) is released today and music video for the track is available,
Vocalist Otto Salonen comment: “Endless November tells of immense loss and sorrow. The song is painted in gloomy waters, the ocean of sorrow, forests of death, and fields of pain. The heart can break from painful memories, and its own existence.
The birth of the song was the first of its kind in almost ten years. It went all the way to the mastering of the project under the name of Doom1, and it was great to hear it completely ready, as well as the whole album, of course!
Veronica’s contribution to the song was, in my opinion, a pure diamond, and it wouldn’t have become as massive without her.
Inverse Records agreement: “In the summer of 2020, when I announced in social media that new music was being made for Depressed Mode, Inverse immediately contacted us about the release. The first draft contract was received in early 2021, but it was left to cook when a few other contract proposals were received at the beginning of the year also. The spring and summer went a little as it went, and negotiations did not progress due to communication problems until the connection was restored in September and an agreement was reached. It felt good and natural to make a deal with Inverse Records, as the same guys do the job as in our previous label, but with a bigger vibe. Now that the album’s release date has finally been set, although not until next spring, it still feels pretty good!”
Recorded by Teemu Heinola and Otto Salonen at Ansa Studio Ulvila, Finland. Mixed by Teemu Heinola Mastered at Finnvox Studios Helsinki by Mika Jussila.
Otto Salonen – Vocals and orchestrations
Teemu Heinola – Guitars
Henri Hakala – Bass
Iiro Aittokoski – Drums
Veronica Bordacchini – Vocals